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Poonam Verma
Partner
New Delhi
  +91 11 4937 0649
English, Hindi

Poonam has been actively involved in the Infrastructure & Regulatory Practice which covers Electricity, Airports, Railways and Highways.

She has been involved in formulating strategies, drafting Petitions, Appeals, Replies, Statement of Claim etc., representing clients (Corporate Houses involved in Generation, Distribution and Transmission of Electricity, Airlines and Private Container Train Operator) before various State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Appellate Tribunals for Electricity, Airports and Competition, Competition Commission of India, High Court of Delhi, Supreme Court and Consumer Fora and briefing counsel.

She has advised on risk analysis and the mitigation strategy involved in various projects and rendered legal opinions on regulatory issues pertaining to tariff fixation, licensing, reforms and restructuring to electricity distribution companies and the trading companies in India. She has analyzed the critical issues arising out of the policies issued by the Statutory Authorities and the Government on Power, Rail, Civil Aviation and Highways. Poonam has participated in Consultation meetings conducted by the Airport Regulator to represent Airlines, analyzed / challenged / supported the study carried out by the Airport Regulator before the Appellate Forum of Airports. She also assisted in preparation of agreements for transmission, applications and other related documents for grant of transmission license. She has advised and drafted agreements and documents for the power trading company on diverse regulatory and competition issues.

Amongst others, she is currently involved in devising strategy on the critical issues in the Electricity industry such as hike in tariff, impact of change in policies on imported fuel, applicability of the Transmission Regulations issued by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and the impact of changes made in the Multi Year Tariff Regulations.

Poonam has also worked on legal opinions on the issues relating to acquisition of land for the Jaipur Ring Road Development Corridor Project initiated by an Infrastructure Company. She was also involved in extensive legal due diligence exercises conducted on the target companies for identifying key issues relevant to their acquisition.

Before joining the Firm, she was actively involved in extensive research work in fields of Civil Litigation including Suits and Arbitration cases on the original side, Company cases, contractual and tender cases, and Public Interest Litigations. She was also involved in drafting of notifications for government bodies and discussions on the same.

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