Poonam has been actively involved in the disputes and corporate practice of the firm with primary focus in the energy and transportation sector. For over a decade with the firm, Poonam specialises in power and aviation sectors. She is a litigator who covers the entire spectrum of advisory, risk analysis and arguing matters before specialised Commissions, Tribunals, various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
Poonam has a lead role in the aviation practice of the firm. She has been spearheading JSA’s civil aviation practice. She has been consistently advising and representing Federation of Indian Airlines and Inter Air Transport Association amongst individual airlines on legislative, policy and regulatory issues.
Poonam has represented her clients before various fora (Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India, the Director General of Civil Aviation, the Appellate Tribunal, the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India) on issues relating to interpretation of agreements executed pursuant to PPP tendering processes, determination of aeronautical tariff, single till and other charges being levied by the Airport Regulator on Airlines.
She has regularly submitted her views on the Model Concession Agreements issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation for introducing PPP for six airports, on National Civil Aviation Policy, Civil Aviation Authority Bill, etc.
Poonam has been consulted on urgent issues by Inter Air Transport Association, Federation of Indian Airlines and Association of Power Producers on several occasions for her valued legal opinions.
She has been regularly representing the country’s big corporate houses, government institutions and industry associations on several landmark and sectoral issues arising in two critical sectors of power and aviation transport. She has been regularly dealing with issues arising out of Power Purchase Agreements, Concession Agreements, Transmission Service Agreements, Operations, Maintenance and Development Agreement, State Support Agreement based on Model Private Public Partnership (PPP), and such relevant agreements issued by the concerned Ministries of the Government of India.
Poonam is a regular participant and speaker in nationwide conferences conducted by the Centre for Aviation, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Confederation of Indian Industry on energy and aviation sector related issues.
She attended an IATA training on Aircraft Acquisition, Leasing and Financing in June 2017 to hone her skills in the field.
Some of the recent deals Poonam has been involved with, are:
Poonam has been with the firm for over twelve years. Prior to joining JSA in 2006, she was working in the Chambers of Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, Senior Advocate and ex-President of the Delhi High Court Bar Association for two years.