Firm Profile > BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors > Mumbai, India

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors
8 RAJABAHADUR MANSION
3RD FLOOR, AMBALAL DOSHI MARG, FORT
MUMBAI 400 001
India

Shipping Tier 1

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors undertakes the entire gamut of shipping work, including transactions, litigation and arbitration. The  practice is noted for handling the full range of dry and wet shipping matters, and providing a pan-India presence for ship arrest issues. Ship finance, purchase and sale of vessels, as well as disputes arising from collisions, cargo, crew, charter parties and mortgage claims are all areas of recent activity for the team. Practice co-head Shrikant Hathi leads advice to shipbuilders, bunker suppliers, owners, agents, financial institutions and P&I clubs on ship arrests and release as well as finance matters.  Fellow co-head Binita Hathi specialises in marine insurance and dispute resolution; recently promoted senior associate Pritish Das is particularly active in shipping litigation.

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Testimonials

‘Accessible on a one to one basis at partner level.’

‘Knowledgeable in their chosen areas.’

‘Shrikant Hathi is very hands on and deals with matters personally.’

‘The firm is a true market leader in shipping, litigation and arbitration.’

‘Shrikant Hathi, Binita Hathi have unique qualities; they are easily approachable and are results-driven.’ 

‘The partner and the lawyers do their homework, their industry knowledge is outstanding and are quick in providing a response.’

‘Shrikant Hathi is exceptionally tenacious and talented. He has fantastic knowledge on shipping project work.’

‘Binita Hathi is clever, disciplined and cunning,  and a commercially sensitive strategist.’

‘Pritish Das handles situations in an effective manner.’

‘Binita Hathi is aggressive and understands what we need and gives us what we want.’

‘The entire team is well-trained and knows the law and procedure.’

‘I strongly recommend Shrikant Hathi for shipping and infrastructure shipping project work and Binita Hathi for shipping and international arbitration work.’

Key clients

Pharung Shipyard Company Limited

FSL New York Pte Ltd

Anjani Ship Suppliers

Asian Ship Suppliers

Andros Maritime Agencies Ltd

Gur Law Firm

In Synergy Supply Chain Solutions (P) Ltd

BRG Global

Aries Marine

AdalarasanGanpati

Durva Engineering Works

Om Shanti Marine Services

Shewratan Company Pvt Ltd

Symex Maritime Inc

HemangKeluskar

Vini Container Line

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors frequently handles domestic and international arbitrations, particularly in relation to disputes in the metal, shipping, infrastructure, and oil and gas sectors, where the team acts for clients including major corporations, governments, state-owned entities and financial institutions. The 'smart and experiencedBinita Hathi, who is an internationally trained arbitrator, has particular strength in shipping, projects and commercial disputes.

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Binita Hathi is thorough, and able to quickly digest complex information and set a strategy that aligns with our vision and values.

Shrikant Hathi is extremely capable, hardworking and result-oriented.

Key clients

H.J. Hansen Genvindingsindustri A/S

Bhadut Pty

Indian Oil Corporation

Caravel Shipping Services

Norscot Rig Management

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation

Riley Power

SIGG

Hindustan Construction Ltd

Enduke Pty

Alstom Technology

Al Jazeera Steel Products Company SAOG

Schlumberger

Delvin International Gen Trading

Enercon GmbH

Jaiprakash Associates

Projects and energy Tier 2

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors acts for clients in the private and public sector on all phases of projects, including regulatory issues, risk management, bidding, financing, engineering and construction. The practice is regularly instructed to handle projects within the energy, oil and gas, mining, ports, roads and urban infrastructure sectors. Sector-related contentious matters also feature on the firm's caseload, for which co-head Shrikant Hathi is noted, particularly for commercial litigation and international arbitration. Uttam Hathi is another name to note.

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Testimonials

‘Uttam Hathi and Pritish Das and other lawyers have extensive experience and are prompt in responding. More importantly they advise to the point, they show us the road map in advance, indicating the options available and guiding us as to how we should take our business forward.’

‘The entire team has got really good business sense.’

‘The team does a lot of background research work, understands the case, the technicalities, and advises clients on the strengths and weaknesses of cases and arbitration proceedings.’

‘Shrikant Hathi is really great at oil, gas and engineering project and shipping work.’

‘The team’s industry knowledge is outstanding.’

Key clients

NTPC

Lakshmi Machine Works

Zykaa

ThyssenKrupp AG

TPSC (India) Private Limited

IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

Ford Motor Company

Shrushti Developers

Chedda Group

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)

Kolkata Port Trust

Avvashya CC Logistics Pvt Ltd

Hiranandani Energy

Swan LNG and Swan Energy

Ujaas Energy Ltd

Mitsubishi Corporation

GMR Infrastructure

JA Solar

Techno Electric Engineering

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ)

Aegis Group

Madhucon Projects Ltd

Insurance Tier 3

Due to its market-leading shipping practice, BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors routinely supports clients in this sector for insurance advice involving ship arrests by claimants, cargo claims, negotiation of settlements and marine-specific insurance policy. Clients are a mix of international P&I Clubs and chip insurance companies.

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Key clients

West of England

National Insurance Co.

UK P&I

Transmarine

Skuld

Raets Club

QBE Insurance

North of England

London P&I

Korea P&I

Japan Ship Owners

Gard P&I

Chubb Group

China Shipowners

Britannia Steamship

Beazley P&I

Astra Asiguari

American Steamship

Aegis LLC

Assuranceforeningen Gard

Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association

Standard P&I Club

Sveriges Angfartygs Assurans forening

The Ship Owner’s Mutual P&I Association

New India Assurance Company

AXA General Insurance

Alliance Insurance

Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company

National Insurance Co.

United India Insurance Company

The Oriental Insurance Co.

Tata AIG General Insurance

Real estate and construction Tier 3

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors assists with due diligence and title verification for property stocks on a pan-Indian basis. As well as representing clients in real estate disputes, the practice handles conveyancing and related transactional work, including the acquisition of special purpose vehicles, investments, lease deeds, land purchases and project development. Redevelopment matters under RERA and the registration of projects with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority are a particular area of expertise for Uttam Hathi, who leads the practice alongside Shrikant Hathi and Suhail Farooqui.

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Key clients

Shrushti Developers

Bhoomi Group

Chedda Group

Kanakia Group

Raunak Group

Tata Housing

Lodha Group

Wadhawan Group

Individuals

Inorbit Mall

Goldman Sachs

Supreme Infrastructure India Pvt Ltd

Ashiana Housing Ltd

Neev Group

Schulman International Services BVBA

Godrej Properties Ltd

Aviation (including aerospace and defence) Tier 4

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors has significantly expanded its aviation practice and now houses a solid list of international airlines and aircraft leasing companies to its client roster. The majority of instructions concern aircraft leasing arrangements, Warsaw convention compliance and business contract drafting. The firm is also handling a suite of deregistration and recall of aircraft exercises through the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

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Key clients

Air India

Kenya Airways

Dana Airlines

Delta Airlines

Crolly Aviation

Mardal Aviation

Allenwood Aircraft Leasing

Dungarvan Aircraft Leasing

Elphin Aircraft Leasing

Carlow Aircraft Leasing

Ballyhaunis Aircraft Leasing

MC Aviation Partners

Avolon

GE Capital Aviation Services

Air Zimbabwe

Tunis Air

Egypt Air

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Although BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors handles corporate and m&a work in a broad array of sectors, including engineering and infrastructure, the group has a longstanding commitment to the shipping industry. The team predominantly acts in an advisory capacity for corporates, assisting them with joint ventures, partnerships, expansion plans, investments, acquisitions and structuring matters. Advocate Uttam Hathi specialises in structuring and restructuring, with a particular focus on marine insurance, and additional experience in real estate, infrastructure and construction mandates.

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Key clients

Zykaa

Thyssenkrupp AG

IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

Ford Motor Company

Japan Airlines Co Ltd

Hindustan Construction Company

NTPC Ltd

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers

Kolkata Port Trust

Avvashya CC Logistics Pvt Ltd

Help Animals & Birds Association

Ashok Leyland Ltd

Kandla Port Trust

DSV Air and Sea Private Limited

Vasuda

Design Edge Pvt Ltd

Rincon Realty

Able Marine Group

Marina Projects Pvt Ltd

Etco Industries Pvt Limited

Aashirwad Projects

Dispute resolution Tier 4

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors has niche expertise in shipping disputes, where it acts for vessel owners, insurance companies and corporations invested in the sector in a broad range of maritime arbitration and litigation matters. Binita Hathi is known for her strength in negotiating settlements between parties for projects in relation to ports, dredging and shipping, and her expertise representing clients in the Supreme Court of India as an advocate on record.

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Testimonials

Brus Chambers are knowledgeable in their areas of expertise, but also bring a very commercial aspect to the settling of disputes. They are a small team, so they are able to offer one-to-one partner accessibility to clients.

Key clients

RR & Co., Solicitors, UK

Pharung Shipyard Company

FSL New York

Andros Maritime Agencies

Kolkata Port Trust

Anjani Ship Suppliers

Asian Ship Suppliers

Gillanders Arbuthnot & Company

Elgi Equipments

Club Alanzo

Gulf Oil Marine

Synergy Supply Chain Solutions

BRG Global

Aries Marine and Engineering Services

Mr. Adalarasan Ganpati

Durva Engineering Works

Om Shanti Marine Services

Shewratan Company

Symex Maritime

Mr. Ranjodh Singh

Mr. Syed Aftab Rizvi

Capt. Arun Nagpal

Admiral Finance

Chaudhry Industries

Avalontec Singapore

Captain Sunil Kumar Singh & 11 Ors

Navodaya Trading DMCC

Blue Sea Services

Norscot Rig Management

Winplus Energy Limited

Modern Shipping

The firm: Brus Chambers is a super-specialised law firm in India with an international perspective and historical strength in the entire gamut of shipping; international commercial arbitration; projects (infrastructure, construction, oil, gas, energy and mining) non-litigation and litigation. The firm has unrivalled expertise in corporate and commercial litigation including bankruptcy, 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 and releasing ships anywhere in India, P&I settlements, ship 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 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 firm’s international arbitration and commercial litigation is co-headed by Ms. Binita Hathi and Dr. Shrikant Hathi who have significant experience in resolving contentious issues confronting clients engaged in both domestic and cross-border business. A highly recommended law firm for commercial litigation and international arbitration. Ms. Hathi 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, infrastructure, oil and gas projects, and commercial disputes is leveraged in settling related disputes, and she has developed a reputation for settlement of disputes.

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 in transactional and dispute resolution. It provides a ‘very commercial approach’. The firm has an enviable reputation for corporate work.

Managing and practising partner Dr Shrikant Hathi is a specialist in shipping, projects and international arbitration, 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, energy, mining, oil, gas and natural resources. He is an excellent strategist and has for many years had an unparalleled reputation in shipping, international arbitration and project works among international clients and legal peers.

Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi are constantly ranked by Legal500 as ‘Leading Individuals’ since 2005.

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.

Mr Pritish Das and Ms. Monika Gothankar 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, the law firm is also registered with Solicitors Regulations Authority in the United Kingdom.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Ship arrest (all India)
Shipping and shipping litigation
Commercial litigation
International arbitration
Contractual dispute
Corporate and commercial
Corporate bankruptcy
Infrastructure, oil & gas
Real estate
Banking and finance
Commercial contracts
Foreign investment
Enforcement of awards and decrees
Infrastructure and construction
Oil, gas and natural resources
Energy and mining
Infrastructure, oil, gas and energy dispute
Photo Name Position Profile
Advocate Pritish Das  photo Advocate Pritish Das Pritish Das is a practicing partner specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration…
Advocate Suhail Farooqui  photo Advocate Suhail Farooqui Suhail Farooqui is a practising partner specialising in aviation, iternational islamic finance,…
Ms Monika Gothankar  photo Ms Monika Gothankar Monika Gothankar practising partner specialises in recovery and claims the field of…
Adv Dr Shrikant Pareshnath Hathi  photo Adv Dr Shrikant Pareshnath Hathi Managing and Practicing Partner Dr. Shrikant Hathi excels in shipping law who…
Advocate Binita Hathi  photo Advocate Binita Hathi Binita Hathi heads dispute resolution practice including international arbitration; commercial, contractual, shipping…
Advocate Uttam Hathi  photo Advocate Uttam Hathi Uttam Hathi is partner and practicing partner and is a specialist in…
Advocate Subrat Kulshrestha  photo Advocate Subrat Kulshrestha Specialising in Litigation at New Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of…
Advocate Afia SenGupta  photo Advocate Afia SenGupta Afia SenGupta specialising in cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration; infrastructure and infrastructure…
Number of lawyers : 24
at this office : 14
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Managing Partner : Dr. Shrikant Hathi (shrikant@bruschambers.com)
General HelpDesk (India) : contact@bruschambers.com
General HelpDesk (USA) : helpdesk@bruschambers.us
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CORPORATE AND M&A

Well established as a leading firm in India, Brus Chambers attracts instructions in M&A transactions’, Corporate bankruptcy and the entire gamut of corporate work and is described as ‘best in class’. Uttam Hathi specialises in corporate work, corporate bankruptcy, regulatory compliances, foreign investment in India, establishment of joint ventures, subsidiaries, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and restructuring and corporate advisory. He is a lawyer with deep knowledge, outstanding and impressive with remarkable business sense and is also very well know for real estate work.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Brus Chambers is highly recommended law firm for commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration and is considered as a beacon of excellence in this practice area. The firm is very active and maintains far-reaching global arbitration capabilities and a broad-ranging remit of expertise across various sectors. The firm specialises in International arbitration and has extensive experience in resolving international and domestic disputes through litigation and arbitration and is also known for their strength in negotiating settlements between parties in dispute.

INDIA

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

SHIPPING

Brus Chambers, with result oriented highly qualified and experienced partners Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi jointly heads the firms shipping practice, is a dominant force for entire gamut of shipping work in India, including transactions, litigation and arbitration. The practice is noted for handling the full range of dry and wet shipping matters, and providing a pan-India presence for ship arrest issues.