Firms To Watch: Real estate and construction

Under the leadership of Harry Chawla in New Delhi, ATLAS LAW PARTNERS is equipped to advise corporate clients and HNWIs on a range of real estate deals, but focuses in particular on the acquisition of land parcels for commercial or industrial developments.
With leading partners in New Delhi and Chandigarh, Legacy Law Offices has a notable construction practice, advising small to large contractors and developers on EPC, O&M and BOT contracts in the housing, hospitality and industrial sectors.
Lexicon Law Partners not only advises on an array of real estate mandates but also routinely supports domestic real estate developers in acquiring development rights.
Majmudar & Partners, spearheaded by Neerav Merchant, has developed a niche in representing manufacturing companies in disputes related to the use of industrial land, and also advises on development projects and leasing agreements.
Led by Ish Jain, Regius Legal LLP specialises in litigation and arbitration related to real estate matters, acting for constructors, developers and HNWIs.
The Mumbai-based team at Veritas Legal, led by Vineet Nalawalla, deals with commercial and residential acquisitions and has a niche specialism in advising domestic and international clients in the hotels sector on acquisitions of large parcels of property.

Firms in the Spotlight Real estate and construction

Mahendra Bhavsar & Co

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Mahendra Bhavsar & Co. is a leading Gujarat focused law firm, established since 1982. The Firm acts as a One Stop solution for legal requirements in Gujarat and has a long standing expertise in dealing with Real Estate, Foreign Investments, Corporate, Commercial, IP, IT, Litigation and Arbitration from both domestic and international perspectives.

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AZB & Partners

AZB & Partners can regularly be found assisting clients in complex acquisitions involving regulatory issues, multiple parties and investors. Prominent in both real estate debt and equity matters, Ananya Sharma advises investors on private equity, joint ventures and structured finance from the Mumbai office. Monika Bhonsale not only specialises in real estate acquisition and joint venture matters but also complex land diligence and leasing portfolios. Head of the practice in the New Delhi office, Hardeep Sachdeva provides commercial advice on corporate transactions in the real estate sector. Nohid Nooreyezdan, head of the Mumbai office, assists in restructuring and setting up data centres.

Other key lawyers:

Ananya Sharma; Monika Bhonsale

Key clients

Ivanhoe Cambridge

Ivanhoe India Equities Inc.

Reco Zinnia Private Limited

Varde Partners Inc.

BPTP International Trade Centre Limited

Arjun Realty Private Limited

Ashiana Housing Limited

Adani Infrastructure & Developers Private Limited

Godrej Properties Limited

Paras Healthcare Private Limited

Indusind Bank Limited

Experion Developers Private Limited

Virtuous Retail

Max Estates Limited

Xander Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Adani Infrastructure and Developers in its successful bid to acquire Venta Realtech.
  • Advised Ivanhoe Cambridge on its partnership with the Embassy Group to launch an investment platform focused on office business parks in campus and mixed-use environments in India.
  • Assisted on the investment and acquisition of securities by GIC in (i) Offbeat Developers; (ii) Vamona Developers; and (iii) Graceworks Realty & Leisure.

Khaitan & Co LLP

The real estate and construction team at Khaitan & Co LLP advises on a range of work, covering traditional and modern property matters. Mumbai-based partner Harsh Parikh advises international and domestic corporates on share transfers for the purpose of developing warehouses and industrial parks. Parikh also works on title due diligence and conveyancing in the context of agricultural land acquisitions. Deepak Jodhani sits in the corporate and commercial practice, leading M&A transactions focused on R&D office laboratories in industrial parks. Carrying out title due diligence and leasing matters for the acquisition of office spaces in technology parks for major tech companies is a strength of New Delhi-based partner Avnish Sharma. Devendra Deshmukh‘s assistance to developers on joint development transactions and agreements in the large-scale residential property space and Yigal Gabriel‘s work on architect and design agreements in the industrial and residential segments illustrates the breadth of work provided by the firm. Sudip Mullick and Abhiraj Gandhi regularly lead matters, and associate Rishabh Vora supports on many of the department’s key mandates.

Practice head(s):

Harsh Parikh; Deepak Jodhani; Avnish Sharma; Devendra Deshmukh; Sudip Mullick; Yigal Gabriel

Other key lawyers:

Abhiraj Gandhi; Rishabh Vora

Key clients























Work highlights

  • Assisted Messrs Suravi Infrastructure in the course of the joint development transaction for land by reviewing and finalising the transaction documents.
  • Advised Blackstone Group on the acquisition by BREP Asia II EIP Holding of 100% equity interest of a (70-30) joint venture company of Warburg Pincus and Embassy group for the development and management of warehouses and logistics industrial parks.
  • Assisted Runwal Group in relation to leasing over 70,000 square feet of space in R-City Mall in favour of IKEA.

Kochhar & Co.

The real estate and construction practice at Kochhar & Co. is sought out by market-leading companies in the information technology and manufacturing spaces for assistance in leasing and acquiring substantial amounts of office space and data centres. Its workload features matters across India’s major cities and special economic zones, reflective of the distribution of the department’s partners, with Alok Tewari based in New Delhi, Preetam D’Souza and Suhas Srinivasiah in Bangalore, and key assisting associates Ranjit Mahishi and Shivika Upadhyay based in Bangalore and New Delhi, respectively. The firm provides a broad offering to clients, also advising global companies on design and build and EPC contracts further to the acquisitions and leasing of new commercial office spaces.

Practice head(s):

Alok Tewari; Preetam D’Souza; Suhas Srinivasiah

Other key lawyers:

Ranjit Mahishi; Shivika Upadhyay; Savitha Jagadeesan


‘The real estate team at Kochar and Co has the depth of knowledge both on legal, current industry and market practices within India and globally. They come up with unique solutions within the framework of law when transactions look impossible. Their legal views and opinions are accurate and pragmatic.’

‘Alok Tiwari is a fantastic person with depth of knowledge in the real estate sector. Shivika Upadhyay is also uniquely skilled, experienced with great knowledge, particularly, on the real estate matters. I have been closely interacting with this team on real estate matters for the past 3 years and am a satisfied client. I would definitely recommend to others for their legal services on real estate matters.’

‘The data centre business has very specific requirements be it for land or building or colocation leasing. Both Alok and Simrat have a unique skill set in all these domains and in multiple locations. This makes them stand out in their understanding of the data centre industry.’

‘Suhas Srinivasiah and the team are professional and dedicated to their clients’ success. I have had many correspondences with Suhas and his team at various hours of the day and night. The pleasant nature of the communication can sometimes be taken for granted in a client relationship, but to have a team that can do that consistently is special.’

‘We admire Kochhar & Co for their legal knowledge on complex matters and in depth understanding of the businesses. The team constantly innovate and provide dynamic solutions in larger transactions, going the extra mile to address the legal risk aspects in the engagements. The professionalism shown by Kochhar lawyers is truly exemplary.’

‘Our go to person is Savitha Jagadeesan. She is really an asset for Kochhar and exhibits in-depth knowledge in her legal advice and support on legal matters. The responsiveness and the professionalism level is truly fabulous. She has got a wonderful team, to support us in all our locations and they are doing a fantastic job.’

‘Suhas Srinivasiah is a thorough professional and highly skilled lawyer across practice areas and particularly his knowledge in Real Estate has been immensely beneficial to our business.’

‘Ranjit Mahishi is an exceptional lawyer, his command over agreement drafting and making sure the requirements of the client are covered in all the transactions is almost unparalleled.’

Key clients




VISA, Inc.



Chegg India Private Limited

Tata Starbucks Private Limited

Cardinal Health, Inc.

Aristocrat Technologies


Northern Trust

91 Springboard

Standard Chartered

Work highlights

  • Advises Western Digital on an ongoing basis with respect to its real estate portfolio in India.
  • Assisted Cisco Systems with restructuring its office leases comprising of built up space of approximately 2,734,500 square feet comprised in various high-rise buildings.
  • Assists HCL Technologies on several matters in relation to its real estate requirements, such as the development of land and conversion of leasehold rights to freehold rights.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

As advisors to leading domestic private equity investment funds and real estate developers on mergers, acquisitions and financing, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co regularly works on high-value and large-scale matters. Mrinal Kumar, the lead partner in New Delhi, works on landmark acquisitions in the construction and industrial real estate areas, advising multinational construction companies on acquiring large domestic engineering companies. Mumbai-based duo Mithun V. Thanks and Akshay Chudasama support leading real estate developers on expanding their presence and platform in the real estate segment across India through mergers and joint ventures. Bhoumick Vaidya assists investors in security matters in their debt investments in real estate-focused companies, and Chennai-based partner Dorothy Thomas‘s recent highlight matters include advising on the sale of shares in large-scale warehousing assets in southern India to a joint venture.

Practice head(s):

Mrinal Kumar; Dorothy Thomas; Mithun V. Thanks; Akshay Chaudasama; Bhoumick Vaidya

Other key lawyers:

Debashree Dutta; Anurag Dwivedi


‘Team has thorough knowledge about the sector. They are accessible to clients. Result oriented and collaborative team.’

‘The precise advisory we receive from SAM on any matter is something that we find unique and admirable.’

‘Bhoumick Vaidya is an approachable partner. He understands the timing and sensitivity of the transaction and prioritises the work. He is a solution provider.’

‘Debashree Dutta and Anurag Dwivedi are excellent lawyers. They are solution oriented and come up with simple and innovative solutions to complex legal matters.’

‘Very good team of banking and finance partners, rich and diverse experience solution for all legal issues, partner involvement in the transactions.’

Key clients

Reliance Retail Venture Limited

Kubota Corporation, Japan

Silver Lake Partners

JK Paper Limited

Embassy Office Parks REIT

Kotak Special Situations Fund

Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited

Embassy Group

Casagrand Builder Private Limited

Kotak Performing RE Credit Strategy Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised Reliance Retail Venture on the acquisition of the retail, logistics and warehousing business of Future Group.
  • Assisted Kubota on the acquisition of Escorts Limited, one of India’s largest engineering companies.
  • Acted as the legal counsel to Public Investment Fund on the acquisition in Jio Platforms.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas provides a pan-Indian offering for international investors, developers and domestic corporates, with partners based in offices in Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad as well as the mega cities of Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi. Equity partner and co-head of the Bangalore office Namrata Kolar advises investment management firms on acquisitions of commercial assets related to the technology industry. In addition, he is sought out by domestic asset management companies for advice on joint ventures with construction companies and retail developers, financial security provisions, regulatory compliance, sales of land and development of office space. Mumbai-based partner Abhishek Sharma assists international investors on joint ventures for mixed-use development projects and lending options. Ashish Jain, based in the Delhi office, specialises in the acquisition of land for renewable projects, and Hiral Motta drafts transaction documents for leasing and licensing agreements.

Practice head(s):

Namrata Kolar; Abhishek Sharma; Ashish Jain; Hiral Motta

Key clients

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited

Licentio Management Private Limited

Osnova Management Private Limited

PropShare Capital Advisors Private Limited (PropShare)

Redington (India) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on a joint venture with RMZ Construction to develop, operate and maintain commercial office spaces in Chennai and Hyderabad.
  • Acted as legal counsel to CPPIB, which entered into documentation with Phoenix Mills to develop an office-led mixed-use asset in Lower Parel, Mumbai.
  • Assisted CPPIB on a joint venture with Phoenix Mills to develop a regional retail centre.

DSK Legal

DSK Legal provides a full service in real estate practice, with advisory in not only the traditional matters of buying, selling, leasing and developing properties but also assistance in foreign investment, debt funding and private equity in real estate. Sajit Suvarna, head of the real estate practice, is regularly sought by leading property developers, corporates and financial institutions for his expertise in project finance, property development and complex transactions. With the addition of Srinivas B.R. and his team from Dua Associates in the Bangalore office, the firm has acquired specialists in infrastructure projects and foreign direct investment. New Delhi-based partner Niraj Kumar also maintains an active real estate advisory practice. Both Sagar Kadam and Saloni Mody have vast experience in regulatory advisory, with the latter bringing particular commercial and corporate real estate expertise.

Practice head(s):

Sajit Suvarna; Niraj Kumar; Sagar Kadam; Srinivas B.R.

Other key lawyers:

Brijita Prakash


‘In-depth knowledge of the subject matter with years of practical experience distinguishes this team.’

‘Sajit Suvarna is an expert on the entire gamut of the real estate practice. Sagar Kadam is too good on title matters.’

‘Extremely client focused, quick turnaround, quality delivery, reliable and deep rooted knowledge.’

‘Partners are focused on understanding the precise client requirements. Partners are well versed on taxation, contractual, risk mitigation.’ 

‘Srinivas BR & Brijita Prakash are trustworthy, highly knowledgeable and honest.’

‘Sheer knowledge and understanding of the business.’

‘DSK Legal RE Team led by Sajit Suvarna has good insight into real estate matters. The team provides innovative and practical solutions to complex problems, which leads to smooth closures of the contracts.’

‘Sajit Suvarna offers innovative and practical solutions to complex problems and is an expert in contracts and real estate matters. He can comprehend the risks involved during the course of diligence and suggest appropriate risk mitigations in respect of the same.’

Key clients

Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Sunteck Realty Holdings Private Limited

Indospace Capital Asia

HDFC Capital Advisors Limited

Kalpataru Limited

Walton Street Blacksoil Real Estate Debt Fund I

Motilal Oswal Real Estate Investment Advisors II Private Limited

Kautilya Real Estate Fund

Aurum Ventures Private Limited

Dalmia Nisus Finance Investment Managers LLP

Brigade Enterprises


Godrej Properties

Karle Developers

Aequs SEZ Private Limited

Kalyani Developers

Piramal Group

Century Developers

Mantri Group

Goyal & Hariyani Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Prestige Estates Projects on the implementation of the resolution plan for taking over a housing project in Mumbai.
  • Advised Sunteck Realty Holdings and Messrs. Swastik Swaraj in respect of the joint development of property in Village Khativali, Taluka Shahapur, District Thane.
  • Advised Indospace Capital Asia in setting up a joint venture platform with KSH Infra with the aim to develop a 10 million square feet portfolio of warehousing and logistics parks.

Fox Mandal & Associates

Fox Mandal & Associates undertakes a range of commercial and residential work involving various sectors, from logistics to IT, including in special economic zones. The highly regarded Prashantha Kumar is a key contact in Bengaluru, including for contentious real estate matters. Sushant Shetty, in the Mumbai office, assists in due diligence, investments and acquisitions. Having practice heads in multiple regions – including Purnima Kamble in Hyderabad, Jayaprakash Padmanaban in Chennai and Shourya Mandal in Kolkata – enables the department to advise clients on commercial matters across India.

Practice head(s):

Shuva Mandal; Purnima Kamble; Jayaprakash Padmanaban; Prashantha Kumar

Other key lawyers:

Sushant Shetty

Key clients

Ascendas India

Flyjac Logistics

Workday Inc.

XPO India Shared Services LLP

House of Hiranandani

ICICI Bank Limited

Address Maker

One Bangalore Luxury Projects LLP

SBICAP Ventures Limited

Ace Investments

Allcargo Logistics Limited

Parthasarathy Seeniammal Educational Trust

Wabco India Limited

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)

Senvion Wind Technology Private Limited


Bank of Baroda

Avenue Supermarts Limited

M17 Robotics AI Private Limited

Meenakshi Group

Sri Aditya Homes Private Limited

Experion Student Housing Private Limited

Viviid Renewables Private Limited

GXO Logistics India Private Limited

Tata Housing Development Company Limited

Techna Infrastructure Private Limited

The Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Limited (SMIORE)

Marvel Properties & Asmakam Infra Projects Private Limited JV

Vaishnavi Infrastructure Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Ascendas India Trust and its sponsor CapitaLand Group (Data Center division) in the acquisition of a 6.6 acres of land.
  • Assisted Flyjac Logistics in the acquisition of 22.3 acres of land parcel from Lodha group at Palava Industrial and Logistics Park near Mumbai.
  • Assisted Ace Investments in the acquisition of 500 acres of land located in and around Devanahalli Taluka.

Law Point

Joyita Sabharwal, Samir Sanghavi, Trupti Mehta, Shrikant Kherkar and Natasha Shah lead Law Point‘s real estate and construction practice in Mumbai. High-end and luxurious residential acquisitions, leasing and developments are among the team’s specialisms. It can also be found supporting domestic and international developers on substantial redevelopment projects in a range of segments, from hospitality and leisure to slum redevelopment projects. Real estate finance is another core competence for the practice, which has experience acting for lenders. The broad scope of the practice is further illustrated by its representation of clients in real estate-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Joyita Sabharwal; Samir Sanghavi; Natasha Shah; Trupti Mehta; Shrikant Kherkar


‘The USP of this practice is not merely legal process and documentation. The team led by Samir Sanghavi is capable of extracting the history and litigation of a particular property, which makes it very easy to pursue or abandon a transaction. Very relevant in an India context where old litigation can catch up with you.’

‘Samir Sanghavi – experience perspective.’

‘Joyita Sabharwal – highly competent, very persuasive in convincing a client to abandon a transaction, if history and paperwork demands it. Invaluable ability.’

Key clients

Atul Ruia (Phoenix Mills Ltd.)

The Wadhwa Group

Hubtown Ltd.

Shree Naman Developers Ltd.

HDFC Capital Advisors

Rashtriya Metal Industries Ltd.

National Happy Home Group

Trust Capital Services (I) Pvt. Ltd.

NHP Realty

Vijaygroup Housing Pvt. Ltd.

Lokhandwala Builders

Bell Weather Capital Pvt. Ltd.

Enam Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd.

Tulsiani Sumer Group of Builders

Rajhans Infracon (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Ariisto Group of Builders

Suraksha Group of Companies

Sameer Mehta (boAt)

Chandrasekaran Natarajan (TataSons Ltd.)

Anand Jain (Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Ltd.)

Abhay Jasani of Jasani Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted a client in the purchase of a luxury duplex apartment in Mumbai after the clearance of litigation pending against the seller.
  • Advised Vishnum Infrastructure on the acquisition of a large parcel of beach front land in Goa with the intention to construct a resort.
  • Advised Eknath Realtors on the acquisition of an undivided share in leasehold land and a building in Mumbai.


With the arrival of Sai Krishna Bharathan and Vivek Bajaj from AZB & Partners, Trilegal has further bolstered its capabilities in the financial and commercial space in real estate. Furthermore, Mridul Kumbalath in Bangalore, Kunaal Shah in Mumbai and Rahul Arora in Gurgaon offer technical expertise across India’s real estate and construction hotspots. Support for investors and developers in acquisitions and financial restructurings in the warehousing, logistics and high-value residential spaces are regular highlights for the team.

Other key lawyers:

Samira Lalani; Vivek Bajaj; Yogesh Singh;


‘Trilegal’s Real Estate and Construction practice has really taken off in recent years with the introduction of new Partners and their teams.’

‘The teams that we work with are highly experienced, solution oriented and very reliable.’

‘The team is always pleasant to work with, which is important in a high pressure sector like ours.’

‘Sai Krishna Bharathan has been part of many high profile M&A matters in this space and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise to the practice. Sai’s holistic approach to a matter helps us to better understand and evaluate opportunities and risks.’

Key clients

Bain Capital Credit L.P.

Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

Subramanya Construction and Development Company Limited

Blackstone Advisors India Private Limited

Embassy Office Parks REIT

Piramal Enterprises Limited (Piramal)

Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited

ESR Group

AB Mauri Group

Asia Real Estate II India Opportunity Trust

India Real Estate II Scheme (Apollo AIF II)

Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited (Piramal)

Asia Pragati Strategic Investment Fund

IndoSpace Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Provident Housing Limited

Mack Soft Tech Private Limited (MSTPL)

Premji Invest

Nissan Motor India Private Limited (NMIPL)

RMZ Corp.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Work highlights

  • Represented Bain Capital Credit in relation to its structured investment – a non-convertible debenture – in the Embassy Group.
  • Represented HDFC Limited on diligence and documentation of lease rental discounting facilities provided in respect of a commercial real estate portfolio acquired by Brookfield from the RMZ Group.
  • Represented Subramanya Construction and Development Company in a detailed title due diligence in relation to one of its main software technology parks, the Subramanya Arcade.

ALMT Legal

ALMT Legal advises on matters ranging from land audits, title due diligence exercises, drafting conveyances, sale deeds, and joint venture agreements for engineers. Sameer Tapia advises high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) with respect to investments in real estate in India. Tapia also assists on development agreements and sale and purchase agreements of commercial and residential premises in and around the Maharashtra area. Bangalore-based Prashant Popar has an active practice handling regulatory and legislative mandates, representing corporates in high-value land conveyancing deals. Ryna Karani and Chhaya Virani deal with property-related transactions involving sale deeds, development agreements and detailed title verifications.

Practice head(s):

Sameer Tapia; Prashant Popat; Ryna Karani; Chhaya Virani

Key clients

Kranti Ecostate Private Limited

Dhaval Vussonji & Partners

Dhaval Vussonji & Partners continues to handle a range of mandates on the development side of real estate, providing asset managers, domestic conglomerates and developers critical regulatory advice for the procurement and construction of new and ongoing projects. Dhaval Vussonji supports investors by conducting title due diligence and assisting in deals involving financial investments in completed and under-construction projects. Manisha Paranjape also counsels investors and fund managers on the risks involved in investing in certain projects due to deficiencies in title and mitigation strategies.

Practice head(s):

Dhaval Vussonji; Manisha Paranjape


‘The team is efficient, with wide knowledge on all facets of law and good turnaround time.’

‘Quick response time and efficiency in problem solving.’

Key clients

Piramal Group

Adani Realty

Godrej Group

Wadhwa Group

Hiranandani Group


JM Financial Fund

YES Bank

Kotak Mahindra Group

Shapoorji Pallonji Group

Dhir & Dhir Associates

The Delhi-based real estate practice at Dhir & Dhir Associates regularly supports investment funds and lenders in their real estate deals. The team is well versed in the drafting of agreements, comprehensive due diligence of land, and consultation and coordination with land aggregators on legal compliance as part of the land acquisition process. Alok Dhir specialises in financial restructuring and insolvency matters, often with key real estate aspects. Guranpreet Singh Sarna has successfully closed various transactions in project financing, ranging from infrastructure projects to real estate.

Practice head(s):

Alok Dhir; Guranpreet Singh Sarna

Key clients

SBI Cap Ventures Limited – SWAMIH Investment Fund

Dixon Technology India Limited

IIFL Home Finance Limited

Decathlon Sports India Private Limited

Investcorp Score Fund

Dua Associates

With offices across India, Dua Associates offers property developers and investors a robust service in due diligence for acquisitions, drafting transactions and perfecting titles. From Sajive Kumar in Chennai to Chandigarh-based partner Siddhartha Kumar and CR Muralidharan in Bangalore, the team has vast experience in handling due diligence and compliance matters, particularly in the context of acquisitions of mixed-development projects.

Practice head(s):

Sajive Kumar; CR Muralidharan

Other key lawyers:

Siddhartha Kumar; Anish Ghoshal


‘Well organised system.’

‘Professional and client oriented mind.’

‘They have delivered great value with their services.’

Key clients

Aequs Group

Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Modern Asset

Motilal Oswal Real Estate Investment Advisors II Pvt Ltd

Trishul Buildtech & Infrastructures Private Limited

Nestled Haven Developers LLP

Godrej Properties Limited

Speckles Developers Private Limited

BNP Paribas

Swamih Investment Fund

Altico Capital India Limited

RMZ Corp

Millennia Realtors Private Limited

Vista Spaces and Estates

Work highlights

  • Acted for Swamih Investment Fund, created to ensure completion of stalled brownfield projects, in the affordable housing/middle-income category.
  • Assisted a global petroleum company in acquiring real estate in various states across India.
  • Handled the due diligence advisory of approximately 390 acres of land in Dharwad, Karnataka for acquisition by Aequs Group from KIADB.

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India‘s real estate practice covers a full range of mandates on a pan-Indian scale. The highly experienced Vaibhav Suri provides legal assistance to a host of domestic and international real estate developers, investors and high-net-worth individuals. Recent arrival Girish Rawat, who joined from Dhir & Dhir Associates, focuses on financing, restructuring, cross-border lending and insolvency proceedings related to real estate.

Practice head(s):

Vaibhav Suri; Girish Rawat

Key clients

Aditya Birla Renewables

Vector Green

Martin Happy Homes Private Limited


Kotak Realty Fund

Radiance Renewables

Welspun One Industrial Spaces Private Limited

Apollo Global Management

NIDP Developers Private Limited (Hiranandani Group)

Signature Global Group

Godrej Properties Limited

Azure Power

Birla Estates Private Limited

Sobha Limited

Godrej Fund Management

Arcelor Mittal India

Nippon Steel

Mahindra Lifespaces Developers Private Limited

Emaar MGF Land Limited

Embassy Industrial Parks Private Limited

One Industrial Spaces Private Limited

ATS Infrastructure Limited

Tribeca Creators LLP

DLF Limited

TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd

Government of the United States of America

Acme Cleantech Solutions Private Limited

Ascendas FirstSpace Development Management Private Limited

Experion Developers Private Limited

Eldeco Infrastructure & Properties Ltd

Ashiana Housing Private Limited

ASK Investment Property Advisors Private Limited

YES Bank Limited

Motilal Oswal Investments

ReNew Power


O2 Power

Work highlights

  • Advised SBI Cap Ventures – SWAMIH Investment Fund – in connection with last mile funding by Ramprastha Promoters and Developers Private Limited.
  • Advised a client on the acquisition of approx. 700 acres lands at Barmer, Rajasthan for the establishment of a solar power project.
  • Acted as lead counsel for Kotak Realty Fund in structuring the joint venture between the project SPV (Ridgecraft Homes), developer, land owning entities and BPTP Limited.

Phoenix Legal

Phoenix Legal‘s real estate team has experience in advising various participants in the real estate sector, including investors, developers, sellers and lessees. Saket Shukla focusses on strategic advisory work and the sale of commercial assets such as warehousing units. Abhishek Saxena supports Indian manufacturers in moving into new industrial spaces, reviewing, negotiating and finalising leave and license agreements, stamp duty issues and other ancillary documents. Siddharth Hariani handles the financial aspects of real estate deals, counselling investors on their lending to real estate developers across commercial and large-scale residential projects. Hariani also has vast experience in dealing with developers and engineering companies, working on the development, licensing and sale of land. Manjula Chawla‘s practice has a particular emphasis on leasing mandates such as assignments and restructuring deeds.

Practice head(s):

Saket Shukla; Siddharth Hariani; Abhishek Saxena; Manjula Chawla

Key clients

TARC Limited

Intervet India Private Limited

Linamar India Private Limited

Tatva Legal

Tatva Legal regularly supports constructors and developers across a range of mandates such as acquisitions of parcels of land and orchestrating joint development agreements for large-scale mixed development projects. Mumbai-based partner Mahernosh Humranwala handles transactional and dispute resolution matters for developers, while from the Bangalore office, S. Raghu Nandana and Dilip N.K work on real estate development projects and setting up immovable objects for business organisations.

Practice head(s):

Mahernosh Humranwala; S. Raghu Nandana; Dilip N.K

Other key lawyers:

Shailendra Komatreddy; Ashish Anshu


‘The firm has advised me on very critical issues pertaining to real estate deals, wherein a pragmatic approach to resolve the issues has been worked.’

‘Quality of work is impeccable from members of the team.’

‘Shailendra Komatreddy can break down complex matters making it simpler for me and my board members to understand. He is also able to identify key issues while negotiating which is key in obtaining a favorable result. He has been punctual and responded before the timelines expire. Our go-to person for any sticky issue, who advises us after weighing the business as well as legal calls.’

‘Ashish Anshu is a good real estate lawyer, highlighting nuances that are critical to transactions.’

‘I have had a chance to work with other leading law firms but Tatva’s quality of work has been the best.’ 

Key clients

Prestige Group

Kotak Mahindra Investments Limited

HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund – II

Tishman Speyer India Private Limited

Altico Capital India Limited

Silvermoon Constructions Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ashoka Builders in the title due diligence and acquisition of a prime 10-acre parcel of land.
  • Assisted Ramky Estates and Firms in a transaction with Genpact for the development of a 14.37-acre project in Hyderabad.
  • Assisted Avenue Supermarts in setting up D-Mart stores across the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors‘ real estate practice is based in Mumbai and jointly led by Uttam Hathi and Suhail Farooqui, supported by associate Saurabh Gandhi. The team conducts due diligence, title searches, conveyance and transactional work in the context of sales, acquisitions and developments in the residential, retail and hospitality segments.

Practice head(s):

Uttam Hathi; Suhail Faroqui

Other key lawyers:

Saurabh Gandhi

Key clients

Kolte-Patil Developers

Neelam Group

Runwal Realty

BG Shirke Group

Omate Universal

Tata Housing

Lodha Group

Piramal Realty


Inorbit Mall

Goldman Sachs

Supreme Infrastructure India Pvt Ltd

Ashiana Housing Ltd

Neev Group

Schulman International Services BVBA

Godrej Properties Ltd

Economic Laws Practice

Economic Laws Practice offers support to clients in the context of land acquisitions and construction. As head of the real estate practice, Heena Chheda has deep experience in matters relating to tax reforms, acquisitions of land, due diligence, litigation, and the development of commercial and residential property in the state of Maharashtra. With seven offices across India and specialist knowledge in local law, the firm provides comprehensive advice in transactional, regulatory and tax matters in the country.

Practice head(s):

Babu Sivaprakasam; Heena Chheda

Other key lawyers:

Aditya Khadria; Bharat Kumar Jain


‘I have found the team at ELP for Real Estate & Construction to be excellent. Some key strengths are that the team is reliable, well prepared and attuned to my needs as a client.’

‘The team at ELP is well prepared with the contents of the case, makes it a point to thoroughly read and use all the documents and discuss strategy openly with clients.’

‘Heena Chheda is extremely dedicated and sincere in her role and thoroughly prepared for our meetings. She is able to ascertain and judge the overall matter and benefit to me as a client, as compared to just dealing with the smaller picture or immediate concerns.’

‘The turn around time and efficiency of Heena Chheda’s team is also very reliable and timely.’

‘Heena Chheda has also always been extremely ethical and honest in all her dealings with us, which I greatly value.’

‘Heena Chheda is someone that I have always relied upon for legal advice and overall guidance, and she has never let me/us down.’

‘Bharat Kumar Jain, an associate working under Heena Chheda, is also very efficient and experienced in legal matters.’

Key clients

Eskays Land Developers Pvt. Ltd.

Goel Ganga Group

Polycab India Limited (Polycab)

M/s. Relcon Realty Private Limited (Relcon)

Rich Products & Solutions Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Eskays Land Developers on the re-development of land in Matunga, Mumbai.
  • Advised Polycab India on the acquisition of land of approx. 54.3 hectares in Malegaon district from various farmers.
  • Assisted Goel Ganga group in the joint development of land along with Vignesh Landmark.


In addition to its track record in renewable energy, IndusLaw is also equipped to advise clients in a range of other industries on land acquisitions, leasing, title due diligence and change of use issues. The firm’s merger with Anup S Shah Law Firm expanded the scope of the practice, allowing it to assist clients in Mumbai and Hyderabad as well as Bangalore and Chennai. Sunita Rajesh, Vivekanand G and KN Geetha have brought in additional expertise to a team already including Arun Kumar and Deepak Chowdhury. Avikshit Moral was another notable new arrival in the Mumbai office from Juris Corp.

Practice head(s):

Sunitha Rajesh; Vivekanand G; Avikshit Moral

Other key lawyers:

Arun Kumar; Deepak Chowdhury; KN Geetha


‘Approachable, clarity of issues, solution oriented, did not confuse or provide vague answers.’

‘Absolute clarity of thought and good turn around time.’

‘The team has more practical experience.’

‘Individuals have up-to-date knowledge and are open for discussion to understand and explain different points of law.’

‘The team is very approachable under the able leadership of Avikshit Moral.’

‘My experience while dealing in a transaction with the team was very smooth and I am looking forward to work with them again for transactions in the future.’

Key clients

Brigade Group

Adani Green Energy Limited

Embassy Property Developments Private Limited

360 Life Sustainable Luxury Homes LLP

DMI Finance Private Limited

Mahanagar Gas Ltd.

Tamara Leisure Experiences Private Limited

Axis Energy Venture India Pvt. Ltd.

Torrent Power

Vibrant Energy

Think Gas Distribution Private Limited

Sattva Infrastructure India Private Limited

Puravankara Limited

Sattva Group

Rohan Builders

Irfan Razack Family Trust

Welspun Group

Arihant Group

First Energy

Oriano Solar

Mahindra Susten Pvt Ltd

Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company Limited

Decathlon Sports India Pvt Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Lodha Group on launching its qualified institutional placement (QIP) issue to raise approximately Rs 4,000 crore.
  • Supported a joint venture company of Brookfield and Axis Energy Venture India in the acquisition of land in the state of Rajasthan for setting up a solar power plant.
  • Assisted Tamara Leisure Experiences in the completion of its first hotel acquisition in India with a 167-room hotel in Singanallur, Coimbatore from UrbanEdge Hotels.

Juris Corp

Juris Corp deals with a range of real estate mandates, including acquisitions of data centres, advising developers on attaining financing for developments of luxury resorts and supporting asset managers on lending to constructors. Jayesh H, Bindiya Raichura and Namrta Rai lead the practice, which is based across Mumbia and New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Jayesh HBindiya RaichuraNamrta Rai

Key clients

Spenta Corporation Private Limited

Datascape Realty Private Limited (Greenscape Group)

Megaplast India Private Limited

DMI Finance Private Limited

Xander Finance Private Limited

Lotus Logistics and Developers Private Limited

Bhumi Group

Credit Suisse Securities (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Mahanagar Gas Limited

Adani Group

Jupiter Capital

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Work highlights

  • Assisted Jupiter Capital in drafting a title search report for a luxury resort of about 82 parcels of land at Vizhinjam Village, Kerala.
  • Advised DRPL on the sale of its 100% interest in DRPL in favour of Ascendas Property in order to develop and operate a data centre campus on a prime site in Navi Mumbai.
  • Assisted JNPT in the due diligence of mortgaged land.

Kanga & Company Advocates and Solicitors

Kanga & Company Advocates and Solicitors is highly regarded and sought after by corporates and HNWIs for due diligence property title reports. Shailesh Vaidya handles mandates and is supported by Rishiraj Bhatt. The team is based in Mumbai and is equipped to advise its clients on purchases, sales, developments and financing of both residential and commercial property.

Practice head(s):

Shailesh Vaidya; Rishiraj Bhatt

Key clients

Raheja Universal (Pvt) Ltd.

S. D. Corporation

Naman Builders

Mittal Builders

Anchor Group

Phoenix Mills Group

Arkade Developers

Reliance Capital Asset Management Limited

Nish Developers

Work highlights

  • Advising SDC Township and landowners in a high-value redevelopment transaction of prime properties located in Tardeo, South Mumbai.
  • Advising high-net-worth individuals in the purchase of premium residential flats in Mumbai.
  • Advising the promoters of a chemical trading group in a sale transaction of a large land parcel in Goregaon, Mumbai.


LexCounsel has a niche real estate practice, led by Seema Jhingan, Dhruv Manchanda and Alishan Naqvee, who work on acquiring real estate for the expansion and development of educational institutions in India. The team also deals with acquisition and leasing for the purpose of retail stores, and title verifications.

Practice head(s):

Seema Jhingan; Druv Manchanda; Alishan Naqvee

Samvad Partners

Samvad Partners provides legal assistance in real estate transactions involving a range of commercial and residential property. Ekta Bahl is the lead partner, working out of Hyderabad, with experience in advising on leasing, due diligence, sale development and financing within the real estate practice area.

Practice head(s):

Ekta Bahl

Other key lawyers:

Sindhu Sharma

Key clients

Brun Developers (OPC) Private Limited

Crossover Education Trust

Geodesic Techniques Private Limited

JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A



NoBroker Technologies Solutions Private Limited

Ola Group

Rangsons Technologies LLP

RedSeer (Beeroute Research Private Limited)

Wakefit Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised a furniture and furnishings company with respect to the verification of title and leasing of an industrial property located in Tamil Nadu.
  • Advised a real estate developer with respect to the verification of title and acquisition of approx. 60 acres of land in and around Hyderabad.
  • Advised a non-banking financial company on the verification of title and granting of a loan to a real estate developer for the development of approx. eight acres of land in Telangana.

Singhania & Partners LLP

Singhania & Partners LLP has a specialist construction practice, advising on concession agreements, joint development agreements and land title due diligence on various immovable property projects. Key partners such as Vikas Goel, Abhimeet Sinha, Dipak Rao, Shambhu Sharan, Abhishek Kumar and Ravi Singhania are all based in New Delhi and demonstrate the depth of the team.

Practice head(s):

Dipak Rao; Shambhu Sharan; Abhishek Kumar; Ravi Singhania

Other key lawyers:

Vikas Goel; Abhimeet Sinha;

Key clients

Talettutayi Solar Projects Five Pvt. Ltd.

Gujarat Maritime Board

Wind Five Renergy Private Limited

ACME Jodhpur and ACME Rewa

Sembcorp Green Infra Limited

National Highways Authority of India

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Ltd

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd.

Karam Chand Thapar Group

C&C Constructions Ltd.

Punj Lloyd Limited

IJM Corporation Berhad

McNally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd.

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd.

Abhyudaya Housing & Construction Pvt. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Provided a legal opinion to RBL Bank in relation to the transfer of a power of attorney in case of a joint developer agreement (JDA).
  • Engaged by NHAI to scrutinise agreements for the construction and operation of multi-modal logistics parks under a build-operation-transfer model.
  • Provided legal assistance to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India for the construction of India’s first 600MW floating solar power project on Omkareshwar Dam.


SNG & PARTNERS is sought out by lenders, financial institutions and real estate investment managers for assistance in conducting title due diligences across India. New Delhi-based partner Rajesh Narain Gupta is a banking and finance expert who advises on real estate transactions, including township, residential and commercial projects. Munish Upadhyay carries out due diligence exercises and Sadhav Mishra supports clients through real estate regulatory laws. The real estate experience of R.P. Singh and Amit Aggarwal adds further depth to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Rajesh Narain Gupta; Munish Upadhyay; Sadav Mishra; R.P. Singh; Amit Aggarwal

Key clients

ICICI Bank Ltd. & Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.

Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd.

M/S Jindal Realty Ltd.

HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd.

HDFC Bank Ltd

Kotak Mahindra Bank

State Bank of India

Hindustan Infralog Pvt. Ltd.

Phoenix Mills Ltd.

Oaktree Capital

Allcargo Group


SignatureGlobal (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd.

Loon Land Development Pvt. Ltd.

Kotak Reality Fund- SS Group

Eldeco Hospitality Ltd.

DMI Finance Pvt. Ltd.- Panchsheel Group

BlackRock Asia-Pacific Private Credit Opp. Fund II (SG) VCC

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)

Work highlights

  • Advised ICICI Bank and Jubilant Life Sciences on conducting extensive due diligence of land measuring 367 acres situated in various locations across India.
  • Advised Indiabulls Housing Finance on conducting extensive due diligence of 60 acres of land situated across India.
  • Advised M/S Jindal Realty on the due diligence of 652.990 acres of land in Haryana.