J Sagar Associates



Dispute resolution

While J Sagar Associates is noted primarily for its historically top-tier regulatory and infrastructure strengths, the dispute resolution offering also excels at commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration and white-collar crime matters. The firm has true pan-India capacity with fully fledged offices in seven key cities. The firm has dedicated practice groups for disputes in regulatory and policy practice, especially in the infrastructure sector. The dispute practitioners are experienced and thought leaders in their fields. They have acted in numerous major disputes across diverse infrastructure sectors such as ports, power, aviation, telecom, broadcasting, and oil & gas.

The 12 partner-strong disputes team at the firm has notable names such as Amar Gupta, Ananya Kumar, Amit Kapur, Dheeraj Nair and Varghese Thomas.

In one highlight, the team represented Sasan Power, an ultra-mega power project, in a petition filed before the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission seeking in principle approval for additional capital cost and operational expenditure for installing and operating an emission control system. In another noteworthy case, the firm successfully acted for thermal power generator, Adani Rajasthan in an appeal before the Supreme Court of India challenging the Appellate Tribunal’s judgement.

Chalking up more wins for the team, the JSA lawyers successfully represented Lalitpur Power Generation Company before the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), challenging Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulation Commission’s order denying change in law relief and in-principle approval for incurring capex for complying with an authority’s notification prescribing revised emission norms for thermal power plants. In another, the firm assisted Talwandi Sabo Power before APTEL challenging the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s order denying the incremental cost incurred by the client in procurement of imported coal on behalf of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.

Other clients include Anheuser Busch InBev India, Bajaj Energy, Coastal Gujarat Power, Emaar India, Hardy Exploration and Production, RattanIndia Power and West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation.