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Dhanraj Misra has successfully acted as a global litigation strategist for both entities and individuals. Dhanraj previously worked in Dubai and Delhi, and his representations have included acting for Indian, UK, UAE, and offshore-based companies and ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in cross-border, multijurisdictional financial disputes involving insolvency and bankruptcy, fraud, asset recovery and investigations, and money laundering and corruption. Dhanraj is qualified to act for clients in England & Wales and in India.

Dhanraj's work at Jones Day has covered complex fraud representations that includes advising a UAE bank in its ongoing US$160 million claims and cross-border (India, UAE, UK, Spain, Germany) enforcement strategy against a major UAE corporate group (in default), its Indian promoter, and known associates. He is also advising UHNWI claimants in an ongoing multimillion pound real estate joint venture dispute entailing deceit, conspiracy, and fiduciary duty claims, spanning the United Kingdom, Jersey, Isle of Man, and Singapore, involving trust and corporate nominee structures, civil and criminal fraud law, insolvency, banking, construction and property issues, and corporate governance considerations.

Previously, Dhanraj defended €500 million claims brought by a western European state's special liquidators in international insolvency and bankruptcy, conspiracy, and recovery proceedings in Ireland, India, Sweden, Ukraine, Russia, Hong Kong, and Belize. He worked closely with Jones Day (London) as an external counsel on these disputes in executing global settlement agreements.

Dhanraj also has advised on various Indian law disputes, including under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).


  • High net worth property investor brings parallel civil fraud and criminal claims related to joint venture arrangementJones Day is advising a high net worth property investor in respect of civil claims against a joint venture partner for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and deceit arising in the context of a joint venture with a complex offshore holding structure.