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Bansari Samant

Bansari Samant

Senior Associate

Bansari Samant

Senior Associate

Bansari is a Senior Associate based in the London office of Khaitan Legal Associates. Bansari specialises in and is an expert on real estate matters, debt transactions, employment laws, data protection laws and estate and succession planning.

Bansari has over a decade of experience in advising clients in diverse property matters and is highly skilled at tailoring the solutions she offers to their stated and unstated objectives. Her areas of expertise deeply complement each other, and her sound knowledge of real estate transactions bolsters her advice on debt transactions, security creation and estate planning & succession.

Bansari’s clients recognize her deep expertise across commercial, retail, industrial and residential real estate and property transactions. She has advised, real estate funds, multi-national companies, lenders, borrowers, retailers, institutional and non-institutional real estate investors, developers and operators across the business arena on complex and structured real estate transactions and also security creation of commercial & residential properties.

As part of the Banking & Project Finance practice of Khaitan Legal Associates, Bansari advises banks and financial institutions on project finance, acquisition finance, real estate financing, security creation, title investigation of properties, enforcement of security and other measures for protection of their interests.

With complex land laws in India operating both at central and state level, Bansari has developed a deep understanding of matters relating to acquisition of land for development of commercial and residential projects, sale and purchase of commercial and residential premises, acquisition of land for integrated townships, industrial parks, leasing or acquisitions of land belonging to government bodies. Combining this understanding with a detail-oriented approach and fine commercial insight, Bansari can provide her clients excellent service and pragmatic solutions.

In addition, Bansari advices on a full range of employment issues, from contracts and day-to-day employee relations advisory matters to the most complex restrictive covenant disputes.

She also regularly advises both domestic and international private clients on succession and estate planning matters such as wills, trusts, gift and family arrangements.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Real Estate
  • Private Client & Succession Planning
  • Banking & Project Finance

Representative Matters

Real Estate Matters:

  • Advised a developer in acquiring 900 acres of agricultural land in Pune for developing a residential township project.
  • Advised a multinational banking and financial services company on the sale of their prime property valued at approx. Rs 300 crore in Mumbai through an auction process.
  • Advised the acquisition of a tenanted heritage building in the commercial hub of Mumbai.
  • Advised a real estate fund on its direct investment of INR 110 Crores in a prestigious residential project developed in Kolkatta by a renowned construction conglomerate.

Banking and Project Finance Matters:

  • Conducted title investigation of properties proposed to be mortgaged and advised various banks and housing finance companies on creation of security against financial facilities proposed to be disbursed by them.
  • Advised a public sector bank in relation to a term loan facility extended to various Special Purpose Vehicle under an obligor and co-obligor structure for setting up logistics projects in different parts of India. The deal value was INR 250 Crores.

Employment Law Matters:

  • Advised a UK based penetration testing and ethical hacking training company with presence in India in drafting its employee handbook for different locations.
  • Advised a US based virtual kitchens company setting up a presence in India on various aspects of employment and labour law including drafting India specific POSH policy and employee handbook.
  • Advised international and Indian clients on their rights and liabilities vis-à-vis their respective employees under confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-compete provisions in the employment contracts.

Professional Appointments and Activities

  • Member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa (2009)

Qualifications

  • BLS- LLB (2009), Government Law College, University of Mumbai
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