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Entry into the Indian market and advising on Indian law by foreign law firms are prohibited by current Indian regulations. Our India Group provides assistance to clients when they are dealing with projects or incidents either in India, off the coast of India or that have a party based in India. We also advise a number of large Indian ship-owners when they are doing business around the world.

The firm’s India Group coordinates the delivery of legal services in a multidisciplinary approach, involving experienced lawyers from all practices of the firm who understand and appreciate the rigours of conducting business in India. The group covers a range of legal services including major projects, banking and finance, corporate & M&A, disputes and arbitration, transport and trade. They work closely in conjunction with several of India’s leading local law firms to serve specific client needs.
The India Group also provide legal services, taking into consideration India as a hub for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. 

Highlight examples

>  Acted for a German engineering company following the cancellation, as a result of delays in construction, of two offshore support vessels which are being constructed in India.

>  Advised a project involving the financing of a new drill ship and the tendering of that unit for drilling operations in India pursuant to a joint venture with a leading offshore oilfield services provider.

>  Advised a port logistics company on various contracts for loading vessels with iron ore and coal and for the movement of coal and iron ore between berths.

>  Advised a multinational commodities trading company on the sale of naphtha to a Singapore based trader and back to back offtake to a large government owned Petroleum Corporation in India.

>  Advised a bank and others in relation to the financing of a major subsea and FPSO project offshore India, including subsea hardware and installation contracts, long term charters and operation and maintenance contracts.

>  Advised owners in respect of the GAIL LNG project in India .

>  Representing an Indian global trading and distribution company in a multi-million dollar coal sale and purchase agreement dispute with a state owned power generation company in Vietnam.

>  The collision case of NORDLAKE/ SEAEAGLE in Mumbai harbour where liability for the collision between a containership and an Indian warship was apportioned between those two vessels and a further two warships.

>  Advised on EPC contracts for petrochemical projects in Bangladesh.

>  The sinking of the SSL KOLKATA on the maritime border line between India and Bangladesh.

>  Advised on the joint venture between two global operators for a US$545m terminal in Columbia, Sri Lanka.

>  Ongoing advice to the controlling partner in a joint venture operating the terminal in the East Wharf in Karachi in Pakistan.

>  Acting for the developer of a fast-tracked integrated LNG supply project involving the development and construction of a LNG/jetty mooring to supply regassified LNG at Port Qasim in Pakistan.

Energy & infrastructure

  • FPSO dispute FPSO
  • Thailand wind farm project Financing
  • West African Gas Pipeline Project Pipelines
  • Topside arbitration Construction
  • Rig removal owing to delay in production Construction
  • Secured credit Financing
  • Gas Project Pipelines
  • Financing of a semi-submersible Financing
  • DECC - Section 29 Decommissioing
  • Golar West Java FSRU Floating Gas
  • Dynamic Vision - vessel financing Financing
  • Mongolian wind farm project Financing
  • Financing of Turkish geothermal plant Financing
  • Offshore wind farm projects Renewables
  • Gunfleet Sands I & II Offshore wind farm projects Renewables
  • Terrorist attacks Pipelines
  • Dispute over subsea equipment Subsea Services
  • Wrongful contract termination Contract dispute


  • Buncefield Property and Business Interruption
  • Cap Marine Professional Indemnity
  • Lemma Insurance Company Liquidation
  • Reggae concert Contingency
  • Bermuda Form Product Liability
  • Tank 84 Reinsurance
  • Hurricane Sandy Property and Business Interruption
  • Venezuelan mine shut-down Property and Business Interruption
  • Uzbekistan mining equipment Political Risk
  • California wind fires PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Advance payment guarantees Fraud/Reinsurance
  • South African furnace Property and Business Interruption
  • MSC Panama Marine
  • Pakistan riots PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Kazahkstan welding claim Energy
  • Israel aviation claim Aviation
  • Indonesian well blowout Energy
  • Mumbai floods PDBI/Reinsurance
  • German bank claim D&O
  • Dubai motor damage PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Polar Mist Marine
  • Export Development Canada Trade Credit
  • Norsul Vitoria Marine
  • Queensland floods PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Bankers Blanket Bond Financial Institutions


  • Advising UACC on acquiring new vessels Ship finance: ship acquisition and financing
  • Prestige casualty and pollution
  • Advising on creation of shipping fund Ship finance: revolving credit facility
  • MV Cotton hijacking by pirates
  • Golden Lucy explosion and fire
  • Facilities agreement for FSRUs Ship finance: facilities agreement
  • Refinancing of shipowners' loan
  • Valle di Cordoba: in-transit loss clause Piracy: charterparty dispute
  • Maritime Maisie collision with Gravity Highway Casualty: collision
  • Astipalaia collision with Hanjin Shenzhen: loss of earnings Shipping dispute: loss of earnings following a casualty
  • The Front Comor: House of Lords and European Court of Justice Shipping dispute: Arbitration
  • MV Rena grounding Casualty: grounding and pollution
  • Costa Concordia grounding and capsize Casualty: grounding and capsize
  • Rewa sale and purchase dispute Shipping dispute: sale and purchase
  • Stolt Valor explosion and casualty Admiralty dispute: fire
  • Ocean Victory grounding Admiralty dispute: unsafe port
  • Supreme Court case: Rainy Sky vs Kookmin Bank Shipbuilding dispute
  • Supreme Court case: The Kos Charterparty dispute
  • Collision/capsize/sinking incident involving a tug and a bulk carrier Shipping


  • Joint venture governed by English and Mozambique law Joint venture
  • Transaction and escrow arrangements Legal opinion and trust arrangements
  • Restructuring terms Debt restructuring
  • Merger of two banks Merger
  • Joint venture Joint venture
  • Shareholder dispute
  • Consideration of share sale Reorganisation
  • Acquisition of shares Acquisition of shares
  • Corporate sale of shares Joint venture
  • Acquisition of shares Acquisition of shares
  • Joint venture
  • Regulation and the MLC Regulatory matters
  • Cross border advice on warranties and indemnities warranty and indemnity risks
  • Multi million dollar acquisition
  • Multi million dollar M&A Refinancing and merger
  • Joint venture agreement Joint venture agreement
  • Acquisition Acquisition of an equity stake
  • Share purchase agreement
  • Shareholder loan agreement
  • Vendor warranty and indemnity Indemnity risk
  • Advice on reorganisation
  • £124 million acquisition of 107 Cheapside Real estate