JSA’s Regulatory & Policy Practice is regarded as the leading Indian practice. It is based upon in depth knowledge of the relevant industry domains and strength in grappling with complex legal issues involving interaction of law with Public Policy, Economics, Technology, Finance and Project Management. Our senior members of this Practice are regularly consulted with by governments, regulators, development financial institutions, think tanks and industry bodies.
Some of the critical components of our Regulatory practice include representing our clients in regulatory proceedings before and consultations with diverse regulatory authorities on diverse matters including issues related to merger control, abuse of dominance and anti-competitive behaviour, tariff determination, licensing, non-discriminatory open access in network infrastructure, market design, performance regulation and adjudicatory proceedings.
We represent clients before diverse regulators and judicial fora including the Electricity Regulatory Commissions, the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA), the Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP), the Competition Commission of India (and its predecessor the Monopolies & Restrictive Trade Practices Commission), the Competition Appellate Tribunal, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), ADR mechanism, arbitral tribunals, the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
Our policy practice encompasses:
- Legislative, policy & sector strategic legal advisory;
- Structuring legal and regulatory frameworks to facilitate effective public private partnerships in Infrastructure & social sectors;
- Public procurement;
- Restructuring & reform initiatives;
- Economic & safety regulation in diverse Infrastructure sectors;
- Competition regulation;
- Indirect Tax;
- International Trade Regulation; and
- Environment, Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R&R); and
- Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) and disaster management.