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Alok Tewari

Senior Partner

LOCATION
New Delhi
EMAIL
alok.tewari@kochhar.com
PHONE
+91 11 4111 5222

Profile

Alok is Senior Partner and Head of the Firm’s Real Estate practice. He is also a key member of the Corporate Practice group.

Over the last 21 years Alok has extensively advised and represented numerous Indian and foreign companies, including major real estate developers, funds and construction companies, on a wide spectrum of issues relating to Real Estate and Construction laws in India. He also regularly advises clients on foreign direct investment (FDI) issues, acquisition and sale of commercial/industrial real estate, government incentives, sale and leaseback transactions, all aspects of commercial leasing, land zoning issues, joint development agreements, etc.

Alok’s practice includes advising clients in the IT & ITeS, manufacturing, warehousing, retail, banking, education, hospitality and construction sectors. He is actively involved in setting up of data centres and in this regard advises on data centre policies and incentives offered by various states, drafting and negotiating transactional documents, assisting in availing stamp duty exemption, etc.

Alok also advises clients on mergers & acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures (both entry and exit), foreign collaborations, technology transfers, asset sales (slump sales), etc. and has been the lead attorney in successfully representing several Indian and foreign companies in multiple transactions within India. He also regularly advises on issues pertaining to business formation, company laws, exchange control & foreign investment laws, employment laws, and data privacy.

Expertise

Real Estate & Construction
Corporate/M&A
Private Clients, Trusts & Estate Planning
Education
Life Sciences
Manufacturing

Publications

Awards & Recognitions

Recognised among India’s ’Top 100 Lawyers’ by FORBES Legal Powerlist 2020; felicitated for expertise in Real Estate & Construction
Named in the Hall of Fame for Real Estate & Construction by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
Band 1 lawyer since 2015 for Real Estate by Chambers & Partners

Education

  • LL.B, Campus Law Center, University of Delhi
  • B.Sc, University of Delhi

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Delhi

Select Experience Statement

  • Land acquisition of more than INR 1500 crores for one of the largest technology companies of India, for setting data centres and R&D centres across India.
  • Assisted one of our clients in acquiring more than 40 acres of land for setting up a manufacturing unit in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Closed real estate transactions of more than 1.5 million sq. ft of commercial real estate for our IT & ITeS based clients across India.
  • Sale and lease back of approximately 40 acres of land in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Advised one of the large technology companies in setting up their R&D centre in national capital region (NCR) with estimated value of the project being around INR 2500 crores. The matter involved liasoning with the Government to get the necessary exemptions and rebates.

Industry Presence

  • Speaker at webinar on Work from Home / Remote Working - Legal Issues & Challenges, organised by The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), June 2020.

Contact Details

  • 11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola, Jasola District Center,
    New Delhi 110025 (India)
  • +91 11 4111 5222, 4312 9300
  • +91 11 4056 3813
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