Supreme Court dismisses appeals filed by AP DISCOMs questioning CERC’s jurisdiction

Competition & Antitrust | April 9, 2020

In a significant judgment, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on February 4, 2020 dismissed civil appeals filed on behalf of Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs questioning CERC’s jurisdiction in case of interstate generation and supply of electricity between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

This decision impacts various power generators involved in disputes with AP Discoms amounting to several thousand crores. These disputes were not being decided by the regulatory commissions because the issue of jurisdiction was pending disposal before the Supreme Court.

HSA Advocates spearheaded the entire strategy for early disposal of the matter in the Supreme Court led by Partners Hemant Sahai, Amrita Narayan, Pragya Ohri along with Associate Partner Nitish Gupta and Associate Samarth Kashyap represented Sembcorp Energy in this matter, which was led by Senior Advocate Maninder Singh.