Sumanto is chair of the Projects Practice at JSA. He focuses on the Energy sector.
He primarily advises on diverse Energy projects, such as LNG projects (including LNG sale & purchase agreements) upstream developments (including on Production sharing Contracts and Joint Operating Agreements), and product or gas off-take agreements. He advises multiple Indian and non-Indian Oil & Gas companies, including Energy majors.
Sumanto also works on Conventional Electricity and Renewable Energy Project development and Project Financings.
With regard to Power Projects, Sumanto has advised on the whole gamut of Project Development issues, including, Project tenders, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Fuel Supply Agreements (both Coal & Gas), Engineering & Procurement contract (EPC) (including split EPC contracts); Operations & Maintenance Agreements (O&M), and land related issues (including Forest Land issues).
With regard to Renewable Energy, he has advised on establishment of multiple Wind Power, Hydro, Bio-mass and Solar Projects in India.
Sumanto has advised multiple International Energy (Electricity, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy) companies on their Indian projects. He has advised many large Indian Oil & Gas companies with regard to their domestic as well as international investments.
Sumanto has various publications in Energy journals and has recently submitted a chapter on Oil & Gas Laws in a book to be published by the Oxford University Press.