Leading Individuals

Real estate and construction in India

Regius Legal LLP

Regius Legal LLP is known for assisting its clients with a wide range of real estate matters involving acquisition, slum rehabilitation, redevelopment projects and leasing of development lands. The founder, Kiran Jain, leads the practice and regularly acts for developers, corporations and individuals in civil and criminal litigation, while Senior Partner Ish Jain specialises in large-scale corporate real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Kiran Jain; Ish Jain


‘The real estate practice at the firm is distinguished by its unique approach, offering a combination of specialized expertise, client-centric focus, and innovative solutions to address complex real estate matters. Majorly whole team is located and based in Mumbai. The firm comprises highly skilled attorneys with extensive experience in the real estate industry, well-versed in various aspects of property transactions, development, and land-use regulations. The firm and the team are well-known in Mumbai. The practice of the firm is popular in the inner legal circle.’

‘The team has a deep understanding of various aspects of real estate law, including property transactions, leasing, land development, zoning regulations, and real estate finance. Their comprehensive knowledge of local laws and regulations allows them to provide insightful advice and strategic counsel to our clients, ensuring compliance and mitigating risks. I have had the opportunity to work with both Ish Jain and Kiran Jain. The knowledge they possess is invaluable. They both have an eye for details. The team at Regius Legal is very coordinating and cooperative. Furthermore, the firm has established strong relationships within the real estate community, including developers, investors, lenders, and government entities. These connections enable them to stay updated on industry trends and opportunities, providing clients a competitive advantage in their real estate ventures.’

Key clients

K.S. Chamankar Enterprises

Vardhaman Estate Corporation (M.K. Developers)

Gold Plaza

Girnar Cooperative Society 93 Flat purchasers of Girnar Tower, Kalachowki, Mumbai

Prabhav Gruh Nirman Pvt. Ltd

Uday Surve (Shubh Enterprises)

M/s. SNB India Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.

Jainam Realtors

Surya Landmarks Developers Pvt. Ltd

Tenants of Hirhi Bhojraj Chawl, Ferbunder, Mazgaon

Ekta Nagar Co-op Housing Society.

Ashish Mehta

Work highlights

  • Represented K.S. Chamankar enterprises in an ongoing matter related to construction of slum plots in Maharashtra before the Arbitral Tribunal.
  • Represented Vardhaman Estate Corporation in a matter related to construction of two multi-storied buildings before the Bombay High Court.
  • Represented Girnar Cooperative Society in a matter related to a premium housing society and a slum society before the High Court.


SNG & PARTNERS advises real estate developers, investors, and offshore lenders on a wide range of transactional real estate matters, including acquisitions, infrastructure projects, and commercial and township developments. Managing Partner Rajesh Narain Gupta has vast expertise in handling complex real estate transactions, with a particular focus on the banking and finance sector. Delhi-based Munish Upadhyay co-heads the real estate practice with Sadhav Mishra, who leads the Mumbai and Bangalore team and regularly assists clients on large residential and commercial developments, built-up infrastructure and due diligence.

Practice head(s):

Rajesh Narain Gupta

Other key lawyers:

Munish Upadhyay; Sadhav Mishra

Key clients

Shriram Properties Limited

Rare Township Pvt. Ltd.

HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd.

Macrotech Developers Limited (Lodha Group)

Hind Terminal Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Shriram Properties Limited on the acquisition of a real estate project named, Golden Ira.
  • Represented Rare Township Pvt. Ltd. in a litigation to declare the Investor/shareholder, IIRF India Realty VIII Ltd., as the “Promoter” in terms of the Shareholders and Share Subscription Agreement entered between the parties.
  • Advised HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd. on the issues and risks involved in the transaction for all the assignments.

Argus Partners

Argus Partners advises on a wide range of real estate transactions, with a particular focus on the banking and finance sector. Prakash Panjabi heads the practice and has vast expertise in handling due diligence, investments and dealings in real estate assets.

Practice head(s):

Prakash Panjabi

Key clients

HDFC Limited

Assets Care and Reconstruction Enterprise Limited

SWAMIH Investment Fund I


State Bank of India

IndusInd Bank


Rustomjee Developers

Lodha Builders

Wadhwa Group

Shapoorji Pallonji

Work highlights

  • Advised the SWAMIH Investment Fund I on their investments in various real estate projects including in Mumbai, Pune, NCR, Bangalore and Rajasthan.
  • Advised Nisus Finance & Investment Managers LLP and Certus Investment Management Private Limited on their investment in Firstlight Properties Private Limited.
  • Advised Polygenta Technologies Limited on Indian law aspects on the external commercial borrowing.

Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co Advocates, Solicitors and Notary

The real estate and construction practice at Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co Advocates, Solicitors and Notary is active in the education, pharmaceuticals, housing society, investment and financial services sectors on various real estate transactions such as property acquisitions, investment, leases, redevelopment projects and due diligence process. The team is co-headed by Vikram Trivedi, Sunil Tilokchandani, Priya Diwadkar and Lipsa Unadkat.

Practice head(s):

Vikram Trivedi; Sunil Tilokchandani; Priya Diwadkar; Lipsa Unadkat

Key clients

Larsen & Toubro Limited No

ECL Finance Limited No

Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Limited No

Eduspark International Private Limited

Nippon Life India AIF Management Limited

IL Palazzo Co-Operative Housing Society Limited

Kunal Gandhi

Vatsalesh Education Services Private Limited


Mansukhlal Hiralal & Company

Mansukhlal Hiralal & Company offers services on property developments and redevelopment projects, joint developments, commercial leasing and licensing, and property management. The team also assists its clients with due diligence processes of the properties, including title search reports and title certificate issuance. Practice head Rajendra Shah is active on all kinds of real estate matters such as land acquisitions, commercial and residential redevelopment projects and slum rehabilitation, while Purvi Shah Asher is highly skilled in real estate disputes.

Practice head(s):

R A Shah; Purvi Asher


‘MHCO truly stands out from the rest. It surpasses the conventional law firm image, embodying innovation, collaboration, and a client-focused philosophy. The firm adeptly merges legal tradition with modern practices. The entire team is entirely committed to securing optimal outcomes for our benefit. Their dedication to collaboration ensures that we benefit from diverse perspectives. All in all, their performance is truly outstanding.’

‘The dedication to delivering exceptional services by the MHCO team is truly remarkable. I want to highlight Purvi Shah Asher, who has a deep understanding and an innovative problem-solving approach. Her proficiency in local and global commercial procedures has played a critical role in guiding us through complex and meaningful cases. Her extensive expertise and systematic approach to tackling legal challenges ensure positive outcomes. She possesses strong business acumen and excels in comprehending our objectives and requirements.’

‘My relationship with Bhushan Shah and Mansukhlal Hiralal & Company has blossomed into a long-term partnership due to the exceptional level of service. The team handled challenges with tact and strategy. The team has an exceptional capacity to approach problems from an entirely novel angle. Further, it is worth mentioning that the firm keeps client confidentiality at the utmost priority. I always reiterate that the team has never stopped going above and beyond to assist in any manner possible. They have continually provided astute legal counsel.’

The entire team at MHCO has provided the best of services. However, if I have to mention, I would say that working with Purvi Shah has been a privilege. Her knowledge of law and resourcefulness is learning for all. She is substantially adept in commercial procedures in India and globally and has regularly advised and represented our company on complex and noteworthy matters. Her profound expertise and precise skills in comprehending legal issues ensure success for her clients. She demonstrates solid commercial awareness.’

‘Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co is an exceptional multi-service law firm known for its distinctive approach. Their team of expert attorneys is committed to providing tailor-made solutions using creative billing methods. With a strong emphasis on diversity and technology, they strive for excellence in delivering legal services while actively engaging with the community. Without a doubt, they are an excellent option for fulfilling all your legal requirements.’

‘Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co stands out due to their exceptional expertise, dedication to clients, and innovative approach. They possess the extensive legal knowledge and practical experience. Their client-focused approach ensures customized solutions that align with clients’ objectives, making them a preferred choice. Bhushan Shah and Purvi Shah Asher deliver outstanding results for their clients. Additionally, their commitment to diversity, incorporation of technology, and active involvement in the community further distinguish them from other law firms. Altogether, these qualities and unique strengths make the team one of the most remarkable in the legal landscape.’

Key clients

Sitec Labs Limited

Cipla Limited

Rashmi Agrawal

Velocity Global Logistics Private Limited

Coliseum Co-operative Premises Society Limited

Kyrus Industries / Creado Family

Prashanti Co-operative Housing Society Limited.

Yasmin Patel and Ninaz Panthaky

Garry Asher

Shaad Residency Cooperative Housing Society

Nirav Poddar

Late Mrs Pratibha Badle

Hemlata Lawande

AP. Build Heights Pvt Ltd

Gautam Pandhi

Yasmin and Adil Patel

Work highlights

  • Represented the Creado Family in safeguard their rights against the claim of the owner of the adjacent property.
  • Represented Pali Hill Daffodils Co-operative Housing Society Limited in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, revising and finalising the development agreement and the permanent alternate accommodation agreements.
  • Represented Coliseum Co-operative Premises Society Limited in a suit before the Bombay High Court against the developer of the society land.

Wadia Ghandy & Co

Wadia Ghandy & Co‘s clients include private companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and real estate developers and investors. The firm advises on land acquisitions, title due diligence, and redevelopment projects involving real estate clients. Joint managing partner Dhawal Mehta advises clients on investments and dealings in real estate assets, while Denzil Arambhan has experience in both contentious and non-contentious real estate matters. The other key members include Gaurav Gopal, Shoma Maitra and Nanki Grewal.

Practice head(s):

Dhawal Mehta

Other key lawyers:

Denzil Arambhan; Gaurav Gopal; Shoma Maitra; Nanki Grewal

Key clients

HDFC Limited



Ivanhoe India Equities Inc. and Bain Capital

Credit LP

Phoenix Mills

ESR Mumbai 3 Pte Ltd.

HDFC Venture Trustee Capital Limited

Logos India Logistics Venture Fund

Adani Goodhomes Private Limited


National Realty Private Limited

Piramal Capital & Housing Limited

Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust

India Bulls Housing Finance Limited

Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust


Gagrats‘s has a strong track record of handling all types of real estate transactions, including land acquisitions, leasing, licensing, title due diligence, and fund formation and structuring. The team has expertise in various asset classes, including residential and commercial property, healthcare, hospitality and industrial real estate. The practice is co-headed by Rustam Gagrat, Krunal Gadhia, Zeeshan Farooqui and Jainuddin Khan.

Practice head(s):

Rustam Gagrat; Krunal Gadhia; Zeeshan Farooqui; Jainuddin Khan

Stratage Law

Stratage Law advises on residential and commercial real estate projects, including investment and acquisition matters. Bhavin Gada, who leads the practice, has vast expertise in handling real estate and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Bhavin Gada

Work highlights