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indias serious fraud officeSiddhartha Datta (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co) considers the likely impact of India’s establishment of a Serious Fraud Investigation Office.


The Companies Act 2013 has established the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (“SFIO”) in India. Significantly, as well as defining fraud and prescribing the punishment, the enabling legislation provides for a mechanism for international co-operation in cases involving cross-border fraud. The SFIO, which came into operation on 1st April 2014, is a direct response to the lessons learnt in India during the enormous Satyam fraud which came to attention in early 2009.

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