One of the younger firms in this edition, Clarus Law Associates is also one of the most precocious. Its admiration from sources around the world for its environment, trade and projects work, and two of its partners rank in our “40 under 45” list of India’s leading young lawyers. One of the few Indian law firms that can be said to be at the cutting edge of environmental law in the country, Clarus has worked extensively on the development and financing of environmental infrastructure projects, carbon credit sale agreements, and policy advisory work relating to carbon
RV Anuradha worked at Luthra & Luthra and Amarchand before joining Clarus where she focuses on international trade and climate change law. She recently led the firm’s team in advising the government of India on dispute settlement proceedings at the World Trade Organization initiated by the United States against India’s solar policies. Nimisha Dutta was also involved in this matter, to which she brought her “excellent” infrastructure, projects, trade, finance and litigation support expertise.
Dutta and other lawyers from the firm have been involved in a project undertaking the implementation of the Ghazipur Waste-to-Energy Project for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi; advising in relation to the implementation of a 76MLD sewage treatment plant and sewerage system renovation project being implemented by the Kholapur Municipal Corporation on a public-private partnership basis; and the redevelopment of five existing industrial estates in the National Capital Territory of Delhi also on a PPP basis for Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation. Alongside its environmental law experience, the firm had done extensive work in power and natural resources projects in the past – including such developments as the Malibrahmani and Kamalanga coal-based thermal power projects, the Tata Steel captive power plant and the Tripura gas-based power project.