Avv Dr Shrikant Hathi > BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors > Mumbai, India > Lawyer Profile

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors
MUMBAI 400 001

Work Department

Ship Arrest; Shipping and Shipping Dispute Resolution;
Commercial Arbitration and Litigation;
Infrastructure and Infrastructure Dispute Resolution


Dr. Shrikant Hathi is ranked consistently by Legal500 as ‘Leading Individual’ in India since 2005 and since 2016 listed in Legal500 Hall of Fame in India .

Managing and Practicing Partner Dr. Shrikant Hathi excels in shipping law who stands out ‘as a strong leader and excellent strategist’ and provides ‘an outstanding level of service’, is a good strategist and has excellent reputation in ship arrest; shipping and shipping litigation and arbitration; infrastructure and infrastructure litigation and arbitration, commercial litigation and arbitration.

International and domestic commercial arbitration is also his forte and he is really good at it within all shipping, infrastructure and all types of contractual disputes, he is known for delivering results.

He covers all aspects of admiralty, shipping and infrastructure work with a particular focus on admiralty ship arrest and all aspects of maritime disputes and dry shipping transactional work, is renowned for his expertise in wet and dry shipping also known for project work within oil, gas, infrastructure, construction, energy, mining and other projects.

He is consistently ranked by Legal500 as leading individual for shipping work (since 2005/2006) now listed in Legal 500 Hall of Fame since 2016. Euromoney Expert Guides have also consistently ranked Dr. Shrikant Hathi as Worlds Leading Lawyer’s for Shipping & Maritime and also for Energy & Natural Resource Lawyers. Also IBLJ ranks Dr. Hathi as best shipping lawyer in India.

Dr. Shrikant Hathi is the President of the international network of maritime law firms ‘Shippinglawyers.NET’He is also the President of the international network of law firms ‘Worldlawyers.NET’.

He is also the co-author of the book “Maritime Practice in India”, this book can also be located at www.maritimepractice.com and “Ship Arrest in India” located at www.admiraltypractice.com.

In Admiralty, Maritime & Shipping matters he advises on ship arrest, all types of shipping disputes representing owners, charterers, suppliers, repairers, cargo owners and their insurers, including P & I clubs and conducts litigation and arbitration., disputes and claims, including casualties, collision, limitation of liability, cargo, unpaid dues, charter party, jurisdiction, conflict of laws, bill of lading, carriage of goods, contract conditions, fire, liens, general average, containers, recoveries, subrogation, casualties, freight forwarders liabilities, multimodal and unimodal, insurance and reinsurance, commercial disputes and advise on financing international trade through letter of credit, bills of exchange and other methods, preparing standard conditions of sale and advise on trade in commodities of all kinds, advising on the terms of contracts, In transactional work he handles all aspects of ship finance, negotiation, bid preparation, sale, purchase and registration.

In projects he advises on all mid-sized to mega sized projects within the areas of infrastructure and construction, oil, gas, energy and mining and other projects and dispute resolutions within these areas.

Dr. Shrikant Hathi holds dual qualification and is registered to practice law in India and United Kingdom. He is a PhD, Masters in law, Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. He is a practicing solicitor in India and United Kingdom. He is located in Mumbai.


Solicitor Assistant with Little & Co, Solicitors;
Managing & Practicing Partner with Brus Chambers, Solicitors; 

Co-author of the book ‘Maritime Practice in India’;
Co-author of the book ‘Ship Arrest in India and Admiralty Laws of India’;
Co-author of the book ‘Upstream exploration of Oil’;
Co-author of the book ‘Doing business in India’;


English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and French.


Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa as an Advocate;

Bombay Incorporated Law Society as Practicing Solicitor;

Supreme Court of India as Advocate on Record.

Solicitors Regulation Authority as Practicing Solicitor


LL.B from Government Law College, Mumbai;
LL.M from Government Law College, Mumbai;
Admitted as Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa (1992);
Admitted as Practicing Solicitor with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society, (2002);
Admitted as Advocate on Record (AOR) with the Supreme Court of India (2004);
Admitted as Practicing Solicitor with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, United Kingdom (2010);
Advocate Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India;
Practicing Solicitor, England and Wales as SRA regulated Practising Solicitor;
Graduated in Doctorate Program with major in Law Enforcement
Successfully completed solicitors examination through Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (OXILP) (Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University) and is enrolled with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), United Kingdom as SRA regulated practicing solicitor.
Successfully completed ‘Contract’, a course of study offered by Harvard University.
Successfully completed ‘Age of Globalization’, a course of study offered by University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Dr. John Hoberman.
Successfully completed ‘Energy Subsidy Reform’ a course conducted by International Monetary Fund under the guidance of Dr. Nooman Rebei .
Successfully completed ‘The Arbitration of International Disputes and Courts & Tribunals in the Hague’ from Leiden University, Netherlands.

Co-author of the book ‘Maritime Practice in India’;

Co-author of the book ‘Ship Arrest in India and Admiralty Laws of India’;
Co-author of the book ‘Upstream exploration of Oil’;
Co-author of the book ‘Doing business in India’;

Lawyer Rankings

India > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Drawing on the firm’s strong shipping and maritime law practice, the arbitration practice at BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors has notable expertise in handling international commercial arbitrations, acting for major shipping companies, heavy industry corporations, and major insurers. Construction, oil and gas, and engineering are other areas of expertise for the firm. ‘Excellent advocate’ Binita Hathi and shipping and commercial arbitration specialist Shrikant Hathi jointly head the team from Mumbai. Pritish Das, also in Mumbai, is also recommended for shipping-related arbitrations.

India > Projects and energy

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors is highly regarded for assisting with shipping and port development mandates, as well as advising on complex joint ventures in the renewable energy sector. Based in Mumbai, Shrikant Hathi has in-depth knowledge of project finance in the infrastructure and energy spheres, while Uttam Hathi focuses on restructurings and providing corporate advice within the space. Associate Aanchal Chaurasia acts on work within the oil and gas sector.

India > Shipping

(Hall of Fame)

Shrikant HathiBRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors, which ‘stands out’ for its ‘excellence in the field,’ consistently provides valuable assistance to both domestic and international clients in the shipping and admiralty domain, covering both contentious and non-contentious matters. Shrikant Hathi, who is recognised as an ‘excellent advocate’, co-heads the practice, specialising in a range of dry and wet shipping matters. Fellow co-head Binita Hathi is a dispute resolution specialist with extensive experience in representing both international and domestic marine insurance and P&I companies. The practice is further supported by dedicated team members including Pritish Das, Nidhi Potla, associate Chandrika Sarkar, as well as recently promoted senior associates Joni Oraon and Vidya Bose.

India > Real estate and construction

Jointly led by Uttam Hathi, Suhail Farooqui, and Shrikant Hathi, BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors’ real estate practice routinely conducts due diligence, title searches, conveyance, transactional work and disputes on a pan-India basis. Further core workflows of the team include advising developers, investors and buyers on land acquisition, project development, and construction contracts, while also handling redevelopment and RERA compliance.