Mr Jatin Aneja is a Partner at the Firm and heads the national projects and infrastructure practice for Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. He has extensive experience in project and project finance related transactions in the power, roads, ports, airports, oil and gas sector in India.
Jatin has been involved in advising various Indian as well as multi national companies on commercial law aspects, including drafting, structuring and negotiating various business purchase agreements, share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, financing agreements, EPC contracts, consortium agreements, and other related legal advisory work .
Jatin has advised on a series of award winning transactions in the oil and gas field, the gas sale and purchase as well as the gas transportation arrangements in relation to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline project and the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline project, which was awarded the Energy Deal of the Year by Asian Lawyer (ALM Emerging Markets Awards 2014). Another prominent matter included the Videocon Mauritius Energy Limited's indirect sale of its participating interest in the Rovuma oil block in Mozambique, to ONGC Videsh Limited and Oil India Limited, which was awarded the Global M&A Deal of the Year (Africa) at the Global Legal Awards, 2014, and Indian Oil's long term LNG sale and purchase agreements from the United States, which was awarded the IBLJ's India Deals of the Year 2014.
Jatin has advised on Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partner's investment in Isolux Corsán Concesiones which was declared as the Infrastructure Deal of the Year at the IFLR India Law Awards for 2012. Jatin has also advised on the financing for Cairn India which was awarded the Project Finance Deal of the Year 2010 by IFLR. Among other acknowledgments, Jatin has been recognized to be leading a brilliant team of lawyers. Jatin has advised with regard to the Petronet LNG (Dahej Re-gasification Project) deal, which was awarded the Infrastructure Super Deal of the Year 2005 by the Asia Legal Business. In Railways, Jatin was instrumental in establishing the first PPP in Railways, with the privatization of private container freight train services plying on the Indian Railways. He has also advised the Ministry of Railways on the proposed development of high speed rail networks in India.
In the Airports sector, Jatin played a significant role in developing the legal framework and structure that eventually led to the privatization of the New Delhi and Mumbai Airports. The privatization of Delhi and Mumbai Airports is considered as one of the world's most complex transactions as these were fully operational brownfield airports situated in key commercial and political hubs, and was awarded as the Restructuring Super Deal of the Year 2007 by the Asia Legal Business.
Jatin has been rated a recommended lawyer in the projects and energy practice by Chambers and Partners in its 2008-09, 2009-2010, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 editions, Asia Legal Business in its 2008-09 editions and Legal 500 in its 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 editions.
After graduating from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India in 1998, Jatin joined the firm. A detailed experience statement with certain specified/important transaction details can be shared on confidential basis.