Mr. Aditya K Singh is an Associate Partner of Link Legal and has over 10 years of experience in advising and representing clients in precedent-setting commercial and regulatory matters before the Supreme Court, High Courts, Appellate Tribunals (In Competition, Corporate, Broadcasting and Power), Regulators (in Competition and Power).

He has also advised various private equity firms and financial institutions in their investment in Energy Sector, Port and SEZ etc.

He has strong interest in academics and regular contributed/quoted in Mercom, EQ International, Business Standard, etc and played instrumental role in finalization of courses on energy law of various law schools and technology schools.

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Engineering and Construction
  • General Corporate & Commercial
  • Project Claims and Disputes Management
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Projects, Infrastructure and Energy
B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), HNLU, RAIPUR; LL.M., INSTITUTE FOR LAW AND FINANCE, GOETHE UNIVERSITY, GERMANY
Jul 20 2021
by Link Legal - dated 20th July 2021

In Case You Missed It - Watch the recording of a webinar hosted by EQ on DISCOM Privatisation recently, where our Regulatory Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh was an Expert Speaker.

Watch the recording here.

Jun 28 2021
by The Economic Times - dated 28th June 2021

Read the article "View: Pursuit of lower solar tariff - Fate of successful bidders in competitive bidding" authored by our Regulatory Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh published by The Economic Times.

"In the recent past, we have seen many bid cancellations on the alleged ground of consumer interest. Whatever little precedent we have on bid cancellation matters, we have seen distribution companies heavily rely on the consumer interest ground to justify their action..."

Read the full article here.

 

May 17 2021
by Mercom India - dated 17th May 2021

Our Regulatory Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh shared his expert views with Mercom Communications India in its story "Supreme Court Upholds APTEL’s Order on Commissioning Delay of Solar Projects".

The Supreme Court while dismissing an appeal filed by BESCOM reiterated that the exercise undertaken in the construction of the contract is to determine what the words used mean, i.e., to say expressed intentions (no scope for either adopting liberal or a narrower approach). In the instant matter, the project was to be commissioned within 12 months of the date of the PPA approval. The dispute was whether the date of the approval should be included or excluded in the calculation of 12 months..."

Read the full story here.

May 12 2021
by The Economic Times - dated 12th May 2021

Our Regulatory Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh shared his expert views with The Economic Times on a Supreme Court order that requires overhead power lines to be taken underground in the habitats of a critically endangered bird and which is likely to hurt the financial viability of solar projects in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Although existing projects will have a cushion of change in law and force majeure provisions of the PPA to mitigate risks, those claims will not be uncontested, considering the stakes involved”.

Read the full story here.

May 05 2021
by Mercom India - dated 05th May 2021

Our Regulatory Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh shares his expert views with Mercom Communications India in its story on the draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) 2021 released by the Ministry of Power (MoP).

"NEP is emphasizing on the growth of renewables as well as reliability of generation. Keeping these objectives in mind, the policy is proposing promotional measures for hybrid renewable energy generation and energy storage systems…

Read the full story here.

Apr 29 2021
by Link Legal - dated 29th April 2021

Read the latest update authored by our Regulatory Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh and Senior Associate, Anukriti Jain focusing on key takeaways of the Draft National Electricity Policy, 2021 issued by The Ministry of Power.

To access the update, visit here.

Apr 27 2021
by Mercom India - dated 27th April 2021

Read the expert opinion of our Regulatory Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh in the article "Overhead Powerlines Directed to be Taken Underground to Save the Great Indian Bustard" published on Mercom India.

The Supreme Court has made it very clear that all powerlines in the potential Great Indian Bustard area have to be laid underground, if technically feasible. If the committee determines that underground lines are not feasible, then only diverters will be installed...

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Mar 24 2021
by Live Law - dated 24th March 2021

Read the article 'Not All Disputes Are Amenable To The Jurisdiction Of Electricity Commission: PPAs Cannot Be Terminated During Moratorium' authored by Aditya K Singh, Associate Partner and Anukriti Jain, Senior Associate published on Live Law.

"This Judgment will give a positive message to the power sector. Because similar clauses of the Events of Default are present in all PPAs and this was always a concern of the developers/lenders/investors that if company goes under insolvency proceedings, this clause will make life tougher for the generator."

Read the full article here.

Mar 03 2021
by Mercom India - dated 03rd March 2021

Read the article "Lack of Restitution Clause in Solar PPAs Must Not Lead to Rejection of Carrying Costs Claims" authored by our Regulatory Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh published on Mercom India.

"Electricity Commissions should not blindly rely on the Supreme Court judgment but exercise their regulatory power, read with other dictums of the Supreme Court. However, this does not mean that the Electricity Commissions should allow carrying costs in all cases, but they should exercise their power to allow it on a case-to-case basis. They should also take into consideration the conduct of the parties so that procurers/DISCOMS should not be burdened for the negligence of the generators."

Read the full article here.

Feb 20 2021
by Mercom India - dated 20th February 2021

Read the expert views of our Associate Partner, Aditya K Singh published by Mercom India in its story "APTEL Provides Interim Relief to Developers in the Scrapped GUVNL 700 MW Solar Auction".

"APTEL has taken the right step by giving interim relief to developers. Ideal relief should have been a complete stay on the tender. However, APTEL must have found it difficult because of the findings of APTEL in the order pronounced in Appeal Number 22 of 2016 (SunEdison Solar vs. DERC & Others). In the SunEdison case, Delhi DISCOM BSES had withdrawn its tariff adoption petition filed on the grounds of a significant reduction in solar power cost (a letter of intent was also issued to SunEdison). APTEL allowed the cancelation of the bidding process heavily relying on the term “consumer’s interest”"...

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