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Partner in the Disputes and White Collar Crime Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Sara specializes in the areas of internal investigations and compliance training, white-collar crimes, corporate and financial investigations, fin tech and financial matters and international sanctions. She has assisted and advised several foreign investors, corporates and financial institutions on anti-corruption, anti-bribery issues, anti-money laundering, sanctions violations, and serious fraud investigations.

She also advises several foreign and domestic Clients on on AML/ABAC compliance, regulatory compliance and trade sanctions, and has handled internal investigations into compliance violations and whistle-blower complaints for corporations and financial institutions. She has considerable expertise in corporate governance, international sanctions, and international fraud related issues and regulatory compliance issues and financial crimes and Fintech.  She can be reached at


The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) has proposed a transparent mechanism to identify and declare borrowers as Wilful Defaulters. The Central Bank issued the ‘Draft Master Direction on Treatment of Wilful Defaulters and Large Defaulters’ (“Master Direction” or “Direction”) on September 21, 2023, on which stakeholder comments have been invited till October 31, 2023.Continue Reading Draft Master Directions on Wilful Defaulters 2023: A Balanced Approach?


The Ministry of Finance issued a notification on September 04, 2023, to amend the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005 (“Rules”), to enhance clarity and stringency of money laundering prevention efforts. The amendment seeks to ensure stricter compliance by reporting authorities to keep a check on money laundering and terror financing.Continue Reading PMLA Second Amendment Rules, 2023: Plugging The Loophole