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BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors
MUMBAI 400 001

India > Shipping Tier 1

The admiralty, shipping and maritime practice at BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors divides its time between contentious matters – often relating to cargo claims, charter party disputes or vessel arrests – and transactional work, including international trade. Commercial arbitration and ship finance specialist Shrikant Hathi co-heads the team alongside Binita Hathi, who has significant experience handling litigation and marine insurance issues. Pritish Das provides wide-ranging support on proceedings that reach High Court or Supreme Court level, with further success in cases concerning recovering unpaid crew wages and bunker dues.

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India > Aviation (including aerospace and defence) Tier 4

Suhail Farooqui leads the aviation team at BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors, which handles an assortment of financing matters for international airlines. Other work includes advising on major fleet purchases, corporate matters, and aircraft leasing arrangements.

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India > Real estate and construction Tier 4

India > Corporate and M&A

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…
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.