Real Estate

Real Estate is the second largest employer in India after agriculture, with the sector charting rapid but volatile growth even as the domestic economy forges ahead. Volatility and an evolving legal and regulatory regime requires developers, financiers, institutions and investors to deploy innovative strategies to cope with the challenges they face – strategies that respond to their immediate needs as well as their long term commercial goals.

The Real Estate team at DSK Legal, comprises of lawyers with decades of experience in all aspects of property law including real estate acquisition for the purposes of residential / commercial development, SEZs, townships, hospitality, affordable housing, healthcare, education, information technology / industrial parks, etc., investments / financing in the real estate sector, REITs and dispute resolution services. We act for Indian and international developers, property owners, government entities / agencies, corporate houses, warehousing and logistics companies, hotel operators, educational institutions, offshore and domestic funds / lenders, investors, contractors, financial institutions, landlords and tenants. Our strength lies in our in-depth understanding of the local legal and regulatory environment which, when coupled with the delivery of our advice, enables us to provide cost-effective, practical and commercial advice, whilst ensuring legal compliance.

The experience of the team extends not only to traditional real estate but also to its practice of modern day commercial real estate. Our firm has won the trust of its clients by offering end-to-end innovative and solution-based advice within an established timeframe.

  • The traditional form of legal services for real estate involves two sectors viz: rural real estate and urban real estate, and typically, traditional legal services for real estate involves transactions in connection with buying, selling, leasing and developing property.
  • Modern legal services for commercial real estate involves all aspects of debt and equity participation in real estate-related transactions in both domestic and international markets including through private equity investments, foreign investments, debt or mezzanine funding, stake sale in high yield rent generating assets and real estate investment trusts, among others. Our real estate lawyers are experienced in advising on the full life-cycle of corporate real estate structures, from the initial choice of structure, tax optimisation, creation of the vehicle, funding, the acquisition and asset or project management through to exit strategy.

In addition to the above, the team also provides dispute resolution services, which includes regional and multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution and associated legal services. Whether our clients are desirous of acquiring or disposing of real estate, making investments or providing debt funding, raising capital or any other form of funding, creating a tax efficient investment vehicle, implementing a development project or asserting their rights before a court of law, DSK Legal works side by side with the client’s in-house team to ensure that the organization’s reputation and commercial goals are protected. Where a foreign entity is involved with a domestic business, the team also works closely with international law firms or consulting firms to provide a single point of contact with the client.

DSK Legal also provides legal advice on issues relating to Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Infrastructure & Project Finance, IT & Intellectual Property, Litigation & Arbitration, Media & Entertainment, Shipping and Tax and Transaction Support.