Projects & Infrastructure

Overview

Kochhar & Co. has increasingly carved a niche for itself in the projects and infrastructure space. We owe our growth and positioning to our representation of infrastructure conglomerates, project developers, EPC contractors, private equity and credit funds, project lenders and multilateral institutions financing infrastructure projects in India. As a result of our diverse clientele, our cutting-edge expertise extends to an array of sectors including airports, ports, roads, telecom, power, energy, oil and gas, natural gas, water, renewable and non-renewable energy and PPP.

The Firm’s Infrastructure Practice Group:

• has four (4) internally differentiated practice areas: (i) commercial contracts including EPC, (ii) project financing and (iii) M&A (iv) disputes in Infrastructure;

• offers a wide array of regulatory assistance, advisory services and transactional support;

• focuses on providing innovative solutions in project development and financing;

• advises industry stakeholders across the spectrum and lifecycle of infrastructure projects including sponsors, consortium partners, investors, concessioning authorities, lenders and contractors;

• advises large domestic infrastructure players and multinational entities on their investments in India;

• advises foreign investors in Indian infrastructure on local risks, contract negotiation and taxation;

• invests in high quality training of our lawyers giving them a strong foundation with an emphasis on understanding the infrastructure sector in a holistic and substantive way.

Focus Areas

Renewable Energy
Roads
Water
Ports
Airports
Telecom
Energy
Oil & Gas
Urban Infrastructure
Development Projects
Environment Law

Key Practice Differentiators

  • Deep understanding of regulation and licensing in Infrastructure and its sub-sectors.
  • Expertise in drafting and negotiating complex commercial and financial transactions and contracts, providing clear and technically sound advice throughout the lifecycle of the relevant project.
  • Strong focus on delivering results through structuring and pragmatic, solution orientated approach in high-stakes Infrastructure and projects financing work.
  • Several team members with decades of in-house experience/positions in senior management or as general counsels with various infrastructure companies, private equity funds and Indian corporate houses.
  • Encourages secondments to companies in the infrastructure sector.
  • Team members with multi-jurisdictional qualifications in the US, UK, Singapore & UAE, in addition to India.
  • A strong focus on appreciation of commercial risks, compliance and attention to detail in deal structuring.
  • Synergistic tax and litigation expertise to provide holistic advice in infrastructure.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Leading Firm for Project Infrastructure & Energy by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016-2021) & Top-Tier Firm 2018, 2019
    Legal 500
  • Chambers Asia Pacific Ranked Firm for Project Infrastructure & Energy (2015-2021)
    Chambers & Partners
  • IFLR 1000 Ranked Firm (2018-2021) for Project Development (Infrastructure)
    IFLR 1000
  • IFLR 1000 Ranked Firm (2015-2021) for Project Development (Oil & Gas)
    IFLR 1000
  • Manish Dembla has been recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016, 2017
    Legal 500
  • Raheel Kohli has been recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
    Legal 500
  • Avichal Prasad has been recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, 2018 and Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
    Legal 500
Key Contacts

Pradeep Ratnam

Parul Verma

Avichal Prasad

Manish Dembla

R. Ravichandran

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