Akshay Malhotra

Akshay Malhotra

Partner | New Delhi

Projects Energy & Infrastructure, Defence & Aerospace, Regulatory & Policy
Enrolment No. D/334/2010

About

Akshay is a partner in the Projects, Energy & Infrastructure practice group of the firm. With over 10 years of experience, he has represented government authorities, sponsors, contractors and lenders engaged in the context of project development, financing, M&A and dispute resolution with emphasis on public private partnerships. He has also been on secondment to some of the largest Oil & Gas as well as renewable energy companies in India. He is a law graduate from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

Practice areas

  • Projects Energy & Infrastructure
  • Defence & Aerospace
  • Regulatory & Policy

Expertise

  • Public Private Partnership projects and Public Procurement
  • Transportation (Airports, Ports, Railways (including metro rail) and Roads)
  • Power and Energy (including renewable energy)
  • Social and Urban Infrastructure
  • Defence Procurement

Representative matters

  • International Finance Corporation and Inland Waterways Authority of India on operation and maintenance arrangement for terminals at Kolkata and Patna
  • Ministry of Economy and Finance, Kingdom of Cambodia on an O&M arrangement for the establishment of rice/paddy warehouse network in Cambodia
  • World Bank and the Ministry of Power on privatization of the electricity distribution sector
  • City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra on implementation of the greenfield Navi Mumbai International Airport on a PPP basis.
  • Karam Chand Thapar Group in relation to divestment of three operational wind power projects to ReNew with a capacity of 103 MW in the State of Andhra Pradesh

Publications & recognitions

  • “Building electric public transport infrastructure” – India Business Law Journal
  • “Metro rail projects: Whose line is it anyway?” – India Business Law Journal
  • “Renegotiating power purchase agreements for renewable energy projects” – Legally India
  • “Alternative Energy & Power” Global Practice Guide – Chambers & Partners, 2019
  • Recognized as a recommended lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific