Who should attend
- Lawyers from law firms
- Independently practising lawyers
- Law professionals handling infrastructure
- Law Officers
- General Counsel
- Members from Regulatory Bodies performing quasi-judicial functions
- Academics from the field of law
- Law Researchers
- Law Students
- Anyone from the legal fraternity with strong interest in infrastructure
About the course
Creation of infrastructure, whether in India or elsewhere, is challenging and requires several professionals – engineers, architects, town planners, bankers, financial consultants, chartered accountants, designers, political leaders, bureaucrats, legal experts, etc. – to come together to achieve the envisaged goal. In this entire exercise, the role of lawyers is to ensure that the planning and execution of the whole project is done within the framework of law, and disputes are either eliminated or minimised. The resources – time, money, expertise, efforts made, etc. – are usually limited and it does not make any sense to waste them in disputes among the parties aiming to achieve the infrastructural target, or to even squander them in avoidable friction created with several regulatory bodies and law enforcing agencies. The role of a lawyer is, thus, critical in ensuring that the resources are well utilised; the projects get completed in time without getting into any legal rigmarole; and, that too by remaining on the right side of the law.
This programme aims at going into the detailed understanding and exploration of legal and regulatory issues related with infrastructure from a lawyer’s perspective, so that the analysis of legal and regulatory problems can be razor-sharp with due appreciation of practical aspects. The focus, primarily, shall be on infrastructure in India. This will be a wonderful opportunity for lawyers to sharpen their comprehension of legal strategy for infrastructure in India and align it with business strategy. Blending them together makes it possible for a lawyer to anticipate the right issues at the right time, and take prompt corrective measures from the holistic perspective, rather than the narrow purely legal perspective. However, to enable a lawyer to do so we will first go deep into the legal issues involved in infrastructure development and examine the legal framework of regulators in different sectors. Thorough understanding of contracts and dispute resolution – particularly arbitration – shall be one of the main objectives. The role of government from constitutional and administrative law perspectives shall be examined. Public procurement in the light of several changes in recent times shall also be discussed.
- Infrastructure regulators
- PPPs (Public Private Partnerships)
- Concession agreements, Contracts
- ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Arbitration
- Auction and Reverse Auction
- Negotiation and renegotiation
- Swiss challenge
- Public interest
- Public Procurement
- Real Estate
- Current topics
A Harvard Law School graduate, Anurag K. Agarwal has been the first recipient of the Marti Mannariah Gurunath Outstanding Teacher Award at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. His teaching, consulting, and research interests include business leadership, negotiation, strategy & law, i...
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