Shantanu Singh, former principal associate at DSK Legal in New Delhi, has joined one of India’s largest integrated electricity companies, Tata Power, as the group head of legal.
Tata Power is part of the USD128 billion salt-to-software conglomerate, the Tata Group.
Shantanu, a law graduate from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India, started his career with Trilegal in the regulatory and policy team on electricity and airports where he represented clients before courts and regulatory forums.
Subsequently, he moved on to projects, infrastructure and disputes-related practices, where he carried out “extensive contractual advisory work for multiple major infrastructure projects in India”. These included the railways, water and waste, roads, and renewable energy sectors.
He also represented infrastructure companies in complex construction arbitrations for both domestic and international cases governed by the ICC Arbitration Rules and SIAC Arbitration Rules.
In all these roles he was closely involved with domestic and international delay and quantification experts, he says.
Given his expertise, Shantanu views joining the in-house legal team at Tata Power as a natural evolution in his career, especially where he can represent the company across the entire electricity value chain from conventional and renewable energy, including power services, to EV charging stations and home automation,
“The objective is always to analyse the legal issue being faced by the client and provide practical solutions and efficacious and practical advice, which are aligned with the business objectives of the client,” he said, elaborating on his career goals.
“We have known Shantanu for a while, and we find him knowledgeable about the entire life cycle of an infrastructure project that allows him to provide holistic advice. He is also focused on his profession and assists us in identifying aspects we have overlooked,” said a former client, Suneel Kumar, from Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a government-owned special purpose vehicle.