Kochhar & Co.

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Advises clients on the full range of real estate matters, including high-value financings and sale and leaseback transactions. Present throughout India, and noted for its representation of funds and international corporations. Regularly acts for US-headquartered multinationals on the acquisition and leasing of commercial and industrial property in India.

Strengths"They have a strong RE division and punch well above their weight with the knowledge they have," one client enthuses, further adding: "We use them all over India as they have the right local knowledge as well as the capacity to handle the non-real estate elements of the transaction."

Another interviewee reports: "Overall impression of the firm’s practice is satisfactory. Their strengths are in the prompt response to queries, issues and correspondence, due diligence in matters and meticulous record keeping and documentation."

Work highlights Represented F5 Networks in the lease of various office spaces in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Notable practitioners

Alok Tewari
remains a firm choice for sophisticated property acquirers, especially multinationals expanding into India. "He is an efficient and skilful negotiator with outstanding knowledge of innumerable real estate laws in various parts of India," a client says.

Preetam D'Souza
is called upon by a range of domestic and foreign clients for his handling of real estate acquisitions, related compliance and ensuing litigation. One client describes his client care as "the best," explaining that he is "always available and very service-oriented."