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BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors
MUMBAI 400 001

India > Shipping Tier 1

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors is 'highly experienced in a range of disputes' and regularly assists domestic and international clients in contentious matters within the admiralty and maritime space. Co-led by Shrikant Hathi, who handles the gamut of shipping work from ship finance to contentious claims, and Binita Hathi, a disputes specialist who acts for domestic and international marine insurance companies, the practice provides a comprehensive offering in this field. Key support is provided by Pritish Das, recently promoted partner Nidhi Potla and associate Chandrika Sarkar.

Other key lawyers:


‘Highly experienced in a range of disputes most notably in the shipping, shipping arbitration, infrastructure arbitration and projects pertaining to infrastructure, oil, gas and energy’. 

‘We find this firm to be proactive and knowledgeable.’

‘Shrikant Hathi was extremely fast in invoking arbitration. His service is really really good.’

‘Good grip on shipping. I have availed their services several times. They give proper legal solutions.’

‘They understand the legal aspect on shipping very well. I did not have to struggle to explain my case, they promptly advise on the legal course.’

‘The best and most effective shipping law firm in India. They are effective, aggressive and deliver.’

‘Perfect team for shipping. Experienced, knowledgeable and they know their work. Shrikant Hathi and Binita Hathi jointly are the real King & Queen in this practice area’. 

Key clients

W.E. Cox Claims Group Limited

Shanon Trading S.A

Pragati Marine Services Pvt Ltd

Sunrise Shipping Co. Ltd


Shree Krishna Stevedores Pvt Ltd

Grace Young International Co. Ltd

Sea Oil Petroleum Pte Ltd

DeServe International Trading LLC

RR & Co, Solicitors

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

Shanghi Industries Limited

Aries Marine & Engg Services

Pharung Shipyard Company Limited

FSL New York Pte Ltd

Anjani Ship Suppliers

Asian Ship Suppliers

Navodaya Trading DMCC

Gur Law Firm

In Synergy Supply Chain Solutions (P) Ltd

BRG Global

Roy Lexim

Durva Engineering Works

Om Shanti Marine Services

Shewratan Company Pvt Ltd

Symex Maritime Inc

Gillanders Arbuthnot & Company

ElgiEquipments Ltd

Club Alanzo


Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda)

Blue Sea Services

Winplus Energy Limited

The London P&I Club

UK P&I Club

Standard P&I Club

SverigesAngfartysAssuransForening (Swedish Club)

The West of England Shipowners

The Ship Owner’s Mutual P&I Association (Luxembourg)

STX Corporation

Sinwa Singapore Pte Ltd

HJ Hansen Genvindingsindustri A/S

Zest Marine Services

Marine Solutions Distribution & Services Pvt Ltd

Japan Ship Owners P&I Association

Britannia Steamship Insurance Association Ltd


UK P&I Club

Compass Shipping & Trading Ltd

Kasturi Commodities Pvt Ltd

Kolkata Port Trust

Gail India

Kandla Port Trust

Dhamra Port Company Ltd

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line)

EssarVizag Terminals Ltd

Leighton Contractors India

Vessel NandHazira

Vessel NandAparna

Vessel NandAnanya

Eiyu Kaiun Co Ltd

Green Shipping Ltd

Izumi Kisen Co Ltd

Sanko Kaiun Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisting Indian Oil Corporation concerning the use of  Vessel M.V. New Diamond to transport crude oil from Kuwait to India on account of damages suffered due to a fire.
  • Advising Shanon Trading on maritime arbitration under the Indian Council of Arbitration for a vessel allegedly not maintaining proper pressure during discharge.
  • Advising Shree Krishna Stevedore Private Limited on planning, negotiating and drafting documents pertaining to the construction, installation and operation of a jetty at Taloja to Omya India Private Limited.

India > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

The ‘efficient and effective‘ lawyers at BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors are ‘experienced in handling arbitration work‘ and the firm has developed a strong practice across commercial arbitration through its traditional expertise in the shipping sector. The practice acts for a client base of primarily international companies, including a host of major insurers and shipping firms but also a number of major names in other sectors, including Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Fox Systems International. Highly regarded practice heads Binita Hathi and Shrikant Hathi are ‘real experts in shipping and commercial arbitration work‘ and are based in Mumbai. Support on all types of work comes from Pritish Das and Chandrika Sarkar. Nidhi Potla works between London and Mumbai.

Practice head(s):

Binita Hathi; Shrikant Hathi


‘Brus Chambers mid-sized boutique law firm have one of the best lawyers working that delivers results. The arbitration and shipping team are really efficient and effective, they are experienced in handling arbitration work. Shrikant Hathi and Binita Hathi working jointly would mean guaranteed result.’

‘Shrikant Hathi; Binita Hathi; Pritish Das; Chandrika Sarkar are extremely good.’

‘The team analysed the case, pointed out our strong point and weak points also that of the opponent. They are easily approachable, discuss legal points strategically. I appreciate Brus Chambers’ team for arbitration work. They are knowledgeable. The firm’s superb team is relatively small but nonetheless has good depth of talent. They have a commercially minded approach. With a uniquely strong brain for arbitration. We highly appreciate the manner in which our case was handled by Shrikant Hathi and Binita Hathi.’

‘Our shipping arbitration was attended by Brus Chambers in a very professional manner and we have no complaints and are happy with their work. They were very prompt at all stages.’

‘Highly experienced in a range of disputes, most notably in shipping, shipping arbitration, infrastructure arbitration and projects pertaining to infrastructure, oil, gas and energy. Brus Chamber has a highly active shipping practice, and also has an active arbitration practice regularly working for us in ICC; SIAC; ICA arbitration proceedings. Shrikant Hathi and Binita Hathi work jointly in most of their shipping and arbitration matters.’

‘Shrikant Hathi and Binita Hathi are experts in shipping with lots of knowledge and experience.’

‘The vastly experienced Shrikant Hathi and Binita Hathi both have a strong track record in handling shipping arbitration and litigation and commercial arbitration pertaining to oil and gas and infrastructure. Our arbitration matter was attended in a professional manner. The quality of Brus Chambers lawyers is high and we are particularly impressed by seasoned partners such as Shrikant Hathi. They listen to us understand what we want, where the problem is and also give their feedback. Their team analyse, do an in-depth research. They have a team for strategic planning and work with us to jointly achieve the best result.’

‘Shrikant Hathi and Binita Hathi are real experts in shipping and commercial arbitration work.’

Key clients

W.E. Cox Claims Group Limited

Shanon Trading S.A

United Island Maritime Ventures Pvt Ltd

Roy Lexim

Fox Systems International Inc

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd

H.J. Hansen Genvindingsindustri A/S

GS Engineering & Construction

Marpower Technology

Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited

Hyundai Engineering and Construction

Caravel Shipping Services

Norscot Rig Management Pvt Ltd

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited

Riley Power Inc


Hindustan Construction Ltd (HCC)

Enduke Pty Ltd

Alstom Technology Ltd

Al Jazeera Steel Products Company SAOG


Delvin International Gen Trading LLC

Enercon GmbH

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for underwriter W.E. Cox Claims Group, and claimant Indian Oil Corporation in an insurance case following a fire on a vessel.
  • Representing Shanon Trading in an arbitration claim for $17.5m against Great Eastern Shipping Co. pertaining to a vessel allegedly not maintaining proper pressure during discharge.
  • Acting for United Island Maritime Ventures in its claim against Taif Mining Services regarding an alleged contract breach.

India > Projects and energy Tier 3

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors is highly regarded for its robust shipping practice and regularly advises on projects related to the maritime and shipping sector, such as the expansion and development of ports. In addition, the team, based in Mumbai and led by Shrikant Hathi and Uttam Hathi, with support provided by Pritish Das and Aanchal Chaurasia, undertakes a range of projects and infrastructure mandates. Advising energy companies to set up a bio-diesel plant and acquire renewable energy plants, assisting infrastructure development firms on expanding and setting up industrial parks for manufacturing purposes, and counselling a global spice manufacturer on its expansion give a flavour of the broad scope of the firm's offering.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Pritish Das; Aanchal Chaurasia; Suhail Farooqui


‘The team was fantastic and excellent in advising, negotiating and settling terms of all the agreements for our oil project.’

‘Brus Chambers team is very knowledgeable on infrastructure and oil and gas projects and litigation and arbitration matters.’

‘A robust team of legal experts with significant local and regional experience, particularly in infrastructure, construction, projects, oil and gas and energy sectors.’

‘Brus Chambers team are expert in all facets of projects, infrastructure, oil and energy.’

‘Excellent team work with fantastic knowledge delivering work at low fees.’ 

‘The team has excellent ties with numerous Asian and European infrastructure and energy companies, advising clients on joint ventures or collaborated projects in India.’

‘Uttam Hathi and Shrikant Hathi have vast experience across a range of infrastructure and energy and power projects throughout India and lead an ‘impressive‘ team that includes Suhail Farooqui, a specialist in cross-border M&A, aviation, infrastructure and energy.’

‘Brus Chambers has a young, energetic and results oriented team that is easily accessible, user friendly and prompt in replying.’

Key clients

Shree Krishna Stevedores Pvt Ltd

Aarohi Polypack

UltraTech Cement

Tekla Bio-Energy


Zykaa Spices & Food Pvt Ltd

Aayana Renewable Power

IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

Ford Motor Company

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)

Kolkata Port Trust

Avvashya CC Logistics Pvt Ltd

Hiranandani Energy

Ujaas Energy Ltd

GMR Infrastructure

JA Solar

Techno Electric Engineering

Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd

HCC Concessions Ltd

Dhamra Port Company Ltd

Kandla Port Trust (KPT)

Work highlights

  • Advising Tekla BioEnergy on its bio-diesel plant at Nagpur and Akola in Maharashtra.
  • Assisting NTPC on a 100MW solar project at Dondaicha Solar Park at Dhule, Maharashtra.
  • Advising Zykaa, a spice manufacturer, exporter and supplier of Indian spices worldwide, in its expansion by obtaining licences and approvals for use of agricultural land for spice production.

India > Aviation (including aerospace and defence) Tier 4

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

India > Real estate and construction Tier 4

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors‘ real estate practice is based in Mumbai and jointly led by Uttam Hathi and Suhail Farooqui, supported by associate Saurabh Gandhi. The team conducts due diligence, title searches, conveyance and transactional work in the context of sales, acquisitions and developments in the residential, retail and hospitality segments.

Practice head(s):

Uttam Hathi; Suhail Faroqui

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Kolte-Patil Developers

Neelam Group

Runwal Realty

BG Shirke Group

Omate Universal

Tata Housing

Lodha Group

Piramal Realty


Inorbit Mall

Goldman Sachs

Supreme Infrastructure India Pvt Ltd

Ashiana Housing Ltd

Neev Group

Schulman International Services BVBA

Godrej Properties Ltd

The firm:  Brus Chambers is a specialised law firm in India with an international perspective in the entire gamut of shipping; commercial arbitration and litigation; infrastructure projects; oil, gas, energy and mining. The firm has unrivalled expertise in corporate work including bankruptcy, P&I and marine insurance, banking and finance, real estate.

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 for shipping work 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 and domestic 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 and domestic 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 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, infrastructure projects and commercial arbitration and litigation, he is also a specialist in ship arrest, 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, arbitration and infrastructure project works among international clients and legal peers.

Dr. Shrikant Hathi is constantly listed in Legal500 Hall of Fame and Ms. Binita Hathi is constantly ranked by Legal500 as ‘Leading Individuals’ since 2005.  Dr. Hathi, a master in law holds dual qualifications to practice law in India and United Kingdom he is also an Advocate on Record of the Supreme Court of India and a practicing solicitor in India and United Kingdom, while he is located in Mumbai.

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 is excellent in recovery of claims and P&I settlements within shipping and commercial arbitration and litigation and enforcement of arbitral award in India.

Ms. Chandrika Sarkar; Ms. Aanchal Chaurasia; Ms. Riya Dani and Ms. Anamika Ganguly works alongside  are good in arbitration and shipping work. They also excel at contractual law and infrastructure disputes.

The firm’s other partners and solicitors attend to corporate, commercial, infrastructure projects, real estate, banking and finance.

Brus Chambers has associate offices in port and capital city in all states of India including in location where High Courts have admiralty jurisdiction. The firm also have office in the  United Kingdom headed by Ms. Nidhi Potla. Dr. Shrikant Hathi is also a SRA Regulated Practising Solicitor of England and Wales .

Ship Arrest (All India) Dr. Shrikant
Ship Arrest (All India) Ms. Binita
Shipping and Shipping Litigation Dr. Shrikant
Shipping and Shipping Litigation Ms. Binita
Commercial Arbitration Dr. Shrikant
Commercial Arbitration Ms. Binita
Commercial Litigation Ms. Binita
Claims and Recovery Dr. Shrikant
Corporate and Commercial Mr. Uttam
Corporate Bankruptcy Mr. Uttam
Infrastructure, Oil & Gas Dr. Shrikant
Real Estate Mr. Uttam
Banking and Finance Mr. Uttam
Commercial Contracts Mr. Pritish
Commercial Contracts Mr. Uttam
Establishing Business in India Mr. Uttam
Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Mr. Pritish
Energy and Mining Dr. Shrikant
Shipping and Shipping Litigation Ms. Nidhi
Shipping and Shipping Litigation Mr. Pritish
Dispute Resolution Mr. Pritish
Infrastructure Litigation and Arbitration Dr. Shrikant
Bankruptcy - NCLT Mr. Uttam
Banking & Finance Mr. Uttam
Aviation Mr. Suhail
Real Estate Mr. Uttam
Commercial Litigation Dr. Shrikant
Shipping and Shipping Litigation Ms. Aanchal
Shipping and Shipping Litigation Ms. Anamika
Commercial Arbitration Ms. Anamika
Shipping and Shipping Litigation Ms. Riya
Commercial Arbitration Ms. Poonam Sharma
Commercial Litigation Ms. Poonam Sharma
Supreme Court of India Litigation Ms. Poonam Sharma
Supreme Court of India Litigation Ms. Binita
Supreme Court of India Litigation Dr. Shrikant
Commercial Arbitration Ms. Chandrika
Commercial Litigation Ms. Chandrika
Shipping Ms. Chandrika
Aanchal Chaurasia photoMs Aanchal ChaurasiaAanchal Chaurasia is specialising on commercial arbitration and shipping litigation, she also…
Riya Dani photoMs Riya DaniRiya Dani is specialising in shipping and commercial arbitration is known for…
Pritish Das photoAdvocate Pritish DasPritish Das is a practicing partner specialising in commercial arbitration and litigation…
Suhail Farooqui photoAdvocate Suhail FarooquiSuhail Farooqui is a practising partner specialising in aviation, iternational islamic finance,…
Anamika  Ganguly photoMs Anamika GangulyAnamika Ganguly excels in Shipping and Shipping Litigation including ship arrest  from…
Shrikant Hathi photoAvv Dr Shrikant HathiDr. Shrikant Hathi is ranked consistently by Legal500 as ‘Leading Individual’ in…
Shrikant Pareshnath Hathi photoAdv Dr Shrikant Pareshnath HathiDr. Shrikant Hathi is ranked consistently by Legal500 as ‘Leading Individual’ in…
Binita Hathi photoAdvocate Binita HathiBinita Hathi is ranked consistently by Legal500 as ‘Leading Individual’ in India…
Uttam Hathi photoAdvocate Uttam HathiUttam Hathi is a practicing partner and is a specialist in corporate…
Subrat Kulshrestha photoAdvocate Subrat KulshresthaSpecialising in Litigation at New Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of…
Nidhi  Potla photoMs Nidhi PotlaNidhi Potla is specialising on entire gamut of shipping and commercial arbitration…
Chandrika Sarkar photoAdvocate Chandrika SarkarChandrika Sarkar is specialising in shipping and commercial dispute resolution is known…
Afia SenGupta photoAdvocate Afia SenGuptaAfia SenGupta specialising in cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration; infrastructure and infrastructure…
Poonam Sharma photoAdvocate Poonam SharmaPoonam Sharma is a Advocate and a global market analyst specialising on…
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Dr. Shrikant Hathi listed by Legal 500 in the ‘Hall of Fame’ and Ms. Binita Hathi ranked by Legal 500 as ‘Leading Individual’ in India for shipping work co-heads the shipping and shipping litigation and arbitration practice including ship arrest in India.

Brus Chambers is a dominant force for entire gamut of shipping work in India and a top-tier law firm, are result oriented with highly qualified and experienced solicitors and advocates.


Brus Chambers, with strong arbitration practice and result oriented, is considered as a beacon of excellence in international and domestic commercial arbitration more particularly focused on infrastructure, shipping, energy, oil, gas, contractual and commercial.

The firm is active in commercial arbitration and maintains far-reaching global arbitration capabilities and a broad-ranging remit of expertise across various sectors.