Indian law firm IndusLaw has expanded its infrastructure and energy practice in Delhi with the addition of Shashwat Kumar as a partner from rival Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
Kumar is the latest lateral partner hire at IndusLaw, which also added disputes lawyer Suadat Ahmad Kirmani and banking expert Pritha Chatterjee from Tatva Legal and SAM, respectively, in May and a team of corporate lawyers from J Sagar Associates in Gurugram led by partner Shantanu Jindel in March.
Kumar has 17 years of experience in infrastructure, energy and electricity regulation, sectors which are among IndusLaw’s “key growth priorities,” the Bengaluru-founded firm’s founding partners Suneeth Katarki and Gaurav Dani said in a statement.
Kumar has advised multinational companies, including OMERS Infrastructure and Softbank-backed SB Energy, and state power regulators in traditional sectors, including power, oil and gas, and railways. He has also represented renewable energy company Azure Power, and an association of solar power developers among other alternative energy clients before Indian government authorities and regulators.
Kumar had been a partner at SAM since 2019. He has previously worked for several law firms, including AZB & Partners, Link Legal and Dua Associates.
With Kumar’s addition, IndusLaw has 24 partners in Delhi.