Oil & Gas, Energy and Infrastructure

Phoenix Legal has a market-leading practice in the projects and infrastructure space (including in sectors such as power, oil and gas, roads, railways (including metro, MRT, subway), airports, and ports). The lawyers of the Firm have advised a large number of diverse and complex legal issues and matters in this sector.

What distinguishes the Firm's projects and infrastructure practice from the market is that the Firm's projects and infrastructure team provides a full suite of services in this space. This includes advising clients on project development work including advising on large project related contracts (including EPC/ other construction contracts, concession/ sub-concession agreements, PPP agreements, consortium agreements, oil/gas sale purchase agreements, power purchase agreements, tolling agreements, port related arrangements, etc.), assisting in legal and regulatory issues in the infrastructure space, advising on tax (both direct and indirect) aspects of doing business in projects and infrastructure space in India, representing clients in projects and infrastructure related disputes (both litigation and arbitration), acting for both lenders and borrowers on project finance transactions, advising clients on corporate transactions involving infrastructure companies, and assisting clients (both owners and contractors) on international bidding processes for appointment of contractors for large-scale projects including on preparation of bids, bid submissions, negotiation of deviations and advising on Indian law issues and customs. In one sense, the Firm is a one-stop shop for the client for all its legal needs in the projects and infrastructure space. The Firm's partners have been ranked as leading lawyers in this space.

In the energy and oil & gas sector, the Firm acts for clients on the legal aspects of the complete supply chain (upstream and downstream) of crude and refined products, gas and LNG, power generation (both conventional and renewables including from wind, hydro, biomass and solar), gas and power transmission and distribution. Our clients in this sector include oil and gas majors, utility companies, banks, gas and electricity transmission and distribution companies, power generators and suppliers, contractors and major energy consumers.

The Firm also has an extensive experience in advising clients on transactions involving airports, roads, port, water, mining, and railways. Our lawyers have been engaged by different project participants including project developers, investors, EPC contractors and equipment suppliers. We have a deep and pervasive understanding of the various models and related agreements used to set up and implement infrastructure projects and have a problem-solving approach to deal with the associated risks.

The team is described as being a "professional and committed team," adding: "They deliver quality services and possess excellent subject knowledge."
- Chambers and Partners