I am humbled to welcome all of you to our site. I am the Founder and Managing Editor of the Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Law (IJPIEL).
Projects, Infrastructure and Energy are imperative to any nation’s future growth. India has been ADB’s top borrower since 2010- with the bank committing over 239 sovereign loans totaling 42 Billion USD in the last 34 years to the nation. This staggering amount is just the tip of the iceberg, as India is also a member of numerous other International Financial Institutions (IFIs), such as the World Bank and the New Development Bank (NDB).
Many of these projects are carried out in various modes, such as PPP, DBOT, TOT, HAM and Swiss Challenge and require legal experts to provide advice ranging from Legal Due Diligence to structuring a PPP project. However, it is saddening to note that most law schools do not even explain basic terminologies such as Request for Proposal (RFP) during the course of the degree. It is natural that student academia focused on other topics and left this niche area of law in the lurch.
I decided to establish the Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Law (IJPIEL) primarily because I could not find any academic platform in India that specifically focused on this arc of law. The IJPIEL aims to be the first Indian journal to provide students with a platform to write and learn about this area of law- which constitutes SDG 9 and is vital to our future. I welcome you all to contribute to this initiative and help us achieve our dream of establishing IJPIEL as a focal point for PIE Law-related discourse in the student circles of India and beyond.
The Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Law (IJPIEL) is a student-run law
journal and blog which was founded in July 2020 by a group of students from Universities
across the nation, led by its founder, Naman Anand.