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BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

Work +91 22 2265 9969
Mumbai, New Delhi, New Delhi

The firm: Brus Chambers is a super-specialised law firm in India with an international perspective and historical strength in the shipping; projects (infrastructure and construction, oil and gas) and international commercial arbitration work. The firm has unrivalled expertise in corporate and commercial litigation, P&I and marine insurance, banking and finance, real estate. Across each of these sectors, the firm offers a fully comprehensive service.

Sector focus has been pivotal to Brus Chambers' success, borne out of the fact that it is a market leader in the sectors in which it is active.

Areas of practice: The firm, with highly qualified partners, is a dominant force within the Indian shipping market and is especially noted for its experience in arresting a ship anywhere in India, 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.

Brus Chambers is one of the leading and probably pre-eminent, Indian firms for project work and maintains one of India's top infrastructure and construction projects and oil, gas, energy and resources practices. It provides a 'very commercial approach'. The firm has an enviable reputation for corporate work.

Brus Chambers is considered as a beacon of excellence in international commercial arbitration. The firm is active in commercial arbitration and maintains far-reaching global arbitration capabilities and a broad-ranging remit of expertise across various sectors.

The firms  international arbitration and commercial litigation is headed by Ms Binita Hathi, have significant experience resolving contentious issues confronting clients engaged in both domestic and cross-border business. A highly recommended law firm for commercial litigation and international arbitration. She specialises in dispute resolution and has extensive experience in resolving international and domestic disputes through litigation and arbitration and is also known for negotiating amicable settlement between the parties. She has 'sound knowledge' and offers 'practical solutions' to clients, and has notable expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration matters and is praised for her multi-jurisdictional reach. Her strength in shipping, projects, commercial disputes is leveraged in settling related disputes, and she has developed a reputation for settlement of disputes.

Managing and practising partner Dr Shrikant Hathi is a specialist in shipping and projects, with a particular focus on ship arrest and all aspects of shipping disputes and transactional work, and is renowned for his expertise in wet and dry shipping advice. He also advises on infrastructure and construction, oil, gas and natural resources. He is an excellent strategist and has for many years had an unparalleled reputation in shipping and project works among international clients and legal peers.

Mr Uttam Hathi specialises in corporate work, regulatory compliances, foreign investment in India, establishment of joint ventures, subsidiaries, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and restructuring and corporate advisory, he also specialises in corporate bankruptcy.

Ms Poonam Das and Mr Pritish Das are excellent in recovery of crew claims and P&I settlements within shipping. Both also excel at contractual law, international arbitration and enforcement of foreign decree arbitral award in India.

The firm's other partners attend to corporate, commercial, infrastructure projects, real estate, banking and finance. Ms Afia SenGupta heads the subsidiary law firm Brus Chambers LLC in the Unites States of America.

Brus Chambers has associate offices in port and capital city in all states of India including in location where High Courts have admiralty jurisdiction.

  • Managing Partner
  • Dr. Shrikant Hathi (
  • General HelpDesk
  • Number of lawyers: 22
  • at this office: 12
  • Languages
  • English

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