Luthra and Luthra

Deepak Kumar Thakur

Partner

Contact

+91 22 4354 7000, +91 22 6630 3600

dkthakur@luthra.com

Overview

Deepak is amongst the leading practitioners in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure practice area with a vast experience of over 17 years. He concentrates mainly on the project structuring, pre-development and implementation of the projects, project management during implementation stage, operations and maintenance and related aspects, with respect to projects in India or outside.

His practice varies from advising clients under the public private partnerships’ framework, private arrangement or otherwise, in relation to any aspect of the project. He has also been actively involved in the M&A deals involving project companies, especially in renewable energy sector and advising clients on claims and demands arising out of concession/ construction/ development contracts and representing them at the appropriate forums.

Experience Statement

Port (including inland waterways)

  • Acting for International Finance Corporation (Inland Waterways Project) as transaction counsel for the implementation of the first inland waterways project under public private partnership mode at Kolkata and Patna.

    Nuclear Energy

    • Acting for and assisting Assystem Energy & Infrastructure (Juridique Groupe), a nuclear energy-based company (through Pinsent Masons) located in France, in the structuring for its proposed investment in India, project documents that it would enter into with the Indian Contractor (Reliance Infrastructure Limited), in relation to the proposed 9900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project at Madban village of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra.

    Renewable Energy

    • Acting for and advising Accion Investment Management (Cayman) Limited on the acquisition of several wind power projects being implemented and operated by NuPower Renewables Limited in the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan.

    Conventional Energy

    • Acting for and advising Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Company Limited) for the development of 5 X 800 MW of thermal power project in Mundra District, Gujarat.

    Corporate (M&A and General Corporate)

    • Acting for and assisting Digital Domain Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong based listed company in setting up its India business and in obtaining various registrations, shifting of its registered office from one state to the other state.
    Bar Enrolment
    • Bar Council of Delhi

    Education

    • LLM. (Business Laws) – University of Mumbai
    • B. A., LL.B. – Army Institute of Law, Punjabi University
    • Certificate Course in Intellectual Property Rights – World Intellectual Property Organization

    Awards / Recognition

    • Recognized as ‘Notable Practitioner’ in asialaw (2023-2024).
    • Recognized by Chambers and Partners Global Guide and Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide for Projects, Energy and Infrastructure.
    • Recognized as ‘ALB’s Super 50 India Lawyers 2023’ by Thomson Reuters.
    • Recognized as ‘Rising Star’ for Project Development by IFLR1000 (2022-2023).
    • Ranked as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Banking & Finance, Infrastructure in asialaw 2022-2023 rankings.
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