Amit Kapur

Education:
LL B 1988 Delhi University
B Com (Hons.) 1985 Delhi University

Programmes/Courses:

  • Project Finance in Asia - New York Institute of Finance, Hong Kong

  • International Workshop on Privatisation, Regulatory Reform & Corporate Governance - Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University

Member:

  • Indo-UK JETCO, Infrastructure working group

  • Supreme Court Bar Association

  • Delhi High Court Bar Association

  • International Bar Association

  • CII National Energy Committee (since 2000 to date)

  • CII National Infrastructure & Regulatory Council (since 2005)

  • CII National Committee on Civil Aviation (since 2005)

  • CII National Committee on Infrastructure Finance(2007-08)

Practice Focus:

Amit’s practice covers Energy (power, oil & gas); Communications (Telecom & Broadcasting); Surface Transport (MRTS & Highways); Municipal Infrastructure; and Social/Developmental projects. He handles varied aspects of legal, regulatory and policy issues in the sectors ranging from:

  • Advising clients on the applicable constitutional, legal, policy and regulatory issues; drafting laws, delegated legislation, policies, regulatory instruments and reform/restructuring strategies.

  • Transactions including M&A, inbound and outbound investments, commercial arrangements and financing.

  • Evolving institutional frameworks, regulatory regimes and policies to facilitate public-private partnerships.

  • Evolving strategies and approaches for efficient operations of regulated utilities including aspects of competition; licensing; economic regulation; performance regulation.

  • Strategising, handling and arguing various complex precedent
    - settling disputes including commercial, JVs, regulations and competition issues before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, Appellate Tribunals, Sector regulators (in competition, power and telecom sphere), arbitral tribunals and expert bodies.

Amit advises and represents diverse entities including Governments and governmental entities, Competition and Sector regulators; Indian Corporates in their domestic and outbound businesses; Foreign entities investing in India; Developmental Financial Institutions.

Some of the noteworthy assignments handled by Amit include:

  • Representing Tata Power company and Reliance ADA Group in
    the 3 4000MW ultra mega Power Project being implemented at Mundra (>$3.3bn), Sasan(>$4bn) and Krishnapatnam.

  • Advising Government of India, Government of Bangladesh and
    some Indian states in their energy reforms and restructuring, as also PPP in infrastructure development.

  • Advising and representing the investors and utilities in Delhi’s power sector distribution.

  • Assisting in developing and implementing strategies, transactions (including outbound), laws, policies in his areas of practice for entities like British Gas, British Petroleum, DfID (Government of UK), NTPC Ltd, PPIAF, Power Trading Corporation, Reliance ADA Group, Star TV, Tatas, the World Bank, et al.

  • Advising regulatory institutions as an expert like the Competition Commission of India, and state electricity regulatory commissions of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Assam, Uttar Pradesh.

Amit is a regular speaker at international and national conferences and workshops on issues of policy, law, regulation, project finance, reforms and private participation in infrastructure. He has published articles on these subjects in established journals magazines and conferences.

* He is also the member of Managing Committee, CIRC.