Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Esteemed for expertise in power project development and financing, with a particular strength in renewable power. Also sought after for regulatory and corporate advice relating to power transmission, bid assistance and project acquisition. Acts for an impressive array of Indian developers and international financial entities.

Strengths Clients consider the practice for innovative matters, with one stating: "I have a lot of trust with them and you get sophisticated advice. They have a good understanding of policy and new business models."

Another client praises the team's responsiveness: "They are very, very prompt and they know how to instil confidence, they provide great market insights and can explain things to our company well."

A client says: "They're very good and working with them is an excellent experience. They're our trusted legal advisers in India and they take a pragmatic, practical approach."

Work highlights Advised IFC on a PPP project to develop sewage treatment plants and the associated infrastructure in three cities in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Assisted Sterlite Power Grid Venture with the bid process for the development, construction and operation of power transmission systems in Brazil.

Notable practitioners

Akshay Jaitly is especially valued for his high-level perspective and connections, with one client saying: "He's one of the leading energy lawyers in the country, I really like that he can think very strategically and consider the policy side, he's very innovative." He is best known for his work on project financing mandates.

Neeraj Menon is an up-and-coming lawyer with a focus on wind and solar power mandates. A client says: "He's fantastic and comes up with excellent business solutions. He offers knowledge on the projects side and gets personally involved even on the smallest matters - this gives me a lot of confidence."

Saurabh Bhasin handles project bids and financing relating to renewable power and transport infrastructure. A client remarks: "He's such a professional guy. He's really diligent and whenever we meet a challenge he always finds an answer."