Firm Profile > ZBA > Mumbai, India

412 Raheja Chambers
213 Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021

Shipping Tier 1

Specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, ZBA is devoted to shipping, admiralty law and commodities issues. The firm  demonstrates renowned capability in matters ranging from charter party disputes, enforcement of foreign ship mortgages and arbitral awards, as well as reinsurance claims and wet shipping mandates. The practice brings together practitioners with multi-jurisdictional experience, who are often sought after by shipowners, banks, cargo underwriters, insurers, commodity traders and P&I Clubs to handle a range of contentious matters. Overseeing the team is Zarir Bharucha who focuses on shipping litigation.

Capital markets Tier 2

ZBA is particularly well known for its expertise assisting clients with EMTN transactions and foreign and domestic bond issuances, including listings in Singapore and London. Niloufer Lam specialises in debt capital markets and frequently acts for major Indian and international clients in high value bond issuances across numerous sectors, including oil and gas and infrastructure.

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Rural Electrification Corporation

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Indian Railways Finance Corporation

Oil India Limited

Axis Bank

Banking and finance Tier 3

ZBA leverages the international experience of its team to advise clients on a diverse range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including bilateral and syndicated finance. Niloufer Lam has a strong reputation in the field of banking and finance, and previously worked for a magic circle firm in London and, earlier on in her career, as an in-house lawyer at Morgan Stanley. Senior associate Rishi Thakur joined the firm from ICICI Bank in 2019.

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REC Limited

Indian Railways Finance Corporation

DMI Limited

Ambit Capital

Axis Bank

Liberty House Group

State Bank of India

Aditya Birla Sun Life

ZBA is a client centric law firm providing international quality Indian legal services. We advise leading businesses of today and tomorrow which operate in India. We are known for advising on complex, strategic and reputation critical matters for our clients. This is where our quality of expertise, knowledge, tactics and depth of experience delivers the greatest impact and value.

Understanding your requirements, objectives and operating environment is important to us. We place particular emphasis on this aspect. We work with you to achieve extraordinary results, harness commercial potential and become trusted long-term partners. Smart strategies and honest advice set us apart from our peer group.
Domestic or international, established or forthcoming – we work with a diverse range of organisations. We identify and manage risk and liability, navigate legal challenges and enable your strategic growth in today’s complicated and volatile business environment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Niloufer Lam +91 99206 68000
Admiralty & Maritime, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration Zarir Bharucha +91 98210 91908
Lawyers : 10
English (fluent)
Hindi and other Indian languages