Shipping, Maritime & Admiralty Law Firm Rankings

Researched results for the year 2019. We are continuously working on our research for a better and near perfect report and our next research report of shipping law firms and individual practitioners will be released during November 2020. Should you think that error may have creeped in or the report is not upto date please feel free to write to us.  

Band 1 / Tier 1 : Shipping Law Firm in India
 
1. BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

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Band 2 / Tier 2 : Shipping Law Firms in India
 
1. CRAWFORD BAYLEY & CO
2. BOSE & MITRA & CO
 
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Other Recommended : Shipping Law Firm in India
 
1. MULLA & MULLA & CRAIGIE BLUNT & CAROE
2. ANAND, ABDUL & VINODH ASSOCIATES
 
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Individual  : Shipping Practitioner in India
 
1. MS. PAURAMI SHETH
2. MR. ASHWIN SHANKAR
 
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BAND 1 / TOP TIER  : THE BEST - LAW FIRM
for Shipping, Maritime & Admiralty work in India
 
1. BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors
Brus Chambers, a super-specialised shipping law firm has been practicing shipping law since 1992 and continues as a dominant force in shipping and is ‘the best’ shipping law firm in India while Dr. Shrikant Pareshnath Hathi continues to be 'the best' shipping lawyer in India. The law firm is one of the leading and probably pre-eminent, Indian firm for shipping work and maintains one of India’s top shipping practice. Ms. Binita Hathi is shoulder to shoulder in ship arrest work with Dr. Hathi is very tactful and result oriented and has always strived towards result for client and has achieved for client. 

The shipping practice of Brus Chambers enjoys a worldwide reputation for its excellence and is most respected for both dry and wet shipping. Brus Chambers is a specialised solicitor firm, all the partners of the firm are highly qualified, well experienced, thorough knowledge on the subject, to handle complex work. 

Dr. Shrikant Pareshnath Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi co-lead the shipping team. He is a very good strategist and is recommended by his peers for shipping, maritime and admiralty knowledge. Other lawyers with area specialisation work alongside.

Dr. Hathi is a law graduate with masters in law from Government Law College affiliated to the Mumbai University, PhD, Advocate on record of the Supreme Court of India, a Solicitor from India (practicing) and United Kingdom (practicing), also completed study course from Harvard University under the guidance of Prof. Michael J. Sandel, Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he teaches political philosophy. His main law practice is in the Bombay High Court and other High Courts in India, he is a specialist in shipping and projects and projects litigation work. 

The firm has expanded its shipping and admiralty team by introducing Mr. Pritish Das and Ms. Monika Gothankar. The law firm has a subsidiary law firm Brus Chambers LLC New York Office for shipping work, added another office at Mumbai for corporate and advisory work for shipping and related sector headed by Uttam Hathi. 

The Firm also has associate offices in port and capital city in all States of India and with this the firm has initiated Single Window for Ship Arrest anywhere in India (www.singlewindow.co.in).


KEY CONTACTS
1. Dr. Shrikant Hathi
+91-9769946865
Email: shrikant@bruschambers.com

2. Ms. Binita Hathi
+91-9769946864
Email: binita@bruschambers.com

WEBSITE: bruschambers.com
 
 
 

 
 
BAND 2 / TIER 2 - LAW FIRMS
for Shipping, Maritime & Admiralty work in India
 
1. CRAWFORD BAYLEY & CO
Mr. Prashant Asher is a solicitor and a partner of Crawford Bayley & Co, heads shipping practice. He represents several ship-breakers and is a well known ship breakers lawyer for many years. Mr. Asher is the only solicitor in India who has shifted his work gear and appears to be sailing at an extreme high speed, for ships arriving at Alang, Gujarat for breaking; he is focused on shipping litigation..

KEY CONTACTS
1. Mr. Prashant Asher
+91-9820068003
Email: prashant.asher@crawfordbayley.com

WEBSITE:
 
 
2. BOSE & MITRA & CO
Bose & Mitra & Co is headed by Mr. Amitava Majumdar (also known as Raja) partner of his Mumbai based law office, has good knowledge of shipping and ship arrest work, the is particularly focused on contentious shipping and admiralty matters. Mr. Aditya Krishnamurthy, associate partner, Ms. Damayanti Sen and Mr. Pabitra Dutta associated with the firm are very active, works alongside with Mr. Amitava Majumdar.

Mr. Amitava Majumdar has completed his LL.B. from the University of Plymouth (UK).


KEY CONTACTS
1. Mr. Amitava Majumdar
+91-9819747080
Email: bmc@bosemitraco.com

2. Mr. Aditya Krishnamurthy
+ 91-9833003032
Email: aditya.k@bosemitraco.com

WEBSITE: bosemitraco.com
 
 
 

 
 
OTHER RECOMMENDED - LAW FIRMS
for Shipping, Maritime & Admiralty work in India
 
1. MULLA & MULLA & CRAIGIE BLUNT & CAROE
The shipping practice is headed by Mr. Shardul Thacker a solicitor and a partner of the firm, he also heads the firms banking and offshore practice group, is well experienced and has fantastic shipping practice.

Mr. Thacker advises foreign corporates on the legal and regulatory aspects of investing in oil and gas, LNG, port projects (including on RFQ, RFP and other bid documents); structuring of bidding entity; and assessment of risk areas. He advises foreign rig owners, LNG corporates and terminal operators on regulatory issues, bid documents and the assessment of risk areas, including pollution liability.

KEY CONTACTS
1. Mr. Shardul Thacker
+91-9821135484
Email: shardul.thacker@mullaandmulla.com

WEBSITE: mullaandmulla.com
 
 
2. ANAND, ABDUL & VINODH ASSOCIATES
A Chennai based law firm, its shipping practice is headed by Mr. Anand David. The firm is very well known for its prompt service and assists clients giving personal attention to the matter, is frequently recommended in South of India.

KEY CONTACTS
1. Mr. Anand David
+91-9841289275
Email: ananddavid@aavpartner.com

WEBSITE:
 
 

 
 
INDIVIDUAL SHIPPING PRACTITIONER
for Shipping, Maritime & Admiralty work in India
 
1. MS. PAURAMI SHETH
She is an Ahmedabad based lawyer practicing in the Gujarat High Court, her shipping practice has taken an upward swing mainly on ship breakers disputes and recoveries, she takes up direct client as well as instructions mainly from Mumbai law firms,. She is ‘tactful’.

KEY CONTACTS
1. Ms. Paurami Sheth
+91-9824033521
Email: paurami_sheth@yahoo.co.in

WEBSITE: 
 
 
2. MR. ASHWIN SHANKAR
He concentrates on shipping litigation mainly on recoveries and has a very decent shipping practice. He originates from the Chamber of Mr. George Rebello (now deceased) and is a standalone lawyer who works alongside with his team under the name The Chambers of Mr. George Rebello.

KEY CONTACTS
1. Mr. Ashwin Shankar
+91-22-22620036
Email: georgerebello@vsnl.com

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RECOMMENDED COUNSEL
for Shipping, Maritime & Admiralty work (amongst other areas of work)
 
01.Mr. Venkatesh Dhond (Senior Counsel)
02.Mr. Sunip Sen
03.Mr. Rahul Narichania (Senior Counsel)
04.Mr. Prashant Pratap (Senior Counsel)
05.Mr. Janak Dwarkadas (Senior Counsel)
06.Mr. Akshay Kolse-Patil
07.Mr. Aspi Chinoy (Senior Counsel)
08.Mr. C.A. Sundaram (Senior Counsel)
09.Mr. Zarir Bharucha
 
 
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