The increased impetus to develop infrastructure in the country is attracting both domestic and international players. Large investment in infrastructure has provided momentum to overall PE/VC investments into India which touched an all-time high where infrastructure recorded US$ 1.4 billion during October 2019 accounting 43 percent of all the investment of the month. Between April 2000 and June 2019, the industry attracted US$ 14.54 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), accounting for 3 percent of total FDI inflows in India.
The boom in Infrastructure, Energy and Projects sector is carrying over to the legal profession, with many law firms and corporate expanding teams in these fields. As a result, lawyers and employees with the right skill set in Infrastructure, Energy and Projects may have their pick of jobs. The area was also an increasingly popular destination for graduate lawyers, drawn by the growing size and profile of infrastructure deals. Meeting this resourcing demand is a key driver of lateral hires for firms and corporate.
"The course on Projects and Project Finance provided a great insight of the practice area. The course stood true to its description and is perfectly designed to equip the reader with the relevant practical skill and knowledge. As a student who has already interned with the Project Finance team, I would say this course discussed all the concepts in a wholesome manner and is useful for understanding the basics."
Saksham Sinha, Final Year Student, B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), National Law Institute University, Bhopal
"Law schools surprisingly do not have subjects like Projects and Project finance in their curriculum. This is where Skillxpro came to the rescue after lot of research. The course contains modules and the best part about this was that the Evaluation Test at the end of each module was quite challenging and that’s where I believe you learn. In fact, I got an opportunity through the platform to intern in the same field with a Corporate Law Firm which gave me a real insight of the day to day task which takes place. I was given tasks like research, mapping and as well I got to read the drafted documents like Intercreditor Agreement, Pledge Agreement, Common Loan Agreement, Rupee Term Loan Agreement and the situations under which they took place. Kudos to Team Skillxpro for providing me such a platform where I could learn a new skill in such unprecedented times of Covid 19."
Prakhar Varshney, Legal Intern at Link Legal India Law Services
The course on Projects & Project Finance is a comprehensive course on the practice area of Project Finance, in which you will learn and understand every element of transactions involving setting up a project and financing of a project, including the major stakeholders, contracts involved (its terms, interpretation, etc.), and regulatory aspects.
Expect to experience the complete transaction life from the lens of a practicing projects lawyer. During the course, you will apply taught skills on several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual working, making you appropriately equipped to practice as projects lawyer.
The program is structured to impart focused learning from the perspective of a projects lawyer. However, in order to suitably put you in the shoes of a practicing projects lawyer, the course will involve considerable reading and may require at least 10-12 hours of time commitment per week. Further, in order to match the industry standard, the evaluations and certification eligibility shall be strict.
The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders along with reading content that is focused on practical concepts and understanding. You will apply the taught skills and knowledge in real-time projects through drafting, negotiations, case studies, reasoning, Q&As etc. that will give you the learning and experience of the required skills.
Post successful completion of the course and securing 70% aggregate score, a certification shall be issued with accreditation from SkillxPro and respective law firm.
During enrollment, you will be given access to SkillxTALK that encompasses guide to practice areas from sector experts. The guide will answer major queries/ question with respect to practice area including the transactions involved in the practice area, stakeholders/ clients, applicable law, typical day of junior and senior lawyer in the practice area. We reckon that the guide will provide you a comprehensive understanding of the practice area, enabling you to understand your interests and take a reasoned decision.
Currently, the courses are accessible to all users. However, we may be putting in place an eligibility criterion soon for new subscribers.
The admissions process is completely online and is customised as per your educational and professional profile. You must apply for the course on SkillxPro’s website. The application form will capture information related to your educational and professional experience.
Preparatory Support: Once you have completed the course, you shall be eligible for 1-on-1 mentoring from SkillxPro’s recruitment expert that shall guide you through the process of recruitment process including vetting of CV and preparation for interviews.
Access to Opportunities: Profiles of students will be circulated in SkillxPro’s network of firms and companies. It's more about how to inculcate data-driven leadership in the current job and plan a transition in the medium-to-long run.
Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries. During the course, we may also organise live session with industry expert to resolve all your queries and doubts.
Each specialization is designed to give you the best outcome based on your background while this course will help you venture into the projects domain. The services and support for all the tracks will remain the same.