Hydro Power

Our specialists enable hydro power sector operatives meet the legal challenges through integrated solutions.

India is blessed with immense amount of hydro-electric potential and ranks fifth in terms of exploitable hydro-potential on global scenario. However, the sector operatives regularly encounter challenges raging from complex planning procedures, prolonged land acquisition and resettlement, a lack of enabling infrastructure including transmission, insufficient market scope and the availability of long-term financing. Nevertheless, private partnership, government facilitation including actively monitoring and fast-tracking priority schemes, have reinforced confidence.

The firm has a cross functional team which includes lawyers from our energy, corporate commercial, regulatory, infrastructure, real estate, dispute resolution and tax practices. The team has a broad skillset working and having worked closely with all types of stakeholders, including independent power producers, start-ups, EPC contractors, original equipment manufacturers, state utilities, banks and financial institutions, other consultants etc. Therefore, the team has an in-depth understanding of the pitfalls and risks involved in negotiating project contracts, developing it, commercially operationalising it and setting up a long-term operation and maintenance system.
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  • Ranked by Legal500 for Projects & Energy Practice in 2021.
  • Honourable mention as INDIA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018 by Asian mena Counsel Firms of the Year for Energy & Natural Resources Practice.
The services we render, inter alia, include:
  • Identifying and mitigating potential risks in financing projects and rendering advise on adopting appropriate measures to establish structures of funding to draw investments and mitigate exposure
  • Assistance with real estate issues in the sector, advice on NA conversion, land ceiling exemptions, due diligence on land and land related approvals, wind farm
    structuring
  • Project structuring, due diligence on projects
  • Assistance in procuring technical approvals and intellectual property / technology
  • Drafting and vetting power purchase agreements with state utilities on behalf of IPP, private power supply arrangements, captive and group captive arrangements, open access arrangements, accessing government subsidies and incentives, registration of projects for availing GBI, REC and carbon credits, supply, erection and commissioning agreements, arrangements for evacuation of power and shared infrastructure, operation and maintenance agreements, descoping agreements for power projects post the term of operation and maintenance engagements
  • Advice on project and equipment finance in Indian and Foreign currency
  • Drafting EPC, manufacturing and installation agreements, energy purchase agreements, bidding documentation, turnkey project implementation documentation, funding arrangements, customer documentation
  • Strategizing litigations and alternate dispute resolution proceedings, representing and litigating before the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, National Green Tribunal, Hon’ble High Courts, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India etc.
  • Technology protection and IP licensing
  • Tax Planning
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