Neeraj Menon is a partner in the Mumbai office of Trilegal and is a member of Trilegal’s Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources team of the firm. His primary areas of practice are energy and infrastructure projects.
In the energy sector, Neeraj has advised the Government of India on the policy regime for the conventional power sector and has commented on various government policies in the renewable energy and resources sectors. He has extensively advised the private sector on bidding and developing energy and infrastructure projects including on compliance with environmental legislations, conducting land title verification and on acquisition of real estate. Neeraj has advised numerous financial and strategic investors, lenders, multilateral agencies and utilities on all aspects of investing, developing and financing solar, wind and hydro power projects. He led the team that advised IFC and Government of Madhya Pradesh on the development of 750MW of Rewa Ultra Mega Solar PV project on PPP basis. This project was recognised in the prestigious Government of India’s Prime Minister’s Book of Innovation, 2017 and World Bank Group’s President award for Innovation and Excellence for its innovative PPP transaction structure.
He has also volunteered his legal expertise in matters of public policy and regularly advises industry associations such as World Business Council for Sustainable Development, The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, The Confederation of Indian Industry, US-India Business Council and Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry on policy and regulatory issues in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Neeraj is an alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune University and a member of Bar Council of Delhi, India. He is a member of CII’s National Committee on Renewable Energy. He has co-authored the India chapters in successive editions of The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (since 2012) Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation (since 2015) and Getting the Deal Through: Mining (2017).