Admitted to practice in both the United States and India, Talat Ansari chairs the firm’s India practice group. In his fourth decade of practice, Talat advises on corporate and commercial transactions, infrastructure projects and international litigation and arbitration. Talat’s clients include both Indian companies and individuals doing business in the U.S., and American companies and individuals doing business in India. Born in India, bi-lingual in Hindi and English and currently 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 U.S. He has advised many of these India-based clients doing business in the U.S. for decades, including several large Indian conglomerate businesses with international reach and particularly extensive U.S. business objectives and holdings. Talat’s inbound practice ranges from general corporate, finance and commercial issues to mergers and acquisitions; to trade regulation matters; to dispute avoidance and mitigation; to even the most contentious domestic and international litigation and arbitration involving American and Indian law, regulations, policies and practices. 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 U.S. industrial and financial clients on Indian law. Before becoming a lawyer in the U.S., 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 U.S. companies and their Indian partners. He has also advised U.S. companies on how to handle the fallout in India resulting from Deferred Prosecution Agreements signed by U. S. 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.
Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award by LegalEra Magazine, 2014.
Ranked as one of the top Corporate & Finance: Mid-Market attorneys in the India Overseas Counsel section of Chambers Asia, 2012–2015.
Ranked as one of the top Corporate M&A attorneys in the USA and India in Chambers Global 2012–2016.
Recipient of Corporate Leadership Award by South Asian Bar Association of New York, 2012.