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HSA Advocates

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Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi

Amitabh Sharma

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HSA Advocates

Work Department

General Corporate , Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Project Development & Finance, Public PrivatePartnerships, EPC, Public Procurement, Regulatory & Policy


Amitabh Sharma is the Managing Partner of the firm. With over two decades of experience in a wide variety of corporate and financing matters, he specializes in infrastructure, energy and natural resources sectors.

He has acted for sponsors, banks/financial institutions, multilateral and bilateral agencies, private equity funds on the investments and acquisitions, divestments and structuring of projects in power, oil and gas, mining and other infrastructure projects including ports, airports and surface transport projects. concession based public private partnership projects (BOT/BOOT).

Amitabh has been acting for clients involved in acquisitions in USA, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique and Indonesia. He has also advised clients on environment, health and safety related matters including land acquisition and rehabilitation issues involved in large infrastructure projects.

He has been repeatedly recognized as a leading corporate and projects lawyer within Infrastructure, Energy and PPPs space by world’s leading legal publications including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review.

Amitabh is an independent Director on the board of Jaigarh Digni Rail Limited “JDRL” a joint venture Company promoted by JSW Group along with Kokan Railways Corporation Limited, Maharashtra Martime Board, and Ministry of Railways.

Amitabh is a guest faculty at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and he is regularly invited to speak at symposiums organized by International Bar Association, Confederation of Indian Industries, Indian Merchant Chambers and various other bodies on legal, regulatory & policy issues.


From 2016 onwards

Employer: HSA Advocates

Positions held: Managing Partner

From 2010 to 2016

Employer: Khaitan & Co.

Positions held: Partner

From 2005 to 2010

Employer:  J. Sagar Associates

Positions held:  Partner


English and Hindi


Bar Council of Delhi


Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 1995


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The team at HSA Advocates handles construction, real estate, power, financial services and energy disputes for large corporations, individuals and foreign-owned enterprises. The team's client base includes Cotton Corporation of India, ReNew Power and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation. Founding partner Hemant Sahai and managing partner Amitabh Sharma are the key names to note. The firm has recently appointed former Sterlite Power Grid Ventures in-house counsel Apoorva Misra as a partner, while Shreshth Sharma (former Jindal Steel and Power in-house counsel) and Nitish Gupta (former DSK Legal principle associate) have been recruited as associate partners. Former senior partner Abeezar E. Faizullabhoy along with Shahen Pradhan and Murtaza Kachwalla, joined Argus Partners in February 2019.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

HSA Advocates' team has notable strength for projects work in the energy and renewables sectors, and is well known for handling instructions from India's project finance and public-private partnership (PPP) market, assisting the full spectrum of interested parties with domestic and cross-border financing transactions. The team is acting for the City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra on the Navi Mumbai Airport greenfield PPP project, and is assisting Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric with the development of Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro project. Founding partner Hemant Sahai heads the team. Amitabh Sharma is also recommended. Anjan Dasgupta left for DSK Legal in May 2019.

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