Ranjit Malhotra

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Mr Ranjit Malhotra, specialising in areas of private international law, is the managing partner of Malhotra & Malhotra Associates. Mr Malhotra has also extensively handled inbound and outbound corporate immigration work for software companies, banks, consulting companies, and multinationals, including lodging business and settlement applications at embassies and consulates throughout India. He has rich experience of consular representation.

Ranjit Malhotra was the first Indian lawyer to be awarded the prestigious Felix Scholarship to read for the LLM degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He obtained his degree with merit in 1993, specialising in immigration law and South Asian family law. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the Indian Society of International Law, the Immigration Law Practitioners Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Reunite International Child Abduction Centre, the Indian Council of Arbitration, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and Lawasia, and he is an elected fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and the International Law Association. He is also enrolled with the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates.

For the past several years, he has also been successfully nominated as one of the leading immigration lawyers in the Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration worldwide directory. He frequently travels abroad to attend international legal conferences. He has made presentations at five global immigration summits organised by the International Bar Association. He has co-authored four books and has published work internationally. Mr Malhotra was awarded the Berger Memorial Scholarship for the AILA conference in San Diego, United States in 2011; he was a speaker at the Annual Immigration Conference organised by the Law Council of Australia in 2012; and he was invited to lecture at the Harvard Law School on cross-border child abduction issues in 2014.

He was the only Indian speaker at the stand-alone ART conference organised by the Section of Family Law of the American Bar Association, in 2015, at Carlsbad, California, United States; at the surrogacy symposium organised by the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers held in London in 2015; and at the surrogacy session of the International Bar Association annual conference held in Vienna, Austria, in 2015. More recently he analysed the 2015 CARA Guidelines and mechanics of inter-country adoptions from India at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual conference, presented by the Bangkok District Chapter in Vietnam in 2016. He was also recently honoured to be nominated to the board of governors of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, at their annual meeting, held in Iceland in September 2017.

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