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Neeraj Menon

Partner - Projects, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

Energy | Infrastructure | Mining | Acquisition, Development & Regulatory

Contact D: +91 2240791013
T: +91 2240791000
E: neeraj.menon@trilegal.com
Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai

Overview

Neeraj Menon leads the Projects practice of the firm. He specialises in strategic advice, project development, investments, acquisitions and restructurings in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.

Neeraj has extensively advised private sector clients on bidding and developing power, oil and gas, transport and social infrastructure projects. He is a market leader in energy transition and renewable energy sectors. He also provides strategic advice in special situations and high-value regulatory and commercial disputes. His expertise is often sought by the Government of India and state governments in the energy sector, including on framing bidding guidelines and on various PPP projects.

Neeraj has worked on several first-to-market projects in the sector, including the first-of-kind PPP project for a pumped hydro storage plant, one of the largest acquisitions in the oil to chemicals and refining business, benchmark-setting renewable energy projects in India and Egypt, one of the first PPP metro rail projects to one of the largest Indian OTS transactions in the energy sector.

Education

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Admissions

Bar Council of Delhi

Supreme Court Bar Association

Industry body memberships

  • Member of the National Committee on Energy with the Confederation of Indian Industries
  • Member of WWF-India and CII-led ‘Renewable Energy Demand Enhancement (REDE) Initiative’ Advisory Committee
  • The Annual Patron for the Energy and Utilities Committee and Knowledge Partner for the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Lead for the Council of Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW)’s high-level working group on renewable energy, finance and policy
  • Associated with U.S.-India Business Council and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Member of the Indian Innovation Lab for Green Finance

Select representative clients/matters

Representing clients on acquisitions, investments, bids, project development and operations, special situations, high-value commercial disputes and exits:

  • Actis
  • Alstom Transportation
  • Apraava Energy
  • ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Ltd
  • Brookfield
  • EDF
  • Enel Green Power
  • ENGIE
  • Edelweiss & Sekura India Management Ltd
  • Global Infrastructure Partners
  • IFC
  • JERA
  • Keppel Capital
  • KKR
  • Macquarie
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Sembcorp
  • Shell
  • Total Energy
  • Torrent Power
  • Vale

Recognition

  • ‘Leading Individual’ for Projects and Energy practice by Legal500 Asia Pacific, 2022
  • Super 50 Lawyers in India: ALB India, 2020
  • Top 20 Emerging Legal Leaders in India (RSG India, 2019)
  • Leading practitioner in the Energy & Infrastructure sector by Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, RSG, Vahura and IBLJ
  • One of India’s Future Legal Leaders 2020 by India Business Law Journal, a compilation of rising stars of India’s legal profession

Publications from Neeraj Menon

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