Chander is a civil and commercial solicitor, and the Principal and Founder of Valens Solicitors.
Chander has significant experience in acting for businesses, individuals, and professional appointers, including liquidators, administrators, and trustees across a range of legal disciplines.
During his legal career, Chander has worked at a number of leading city and International firms, including Linklaters, Herbert Smith and Theodore Goddard (now Addleshaw Goddard). After qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, Chander worked for a well-known commercial law firm in the West End of London, before founding Valens in 2009. A decade later, Valens has flourished into a full-service law firm based in the heart of London with seven different legal departments.
Chander has developed in-depth expertise in both contentious and non-contentious legal disciplines. This has enabled him to provide clients with a more rounded and risk-based approach, particularly in transactional work (including the sale and acquisitions of businesses and shareholdings); commercial and corporate finance; and litigation especially relating to assets and property. Particular areas of specialism include legal aspects involving secured corporate and commercial lending, where Chander regularly acts for lenders and borrowers in transactions, recovery proceedings, and in an advisory capacity. Chander also undertakes advocacy in the High Court, County Court, and in insolvency cases.
Chander now heads up the Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, and Commercial Property departments at Valens.
Chander is a highly approachable solicitor, incredibly conscientious, and creates powerful partnerships with clients. He is extremely good at what he does and meticulous in his work, paying very close attention to detail. He has an uncanny ability to clinically dissect complex legal issues and adopts a creative and passionate approach to all his work.
Chander holds a Masters in Law (LLM) degree in Business Law from De Montfort University.
Outside of the office, Chander enjoys rowing, writing, and spending time with his family.
Chander has shown on more than one occasion his ability to deliver for me on tricky situations.
I instructed Chander to assist one of my clients are very short notice with a tight deadline. I was extremely impressed that the paperwork was completed well within the deadline, at a high standard and at a reasonable cost. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chander in the future.
Chander provided an efficient service with a high level of professionalism. His advice and advocacy lead to a speedy, totally successful conclusion.
Chander is highly experienced in the legal arena and an expert in his field. I was extremely satisfied from the service we received and it’s been a pleasure working with him. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Valens Solicitors to anyone searching for expert advice.
Chander was extremely professional and helpful when I approached him for his services. His positive outlook on situations and how successful resolutions can be achieved using his expert knowledge really puts him at the top of his profession.
After finding the home of our dreams, we enlisted Valens Solicitors to help finalise the process and
work with us to ensure a smooth buying experience.
Chander and his wonderful team at Valens was extremely helpful and walked us through the process
every step of the way.
We were kept in the loop with all queries and information required. As first time buyers, we were
new to the experience and an experience is what it was! Chander and his team were always there
guiding and supporting us.
I would not hesitate to recommend Valens Solicitors to everyone and anyone I know. They were
professional, attentive, trustworthy, hardworking and made everything all the more easier.
Thank you Chander and the whole Valens team. You helped make our dreams come true.
From the moment we first discussed the transaction until everything was complete you acted in a truly professional and timely manner, and I also felt the fees were very fair. I am grateful for all the advice I received and felt it was all given in my best interests.