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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

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


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


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

Yachts and Superyachts

  • Yacht finance
  • Cayman Island Flag
  • Yacht loan arrangement
  • Shipbuilding contract
  • Diesel motor yacht
  • Azimut yacht

Corporate & Commercial

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