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After having completed 8 successful editions, Lex Witness proudly presents The 9th Annual Virtual Edition of The Real Estate & Construction Legal Summit 2021 scheduled on 5th& 6th FEBRUARY 2021 – LIVE ON YOUR SCREEN.

According to The Indian Brand Equity Foundation, by 2040, real estate market will grow to Rs. 65,000 crores (US$ 9.30 billion) from Rs. 12,000 crores (US$ 1.72 billion) in 2019. Real estate sector in India is expected to reach a market size of US$ 1 trillion by 2030 from US$ 120 billion in 2017 and contribute 13% to the country’s GDP by 2025. Retail, hospitality, and commercial real estate are also growing significantly, providing the much-needed infrastructure for India’s growing needs. Indian real estate increased by 19.5% CAGR from 2017 to 2028.

Office space has been driven mostly by growth in ITeS/IT, BFSI, consulting and manufacturing sectors. During 2019, the office leasing space reached 60.6 msf across eight major cities, registering a growth of 27% y-o-y. In 2019, office sector demand with commercial leasing activity reached 69.4 msf. Co-working space across top seven cities increased to reach 12 sq ft by end of 2019.

According to the data released by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade Policy (DPIIT), construction is the fourth largest sector in terms of FDI inflow. FDI in the sector (includes construction development and construction activities) stood at US$ 42.66 billion from April 2000 to June 2020.

However, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has become a crossroad of change across mankind, the Indian Real Estate and Construction sector has also gone through a sea of changes and today is facing an all-new set of challenges wrt business ambience vis a vis regulatory dynamic.

Under this background, after successfully organizing 8 annual editions, we now foray into The 9th Annual Virtual Edition of The Real Estate & Construction Legal Summit 2021 on 5 th & 6th FEBRUARY 2021.

The virtual summit, which will focus on powerful, well-meaning, and beneficial discussion will focus on the following subjects;


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Executive Director - Legal, Secretarial & Compliance & Group Company Secretary, Dalmia Bharat
CFO, Experion Developers
Associate Partner, Dhir & Dhir Associates
President - Legal, Jaypee Group
Head Legal - Director - Group Services, Anarock Property Consultant
CFO, Puravankara
Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
General Counsel, DLF Cybercity
Partner, RNS Associates
Chief Legal Officer, Mahindra Lifespaces Developers
Head - Real Estate Affairs (Legal), Tata Communications
Head Legal, L&T Realty Division
Senior Partner, Law Senate
Group Executive Vice President Corporate Tax-IDT & Litigation, GMR Airports
Associate Partner, S Jalan & Co.
Group Chief Financial Officer, PropTiger.com, Housing.com & Makaan.com

Financial Institutions, Developers & the Consumers – Who’s the Good, Bad and Ugly?

Monetisation of Real Estate Assets – Advantages & Disadvantages - vis-à-vis the Local Land Laws and the COVID-19 Scenario

The 3 Labour Codes 2020 - Sector Impact & Concern

The Development Control Regulations - Key Changes

Legal Issues affecting PPP Projects during COVID-19

Insolvency Proceedings to Execute RERA Decrees - A Dead End?

Lease Rentals as ‘Operational Debt’ - Key Derivatives

Roles of Third-Party Mortgage under IBC

RERA Courts - A Much Needed Reform?

Provisions Under CPA, RERA and IBC, 2016 - Over Regulated?

CCI’s Recent Raids - Regulatory Extremism?

CCI as a Dynamic Factor in Steel & Cement Pricing Mechanisms

New AIF Investment Committee Regulations - An Overview

Government Reforms for Funding Sector - AIF for Stressed Funds

India’s AIFs - Arbitrability Check

SEBI Regulations for Funding of Stressed Companies – Recent Changes

RBI’s One-Time Restructuring Scheme - Sector Relevance

SWAMIH Scheme - Combating Slowdown

The ARHC Scheme - Lack of Framework?

ECB Funding in Affordable Housing Sector - Realty Check

Alterations in PE & Investment Structures - Restructuring of Debts. Equity and PE Funds

Selective Subvention Schemes - An Overhaul Required?

Revised Regulatory Framework for HFCs

Bidder Eligibility Criteria for EPC Projects - Deep Dive

SEBI Guidelines for Rights Issue of Units by REITs

Holding Period for REITs - Dampener for the Sector?

The Virtual Hearings Format – Is the Indian Market Mature to Accept It?

New Form of Doing Business – Pitfalls and Remedies

Rental Agreements for The Retail Sector - Relooking the Pandemic Times

Doctrine of Frustration and Force Majeure – Applicability wrt Leases and License Agreement

Force Majeure & IBC - Frustrated Crossroads!

Arbitrability of Tenancy Disputes - Views?

Standardization of Agreements, Deeds - Constancy in Courts?

The Draft Model Tenancy Act, 2020 - Key Takeaways

Issues in the Commercial Real Estate with respect to rise in WFH

Framework of Co-Working Spaces - Legal Drawbacks

Need for Standardization of Land Laws Nationally

Stamp Duty cut by the Maharashtra Govt. - Replicable in Other States?

Is the Current Legislation Adequate to Insulate the Customers - What India can learn from their Counterparts - West and Far East

Complete GST Inclusion - Need of the Day?

ITC on Construction Expenses - Exceptions & Debates

Land Title Insurance Law and Policy Framework - A Wish Come True?

Digitization of Land Records - Long Awaited?

M&A Scenarios in Indian RE Sector

Laws wrt Foreign Acquisitions - Need to Relook?

Restrictions on Border Sharing Companies - Valid Enough?

Indo-China Turf - Technological Impact on Indian Construction Business

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