Instructor Profile
Apurva Agarwal

Profile Summary
Apurva runs his firm in the name of Universal Legal. His areas of expertise include Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial, Medical, Intellectual Property and Media. His articles have been published in various newspapers and magazines.

English + Hindi



(a) REAL ESTATE - Advised builders on land acquisitions, sale and purchase of agricultural land, acquisition of warehouses across India, advising real estate funds in the deployment of their funds, acquisition of pre leased properties, advised on acquisition on a wind energy farm, advised on the acquisition of 500 acres of land in Maharashtra for horticultural business, set up a Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme. advised ARCIL on the acquisitions of the NPA’s including real estate from various banks, advised banks and NBFC's on mortgaging of properties and investigated title of various properties, advised various restaurants chains on acquisition of various outlets in various malls.

(b) CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL - Lead Lawyer for investors of their investment in start ups, advised on restructuring and reverse merger of a private limited company to a public listed company, advised a sell out of the promoters of an energy company to a US Based company, advised on demerger of a public listed company into three companies

(c) DISPUTE RESOLUTION - Appointed as the sole arbitrator, advising on RERA, commercial disputes, matters before NCLT, successfully appeared before arbitral tribunals based in Dubai in Oil and Gas Dispute.

(d) SUCCESSION PLANNING - advising HNI’s and promoter groups on their succession and real estate planning.


(a) BOOK: Author of the book entitled “Layman’s Guide to Property Transaction Rights” published by Bhayani Publications.


  • Remove Roadblocks from Real Estate, Projectmonitor, October 31, 2005
  • Why Cheques bounce back Economic Times, August 14, 2005
  • “Townships: The next real estate revolution”, Projectmonitor, June 27, 2005
  • FDI in Real Estate to hit Black Market, Free Press Journal, April 18, 2005
  • Real Estate Fund and its implications, Free Press Journal, April 18, 2005
  • Building Blocks, Corporate Counsel, The Economic Times, October 31, 2004


  • Panelist in a discussion on Succession and Transition Management, The Family Business Tadka to Rotary Club of Rising Stars on October 2, 2020
  • Panelist in a Virtual Conference on Protection of Loan Books During COVID - 19 organized by Universal Legal and Blackcoat on April 28, 2020
  • Conducted a Webinar on Estate and Succession Planning, organized by Finolutions LLP on April 14, 2020
  • Presented a paper on Dispute Resolution Management to Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited on June 20, 2019
  • Paper presented on RERA to Real Estate Management Institute on June 17, 2018
  • Paper presented on Cyber Crime and Cyber Laws during the workshop Cyber Safety Month and the Judiciary, organized by NASSCOM , Mumbai Police at Maharashtra Judicial Academy & Indian Mediation Centre & Training Institute for the Lower Judiciary on January 23, 2013


  • Conducted a course on International Commercial Arbitration for the LLM students at the School of Law, NMIMS
  • Conducted a course on Property Laws for the Undergraduate students at the Rizvi Law College, Mumbai
  • Have been a guest lecturer in various subjects with various law schools

Education / Certifications
  • LLM (Corporate and Commercial Laws), Bond University, Australia
  • BA LLB (Hons), National Law School of India University, Bangalore


"I worked with Apurva on an M&A engagement. He really hand held the client and guided them through a complex transaction. He is an experienced legal advisor whom I would look forward to working with on other transactions." - Brijesh Kukreja

"Apurva has a strong legal background coupled with a flair for making tough concepts easy. He knows the fine art of simplifying legalese for the lay man. He is a very good speaker and imparts relevant and important information tailored to suit the audience." - Maria (Monteiro) Coelho

"I have interacted with Apurva very closely over the past couple of years, both professionally and personally and was charmed by his positive energy. It is pertinent to mention that professionally he always goes that extra mile to deliver the required output while maintaining high standards for quality and accuracy at all points of time. Apurva has an excellent work ethic and possesses great networking and communication skills. His presence always exudes positivity which coupled with his “can do” attitude acts as USPs drawing clientele across the spectrum to him for professional engagements." - Kuldip Ghosh

"Apurva is a level headed and a warm hearted person. He is able to build strong inter personal relationships in a short period and thereafter develop these into deep lasting professional and personal networks. He is more than willing to take on assigned and additional responsibilities and he can always be relied upon to effectively deliver any task undertaken by him. Friendly, informal & accessible - it was fun working with Apurva." - Payal Shah Biswas

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