Admitted to the Paris, New York and Ontario (Canada) Bars, Joydeep Sengupta is a member of the Compliance, Regulatory and Investigations team of Mayer Brown's Paris office, within the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department.

Joydeep focuses on cross-border litigation, compliance and enforcement matters for financial institutions and corporations, including the resolution of administrative and enforcement proceedings involving regulators and prosecutors. Joydeep has represented major US and French banks as well as global corporations in internal investigations related to US anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and anticorruption laws. Joydeep has conducted internal investigations around the world, including in France, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the US.

His experience includes representing European financial institutions before Asian, European and US regulators, including the New York Department of Financial Services, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Japanese Financial Services Agency and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Joydeep has previously participated in teams advising governments in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South Americas on national anticorruption laws at the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. He has participated in the review of national anticorruption laws against international standards with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Department of Justice (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, Fraud Section/Criminal Division) and the US Department of State (Office of Monetary Affairs).

Joydeep also has worked in the New York, Paris and Washington DC offices of a major international law firm, focusing on a variety of corporate transactions, with an emphasis on finance. He has represented US and international investment banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions, as agents and lenders, and corporations as borrowers, in connection with financing transactions. Joydeep has advised clients in connection with secured and unsecured financings, acquisition financings, asset-backed loans, bridge loans, and other types of complex and traditional financings. He has also represented corporations and other entities in public and private mergers and acquisitions, including equity and asset sales, divestitures and joint ventures.

Joydeep has also served as an appellate law clerk for the Honourable Justice Russell Juriansz and the Honourable Justice Eleanore Cronk of the Court of Appeal of Ontario, where he worked on commercial, criminal, and constitutional appeals. He received degrees in both civil and common law from McGill University, where he served as the book reviews editor of the McGill Law Journal.

Joydeep serves on the advisory board of a French LegalTech and also on the board of directors of a French non-profit organization, United World Colleges France, which promotes international education in France.

He is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Bengali and Hindi.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
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McGill University, BCL (Great Distinction, Dean's Honour List)

McGill University, LLB (Great Distinction, Dean's Honour List)

Syracuse University, MA, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Master’s Prize)

Wabash College, BA


  • Paris
  • New York
  • Ontario