Sweta Singh

Sweta Singh, Associate, JSA

Sweta’s key focus areas are Mergers & Cross Border Investments & Acquisitions, Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Contracting and Corporate/ Business structuring and restructuring.

She has been regularly involved in advising clients on various legal issues especially focusing on Oil & Gas sector and Automotive sector. Sweta is also involved in diligence, documentation and structuring of transactions.

She has also advised clients on oil and gas laws (both upstream and downstream sector), motor vehicle laws, labour laws and general corporate and commercial laws. Sweta’s Oil & Gas laws related experience includes advising on matters relating to gas sales and purchase agreements, gas transportation agreements, production sharing contracts and licensing policies. Sweta has also worked on assignments relating to petrochemical complexes where she has extensively worked on various agreements including feedstock supply agreements, technology licensing agreements, procurement related agreements and marketing agreements. In relation to the automotive practice, she has extensive experience in matters relating to homologation and emission norms as applicable under Indian motor vehicle laws.

Sweta has been practicing law and has been associated with JSA since 2017.

 

Memberships

Bar Council of India

 

Publications

  • Getting the deal through- Gas Regulation, 2020, India Chapter
  • “Energy: Oil and Gas 2019”, India Chapter of The Chambers and Partners – Global Practice Guides

 

Education

B.A., LL.B (Hons.) with specialization in Energy Laws, College of Legal Studies, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) (2017)

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by Sweta amongst others, cover the following :-

  • Advised Ford Motor Company in relation to the proposed joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (2018-2020) – Deal Value – INR 19.25 billion
  • Advised Indian Oil Corporation Limited on the proposed acquisition of stake in ONGC Petro additions Limited. The assignment involved detailed due diligence of the target company including review of various regulatory approvals and contractual arrangements associated to its Petrochemical Complex at Dahej, Gujarat. This also included review of feedstock supply agreements, technology licensing agreements, procurement related agreements and marketing agreements.
  • Advised a large US based Oil Exploration Company on the Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy and conducting due diligence on legal issues arising from the proposed blocks for bid.
  • Advised Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), India’s largest oil and gas upstream company
    • on the legal and regulatory issues with respect to the offshore KG-OSN-2001/03 block in which GSPC farmed out its entire 80% participating interest to ONGC.
    • in relation to drafting a Model Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement for gases which fall within the pricing freedom regime.
  • Advised Lixil Corporation Global Company in relation to its acquisition of Sentini Sanitaryware Private Limited which is involved in manufacturing, distributing and selling of sanitaryware products. The work included review of Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) entered into by the target company and highlighting issues therein.
  • Advised Indian Oil Corporation Limited in relation to its LNG sourcing through LNG MSPAs with multiple Sellers.
  • 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 a large downstream company in relation to authorization for laying, building, operating and expanding city or local natural gas distribution network.
  • Advised Abu Dhabi National Oil Company on the legal and regulatory issues on structuring for setting up refinery & petroleum products operations and distribution in India.
  • Advised Petrofac International Ltd. in relation to legal issues with respect to its proposed bid for Visakh Refinery Modernisation Program being implemented by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Work included review of the tender documents containing general terms & conditions for works contract and special conditions of contract and advise on the risks involved.
  • Advised Hero Future Energies in acquisition of the entire shareholding of Bhilwara Green Energy Limited and the majority shareholding of LNJ Power Ventures Limited from Bhilwara Energy Limited in relation to wind projects located in Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
  • Advised Rico Auto Industries Limited (RICO) in the acquisition of shares of its joint venture company, Magna Rico Powertrain Private Limited, from its former joint venture partner, Magna Powertrain GMBH (Magna).
  • Advised a Tier-I vendor:
    • in relation to a component function and related homologation requirements under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 and rules framed thereunder;
    • in relation to legal requirements for new product development initiative.
  • Advised a large tractor manufacturer in relation to queries raised by the company for a specific engine type proposed to be manufactured and used by the company and possibility of its use under the applicable and proposed emission norms.