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Vishrov Mukerjee

Partner - Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Regulatory Disputes | Infrastructure Arbitration | Commercial Litigation

Contact D: +91 1142599202
T: +91 1141639393
E: vishrov.mukerjee@trilegal.com
Delhi

Overview

Vishrov is a Partner at Trilegal and part of the firm’s Disputes practice. Vishrov has diversified experience in regulatory disputes, arbitration in the infrastructure sector and commercial litigation.

Several matters handled by Vishrov are precedent-setting matters, involving issues pertaining to change in law, regulatory powers of Electricity Commissions, compensatory mechanism for cancellation of coal block, and reopening of renewable PPAs.

He has represented renewable power companies in matters pertaining to reduction in tariff, tariff recovery and curtailment issues, cancellation of contracts, the Great Indian Bustard judgement and force majeure issues arising out of COVID-19 and supply chain issues.

Vishrov also acts for clients in arbitration proceedings in the power and highway sector involving claims of breach, force majeure, recovery of costs and EPC disputes.

He has also advised clients on challenges pertaining to environmental clearances, regulatory proceedings before National Green Tribunal and project implementation issues such as tree felling, setting up of bird diverters and other environmental matters.

Education

B.A. LL.B., National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Admissions

Bar Council of Delhi

Select representative clients/matters

  • GMR
  • Sembcorp
  • ReNew
  • ACME
  • O2
  • CLP
  • Vikram Solar
  • Tata Solar
  • RattanIndia, before the Appellate Tribunal and Supreme Court where the Supreme Court held that Regulatory Commissions have powers to execute their orders, and distribution licensees cannot avoid contractual obligations citing financial hardship. This precedent-setting judgement is being relied on in several proceedings for recovery of dues by generating companies
  • Sembcorp, before the Andhra Pradesh High Court in writ appeals challenging the reopening of renewable PPAs and reduction of tariff. The High Court directed restoration of the contracts and payment to be made as per PPA tariff
  • Generating companies, in Writ Petitions before Allahabad High Court and Supreme Court in which the 12th February RBI Circular mandating compulsory recourse to insolvency was quashed. This was the first instance of an RBI Circular being set aside
  • Wind Power Developers, in proceedings before the Supreme Court pertaining to undergrounding of transmission lines in the priority and potential habitat of the Great Indian Bustard. The matter involves significant financial impact if undergrounding conditions are not relaxed
  • RE Developers, in proceedings before Regulatory Commission and Appellate Tribunal on the alignment of commissioning date and waiver of transmission charges
  • Leading EPC contractors, on project implementation issues with one of India’s largest power producers including undergrounding of lines, supply chain issues and applicability of ALMM notifications

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