Firm Profile > ZBA > Mumbai, India

412 Raheja Chambers
213 Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021

Shipping Tier 1

ZBA predominantly undertakes contentious shipping work, demonstrating significant expertise handling international commercial disputes. The team is well versed in representing a range of clients, including charterers, P&I Clubs, cargo underwriters, reinsurers as well as financial institutions, in litigation before courts and tribunals throughout India; the firm is also renowned for its international arbitration practice. Dispute resolution specialist Zarir Bharucha, who has a deep understanding of the shipping, commodities and offshore energy sectors, leads the department. Bimal Rajasekhar is also active in the team.

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‘Zarir and his team provide clear and concise advise in a timely and responsive manner.’

‘Zarir is a standout principal at the firm. He is gregarious, serious and knowledgeable in providing practical and concise advice.’

Key clients

Asia Steel & Metals Ltd

BW LPG Pte Ltd

Great Pacific Navigation Ltd

MV Sylvia Glory Best Excellence Corporation

Capital markets Tier 2

ZBA’s 'very experienced' capital markets team has strength in depth in high-value debt transactions, including medium-term note programmes and FCCBs, where they act for lead managers, issuers and investors. Practice head Niloufer Lam, who is dual-qualified as an advocate in India and a solicitor in England and Wales, regularly advises clients, including major corporations and banks, on MTNs, buybacks and bond issuances of substantial value. Recently she acted for Axis Bank Limited, lead managers to the deal, on its $5bn medium-term note programme offering.

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“We primarily deal with Niloufer Lam who proves to be a very hands on, knowledgeable and commercially-oriented partner.”

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Axis Bank Limited

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited