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The ‘excellent’ practice at Bose & Mitra & Co provides ‘responsive’, ‘practical’ and ‘to-the-point’ advice. The team provides opinions on new developments in the law, advises on ship sale and purchase transactions and financing issues, and has considerable experience in contentious shipping matters. ‘Very experienced’ managing partner Amitava Majumdar provides a ‘blend of legal knowledge and business acumen’, and represented a ship owner in proceedings before the Bombay High Court concerning an outstanding hire. Associate partner Aditya Krishnamurthy is also recommended.

Brus Chambers, Advocates & Solicitors provides ‘second to none’, ‘responsive’ and ‘commercial’ advice. Led by Shrikant Hathi, the team includes Binita Hathi and senior associate Poonam Sharma Baloni, and has particular strengths in transactional matters, ship arrests, dispute resolution and personal injury claims. Notable highlights include representing Seven Star Fruits in a dispute with Maersk Line pertaining to cargo damage and representing Admiral Finance, Commodore Finance and Ensign Finance before the Supreme Court of India concerning the auction sale of a vessel.

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BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

The firm, with highly qualified partners, is a dominant force within the Indian shipping market and is especially noted for its experience in ship arrests, P&I settlements, shipping finance, buying and selling of ships, disputes pertaining to contracts, cargo claims, charter parties, mortgage, bill of lading, damages, bunker and necessary supplies, ship building, repairs, ownership or possession, lay time and demurrage, collisions, marine insurance and finance and shipping arbitration and litigation. As ‘a clear market leader’, Brus Chambers acts on wet and dry shipping transactional and dispute matters.

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Zarir Bharucha & Associates specialises in contentious maritime matters, including cross-jurisdictional disputes and ship arrests. Practice head Zarir Bharucha acts for Hyundai Heavy Industries in proceedings to enforce a mortgage against an Indian vessel, following the bankruptcy of Daebo Shipping and disputes surrounding beneficial ownership of the vessel, and the team also represents Banque Cantonale Vaduvois before the Bombay High Court pertaining to the breach of a collateral management agreement.

Sameer Tapia heads the team at ALMT Legal, which advises on cargo recovery, mortgage and loan agreement disputes, and contract litigation. Aliff Fazelbhoy is defending Seaspray before the Delhi High Court in an appeal against an arbitration award regarding a breach of a contract by Sail and ensuing damages claims by Seaspray. Gautam Bhatikar is now heading the shipping practice at Kochhar & Co..

The practice at Singhania & Co has a varied workload, advising on marine insurance, financing, registration, sales and purchases, collision and salvage, contracts for construction, and litigation. Managing partner Pradeep Kumar Jain is the name to note.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas acted for a leading American shipping company in a dispute involving an Indian ship-building company that failed to deliver vessels according to schedule, and advised Essar Ports and Vadinar Oil Terminal on the restructuring of port assets of the Essar Group through a composite scheme of arrangements before the Gujarat High Court. Projects partner Alice George has experience in the ports sector.

At Kochhar & Co., Gautam Bhatikar heads the practice following his arrival from ALMT Legal. Recent highlights include acting for Endeavour Bunker in the arrest of a vessel in India and claim pertaining to the recovery of the supply of bunkers to the owners, and representing KSR Marine Services against Coastal Marine Construction Engineering in an arbitration under a dredging contract. Senior associate Zoeb Cutlerywala joined with Bhatikar and is also noted.

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