“Despite the matter being routinely adjourned, the firm has been as proactive as possible in courts to maintain steady progress.”
"Good work. A decent understanding of the nuances of project development and concession agreements."
"They provide a great and timely response, with proper advice on various matters. The client service is very professional and delivery is within the expected timelines. ELP has the adequate knowledge of the laws and commercial acumen for advising on various matters."
"ELP has a good team with excellent local knowledge and a demonstrable professional approach. They're excellent and I recommend them."
Highly professional and extremely client-centric. Their response time is excellent and I found their advice to be commercially sound and strategic.
The team attracts praise from clients for the timely service it provides: "They are an excellent firm with knowledgeable practitioners. Their strengths include providing excellent legal solutions in a cost-effective and time-bound manner."
Another client reports: "They have been timely, extremely responsive and they possess a team of people that are able to kick on and be proactive."
“ELP was selected,” says a client, “based on their quality of resource, turnaround time and cost effectiveness”.
"They work very hard to provide a service on a par with Western firms in New York or London in terms of responsiveness, which makes them very easy to work with. The lawyers have a very high degree of knowledge, and they're happy to discuss and explain solutions." Another source says: "They offer a good quality service; they're responsive and have good knowledge of the local market."
“The team at Economic Laws Practice provides ‘very user-friendly and commercial advice’ It has significant expertise in the port and hospitality areas, where clients include Premier Inn and Dubai Ports World. Elsewhere, work highlights saw the firm advising Balasore Alloys on the development of an underground chrome ore mine.”
ELP has carved a niche for itself in the Energy and Infrastructure (including mining) market in India. We also have the distinction of being one of the few Indian law firms to provide advice to multi-national clients as foreign counsel in other jurisdictions.
We provide integrated legal solutions covering all issues from the inception of a project to financial close continuing through design, construction, equipment supply, operations and management. Through our commercial understanding, ability to assist clients in managing risk, strong understanding of regulatory issues and by bringing to the table our expertise in undertaking due diligence exercises, drafting and negotiating concessions, design consultancy, construction, civil engineering, equipment supply and O&M contracts, we help sponsors and lenders allocate and minimise risks of delivery and performance. We also advise project companies, sponsors, strategic investors and funds on equity dilution, investments in equity and debt securities and public offerings.
Our experience in Energy and Infrastructure (including mining) dates back to 2003, when Mr. Sujjain Talwar joined ELP as a founder partner. Today we have a top tier dedicated team of lawyers available to provide advice on all aspects of projects, pooling their know-how and resources to meet the project goals of clients. In addition to helping our clients manage risks through our strong understanding of regulatory issues, we also work with other teams at ELP, including the real estate, corporate commercial, tax, banking and finance, competition law and dispute resolution teams to ensure that the advice provided by us in relation to infrastructure projects is comprehensive and integrated.
We work closely with the client’s business and/or commercial teams to ensure that they not only receive innovative and focused legal advice but also understand how best to implement it. Our professionals are highly regarded for their legal expertise and are trained to take a commercial perspective of the issues and provide our clients with a solution-oriented approach. We are aware of the complexities of the Indian regulatory environment and provide sector specific business and commercial advice that is in keeping with changing market trends. The experience and high quality practical advice distinguishes us from our more traditional peers. In summary, we can offer:
For a due diligence, we deploy persons with experience in the relevant sector and knowledge of sector specific regulations. We prepare a report based on our review, along with a list of issues classified on the basis of the level of risk involved. We engage with the representatives of the targets and record their representations as a part of the report in order to provide a comprehensive picture.
ELP provides integrated legal solutions covering all areas of an infrastructure project, from the inception of a project, continuing through award of the project, financial close, design, investment, construction, operation and management.
The following briefly capture the entire gamut of services offered by ELP to clients in the infrastructure space: