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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Alok Tewari

Alok Tewari

Senior Partner

Expertise

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Foreign Investment
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

WSG in Asia Group
Member
WSG Main Group
Member
Profile
Alok is a Senior Partner in the Firm. He is a member of the Firm's Corporate Practice and also heads the Real Estate desk.

He has extensive experience in representing various Indian and foreign companies, including major real estate developers, funds and construction companies, on issues relating to real estate and construction laws in India. His real estate and construction experience includes advising on various aspects of structuring the transaction, issues related to acquisition of land in India and related documentation.

Alok also regularly advises on issues pertaining to 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 several transactions within India.

He has also advised various companies in setting up their units in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and under the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) scheme.

Alok regularly advises leading international retail companies in their cash and carry operations in India and has assisted major retail brands to set up their Indian operations. He also advises on issues relating to setting-up of retail outlets based on self-owned, self-operated and/or franchisee model.

Alok has advised various multinational banks and other financial institutions relating to their business entry strategies into India, preparation of general guidelines regarding "Do's & Don'ts while carrying on business in India", drafting and vetting of agreements including loan agreements, vendor agreements, service agreements, business association agreements, etc.

He also regularly advised on issues pertaining to business formation, company laws, exchange control & foreign investment laws and employment laws.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar in 1999.

Member
Delhi Bar Association.

Education

LL.B, University of Delhi.
B.Sc. University of Delhi.
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial | Foreign Investment | Joint Ventures | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate & Construction

Articles

Indo-Japanese Business Corridor- Foreign Entities Acquiring Real Estate in India
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, July 2020

Overview - The article lays forth the framework of laws concerning acquisition of real estate in India. The Constitution of India has empowered both Union Government (as known as the Central Government) as well as the State Governments to legislate laws dealing with various facets of immoveable property in India...

The Third Gender and Transforming the Workplace - A Brief Note on the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and its Impact on the Indian Corporate/Workplace Scenario
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

The golden thread passing through the equality scheme[1] of the Indian constitution is “enjoyment of life by all citizens and an equal opportunity to grow as human beings irrespective of their race, caste, religion, community, social status and gender”.One of the basic tenets of the equality scheme lies in the recognition and acknowledgment of the “right of choice and self-determination”...

Title Insurance in India: An Opportunity Awaits
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, September 2017

Under RERA, the promoter of a real estate project is obliged to obtain the requisite insurance policies required to secure the development of project and insurances as may be notified by the government. The lack of transparency and uniformity in the Indian real estate market has done little to entice insurance companies from tapping into lucrative land deals and developing insurance products for the real estate sector...

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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