Hemant’s focus area of practice are Energy and Infrastructure, with a particular concentration on Public Private Partnerships and Project Finance as well as Corporate Commercial and M&A transactions. Having spent over two decades in the legal profession, Hemant is a leading commercial lawyer and is currently advising some of the largest infrastructure and finance projects in the world. He has been involved in the drafting of several regulatory and policy documents as well as legislations, notably the Pensions legislation for India that provides for regulation and development of the pensions sector in India, as well as provides the sector architecture.

Hemant is a trusted legal counsel to some the largest entities in the Indian market and represents major international players with respect to their interest in the Indian energy and infrastructure space.

Hemant has been recommended by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific as well as Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in India. He has recently been appointed by the Japanese government as their Strategic Adviser on Infrastructure in India. He also acts as a consultant to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and sits on CII’s Infrastructure Committee. He is regularly called upon to speak at diverse Indian and International forums, seminars and workshops.

In addition to legal education, Hemant has pursued a course on Project Finance in Asia from New York Institute of Finance, Singapore. He is also a member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (“AIPN”).

Primary Practice

Energy & Infrastructure

Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

Project Finance

Secondary Practices

Corporate Commercial

Mergers & Acquisitions


B. Com. (Hons.) University of Delhi

LL.B, University of Delhi

Professional Associations

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Delhi High Court and Bar Association Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

International Bar Association

Other Training

Attended the Programme on "Project Finance in Asia" conducted by the New York Institute of Finance, Singapore: November 1997