Wind Energy

We assist entities of varying sizes in the wind-energy domain with the legal aspects of their business.

The energy practice of the firm is primarily in the wind energy area and the team has worked on several GW of Wind power projects, for over 16 years. The renewable energy law practice of the firm is a cross functional team includes lawyers from our energy, corporate commercial, regulatory, infrastructure, real estate, dispute resolution and tax practices. 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.

Many of the OEMs, independent power producers in the wind energy industry and even the Indian Wind Turbines Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) are represented by the firm in all aspects of their business including project funding, turnkey (EPC) contracting, large scale land acquisition and dispute resolution.
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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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