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Gaurav Chatterjee

Partner

LOCATION
Chennai
EMAIL
gauravchatterjee@chennai.kochhar.com
PHONE
+91 44 4040 5222

Profile

Gaurav Chatterjee is a Partner in the Chennai office of the Firm. His areas of expertise include Corporate commercial advisory, Real Estate, Litigation and Arbitration.   

During his 15 years career as a seasoned litigator, Gaurav has represented numerous domestic companies, financial institutions including foreign and Indian banks, NBFCs and insurance companies, IT& ITES, Real estate and infrastructure developers, diverse manufacturing companies before the Madras High Court, City Court, Criminal Courts, Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT)and the NCLT. Gaurav has also represented clients in the services and media sectors.  

Gaurav is also a member of the Firm’s pan-Indian White Collar Crime practice group and has been involved in representing multinational clients on matters concerning corporate frauds, money laundering, criminal breach of trust etc.  

As part of the corporate advisory practice, Gaurav has represented both target companies and investors on strategic or Private Equity investments across industry verticals.  He has advised such clients on structuring and negotiation of both inbound and outbound investments as well as legal due diligence. Gaurav routinely advises clients and project developers on Real Estate laws including foreign investment in real estate and related issues, due diligence, advisory on construction and ancillary agreements, lease/leave and license agreements etc. 

Expertise

Corporate/M&A
Dispute Resolution
Real Estate & Construction
White Collar Crime
Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets

Education

  • LL.B, University of Bangalore
  • B. Com, University of Madras

Memberships

  • Tamil Nadu High Court Bar Association
  • DRT & DRAT Bar Association, Chennai

Select Experience Statement

  • Regularly advises and represents leading financial & investment service providers in India, before High Courts, NCLT and arbitral proceedings.
  • Advised a leading NBFC Company in Chennai, in availing a Credit Facility Commercial loan for about $15 million from WorldBusiness Capital, Inc. (WBC), which is guaranteed by United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), America’s development bank.
  • Advised a real estate group, in the amalgamation between its various entities and its holding company under Section 233 of the Companies Act, 2013.
  • Advised a hotel arm of India's leading hospitality company, for the sale of one of its properties in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Advised a renowned kitchen appliances company in Chennai, for the transfer of the Company’s business division situated at Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh on a Slump Sale basis.
  • Advised and represented an Insolvency Resolution Professional (IRP) for a Company under CIRP, wherein the Company has exposure over 400 Cores

Industry Presence

  • Conducted Masterclass : Insights on Commercial Contracts - Reading, Writing and Negotiating, 2020
  • Speaker on Developing Framework of Labour Legislation in India, April 2020
  • Speaker at a webinar on Reverberations of COVID-19 organized, November, 2019.

Contact Details

  • Suite 305, Delta Wing, 3rd floor, ‘Raheja Towers’, #177, Anna Salai, Chennai-600002, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • +91 44 4040 5222
  • +91 44 2860 7588
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