General Legal Support, including Real Estate

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We provide a wide range of services in the General Legal and Support stream. The assignments, described below, are representative of the work we have done.

Real Estate

Our services to clients in real estate and property matters, both litigation and non-litigation, are comprehensive. Below are some samples of our recent work in this area:

  • Purchase of land by clients, a floriculture exporter and a dairy farming and horticultural project, including special permission from the Government for company ownership of agricultural land Facilitation of suburban residential project promoted by client, services include

  • Facilitation of suburban residential project promoted by client, services include:

    • Advice on urban planning and zoning issues

    • Conversion of agricultural land to residential use

    • Updating and consolidation of revenue records

  • Purchase/sale of homes and apartments by families and individuals

    • Preparation of agreements and conveyancing

  • Assisting corporate clients with large commercial lease transactions

  • Representing client, a real estate developer, in court challenge to cancellation of sanctioned construction plan by local authority

  • Lawsuit for specific performance of agreement for sale of land, including temporary injunctive relief

Litigation and Representation

We represent clients in various legal proceedings, both in courts and before special agencies and tribunals such as the Consumer Forums, Environmental Tribunals (State and National) and the Electricity Regulatory Commission.

  • Corporate compliance and litigation – winding up, amalgamation and demerger

  • Litigation in tax and employment law

  • Constitutional law cases under writ jurisdiction

  • Recovery actions for clients’ receivables

    • Clients, domestic and overseas companies, in different sectors such as healthcare and apparels

  • Representing client, a transnational brand, in proceedings under the Packaged Commodities Rules

  • Representing product vendors, which are national/international brands, in consumer actions

  • Defending actions in Debt Recovery Tribunal/Appellate Tribunal in lawsuits by banks and financial institutions

  • Representing client, a large public utility before the Electricity Regulatory Commission

  • Assist clients in proceedings under environmental legislation and representing client, a not-for-profit association, before the State Environment Appellate Authority

  • Consumer cases to enforce insurance claims wrongly repudiated by providers


Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), an emerging tool in business litigation, is also a practice area of VHVK Law.  Arbitration is an increasingly common feature in commercial agreements, in particular those involving complex, high-value transactions and relationships.  VHVK Law represents institutional and corporate clients in major arbitrations.

    • VHVK Law represents a large water supply utility in arbitration proceedings with vendors for turnkey projects. The disputes relate to delays in implementation, cost escalation, and applicability of interest charges.

    • Another important engagement is by a large IT client in arbitration against a customer for breach of contract and recovery of damages. The customer of our client has set up counterclaims and the dispute is contentious.

General Legal

The services of VHVK Law in the general category, some of which are listed below, are broad. They reflect the range of expertise the Firm has developed and the attention that each engagement receives from the partners and associates.

  • Assisting a global leader in secure electronic payment solutions with employment contracts and labour-law issues

  • Setting up an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) for a closely-held technology company and creating a Trust to administer the Plan

  • Assisting client, a pharmaceutical company, in dealing with claims of copyright infringement

  • Providing professional services to a charitable trust to revise the constituent document to reflect emerging needs and completing legal procedures