About Vijit

Vijit is a New York-based business and venture capital lawyer. He is a hands-on advisor to foreign startups, entrepreneurs and investors — providing them a single point of contact for structuring, financing and managing their US operations. 

He represents both startups and VCs, providing comprehensive legal counsel throughout the investment lifecycle.

Vijit has co-taught a NY and California accredited CLE course for attorneys on "Representing Early-Stage Startups" and regularly speaks at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi on US business practices for Indian entrepreneurs.

Before starting his New York practice, Vijit served as Legal Officer at SEBI (India's securities markets regulator), Senior Researcher at the UNDP and second chair to Mr. K.K. Venugopal (Former Attorney General of India) at the Supreme Court of India in several high-profile corporate disputes. This experience gives him unique insights into the Indian legal and regulatory landscape, where many of his international clients are based.

He is licensed to practice law in India and the State of New York.

Vijit holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton Business and Law Certificate from the Wharton School and B.A. and LL.B. (Hons.) degrees from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. 

He was awarded PhDs in Law and Economics by the University of Bologna (Italy), the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) for his research on the delegation of authority in corporate governance.

Please email vijit@vijitchahar.com directly to discuss how his cross-border expertise, insight and global experience can help your US business operations succeed.