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 PRACTISING LAW SINCE 1992     

 
SHIP ARREST OR RELEASE IN INDIA

 
Our Ship Arrest practice includes representing clients and/or assisting clients in disputes or recoveries pertaining to:
 
Bunker Dues
Charter Party
Claims relating to Cargo
Bill of Lading of any Goods for Damage
Crew Wages
Co-owners disputes of a Ship
Carriage of Goods or Passenger
Collision
Commission, Brokerage or Agency Fees
Title to or Ownership of a Ship
Contract of Affreightment
Damage or Loss to Cargo
Damage or Loss to Goods or Baggage
Disbursements made by agent
Disbursements made by Master for Ship
Disbursements made by Shipper for Ship
Disbursements made by the Charterer
Abandoned Ship
Maintenance of Abandoned Ship Crew
Dock, Port, Canal Charges or Dues
Harbour, Waterway Charges or Dues
Bottomry & Respondentia
Building, Equipping or Repairing of any Ship
  Necessaries Supplied to a Ship
Use or Hire of any Ship
Master or Officer Wages
Mortgage or Hypothecation
Services Rendered to a Ship
Ship Construction Charges Unpaid
Ship Repair Dues
Towage
Forfeitures
General Average
Insurance Premium
Loss of life on board the Ship
Loss of or Damage to Goods
Loss or Damage by a Ship
Personal Injury
Pilotage
Possession of a Ship
Employment or Earnings of a Ship
Repairs
Salvage Operation
Unpaid Dues on equipment supplied or fitted
Unpaid Dues on Supplies to a Ship
     
 
We know that there are very few solicitor/ law firms in our country practicing admiralty, shipping and maritime more particularly admiralty ship arrest or release, we understand this sector is complex and very technical owing to the possibility of wrongful arrest for any mistake whilst  strategising arrest, therefore one  simply cannot ignore to engage the best or a specialist in this sector. 
 
If you have a claim or a dispute by which admiralty jurisdiction can be invoked to arrest a ship in India please feel free to email, write or call us to check if admiralty jurisdiction can be invoked.  You may also check with us if you intend arresting a ship outside India.
 
A ship can be arrested anywhere in India under admiralty jurisdiction by obtaining order of arrest from respective High Court having admiralty jurisdiction. The vessel should be in State territorial waters of the High Court. Brus Chambers having associate offices in Port and Capital city in all State of India, can provide a single window service for ship arrest or release in India.
 
In ship arrest or release matters the firm advise on all types of disputes representing owners, charterers, suppliers, repairers, cargo owners and their insurers, including P & I clubs, banks, financial institution, mortgagors and conducts litigation.
 
Advice and assistance on all types of disputes and claims, including bunker dues, repairs, casualties, collision, limitation of liability, cargo, charterparty, jurisdiction, conflict of laws, bill of lading, carriage of goods, contract conditions, fire, liens, general average, containers, recoveries, subrogation, casualties, freight forwarders liabilities, multimodal and unimodal, insurance and reinsurance, commercial disputes, recovery of unpaid dues, towage, salvage, pilotage, grounding, commodity disputes, damage done or received by any ship, freight, hire, demurrage, laytime, masters and crew claims, necessaries, supplies, ownership, possession, building, equipping.
 
Brus Chambers has extensive experience and a global reputation of handling ship arrest and release and all other aspects of maritime matters and has dominated the Indian admiralty and shipping market.

Brus Chambers has practiced maritime law since the establishment of the firm in 1998 and its partners much prior to 1992; today we have a worldwide reputation as specialists in this area. Our partners regularly appear as recommended shipping specialists.
 

2016/2017 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2015/2016 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2014/2015 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2013/2014 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2012/2013 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2011/2012 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2010/2011 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2009/2010 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2008/2009 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2007/2008 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2006/2007 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2005/2006 (Leading Individual)
Shrikant Hathi ranked by The Asia Pacific legal 500 as a 'Leading individual' in India for shipping work

2016/2017 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2015/2016 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2014/2015 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2013/2014 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2012/2013 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2011/2012 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2010/2011 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2009/2010 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2008/2009 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2008/2007 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2007/2006 (Firm Ranking)
Brus Chambers is ranked by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in India for shipping work

2016/2017
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Euromoney Expert Guide
 
2015/2016
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Euromoney Expert Guide
 
2014/2015
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Euromoney Expert Guide
 
2013/2014
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Euromoney Expert Guide
 
2012/2013
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Euromoney Expert Guide
 
2011/2012
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Euromoney Expert Guide
 
2010/2011
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Euromoney Expert Guide
 
2009/2010
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Euromoney Expert Guide
2008/2009
...Shrikant Hathi is one of the world's leading shipping and maritime lawyers and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in this field.
- Expert Guide (6th Edition)- Euromoney (2008/2009)
 
2007/2008
...is a dominant force within the Indian admiralty, maritime and shipping market. The firm is especially noted for its experience in ship arrests and releases, not to mention P&I settlements, shipping finance, acquisitions and maritime arbitration. Impressive representative clients include Windforce Maritime Enterprises, Teesta Agro Industries and the Shun Shing Group. Of interest, the practice advised Club Alanzo VIP Cruises, who have entered into a construction contract for the building of a one-of-its-kind wooden vessel which will be operating as a seven star cruise liner, and acted for Kasturi Commodities in relation to its considered purchase of the high-profile Le Clemenceau vessel which found itself recalled because of the large volumes of asbestos carried onboard.
- The Asia Pacific legal 500 (2007/2008)
 
2006/ 2007
...offers a full-service shipping practice under managing partner Shrikant Hathi. It is notably strong in ship arrests, which forms a large part of its practice. The firm also gaining experience in more off-beat shipping-related work, such as advising a client on the building of floating hotel in the form of a reproduction Chinese junk, and setting up of a floating casino business in Goa'
- The Asia Pacific legal 500 (2006/2007) 

2006/ 2007
...stands out for its (predominantly oil) projects-related work in the Middle East, notably in the UAE, Qatar, and even Iraq. It also has experience of work related to projects in the subcontinent.
- The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2006/2007)

'Recommended firm for shipping, projects and energy, dispute resolution'
-The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2005/06

'The firm has strong litigation arms, both in Mumbai and New Delhi'
-The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2003/04

The full complement of shipping-related work is offered by Brus Chambers, including purchases and sales, cargo-claims, casualties, charterparties, collisions, marine insurance and finance. Ship arrests and releases are where the firm particularly excels, where a young and committed group of partners, including Shrikant Hathi and Binita Hathi, work flat out to obtain favourable results for clients
-The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2005/06

'The practice assists overseas clients in ship arrests and releases, purchases and sales, cargo-claim, casualties, charter parties, collisions, marine insurance and commercial'
-The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2004/05

'..it has established strong links with several high-profile shipping companies and has advised on numerous ship arrests.'
-The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2003/04

'A good choice for oil & gas related projects, with experience of power projects'
-The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2005/06

'The International Arbitration and Litigation book, co-authored by partners of Brus Chambers is fantastic'
-Kari Russ, Editor, Aspatore Books, 2005/06
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Our Admiralty, Maritime & Shipping practice includes:
 

Arrest of Ship
Affreightment
Agency Fees
Agreements
Arbitration
Berth Claims
Bid Preparations
Bill of Lading
Brokerage
Bunker Claims
Canal Dues
Cargo Claims
Carriage of Goods
Casualties
Charter Party
CIF and FOB
Claims
Claims by Master
Claims for Ship
Collision Claims
Collision Claims
Commercial Disputes
Commission
Conflict of Laws
Construction of Rigs
Construction of Ships
Containers
Contracts
Crew Wages
Damages
Demurrage Claims
Disbursement Claims
Dock Dues
Documentary Credits
Documentation
Equipping Claims
Establishing Business
Execution of Award
Execution of Decree
FDI
Financing
Fire
Flagging
Freight
General Average
Harbour Dues
Hire and off-hire Claims
Inspection
Insurance
Insurance Premium
Joint ventures
Jurisdiction
Lay time Claims
Legal Research
Lien
Limitation of Liability
Liner Operations
Litigation
Mortgage Claims
Multimodal
Necessaries
Negotiations
Ownership Dispute
P& I Settlement
Personal Injury
Pilotage
Port Dues
Port Facilities
Port Regulations
Privatisation
Purchase of Ships
Recoveries
Registration of Ships
Regulatory Issues
Release of Ship
Repair Claims
Sale of Ships
Salvage Claims
Ship Building Claims
Ship Finance
Ship Possession
Ship Registration
Short Landing
Subrogation
Supply Claims
Taxation
Towage Claims
Trade Finance
Unimodal
Unpaid Dues
Unsafe Port
Warranties
Waterway Dues


We are known worldwide for our expertise in ship arrest or release and have one of the strongest shipping practices in India and are highly recommended in this area, by independent credential bodies. 

Shipping team is co-headed by our Mumbai office partner Dr. Shrikant Pareshnath Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi, both qualified advocate and solicitor, with an LL.M degree, both are also admitted to the Supreme Court of India. Dr. Shrikant Hathi and Ms. Binita Hathi has been practicing shipping since inception.  Dr. Shrikant Hathi is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a PhD.

Brus Chambers is an established Indian law firm being one of the two lead law firm of the country practicing maritime and admiralty matters amongst others, a law firm which is also recommended by Legal500, Lloyds (Informa) Group, Worldlawyers.NET, Chamber Practice and other bodies for maritime and admiralty matters in India. 

The Asia Pacific Legal 500, has consistently recommended Brus Chambers for shipping work.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 , has consistently ranked Shrikant Hathi as 'Leading Individual' for shipping work in India.

Our Professional Charges for Ship Arrest or Release matters are charged on lump sum basis, more details can be obtained by writing a mail to our partner Mr. Shrikant Hathi on shrikant@bruschambers.com or by calling him on +91-9769946865

Maritime Litigation (excluding ship arrest or release) are charged on hourly basis, while all disbursements are computed on actual.

We provide a comprehensive service in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of shipping law, advising on matters ranging from cargo claims to marine casualties, and from ship finance to ship purchase or sale.

We act for clients in every area of the shipping business. These include numerous ship owners and charterers, hull and cargo insurers, P & I and Defense Clubs, salvage and tug companies, shipbuilders, ship breakers, ship chandlers, managers, agents, suppliers, surveyors, cargo owners, consignees, container owners, importers, exporters, banks, ship repair yard, marine engineering companies, ship and chartering brokers, oil companies, port authorities, and Government agencies.

To read "Maritime Practice in India", and 'Ship Arrest in India and Admiralty Laws of India' e-book which can be downloaded or accessed free of from the website www.maritimepractice.com or www.admiraltypractice.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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