Real estate and construction in India

Emerald Law Offices

Emerald Law Offices‘s real estate and construction practice, led by Sachit Mathur, Ajay Bhadu, and Astha Singh Trehan, exemplifies ‘innovation, collaboration, and client-centricity.’ With in-depth knowledge of local laws in each state, the firm provides nationwide assistance in land acquisition, real estate projects, and FSI. It handles due diligence, zoning advisory, joint venture structuring, stamp duty, and construction contract management. Additionally, the practice offers representation in disputes and advises on the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) across diverse states.

Practice head(s):

Sachit Mathur; Ajay Bhadu; Astha Singh Trehan


‘The team possesses extensive knowledge and experience with respect to real estate laws, transaction, restriction and probably one of the best amongst in this forte.’

‘A super commercial sense, outstanding practical and theoretical knowledge.’

‘Emerald Law Offices truly distinguishes itself. It transcends the conventional law firm paradigm and embodies a symbol of innovation, collaboration, and client-centricity.’

Work highlights

Numen Law Offices

Numen Law Offices‘ real estate and construction practice expertly represents a spectrum of clients, including real estate developers, landowners, landlords, and tenants. With a focus on both commercial and residential services, the team, led by Arush Khanna and George Thomas, navigates a broad range of matters including RERA appeals, high-stakes Supreme Court cases, and shareholder disputes. The diverse portfolio showcases proficiency in addressing challenges such as procurement disputes, settlement agreement enforcement, and consumer complaints.

Practice head(s):

Arush Khanna; George Thomas


‘Numen Law offices has their office in Delhi and Mumbai. Having a presence in both cities is an integral part of their practice.’ 

‘We have been interacting with Arush Khanna. Mr. Khanna has advised our company over the years. We are lucky as many long-lasting litigations have reached favorable conclusions by their representations.’

‘My experience working with Numen Law Offices has been of absolute delight. I was in touch with Arush Khanna, who handled my cases with a lot of passion. His expertise in dealing with technical questions was impressive.’

Key clients

Lotus Green Developers Private|Ltd. (Lotus Group)

Modern India Pvt. Ltd.

MASH Spirits Private Limited

Technip Energies India Ltd.

Emarr India Private Limited.

M/s Lotus Greens Constructions Private Limited

Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd. This was the first ever case of Deregistration of a real estate project in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Represented Lotus Green Developers Pvt. Ltd. in a matter where the Supreme Court set aside the NCDRC’s order directing a complete refund to the buyer.
  • Representing Modern India Limited in a Special Leave Petition challenging the final Judgment and Order dated 08.10.2021 by the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Mumbai.

RPV Legal

RPV Legal‘s real estate and construction practice, led by Kunal Verma, Vipul Agrawal, and Jatin Kochhar, specialises in construction and infrastructure matters. The team excels in handling domain disputes, representing major construction companies in both court and arbitration proceedings, addressing complex construction disputes, and providing legal support for arbitration against government bodies. Its expertise also extends to enforcement applications, petitions challenging arbitral awards, and advising on construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Kunal Verma; Vipul Agrawal; Jatin Kochhar

Other key lawyers:

Sooraj Sharma


‘The legal team at RPV Legal exhibits exceptional dynamism and expertise in the realm of commercial law. They consistently present innovative strategies and compelling arguments, whether it be in court litigation, arbitration, or providing advisory services.’

‘Jatin Kochhar is a young and bright mind, bringing a fresh perspective to challenging situations. His research skills are excellent, and he presents his arguments with eloquence in any case. Notably sharp and quick-witted, he exudes confidence, which is truly commendable.’

‘Specialists in real estate and construction matters. They have terrific domain expertise and extensive experience representing the industry leaders in India. They understand the business dynamics very well and deliver tailored advice and solutions.’

‘This practice distinguishes itself through an exceptional blend of seasoned expertise and innovative approaches. Prospective clients would be intrigued by the team’s adeptness in complex cases, its collaborative synergy, and its commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology for efficient solutions.’

‘The practice sets itself apart by fostering diversity, implementing creative billing models, and pioneering collaborative tools, thus offering a holistic and forward-looking legal experience that stands out among its peers.’

At RPV Legal, innovative strategies and compelling arguments are second nature to the team. Their versatility shines as they handle diverse legal matters, including court litigation, arbitration, and providing advisory services.’

‘RPV Legal specializes in matters related to real estate and construction. The team has a great mix of experienced lawyers with practice over 20-25 years and also exuberating young lawyers. Together they combine to become a great team with all the knowledge and research for any kind of matter.’

‘RPV Legal’s real estate and construction practice has been an absolute game-changer for our company. Their expertise in this field is second to none, and they have consistently delivered exceptional results for our projects.’

Work highlights

Anhad Law

Anhad Law advises on land acquisition disputes, lease/license agreements for office and warehousing spaces, title due diligence, and termination of premises. Its expertise extends to litigation, arbitration, and mediation for immovable property disputes. Alongside a strong international network, it operates in key domestic locations, including Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore. Led by Dhruv Gandhi in New Delhi, the practice has significant experience handling transactions in the NCR region.

Practice head(s):

Dhruv Gandhi

Other key lawyers:

Manishi Pathak

Key clients

Samsung Data Systems India Private Limited

BDP UGL Global Logistics India Private Limited

Omron Automation Private Limited

Masco Home Products Private Limited

Reliaquest India Private Limited

Marsh McLennan Global Services India Private Limited

Mercer Consulting India Private Limited

IRC Supply Chain Solutions Limited

Work highlights

Argus Partners

Argus Partners‘ real estate and construction practice is highly active in the NCR region, specialising in due diligence and title search reports for land transactions, with a specific focus on Delhi following the opening of its new office in 2022. Co-headed by Namitha Mathews and Rachika Sahay, the team excels in acquisitions, exemplified by its involvement in acquiring a company engaged in farmland development and hospitality services. The firm also advises on general real estate advisory matters.

Practice head(s):

Namitha Mathews; Rachika Agrawal Sahay

Key clients

HDFC Limited

Assets Care and Reconstruction Enterprise Limited (ACRE)

SWAMIH Investment Fund I


State Bank of India

IndusInd Bank


Rustomjee Developers

Lodha Builders

Wadhwa Group

Shapoorji Pallonji

Work highlights

  • Conducted a thorough due diligence and prepared a title search report for title verification for a period of 30 (Thirty) years and issued a title search report in favour of the client in relation to land situated in Delhi for setting up of ground mounted solar power plant on behalf of Oakridge Rooftops Private Limited.
  • Advised Whitestone Estate Private Limited on the acquisition and conducting due diligence of a company owning a luxury homestay in Haryana.

Fox & Mandal

Fox & Mandal‘s seasoned real estate and construction practice is led by Debanjan Mandal and Kunal Vajani. The team's extensive expertise covers residential and commercial development, townships, hospitality, affordable housing, healthcare, education, and industrial parks. The practice adeptly addresses a range of matters, including real estate disputes, hotel property issues, celebrity transactions, heritage building protection, tax legislation challenges, arbitration award matters, environmental litigation, planning and development disputes, land acquisition appeals, and land de-reservation cases.

Practice head(s):

Debanjan Mandal; Kunal Vajani

Key clients

DSK Real Estate Ltd.

Tata Housing Development Company Ltd.

Former captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Mr. Sourav Ganguly

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage

Southwinds Projects LLP

Mani Tirumala Projects Pvt. Ltd.

Usha Projects Private Limited (Captain TMT Group)

West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation

Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA)

M/s. Hydraulics Pneumatics [India] LLP

Goswami & Nigam LLP

The real estate and construction practice at Goswami & Nigam LLP handles a diverse range of projects throughout India. Helmed by Himanshu Goswami and Nishant Nigam, the firm excels in corporate real estate matters, due diligence, high-value transaction structuring, retail store leasing and licensing, regulatory compliance, and support in property development and sale. In addition, the practice provides assistance for restaurant industry operations and general advisory services for day-to-day business activities.

Practice head(s):

Himanshu Goswami; Nishant Nigam

Key clients

KCB Infra

Home and Land Planners LLP

M/S. Affinity Builders & Promoters

Vajram Estates Private Limited

New Chandigarh Infra LLP

Innovative Cafes Pvt Ltd

Work highlights

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners‘s real estate and construction practice acts for developers and clients engaged in intricate, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The practice handles litigation, documentation, regulatory approvals, and strategic counsel for a diverse clientele. Under the leadership of Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti, the team excels in representing developers in disputes, overseeing property portfolios, managing high-value projects, conducting legal due diligence, as well as general advisory services.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar; Shweta Bharti

Other key lawyers:

Shantanu Malik; Anil Tiwari; Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary; Rohit Jolly

Key clients

Mahindra Housing Private Limited

Ramky Enviro engineers Pvt. Ltd

Revenue Rasta

Work highlights

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys

Despite its recent establishment, the real estate and construction practice at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys has swiftly become adept at managing legal affairs, with a specific focus on residential projects in Gurugram. Headed by Amarjeet Kumar, its expertise encompasses addressing concerns such as delayed possession compensation, refund/withdrawal complaints, appeals against RERA orders, and compensation enhancement appeals. Additionally, the firm offers litigation support, represemting clients in civil court matters.

Practice head(s):

Amarjeet Kumar

Key clients

Landmark Apartments Private Limited

Landmark Infonet Pvt Ltd

SRV Automotive Pvt Ltd

Daffodil Software Pvt Ltd

Unthinkable Solutions Llp


Work highlights

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan‘s real estate and construction practice, in collaboration with the corporate and tax group, manages diverse transactions including project sales, data centre land acquisitions, and exclusive office space agreements. Led by Mathivanan N., the team provides services encompassing due diligence, regulatory matters, and the negotiation and finalisation of transaction documents. With a widespread presence in multiple Indian cities and pan-India capabilities, the team is well-equipped to advise in accordance with local practices and requirements.

Practice head(s):

Mathivanan N.

Other key lawyers:

L. Badri Narayanan; Kunal Arora

Key clients

Ambience Group

Amazon Data Services India

Ingenico International India