Chirag Rao

Chirag Rao:


Chirag is a solicitor in the Real Estate team, with a broad range of experience including property development, investment, refinancing and landlord and tenant work.

He has experience in the retail and leisure sector advising on acquisitions, disposals and general portfolio management.

Chirag also co-heads the Howard Kennedy India team and regularly acts for Indian companies and high net worth individuals.

Chirag was born in Pune and regularly travels to India to see his family. When visiting India he meets with clients and contacts and works to develop the firm's profile. Over the years he has built up a wealth of key contacts and connections in India and the UK.

The growth of the Indian company and Indian businesses over the world has meant that Chirag can deal with Indian diaspora not just across India but worldwide.

Chirag speaks Hindi, Marathi,  Konkani and French.


Recent work

  • Advising on sales and purchases of investment properties
  • Acting on a number of acquisitions for development purposes
  • Acting on development finance transactions
  • Advising on the expansion of a hotel portfolio for a number of clients
  • Acting on a number of large corporate transactions
  • Advising various retailers on acquisitions of new stores in major shopping centres, the high street and kiosk units.

Random fact

Chirag loves travelling and his recent adventures saw him come face to face with mountain gorillas in a Ugandan rainforest.