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Shivanshu Thaplyal

, Mumbai

Partner | Energy, Infrastructure and Resources


  • B.S.L, LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune (2005)

Shivanshu Thaplyal is a Partner in the Energy, Infrastructure & Resources team. Shivanshu regularly advises on corporate/commercial matters and policy and regulatory issues.

Shivanshu’s primary sector focus is Power (both conventional and non-conventional), Transport, Urban Infrastructure, Ports and Mining, with a specialisation in handling Public Private Partnership projects. Shivanshu actively advises clients on bidding for infrastructure projects as also on procurement laws in India. Shivanshu also has significant experience in corporate transactions and has represented a number of clients in domestic and transnational mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and joint ventures and corporate structuring transactions.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh

Recognition and Accomplishment

Shivanshu is recognised as Acritas Stars – independently rated lawyer by Acritas Stars Survey 2019, a ‘Notable Practitioner’ by IFLR1000 2020 and 2021, ‘Commended External Counsel of the Year 2020’ by Asia Mena In-House Community and ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by Legal500 2021.

Representative Matters

Shivanshu Thaplyal has represented and advised the following clients

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)

Advised on legal and regulatory matters in relation to the conduct of its bids for Metro projects in Mumbai.

Power and Energy International (Mauritius) Limited

Advised a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad on its acquisition of 30% stake in GMR Energy Limited.

India Power Corporation Limited

Advised on acquisition of Meenakshi Energy Private Limited.

Enel Green Power SpA

Advised on acquisition of 68% stake in BLP Energy Private Limited, the utility, wind and solar subsidiary of the Bharat Light and Power (BLP) group of companies.


Advised on drafting and finalizing EPC contracts for their India operations.

Itochu Textile Materials (Asia) Limited

Advised in relation to sale of shares of a listed entity in India.

Government of Goa

Advised in relation to the development of a greenfield airport project on PPP basis.

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (Taqa)

Advised in relation to all regulatory and other approvals required in relation to operating hydro projects in India.

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited

Advised on the proposed acquisition of 3 (three) companies that operated wind projects with a total capacity of 180 (one hundred and eighty) MW across various states in India.



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