Main Areas Of Practice
Admiralty & Marine Insurance:
The firm has a large Admiralty practice in India with a worldwide reputation as specialists in providing legal services in all aspects of the shipping laws. The firm acts for ship owners, charterers, hull & cargo insurers, P & I & Defence Clubs, salvage & tug companies, container handlers, shipbuilders, bunker suppliers, etc.
Arbitration & Litigation:
The firm’s dispute resolution practice encompasses international arbitration, dispute resolution, antitrust, securities and other general commercial matters for domestic and international corporate/clients. It has a robust dispute resolution practice with extensive experience in litigation and international arbitration (ICC, LCIA, SIAC).
Banking & Finance:
The firm advises international banks and overseas lenders for major bilateral and syndicated facilities of all types including acquisition, asset and structured finance in major infrastructure projects LNG, port, aircraft, ships, etc.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm has a strong practice in areas of corporate and M&A. It renders specialized advice in corporate and commercial transactions and has advised several multinational corporates in their India investments and joint ventures.
The firm has experience and expertise in rendering legal advice, opinions, drafting Employment Contracts, Agreements, Bonds and handling litigation involving issues of service, employment, labour laws, in diverse areas such as Industrial Disputes, Contract Labour, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Employees Insurance etc.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
The firm acts for Indian & foreign Insurance and Reinsurance companies as also various syndicates at Lloyds. The firm exclusively acts for insurance companies. The firm has extensive experience in respect of diverse insurance policies - marine, loss of profit, material damage, erection policies, personal accident policies etc. It also acts in arbitration disputes between insurers and reinsurers.
The firm has a specialized and strong IP practice particularly in trademark, copyright and design law. With a robust litigation team backing, the firm has over the years successfully represented clients in enforcement actions in various passing off and infringement cases. The firm regularly advises on media and entertainment laws and regulations as well as clients in other intellectual property dominant sectors.
Real Estate & Property Law:
The firm has vast experience in transactions relating to real estate, conveyancing, lease, etc. The firm specializes in conducting title searches in relation to land transactions as also drafting numerous real estate deeds and documents. It has a strong real estate litigation department and handles matters on behalf of financial institutions as also for land disputes between developers and other interests, etc.
Trade & Transport including Logistics:
The firm advises on all laws relating to trade of commodities, oils, metals in the international market, transport by land, sea and air including combined transport. The firm also advises on customs law, import and tariff regulations with regard to cargo trade.