• Vasanth Rajasekaran is a partner at Seth Dua & Associates.

    Vasanth has considerable experience and expertise in relation to international arbitration, infrastructure projects (real estate, roads, power, airports, ports, railways, water and sanitation), defence, aerospace and aviation, PPP projects, procurement law and general litigation.

    Vasanth has acted for many multi-national clients and represented them in several arbitration proceedings under ICA, LCIA, ICC and SIAC rules of Arbitration. He has also represented them in enforcement and execution proceedings before the High Courts and Supreme Court of India. Vasanth has considerable experience in handling corporate commercial litigation, tender litigation, anti-trust litigation before various courts and tribunals in India.

    Vasanth has advised many foreign OEMS in the Aerospace, Aviation and Defence sector on legal issues arising out of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), Defence Procurement Manual (DPM), Offset Policy, Supply contracts, Technology Transfers, License Agreements, Offset Contracts, Pre-Contract Integrity Pact etc. for various defence projects of the Government of India.

    Vasanth has considerable experience on the procurement laws and policies of India and has been regularly advising foreign and domestic companies across spectrum of sectors including Water, Urban Development, Railways, Airports, Roads, Power (Wind, Solar, Thermal and Hydro) and Ports on complex legal issues arising out of tender documents including RFPs, RFQs, Concession Agreements and other standard documents.

    In Infrastructure Projects, PPP and Project Finance space, Vasanth has acted for many multi-national companies and represented them in negotiation and finalisation of various contracts such as EPC Contracts, FIDIC Contracts, Supply Contracts, Service Contracts, Civil Works Contract, Sub Contracts, Concession Agreements, Development Agreement, O&M Agreement, Power Purchase Agreement, Fuel Supply Contracts, Loan Agreement, Grant Agreement and other Facility Agreements.

    He has been retained by the Ministry of Housing, Government of India, for advice on various Constitutional and Administrative Law issues with respect to Real Estate and has helped in drafting the ‘Real Estate (Regulation & development) Bill, 2012’ to ensure orderly growth and development of the Real Estate sector across India.

    He has also been nominated as a member of core committee set-up by the Ministry of Housing for preparation of sub-ordinate legislation under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 to advise and assist in the drafting of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules, 2016.

    Vasanth has also has been appointed as a member to the high powered Committee for drafting Model Contract for PPP in Housing Sector for unveiling the Prime Minister’s flagship programme of affordable housing by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

    Vasanth has drafted the first of its kind financial management and procurement manual for the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a sui-generis socio-economic PPP company sponsored by the Government of India and the Indian industry to implement the Prime Minister of India’s prestigious project, the Skill India Mission.

    Vasanth has delivered papers at various international conferences and authored articles in the areas of Arbitration, Infrastructure, PPP and Procurement Laws. He has also co-authored India Chapter of Doing Business Annual Country Reports on Legal Rights of Borrowers & Lenders for the World Bank since 2005.

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    DLF South Court, Saket,
    New Delhi-110017, India
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    Email: vasanth.rajasekaran@sethdua.com

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