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4 – Day Special Lecture Series on The Legal Regime Governing Real Estate Laws in India

The Centre for Research and Studies in Land, Mining and Real Estate Laws, WBNUJS organized a 4-Day Special Lecture Series on The Legal Regime Governing Real Estate Laws in India held from 13th to 16th November, 2022, under the aegis of Dr. M.P. Chengappa (Ass. Prof. Law, WBNUJS). The inaugural session was chaperoned by Patron in Chief Hon’ble Prof. (Dr.) Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti (Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, WBNUJS). The Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour for the series were Shri Gautam Chatterjee, IAS (Former Chairperson, Maharashtra RERA) and Dr. Ashok R. Patil (Professor of Law, NLSIU, Chair of Consumer Law and Practice, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India) respectively.
The succeeding lectures on the first day included the likes of Adv. Shirish V. Deshpande (Chairman, Mumbai Grahak Panchayat), Adv. Pooja Joshi (Practitioner, National & State, Consumer Disputes Commission), Adv. Akshat Bajpai (Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court). The lecture on the second day was delivered by Mr. Ajar Rab (Partner, Rab & Rab Associates). Ms. Poornima Singh (Advocate, Supreme Court of India), Ms. Mahamaya Chatterjee (Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court), Mr. Piyush Mishra (Partner at L&L Partners), graced us with their presence for delivering the lectures on the third day.
The last day was scheduled for a panel discussion by noted practitioners including Mr. Prajata Kishore Chakrabutty (Senior Associate, Fox & Mandal), Adv. Jasleen Kaur (Lawyer, Smriti Legal LLP), Mr. Adeeb Naqvi (Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court), Ms. Sanskriti Agarwal (Judicial Law Clerk, Supreme Court), under the moderation of Mr. Abhiroop Mukherjee (Senior Assistant General Counsel at ITC Limited). The valedictory session was addressed by noted Real Estate developer Shri Ashok Saraf, Executive Committee Member, CREDAI Bengal and Chairman, Sugam Group.
The topics of discussion in the lectures were RERA and the Future ahead, RERA and Consumer Rights, Conciliation and Mediation in Real Estate Disputes, Legal Roadblocks while implementing RERA, Supreme Court Decisions concerning Real Estate Laws, The interplay of IBC and RERA, and the Intersection of ADR and Real Estate Laws. The sessions saw widespread participation and active engagement stirring pertinent conversations around the legislation.

A brief summary of the discussions that followed is as below: