In today’s rapidly changing regulatory and business environment, both Government and private sector are expected to comply with strict legal requirements and newer developmental frameworks. iDeCK’s legal team has an in-depth understanding of the legal framework as well as, extensive knowledge and experience pertaining to infrastructure project development. This expertise is being actively leveraged to advise stakeholders on a wide range of legal issues ensuring that our government clients stay compliant and private sector clients remain competitive. We also offer assistance in addressing sectors specific legal and policy issues.

iDeCK has rich, in depth experience in providing legal and advisory services for infrastructure projects in the following sectors:

  • Urban infrastructure – Water, Waste Water, Solid Waste Management and Sanitation
  • Roads, Highways and Bridges
  • Railways/Rapid Transit Systems
  • Airports
  • Ports
  • Tourism
  • Commercial Properties
  • Housing
  • Power
  • Environment

Legal Advisory for Projects

Our legal team advised on some of the most prestigious and pioneering deals in infrastructure space. We have assisted government authorities, regulatory bodies and multilateral institutions in a wide range of matters – from conceptualization of projects to documentation, bid process management, awarding of contracts and assistance in project management. We cover the full range of infrastructure law advisory with the following main areas of expertise:

  • Project Initiation – examining the legal policy, regulatory framework for project initiation
  • Procurement – providing assistance during the procurement process; ensuring legal compliance in matters relating to procurement Drafting, vetting and advising on concession agreements, project development agreements, construction contract, off-take agreements, joint development agreements, power purchase agreement, EPC contracts, state support agreements and lease agreements
  • Bid-process-management – undertaking necessary legal due diligence and providing legal opinions on matters that arise during the bid process management and subsequent negotiations
  • Project implementation – addressing legal issues that arise during the project implementation
  • Contract monitoring etc. – ensuring compliance of legal provisions in the contract by both the parties and assisting the concerned authority in contracting monitoring
  • Providing legal assistance in setting up of companies, preparation of legal documentation of incorporation and assistance in incorporation process

Public Policy and Regulatory Frameworks

Apart from pure-play legal services, we also support our government clients in public policy formulation, a necessary pre-requisite to ensure successful rollout of projects and initiatives. Few of the key policy and legislations for which we have contributed our expertise and knowledge include:

  • National Level PPP framework for main streaming PPPs
  • Preparation of PPP manual and compendium for mainstreaming PPPs in India
  • Infrastructure policy for Karnataka, 2007
  • Infrastructure policy for Karnataka, 2015
  • Karnataka Infrastructure Development and Regulation Bill
  • Swiss challenge guidelines for development infrastructure projects in Karnataka
  • Karnataka Tourism Policy 2015 – 20
  • Karnataka Tourism Trade Facilitation and Regulation Act, 2015
  • Andhra Pradesh Water Sports Policy
  • Strategy and implementation plan for urban drinking water policy of the Government of Karnataka
  • Policy framework for development of minor airports in Karnataka
  • Bangalore Metropolitan Land Transport Authority Bill
  • Policy framework for improvement of road sector in Karnataka
  • Karnataka State Highway Improvement Programme
  • New tolling policy for Kerala
  • Integrated energy policy for Karnataka
  • Integrated energy policy for Karnataka
  • Planning guidelines for slum-free city plan of action
  • Draft Issue of Hakku Patra (living rights) to slum dwellers and redevelopment of slums on public and private lands
  • Draft legislation for Naya Raipur, Chattisgarh
  • Governance options for Naya Raipur (Naya Raipur), Chattisgarh
  • Developing frameworks for PPPs in municipal solid waste in Maharashtra
  • Draft anti-littering law and advertisement byelaws, Bengaluru
  • Disposal of property rules and Housing Board Act for Maharashtra
  • Karnataka Underground Utility (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Bill

Our team is also credited with drafting first-of-its kind bid documents for development of projects under PPP framework. These documents were adopted for procurement by government departments/ agencies much before model documents were introduced by the Government of India.

Given our rich experience, iDeCK services are now sought after by several other states in preparation of the standard model documents – most recent being documents for the development of highways and district Roads for Maharashtra.