Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected team with extensive experience advising on complex oil and gas and power transactions, as well as road transport developments. Regularly assists with concession and joint venture agreements, as well as bids for projects. Also respected for project finance advice across the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Strengths Clients praise the team's cutting-edge practice, noting: "Overall we have been satisfied indeed. They are very much on the ball and have been delivering high-quality results."

Another client adds: "The firm's client service is exceedingly good and they have performed well within the stipulated timeframe. They don't only look into the legal aspects but also actively provide their input on the commercial aspects."

Work highlights Acted for Abertis Infraestructuras on the acquisition of Jadcherla Expressways and Trichy Tollway from Macquarie Group.

Assisted DEG with the USD37 million financing of a 110 MW wind power project being developed by Renew Wind Energy (Sipla).

Notable practitioners

Jatin Aneja remains highly valued for his expertise in project development and energy acquisitions. He advised Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation on the USD1.2 billion acquisition of an 80% stake in the Krishna-Godavari offshore basin gas block.

V R Neelakantan wins plaudits for his activity on a wide range of oil and gas transactions. A client says: "He's an extraordinary lawyer with excellent knowledge of infrastructure mandates. We have benefited a lot from his expertise which he sometimes provides at very short notice."