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Ankoosh K Mehta

Ankoosh K Mehta

Ankoosh K Mehta

Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas | India

Anl‹oosh Mehta is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and is
based in Mumbai. Ankoosh has advisory and litigation experience of
over 18 years and specializes in advising on commercial disputes
and white collar crimes.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
Anl‹oosh advises domestic and international clients on a variety of commercial disputes, employment
disputes, property disputes, intellectual property disputes, insolvency and private client practice
related litigation, appearing across various courts, tribunals and regulatory forums across the
country.
Anl‹oosh also specializes in advising on white collar crimes, and has advised and represented
domestic and foreign clients in criminal and enforcement proceedings conducted by central and state
investigative agencies and authorities (including the Central Bureau of Investigation, Economic
Offences Wing, Directorate of Enforcement etc.) and incidental proceedings before courts and
tribunals.
Anl‹oosh’s areas of interest cover arbitration, corporate frauds and succession laws and he has been a
guest speal‹er at distinguished forums. He has also been actively involved with the Firm’s initiatives
on Private Client Practice.
A detailed experience statement can be made available on request.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
White Collar Crime – relevant experience
Advising a scheduled commercial banl‹ in a criminal investigation initiated against a listed tours
and travels company, its promoters and l‹ey managerial personnel involving corporate fraud and
siphoning of funds, entailing proceedings before the Bombay High Court, Bombay Sessions Court
and the Metropolitan Magistrate
Advising an IT service provider in an investigation by the Maharashtra Police into a mobile
application fraud, entailing proceedings before the Bombay High Court, including in relation to
defreezing of banl‹ accounts attached during the course of the investigations.
Advising a micro-finance institution in criminal complaints initiated against employees of the
client in the states of Telangana and Madhya Pradesh, entailing proceedings before High Courts of
Telangana and Madhya Pradesh
Advising and representing a Switzerland based Banl‹ in filing criminal complaints and initiating a
multi- jurisdictional criminal investigation in lfoll‹ata and Mumbai against various persons involved
in misappropriation of pledged goods/commodities financed by the Banl‹, entailing proceedings
before the Calcutta High Court and the Magistrate Court.
Advising a multinational pharmaceutical company in a criminal investigation arising from
complaints in relation certain products that were allegedly deficient and caused injuries to
Consumers marl‹eted by the Client.
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White Collar Crime – relevant experience
Advising a FMCG client and its ex-director in proceedings before the Bombay High Court and the
Magistrate Court, in matters relating to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
Advising the client in criminal investigation initiated against its employee and Customs House
Agent for fraud and fabrication of customs records by the Economic Offences Wing entailing
proceedings before the Customs authorities and the Bombay High Court.
Advising an oil and gas company in relation to alleged contraventions of FEMA, compounding of
such offences and investigations being carried out by the Directorate of Enforcement, Mumbai.
Advised a leading music company in investigation and adjudication proceedings under the
Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, in relation to the alleged non-payment of royalties
under the Copyright Act, 1957, which entailed before the Adjudicating Authority and Appellate
Tribunal under the PMLA, in relation to proceedings on the retention of seized documents.
Advised an asset management company and its senior officials in a criminal contempt proceedings
before High Court of Meghalaya, Shillong .
Advised retailers of a leading e-commerce company in investigations being carried out by
government and regulatory bodies, specifically the sales tax department (Value Added Tax).
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
White Collar Crime – relevant experience
^ Represented a U.If. based company, its Indian sub5idiary and the directors of the Indian subsidiary
in connection with criminal actions initiated by the Ex-Managing Director of the Indian Subsidiary,
including cyber offences and offences relating to allegations of bacl‹dated share transfers.
Advised and represented an Indian insurance company in initiating actions before the cyber-crime5
cell in relation to the theft of confidential data by an ex-employee regarding the policies of
customers of the insurance company.
Advised and represented a U.If. based banl‹, its Indian branch and senior officials of the Banl‹ in
connection with investigations by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Jodhpur into certain suspect
transactions carried out by the Banl‹.
Advised a leading accountancy firm with respect to investigations initiated by the Economic
Offences Wing in relation to the financial reports made by the client for a listed company under
investigation for corporate fraud.
Advised a leading Indian energy company, its foreign subsidiary and employees in connection with
an investigation initiated by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence relating to foreign exchange
violations.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
White Collar Crime – relevant experience
Advised an alcoholic beverages manufacturing company in relation to criminal proceedings arising
out of an investment by clients in a beverages distribution company in India, against the directors
of such company and the other shareholders.
Advised and represented an Indian manufacturing sector company, in connection with
investigations by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Economic Offences Wing, wherein the client
was summoned as witness with respect to financial frauds.
Advising multiple clients and their officers in relation to compounding of offences under the
Companies Act, 2013 (and erstwhile Companies Act, 1956) before the Regional Director and National
Company Law Tribunal, including in relation to the violations pertaining to private placement of
shares.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
Commercial Disputes- relevant experience
Advising and representing a leading pharmaceutical company engaged in development of a
breal‹through medical product in their ongoing disputes pertaining to breach of confidentiality
before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court
Advising an telecom operator in arbitration proceedings initiated by a telecom infrastructure
provider for claims and disputes arising from disputes under Master Service Agreement.
Advising and representing the client in arbitration proceedings against a software solution
company in relation to claims and disputes arising under a master services agreement in relation
to a proprietary software
^ Representing a Switzerland based banl‹ing company, in its capacity as a Defendant, in commercial
suits filed in the Calcutta High Court, by the lfoll‹ata based companies, involved in a commodity
trade finance transaction.
Advising a leading multi-national engineering company engaged in the manufacture and
distribution of heavy machineries in proceedings against their former distributor in India for the
recovery of equipment and amounts outstanding under the distributorship arrangement.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
Commercial Disputes- relevant experience
Advising an international trustee company in the Bombay High Court relation to recovery of monies
and restraining the conversion of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds, issued by and Indian
company.
^ Representing a leading Mumbai based film distribution house in commercial suits in the Bombay
High Court for recovery of contractual dues against the producer of a feature film and also for
disputes under a Film License Agreement.
^ Representing a client in relation to disputes arising out of a concession agreement with a
municipal corporation for construction of a desalination plant, where certain conditional banl‹
guarantees were wrongly invol‹ed, and obtaining an injunction on such illegal invocation.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
Construction, Infrastructure and Oil & Gas- relevant experience
^ Representing a leading manufacturing and installation contractor in arbitration proceedings arising
out of a contract for setting up of electricity infrastructure across Maharashtra, entered into a with
a State-owned electricity di5tribution company.
^ Representing a leading EPC company in legal proceedings arising out of a contract for setting up of
transmission lines, with a foreign state-owned electricity di5tribution company
^ Represented a leading manufacturing contractor in arbitration proceedings arising out of a contract
for the fabrication and installation of two Quench Towers for an oil refinery set up by a state-owned
oil and gas exploration company.
^ Represented a leading state owned gas-exploration corporation in arbitration proceedings arising
out of an exploration contract entered into with a Portuguese company.
^ Represented leading offshore construction contractor in arbitration proceedings arising out of a
contract for the maintenance and refurbishment of offshore drilling platforms entered into with a
state-owned oil and gas exploration company.
^ Represented a Gujarat based power company in a dispute arising out of termination of the
Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) against the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Advised a Gujarat based company acquiring shares in a company engaged in the business of
ConstruCting and developing port in light of the pending litigations.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
Real Estate- relevant experience
^ Representing and advising a leading hotel operations chain in various disputes before different
fora, including the Hon’ble Supreme Court, Hon’ble Bombay High Court, Hon’ble City Civil Court, Ld.
Eviction Officer, in relation to lands leased by a state entity to the Client. There are nuanced issues
pertaining to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and jurisdictional questions involved in the
disputes between the state entity and the Client which we are advising on.
Advising a multi-national private equity in relation to disputes on eviction, recovery of license fees
and other charges from various licensees of a commercial property, in addition to advising on
pending litigations against the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority,
Advised and represented a multi-national financial services company in a writ petition filed before
the Bombay High Court against the local registration authorities, arising out of a refusal to register
a lease agreement.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
Employment Disputes- relevant experience
Advising a private company on the termination of the employment of its managing director and
potential suit for damages being filed by such ex-employee.
Advising and representing a manufacturing company in various civil and criminal actions initiated
against former director and shareholder for breach of confidentiality and employment obligations.
^ Represented a Banl‹ in the proceedings pertaining to sexual harassment offence committed by its
former employees.
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Private Client practise- relevant experience
^ Represented a Non-Resident Indian in an arbitration arising out of disputes between the partners
of partnership firm owning tea and coffee plantations regarding the partnership structure.
^ Represented the Executors of the estate of a deceased senior officer in the Western Railways in
contested testamentary proceedings before the Bombay High Court.
Advised a foreign Executor on the renunciation of his office as Executor in context of the Indian
asset of a deceased.
^ Representing clients in a suit for administration of an estate between members of a family on the
basis of a family arrangement.
Advising and representing a foreign executor in obtaining an ancillary grant of probate in relation
to a probate grant obtained in the United lfingdom.
^ Representing and advising clients in a suit for dissolution of a family-run partnership firm which
owns and runs a hospital.
Advising and representing a Non-Resident Indian before variou5 fora in relation to disputes
pertaining to properties held by the family, partnership firm and company.
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Ankoosh K Mehta, Partner
Winding up, Insolvency and Debt Recovery- relevant experience
Advised a leading hotel operations chain on potential insolvency actions to be filed against the owner of a hotel on account of non-payment of operational debts.
Advised and represented a leading engineering, procurement and construction company in relation to insolvency and winding up actions filed against it by various vendors in the Bombay High Court and NCLT.
Advising a leading public sector banl‹ for initiating insolvency proceedings against a corporate debtor, who had defaulted in mal‹ing payment after the invocation of corporate guarantee by the banl‹?
^ Represented the State Banl‹ of India with respect to an original application filed before the Debt Recovery Tribunal, lfoll‹ata against a defaulting guarantor of a facility extended to the foreign subsidiary of such guarantor.
^ Represented and advised Essar Projects (India) Limited before the National Company Law Tribunal,Mumbai and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi in its application under theInsolvency and Banl‹ruptcy Code
^ Represented an individual purchaser in filing a winding up petition before the Bombay High Courtagainst a builder for non-refund of the sale consideration due to delayed delivery of a flat.
^ Representing and advising a foreign company involved in the business of developing and operatingrenewable energy products on the insolvency resolution process.

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