Shashank Krishna advises clients in the international energy, infrastructure and natural resources sector with a focus on Europe, Asia and Africa. His practice is focused on private M&A, joint ventures and project development and financing involving complex and high-value energy and infrastructure projects across the value chain. Shashank has experience in a range of industries such as power, oil & gas, LNG, refining and petrochemicals, infrastructure and metals, mining and commodities. In the power sector, he has advised in connection with independent power projects (IPPs) having an aggregate capacity of nearly 28,000MW.

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  • Advised the Government of Nepal on the corporate, finance and project development aspects of six large hydro-electric independent power projects (IPPs) including $1.4 billion, 900MW Upper Karnali and $1.2 billion 900MW Arun-3 hydro-electric projects (nominated for the 2014 Energy Deal of the Year by Legal Business Awards and The Lawyer)
  • Advised a consortium of investors comprising funds managed by Allianz Capital Partners, Amber Infrastructure, Dalmore Capital and DIF on their successful joint venture and consortium bid to become the infrastructure provider for the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London (awarded Project Finance International’s 2015 Deal of the Year)
  • Advised BG group on the sale of its equity interests in three gas-fired IPPs in Malaysia and Philippines for $440 million
    Advised an EFG-Hermes portfolio company in connection with its proposed sale of its interest in the North Bahariya concession in Egypt

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  • Legal 500 UK 2017, ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ recommended in Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Power
  • Recommended in IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2018, “Shashank is a smart lawyer who is knowledgeable and practical when it comes to advice.”
  • HM Seervai Gold Medal for Constitutional Law Writing

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  • Capacity building and training programmes and pro bono advice to the Governments of Nepal and Sierra Leone
  • Pro bono advice to Anti-Slavery International on anti-slavery laws in South Asia
  • Guest speaker on international energy transactions and PPP projects (training program for UK Foreign Office)


National Law School of India University, BA, LLB, (Hons), gold medalist, 2006

England and Wales
Delhi, India

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