Amit Kapur


Amit Kapur is a Partner with J. Sagar Associates since 2000. He has anchored the Firm’s Infrastructure practice since 1997 with focus on Regulatory & Policy Practice (including Public Procurement and PPP). Having served as Senior Partner of JSA since 01.04.2017, on 01.01.2019, Amit assumed office as the Joint Managing Partner of the Firm.

His practice focusses on dispute resolution and transactions in Energy (Power & Hydrocarbons); Transport (Rail, Highways and Civil Aviation); Communications; Municipal Infrastructure and Social / Developmental projects.

He is regularly consulted on Infrastructure, Regulatory and PPP issues by several ministries / bodies of Central and State Governments; Developmental Financial Institutions (the World Bank, PPIAF, WSP-SA, ADB); Competition & Sector regulators and leading Indian and foreign Corporates (like the Tata Group,Reliance ADA Group, Adani Group, GVK Group, GMR Group, Vedanta Group,Larsen & Toubro, Torrent). In recent past, he has actively assisted the Kelkar Committee on Rejuvenation of Infrastructure Development (2015); He served as member of Ministry of Law appointed committee to review the Specific Relief Act, 1963. 

Amit has been associated with several precedent setting Infrastructure and PPP projects like Delhi electricity privatisation; Metro Rail projects in Mumbai & Delhi; the first 3 ultra-mega power projects (each involving over US$ 3.5 billion); pilot projects for social / developmental Infrastructure. He handles diverse legal, regulatory and policy issues, including:-

  • Advising on applicable constitutional, legal, policy and regulatory issues; drafting laws, delegated legislation, policies, regulatory instruments and reform / restructuring strategies
  • Transactions: Mergers & Acquisitions, investments, commercial arrangements and financing
  •  Evolving frameworks, regulatory regime & policies to facilitate Public-Private-Partnerships and functioning of regulated utilities
  • Anchoring as counsel complex, precedent-setting commercial and regulatory matters before the Supreme Court, High Courts, Appellate Tribunals, Regulators (in Competition, Power, Hydrocarbons, Airports) and Arbitral Tribunals (particularly construction and project implementation disputes)

He has structured and conducted capacity building programs for Competition Commission of India; Ministry of Finance (for PPP); Electricity Regulatory Commissions in SAFIR; visiting faculty for Executive Education programs forNational Law School of India University (Bangalore), IIM - Bangalore and SAFIR.

For the past 15 years he has been a member of the National Infrastructure Council and Energy Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry. He serves on the Management Governing Council of CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC).

Amit is a regular speaker / faculty at International & National workshops and Programs on issues of Policy, Law, Regulation, Project Finance, reforms and private participation in Infrastructure and has published position papers and articles in established international and domestic journals.

PRACTICE AREAS

SECTORS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of India Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • B. Com. (Hons.), Delhi University (1985) 
  • LL.B., Delhi University (1988)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Last Updated on 11th March 2019

© 2019 J. Sagar Associates All Rights Reserved.