Energy & Natural Resources

AZB & Partners’ energy and natural resources practice contributes to the Firm’s market leading reputation through its extensive work in power generation and transmission, renewable energy, mining, waste management sectors and more. We regularly advise on the entire life cycle of projects – including bidding, acquisition, development, financing, construction, operations and more.

We understand the commercial pressures that our clients operate under and approach transactions with a view to save valuable time and money. With offices across the country, the Firm is renowned for its ability to not only develop innovative solutions for the Indian context, but also readily assemble dedicated teams of professionals with the requisite expertise to meet client requirements. For outbound transactions, we often draw on our long-standing relationships with leading global law firms.

Our clients in this space include sponsors, lenders, contractors, suppliers and host governments. To them, our members are able to provide technically sound advice on aspects such as design, engineering, procurement, project execution, operation and maintenance of plant projects. We have robust working relationships with local consultants, which hold us in strong stead, especially when real estate issues arise in energy projects. We regularly interface with practices within the Firm to provide specialized assistance.

Our work includes:

  • Bidding for energy projects, including negotiations
  • Evaluation and finalisation of bids from project developers
  • Drafting of various type of commercial contracts, including, EPC & O&M contracts and land development agreements
  • Set up, acquisition, investment, financing, financial closure of various power plants, solar parks, wind turbine farms, hydroelectric projects, oil and gas wells, mine operations, and ports, construction of roads, railways and highways, dams and canals
  • Set up of greenfield projects
  • Policy related work – analysis of public private partnership frameworks
  • Project financing for public sector and private sector lenders
  • Risk management


Bahram Vakil

Founding Partner

Mumbai e-mail Bahram