Abhishek Kumar Singh

Abhishek is a member of the corporate commercial practice and his practice areas include Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Joint Ventures, Foreign Direct Investments in India and Overseas Direct Investment by Indian companies.

He advises clients on diverse issues in relation to company law, structured investments, legal due diligence, exchange control regulations, and is regularly engaged in drafting & negotiation of transactional documents & commercial contracts.

Before joining JSA, Abhishek was working with Aditya Birla Group and handled cross border Mergers & Acquisition, corporate restructuring, litigation and wide variety of commercial agreements in relation to industries such as Chemicals, Carbon Black, Fertilizers and Pulp & Fiber.

 

Memberships

Bar Council of Delhi

 

Education

  • P.G. Diploma (Securities Law), Government Law Collage, Mumbai, 2013
  • B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), National Law Institute University, Bhopal, 2011

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Some of the key assignments handled by Abhishek in the oil and gas space are as follows:

  • Advised Adani Gas Limited in relation to authorization for laying, building, operating and expanding city or local natural gas distribution network.
  • Advised Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited in relation to disputes pertaining to ‘supply or pay’ obligation under the Gas Transmission Agreement executed with GAIL (India) Limited.
  • Advised Essar Oil Limited on issues relating to take or pay and make up gas provisions under a gas sale agreement executed between Essar Steel India Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited.
  • Advised Matix Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited in relation to gas utilization policy and gas pricing policy.
  • Advised Essar Oil Limited in relation to contractual obligations under the Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement entered into with a fertilizer manufacturer for supply of coal bed methane.
  • Advised ONGC Tripura Power Company Private Limited in relation to contractual obligations under the Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement entered into with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited.
  • Advised Government of Odisha in relation to disputes with Indian Oil Corporation Limited pertaining to the Paradip Refinery Project.
  • Advised British Petroleum in relation to exporting biodiesel from India.
  • Assisted Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited in its acquisition of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation’s 80 per cent participating interest in Krishna Godavari basin gas block.
  • Advised Jindal Group in relation to sale of participating interest in an oil and gas blocks in Georgia.
  • Advised Mercator Petroleum Limited in relation to disputes with the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons pertaining to invocation of bank guarantee and reduction of minimum works program under the Production Sharing Contract for the Block CB-ONN-2005/3.
  • Advised Mercator Petroleum Limited in relation to its proposed exit from the Block YEB in the Rakhine Basin, Myanmar.
  • Advised a global oil & gas operator in relation to its bid for certain exploration blocks in India
  • Advised a global auto component manufacturer in relation to BS IV Emission Standards and laws pertaining to ‘defeat device’ in India.
  • Assisted Hero Wind Energy Private Limited in its acquisition of wind power business of Bhilwara Group.
  • Assisted Jindal Steel and Power Limited in sale of its wind power business to Parjanya Wind Power Private Limited through slump sale.
  • Assisted in acquisition of minority stakes in an Indian startup company by an Indian listed company.
  • Assisted a non-resident company in acquisition of its Indian subsidiary’s shares.
  • Assisted an offshore private equity fund in its acquisition of minority stake in an Indian non-banking financial company.
  • Assisted in structuring of an Indian company’s business in compliance with the Exchange Control Regulations of India and Reserve Bank of India guidelines on payment gateways.
  • Assisted in raising of funds by an Indian company from private equity funds.
  • Assisted in finalization of scheme of arrangement of an Indian listed company with its wholly owned subsidiary.
  • Assisted in finalization of a joint venture between an Indian company and a German company for manufacturing automobile components.
  • Advised Hero MotoCorp Limited with respect to liquidation of Erik Buell Racing, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Erik Buell Racing LLC., wherein Hero MotoCorp Limited had made investments in Erik Buell Racing, Inc.
  • Advised RICO Auto Industries Limited, in its proposed joint venture with Ultra Fairwood Pte Limited for implementation driverless personal rapid transit system in India.
  • Advised Hero Cycles Limited in relation to its joint venture with Changzhou Youon Public Bicycle System Co. Limited for establishing public bike sharing systems in India.
  • Advised Napino Auto and Electronics Limited with respect to its joint venture with Continental Automotive Holding Netherlands B.V. for electronic fuel injection systems.
  • Advised Hero MotoCorp Limited in its investment in Ather Energy – a start-up building India’s first Smart Electric Scooter.
  • Advised Ford India Private Limited in finalizing its standard Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.
  • Advised Cosmic APA Private Limited in its investment in Roppen Transportation Services Private Limited – the company operating ‘Rapidi’ bike sharing platform.
  • Advised a major automobile manufacturing company in relation to various issues concerning its rights and obligations under the licensing arrangements entered into by it with its erstwhile strategic technology partner