Ranjit Malhotra


Contact Details

Malhotra & Malhotra Associates

Bungalow 584
Sector 16-D
Chandigarh
160015
India


Profile

First Indian lawyer to be awarded the prestigious Felix Scholarship to read for the LLM Degree, with merit from SOAS University, London in 1993, specialising in International Family Law. Nominated to IAFL Board of Governors in 2017. Member: IBA; IAYFJM; AILA (Washington), Reunite (London); Indian Council of Arbitration; CLA; ILA (London); nominated life member of Indian Society of International Law. Has consistently commissioned expert reports on Indian family law issues in English Courts other foreign jurisdictions, renders expert analysis and testimony for family law and immigration cases, advises foreign lawyers, conducts trust and probate litigation and diverse voluminous international family law work. Has substantive published work. Principal author, "Acting for Non-resident Indian Clients", published in UK, launched in House of Lords (April 2005). He frequently travels abroad to present papers at international legal conferences. Mr. Ranjit Malhotra has travelled extensively in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Kenya and the far east including Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam in connection with professional assignments as also to make presentations at international legal conferences. For the last twenty five years he has made substantial presentations at international legal conferences worldwide.Since 2005, he has also been actively and regularly involved in organising seminars on family law issues in the international perspective, at the India International Centre, New Delhi under the aegis of Mr. Soli Sorabjee, distinguished former Attorney General of India. He has also been lecturing regularly on International family law issues primarily on international child removal/surrogacy at premier National Law Schools/ Universities in India. He also lectured at the Harvard Law School on Child Abduction Law on 15 April 2014 and also has substantial published work to his credit. He was also appointed as Distinguished Visiting Expert for Family Law, Private International Law, Transnational Law and Comparative Law by Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Symbiosis International University since February 2018. Newsletter Editor of the Family Law Committee of the IBA since 2011. He is also the International Correspondent for the international Family Law Journal published by Lexis-Nexis, previously Jordan Publishing Limited, U.K. since 2005. He was also one of the three special invitees from India invited at the Hague Experts’ Meeting on Issues of Domestic/Family Violence and the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention held at The University of Westminster, London on 12 June 2017. The author has also been consistently engaged as a knowledge partner in areas of private international law and cross border migration and managed migration with foreign offices of several major jurisdictions since the last two decades. He was also nominated by the British High Commission, New Delhi to attend two separate Wilton Park Conferences on Managed Migration in Spain and U.K. held in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Most recently, he was invited to give subject expert testimony before the Rajya Sabha [Parliamentary] Committee on the draft 2019 Surrogacy Bill on 21 January 2020. His firm Malhotra & Malhotra Associates, is on the panel of lawyers for twelve Foreign Missions/Embassies in New Delhi, including the American Embassy, Australian High Commission, British High Commission, Canadian High Commission and New Zealand High Commission, German Embassy, Spanish Embassy, French Embassy, Italian Embassy, Austrian Embassy, Swedish Embassy, Embassy of Luxembourg and Embassy of Norway at New Delhi.

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Practice Areas: Adoption, Appeals, Arbitration, Child Care/Public Law, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Cohabitation, Collaborative Law, Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Trusts, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Mediation, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Parentage/Paternity, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony, Surrogacy


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