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Ankit Bahri focuses his practice on international arbitration and cross-border disputes. He has substantial experience resolving disputes for clients across a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, engineering and construction, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and information technology. He has represented clients in domestic and cross-border litigation in U.S. federal and state courts and in disputes arising under the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA, and LCIA Rules of Arbitration. Ankit's experience spans disputes arising under contract, tort, antitrust, intellectual property, legal malpractice, anticorruption, and securities laws.

Ankit has also advised clients on government and regulatory investigations relating to fraud, securities enforcement, and public corruption.

Ankit was recently seconded to the Singapore office of a large public pension fund, where he helped manage compliance reviews of the fund's investment opportunities in Asia and Australia. He has continued to advise clients on compliance due diligence matters since his return to Jones Day.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ankit worked in the disputes and government investigations team at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, where he managed local and cross-border disputes as well as government and regulatory investigations in various jurisdictions across South and Southeast Asia. He also managed internal investigations for the bank into allegations of employee misconduct, bribery, corruption, and money laundering.

At the start of his career, Ankit practiced at two top-tier U.S. law firms in New York and Washington, D.C., where he worked on a wide variety of matters including commercial litigation, international arbitration, white collar and criminal defense, patent law, and government investigations.


  • Major pharmaceutical company arbitrates claims arising out of Chinese investmentsJones Day is representing a major pharmaceutical company in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre arbitration arising out of representations and warranties given in respect of the client's investment in a Chinese drug development company whose senior officers and consultants were subsequently prosecuted in the United States for misappropriation of another pharmaceutical company's trade secrets.
  • Major U.S. contractor and technology licensor resolves dispute against Indian licenseeJones Day represented a major U.S. contractor and technology licensor against an Indian licensee in a SIAC-seated arbitration arising out of a long-term technology collaboration agreement.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented leading software technology company in the successful defense of a patent infringement action in U.S. federal court that sought to invalidate much of the client's business. Summary judgment was granted in favor of the client on all issues.

    Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in an ICC arbitration arising out of a licensing dispute with one of its competitors in the industry. Claims were resolved through settlement prior to the final hearing.

    Represented an individual client in a criminal corruption trial in U.S. federal court arising out of bribery and corruption charges filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Represented a reinsurance company and its principals in a government investigation and civil lawsuits filed in U.S. federal and state courts arising out of failed investments by the reinsurance company on behalf of its clients.

    Represented a leading technology company in a series of class actions filed by customers in courts across the U.S. based on the disclosure of potential security vulnerabilities.

    Represented JPMorgan Chase and related entities (including Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual) in numerous residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) actions filed in U.S. federal and state courts in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

    Represented Morgan Stanley in a U.S. federal class action that alleged a conspiracy to block exchange trading of credit default swaps. The case was settled at an early stage.

    Represented two large U.S. law firms in pre-complaint mediations arising out of claims of legal malpractice. Both mediations led to a settlement of the claims and a successful outcome for the clients.