Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy Laws
About the Journal
The Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy Law (IJPIEL) is a student-run quarterly law journal, blog, and podcast. The journal focusses upon the niche area of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy (PIE) laws. In the post pandemic scenario, we believe that the focus of global markets will be, among other goals, to create Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure (SDG 9) and Alternative Sources of Energy (SDG 7). This is particularly important for India, which is slated to be one of the world’s fastest growing economies. However, the same is not possible without achieving SDG 17 – Peace & Strong Institutions of Justice.
We at IJPIEL, wish to support and propel this nascent area of study and practice, through discourse and conversation. IJPIEL aims to bring to the fore clarity for crucial terms such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Procurement (and the different steps and documents involved in the same), which require greater enquiry for both students and young professionals.
The Editorial Team
The Founding Editors consists of a cohort of 37 law students from 20+ different BCI and UGC-affiliated institutions across India.
The Advisors include members from Tier-I law firms across India and abroad, Consulting Engineers who have worked with the ‘Big 4s’ and academicians known for their seminal contributions to the field. They are honoured to be guided by stalwarts such as:
- Heather Katharine Allansdottir (DPhil, University of Oxford and Expert on Law and Climate Change)
- Kyriaki Noussia (Professor, University of Essex and Author of numerous Commentaries on International Arbitration and Oil & Gas Law)
- Earle Johnson (FCAS Infrastructure Expert and Former National Head at Mott McDonald, Doctoral Research Scholar at the Leeds Beckett University; MSc – Oxford)
- Artemis P. Malliaropolou (Visiting Scholar, Cornell Law School; Lecturer, Hague University of Applied Sciences and Young OGEMID Rapporteur)
- Badrinath Srinivasan (Senior Manager (Legal), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.)
- Kiran Kumar Kapila (Chairman and MD, ICT; Honorary Fellow, New York Academy of Sciences & the American Association of Civil Engineers; Winner, Government of India’s Niryat Shree Award)
- Kuldip Singh (Former Chief Er, Punjab PWD; Class-A Panel Arbitrator, NHAI)
- Philippe Billiet (Managing Partner, Billiet & Co; Counsel for TASS in the Yukos Arbitration; Fellow, Brussels Diplomatic Academy)
- Tajudeen Sanni (Professor of Energy Law; University of Kampala)
- Guranpreet Singh Sarna (Associate Partner, Dhir and Dhir; ‘Rising Star’ – Real Estate, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021/22)
- Vibhore Chaturvedi (Senior Associate, Fox Mandal & Co)
- Samarth Chaddha (Manager (Legal), Aster DM Healthcare; Ex-AZB, SAM, Al Tamimi & Co)
- Saurav Padhi (Associate Advocate, L&L Partners)
- Asmita Singhvi (Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills)
- Emily Horna (Head of International Arbitration, Santivanez Abogados, Tier-I: Electricity, Legal 500 LATAM 2021/22 – Peru)
- Krishan G. Insan (Sr Manager, OIL India Ltd)
The suggested Themes and Topics for Submission for Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Journal are as follows:
- Mineral Law (Amendment) Bill, 2020 [India]
- COVID-19’s Impact on existing and future PPP Projects
- The National Environment Protection Act (NEPA) Amendment Bill, 2020 [United States of America]
- The Moving Forward Act, 2020 [United States of America]
- Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020 [India]
- Ministry of Mines’ Order dated 3 July 2020 for the Auctioning of Coal Blocks and the setting up of Project Management Units (PMUs) thereof [India]
- EPA Amendment Rules, 2020 and its impact on EIA Assessments of Developmental Projects- preferably with an emphasis on IFI projects and the World Bank ESF [India]
- The Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) Reimbursement Policy dated 27 March 2020 with regards to Stranded Laborers at Construction Sites [India]
- The Infrastructure Planning (Publication and Notification of Applications etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 [UK]
- Prospects of Green Energy Financing in India
- A Comprehensive Study on segments of Construction Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Construction Sector
- Exploring Project Risk Management in EPC Contracts
List of suggested Case Laws for Case Comments:
- Century Rayon v. MERC & Anr.
- ACME Chittorgarh Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd. v. MSEDCL
- Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd. v. GRID Corp of Odisha Ltd & Ors
- Kanika Steel Alloy Pvt Ltd. v. MSEDCL
- NLC India v. CERC and Ors.
- PEL Power Ltd. v. CERC Anr.
- TSSPDC Ltd. v. Srighdaa Beverages
- SEAMEC v. Oil India Ltd.
Please note that the themes are purely suggestive in nature and are not in order of preference. The Editorial Team would be happy to entertain submissions (preferably, contemporary) related to any topic under the broad theme of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Laws.
- Long Article– 8,000-12,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
- Short Article– 5,000-8,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
- Case Commentary– 3,000-5,000 words
- Book Reviews and Legislative Comments-2,000-4,000 words
Please note that the aforementioned word limit is suggestive in nature. The journal shall provide due consideration to all articles regardless of the word limit; however, non-compliance to the aforementioned limit shall act as a deterrent factor with regards to the selection of your manuscript.
Co Authorship– A maximum of three authors shall be allowed for all manuscripts that are submitted to the journal.
Last Date of submission– The last date of submitting the manuscript is 15th May, 2021. If your manuscript is selected for publication, you will be notified regarding the same on or before 1st June, 2021.
Abstract– The Abstract should ideally be between 125-250 words. Non-compliance to this suggested limit is acceptable, but not advisable.
Peer Review – All manuscripts shall go through a Double-Blinded Peer Review process.
Keywords– A list of keywords (3-10) should be included. Abbreviations should also be provided if necessary.
Citation– The Harvard Bluebook (20th Edition): A Uniform System of Citation must be followed.
Format– The paper should follow the following specifications:
Title of the Paper– Font Size 14 Font- Times new Roman Size- 12, single spacing
Alignment– Single spaced Line Spacing- 1.5 Footnotes- size- 8, line spacing
Plagiarism-Only original manuscripts that have not been published anywhere and are plagiarism free will be accepted for publication.
Where to Submit?
Please submit your manuscript in word as well as PDF form to – firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not charge any fees for publication to our journal. IJPIEL recognizes that asking for any kind of payment for publication of manuscripts leads to a denial of opportunities for contributors who may be differently placed.
Naman Anand- 7888526240 (Founder & Managing Editor, IJPIEL)
Aakriti Gupta- 9871466567 (Editor-in-Chief, Journal, IJPIEL)
Or drop in a mail at email@example.com