PEOPLE

Sushant Shetty

Practice Head
Mumbai

M: +91 98201 12748
E: sushant.shetty@foxmandal.in

Sushant Shetty from the Mumbai office is the Practice Head – Real Estate & Infrastructure Practice for the Western India region with particularly strong expertise in due diligence, investment, and acquisitions in real property including renewables projects and data center advisory. He was awarded the International Bar Association’s Annual Scholarship in 2012 and also serves as the Newsletter Editor of the International Bar Association’s Real Estate Section. He regularly speaks at international conferences and contributes insightful articles in leading national as well as international publications. His pro-active disposition as well as extraordinary legal and business acumen has made him an asset for the firm.

EXPERTISE

Sushant practices primarily in the area of real estate and construction law including transactions pertaining to acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties. He is familiar with all stages of the real estate development process including construction agreements, loan documents, and performing real estate due diligence. He is experienced in landlord-tenant as well as social matters. He also advises on the procedural aspects of stamp duty and registration of real estate documentation.

Sushant also handles general corporate matters dealing with capital structure, conventional financing, contracts, and entity formation including simple and complex structures involving joint ventures, corporations, partnerships, and trusts. He works closely with the agricultural sector. His clients include property owners, property funds, multinational corporations, property developers, local and international investors, statutory boards, banks and financial institutions.

EDUCATION

  • BLS/ LLB, Government Law College, 2009

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

  • Lacunae in SEBI’s proposed REIT regulation in India’ – January, 2015 – IBA’s Asia Pacific Regional Forum Newsletter 
  • Coasting Along The Waters Of Fate: An Analysis Of The Supreme Court View’ – November 2019 – IBA’s Asia Pacific Regional Forum Newsletter 
  • E(law)vating Your Thoughts’ – August, 2020 – Elevator World (India edition), the premier journal for the international building transportation industry 
  • ‘Careers in Law’ detailing a career in law – the courses, institutions, co-curricular activities, and actual practice in the Education Reckoner – 2017.
  • Regular columnist for legal advice with respect to property and co-operative society laws in leading erstwhile daily newspaper DNA and publishing articles of interest.

CONFERENCES

  • Awarded the International Bar Association Scholarship, 2012 for research paper titled ‘Structuring Real Deals: Aiming for “True Value” in Real Estate Transactions’ attended its Annual Conferences held 
    • in Dublin
    • Ireland in 2012
    • Boston, USA in 2013
    • Rome, Italy in 2018
    • Seoul, South Korea in 2019
    • Its 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference in Dubai, UAE.

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Speaker at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea in September 2019 on the topic ‘Saving the ‘Seoul’ of the city – the rebirth of downtown’ highlighting the challenges of development of heritage properties in Mumbai.
  • Speaker at the International Bar Association’s webinar on the topic ‘Force majeure and real estate contracts – a comparative jurisdiction analysis of Covid-19’ held on May 26, 2020.
  • Speaking at leading private sector banks on ‘Drafting of Wills & Succession Laws’ for their HNI and senior citizen clientele.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate

Infrastructure & Energy

SECTORS

Data Center and IT/ ITeS

Industrial Unit, Park and SEZ

Warehousing & Logistics

Manufacturing

Renewable Energy

Residential, Commercial & Township Development

Agriculture & Forestry

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