Jayaprakash Padmanaban

Jayaprakash Padmanaban

Senior Partner

M: +91 97909 76191

Whether it is Real Estate Development & Planning (Residential, Commercial & Industrial) or Infrastructure Project or Government Advisory, Jayaprakash’s vast experience is constantly sought by clients to effectively manoeuvre varied legal concerns. As a partner in the Chennai office, he heads the Real Estate Practice.


In his 20 years of legal career, he has extended unique solutions in a versatile manner to a range of public and private clients. Much of his work involves handling real estate related litigation, carrying out title due diligence and drafting contracts for corporations, PSU’s, Financial Institutions, SEZ developers, real estate developers and individuals.

He also counsels clients on finance, joint ventures, debt restructuring, commercial leasing, environmental compliance and real estate redevelopment. Apart from this, he also deals with the development of townships, SEZ, commercial and industrial establishments liaising with various Government and Regulatory authorities, RERA registration, compliance and dispute resolution. He further indulges in drafting contracts relating to real estate transactions, including construction & engineering contracts, conveyance deeds, agreements relating to sale/lease, build-to-suit, leave and license, mortgage and hypothecation of property.

As part of Government advisory services, he closely interacts with policymakers and provides his expert advice on the legal intricacies surrounding new policies and reforms. As a recognition of his contribution, he has been appointed as an external legal consultant to Tamil Nadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TN RERA), Tamil Nadu Housing Board and Tamil Nadu Housing and Urban Development Department.

His sound working knowledge underpinned by a thorough understanding of legal principles has won him considerable recognition in the real estate industry in Chennai. He regularly conducts workshops, seminars and training programs for students, entrepreneurs, business organisations, confederations and government agencies on legal aspects revolving around the real estate industry. He is also empanelled with various Banks & NBFCs.

While the firm won an award for its ‘corporate and commercial practice’ by the Indian Business Law Journal, he was particularly commended for his ‘professionalism and quality of advice.’


  • B.A. (Law) and B.L. – University of Madras


  • Bar Council of Tamil Nadu


  • Madras Bar Association


  • Recognised as a Band -2 Lawyer by Chambers & Partners in its Asia Pacific Guide 2024.
  • Recommended Lawyers – Legal500 2022 and 2023 Asia Pacific Guide.


    • Webinar on: Application of Section 56 to Leases, May 2020.
    • Webinar on: Implications of Force Majeure on Commercial Leases in the wake of Covid-19, April 2020.


Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Environmental Law


Infrastructure & Transportation
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance