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One of the leading projects practices in India with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in merger & acquisitions, regulatory compliance, project development, project finance and PPP.

Trilegal has a market-leading projects practice encompassing energy, infrastructure and natural resource sectors. We work closely with all market participants, including sponsors and project developers, private equity investors, pension and sovereign wealth funds, governments, banks and financial institutions, contractors, and other consultants. Consequently, we have a deep understanding of the challenges involved in bidding, investment, development, financing, operations, restructuring and exits. Our multi-disciplinary team includes lawyers from our regulatory, construction, financing, real estate, environment, corporate M&A and tax practices.​

Our energy practice covers all key sectors including upstream oil and gas, downstream gas transportation and storage, fuels and lubricants and LNG; mining; and power and electricity, including renewables and nuclear, hydrogen, electric mobility, green hydrogen and storage. Our top-tier practice combines its vast regulatory and disputes expertise with experience in project development and financing to deliver value to clients in both greenfield project development and acquisitions.​

We have deep experience in advising clients on various aspects of investment, financing and development of mining and infrastructure projects and manufacturing facilities. We have also advised on a number of PPP projects, both in India and overseas, in the transportation (road, rail and airports), ports, healthcare, housing, water and sanitation, waste management and other social and urban infrastructure sectors.

We also regularly advise multilateral and export credit agencies, commercial lenders, developers, sponsors and construction companies on various forms of credit facilities, including project and equipment finance denominated both in rupees and foreign currency.

Select Representative Experience/Clients

  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, on proposed USD 100 million investment for setting up a platform with AMP Energy to undertake development of renewable solar/ wind/hybrid power projects in India
  • CDC Group plc, on the proposed investment by CDC in Fourth Partner Energy Pvt Ltd by way of subscription to unlisted non-convertible debentures on a private placement basis. Diligence of a total of 200+ solar power projects in India with an aggregate capacity of about 250MW including 80MW of operational rooftop projects and a 100MW open access solar power project in the state of Uttar Pradesh
  • Macquarie Capital/Green Investment Group, on proposed investments in (i) Enerparc Energy Pvt Ltd; and (ii) Vibrant Energy group, for setting up of solar projects across the country
  • IFC and the:
    • Government of Fiji, in respect of the project relating to upgradation, development, operation and maintenance of Lautoka and Ba Hospitals in Fiji and in relation to developing an affordable housing project on a PPP basis
    • Government of Sri Lanka, in developing the first-ever large scale solar and wind projects
    • Government of Madhya Pradesh, in developing the 750 MW Rewa solar park project and three solar power parks of 1,500 MW
    • National Mission on Clean Ganga, State Governments and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), on development of waste-water treatment facilities with private sector participation in the cities of Matura-Vrindavan, Varanasi and Haridwar to support rejuvenation of Ganga under the “Namami Gange” PPP programme – one of the world’s largest integrated river restoration programmes
  • Consortium of export credit agencies, international banks and multilateral agencies, on the Indian law aspects of the transaction in relation to a financing of up to USD 16 billion to be availed by subsidiaries of ONGC Videsh Ltd, Oil India Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, for the purpose of development and production of gas from the Area 1 block situated in the Republic of Mozambique
  • Total S.A, on a joint venture with Adani Group, a large Indian conglomerate, to undertake LNG, LPG and city gas distribution business on a pan-India basis
  • ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Ltd (AMNSI), on bidding for iron ore mines and mining services agreements for development, operations and maintenance of iron ore mines in Odisha
  • Virgin Hyperloop, on regulatory framework to set up a pilot hyperloop system in India based on the swiss challenge mode of procurement, and on their MoUs and framework agreements with various state governments in India
  • NLMK Group, on tender documentation for appointment of a project management consultant for a greenfield production facility and sub-lease of land owned by MIDC for a greenfield steel production facility
  • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, on joint venture with ROADIS to bid for 10 road projects to be awarded by the National Highways Authority of India on a toll operate transfer basis
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board
    • Co-investment with KKR, into a platform of national highway and state highway projects
    • Investment into the National Highways Infra Trust, an InvIT sponsored by the NHAI to monetise toll operate transfer (TOT) road assets

Some of our other clients include:

  • ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Ltd
  • Enel
  • Alstom
  • Apraava Energy
  • Brookfield
  • IFC
  • TOTAL
  • ONGC Videsh
  • ROADIS
  • Macquarie Capital/Green Investment Group
  • CDC and KKR

Recognition

  • Energy & Infrastructure Firm of the Year – India Business Law Journal Indian Law Firm Awards 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015
  • Energy, Projects and Infrastructure practice ranked in Band 1- Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017
  • Project Development team of the year – IFLR 1000
  • Tier 1 in Project Energy & Infrastructure – IFLR1000 2021
  • Tier 1 in Project Finance- IFLR1000 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014
  • Projects and Energy practice ranked Tier 1 – Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015
  • Energy and Natural Resources Firm – Outstanding – Asialaw Profiles 2021 & 2020
  • Energy and Natural Resources Firm – Highly Recommended – Asialaw Profiles 2019 and 2018
  • IJ Global Awards 2017 for the Asia Pacific Region – award for National Mission for Clean Ganga- Hybrid Annuity PPP Project in the Social Infrastructure category
  • IJ Global Awards 2016 for the Asia Pacific Region – award for Patna Jayaprabha Hospital PPP in the Social Infrastructure category
  • Prime Minister’s Book of Innovation, 2017– for Rewa Ultra Mega Solar PV Power Plant for the PPP category
  • World Bank Group’s President award for Innovation and Excellence– for Rewa Ultra Mega Solar PV Power Plant for the PPP category and innovative transaction structure, which also got recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India

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