Talat M.Ansari


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Whether advising Indian companies doing business in the US or American companies faced with commercial and legal challenges in India, Talat's goal is to help his clients remain competitive on both a regional and global scale.

Talat is a member of the Litigation practice group and co-chair of the International Dispute Resolution Group . He also advises on corporate and commercial transactions (M&A, finance, trade regulations), infrastructure projects, and international litigation (American & Indian law) and arbitration. He also advises US corporations on matters pertaining to Indian business law, banking, direct & indirect taxes, foreign exchange regulations, and foreign direct investment issues. Talat's clients are both India-based clients doing business in the US, including large Indian conglomerates, and US industrial and financial clients doing business in India.

Talat is admitted to practice in both the United States and India. He was born in India, is bilingual in Hindi and English, and currently is based in New York. Talat has proven, time and again, that he is able to synthesize and reconcile American and Indian law, culture, and business.

Talat offers his clients more than four decades of experience representing India-based industrial, servicing and trading companies doing business in the US, including several large Indian conglomerate businesses with international reach and particularly extensive US business objectives and holdings. Talat also serves as trusted advisor on matters pertaining to business law, banking, direct and indirect taxes, foreign exchange regulations and foreign direct investment issues.

In addition, Talat advises a myriad of well-known and emerging US industrial and financial clients on Indian law. Before becoming a lawyer in the US, Talat practiced law for more than a decade in India, where he achieved an impressive track record of innumerable cases reported by the Indian Supreme Court. His Indian law experience includes negotiating and structuring joint ventures, technology transfer and shareholder agreements; corporate restructuring; tax issues; the international bidding process; the financing and development of energy, telecommunications and other infrastructure projects; and litigation and arbitration. He has handled sensitive disputes between US companies and their Indian partners. He has also advised US companies on how to handle the fallout in India resulting from Deferred Prosecution Agreements signed by US companies with the Department of Justice. Talat knows first-hand that doing business in India can be a complex undertaking involving not only risk, but also major obstacles that can seriously threaten ROI. As a result, Talat is retained to solve even the most seemingly insurmountable Indian law obstacles in real time.

  • LLB, Delhi University School of Law
  • BA, St. Stephen's College
    With honors
  • Admitted to practice law in India
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of India