Shipping, Maritime & Admiralty Law Firm Rankings

Researched results for the year 2016. 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 the first week of December 2017. 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. BOSE & MITRA & CO
2. CRAWFORD BAYLEY & CO
 
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Other Recommended : Shipping Law Firm in India
 
1. MULLA & MULLA & CRAIGIE BLUNT & CAROE
2. BHATT & SALDANHA
3. ANAND, ABDUL & VINODH ASSOCIATES
 
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Individual  : Shipping Practitioner in India
 
1. MR. ASHWIN SHANKAR
2. MR. ANKIT SHAH
 
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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 specialised 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.

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 leads the shipping team. He is a very good strategist and is recommended by his peers for shipping, maritime and admiralty knowledge. Ms. Binita Hathi and other lawyers with area specialisation work alongside.

Dr. Hathi is a law graduate with masters in law, PhD, Advocate on record of the Supreme Court of India, a Solicitor from India (practicing) and United Kingdom (non-practicing), also completed 'Justice', a course of study offered by 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, he is a specialist in shipping and projects work.

The firm has expanded its shipping and admiralty team by introducing Ms. Natasha Sailopal and Ms. Poonam Sharma Baloni. The law firm has recently introduced 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 The Firm also has associate offices in port and capital city in all States of India.

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. BOSE & MITRA & CO
Bose & Mitra & Co is headed by Mr. Amitava Majumdar sole proprietor of his Mumbai based law office, holds a degree in Maritime law from the University of Plymouth and has good knowledge of shipping and ship arrest work, the firms shipping practice is surely moving at a higher speed and is particularly focused on contentious shipping and admiralty matters.

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

WEBSITE: bosemitraco.com
 
 
2. 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. Mr. Asher has shifted his work gear and is also moving at a higher speed, he is focused on shipping litigation.

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

WEBSITE:
 
 

 
 
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, is a known figure for banking and ship finance work, is well experienced and has fantastic shipping practice. Mr. Nilesh Parekh a senior associate in his team who attended large chunk of ship arrest work for the firm has recently moved out of the firm.

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

WEBSITE: mullaandmulla.com
 
 
3. BHATT & SALDANHA
Mr. Raman Walawalkar and Mr. Adil Patel are the partners of the boutique sized law firm, the firm is well known for P&I Clubs and Correspondents representing mainly 'ship interest', both partners have excellent knowledge in shipping law.

KEY CONTACTS
1. Mr. Raman Walawalkar
+91-22-22624949
Email: bhattsald@bhattsaldanha.com

2. Mr. Adil Patel
+91-22-22624949
Email: bhattsald@bhattsaldanha.com

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4. 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. 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 work 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

WEBSITE:
 
 
2. MR. ANKIT SHAH
He is an Ahmedabad based lawyer practicing in the Gujarat High Court, his shipping practice has taken an upward swing mainly on ship breakers disputes and recoveries, and he has also completed his masters in shipping from United Kingdom. ‘Young and tactful’.

KEY CONTACTS
1. Mr. Ankit Shah
+91-9099944019
Email: ankitshah@lawyer.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. Janak Dwarkadas (Senior Counsel)
04.Mr. Rahul Narichania (Senior Counsel)
05.Mr. Aspi Chinoy (Senior Counsel)
06.Mr. Shyam Kapadia
07.Mr. Akshay Kolse-Patil
08.Mr. Prashant Pratap (Senior Counsel)
09.Mr. C.A. Sundaram (Senior Counsel)
10.Mr. Zarir Bharucha
 
 
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