Partners: E.A.K Faizullabhoy, H.D. Nanavati, B.H. Antia, S.J. Thacker, Y.P. Dandiwala, D.J. Kakalia, H.S.R Vakil, J.N. Mistry, H.N. Vakil, R.H. Khan, B.V. Panjuani
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 100+
A world-class law firm with a broad-based practice and a diversified client base, representing Indian corporates and MNC’s across industries. The firm is acutely mindful of the distinct needs of its clients and provides exceptional business-oriented services based on its vast experience and rich heritage. The firm’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of market realities results in legal solutions of real commercial value. It advises on managing litigation risk and facilitates negotiations to resolve disputes, resulting in the least possible adverse effect to clients’ business.
The firm and several of its partners have been ranked by several publications in its practice areas of admiralty, aviation, banking, dispute resolution and insurance. Aforementioned law publications include Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Asia Law Profiles and Indian Business Law Journal, the leading law journal exclusively covering the India legal market.
Main Areas of Practice:
Arbitration (Domestic & International) & Litigation
Banking & Finance
Customs & International Trade
Energy (Oil & Gas, Resources)
Estate Planning, Trusts & Private Clients
Food, Drugs & Medical Device
Health & Pharmaceuticals
Insurance & Reinsurance
Insolvency & Restructuring
Labour & Employment
Maritime & Shipping
Media & Entertainment
Real Estate & Property
Tax Laws (Direct & Indirect)
Technology Media & Telecom
Transport & Logistics
White Collar Crimes
Admiralty & Marine Insurance:
With a worldwide reputation as specialists in contentious/arrest proceedings and in all aspects of shipping law, the firm represents ship owners, charterers, hull and cargo insurers, P&I Clubs, salvage and tug companies, container handlers, shipbuilders. Lawyers advise on laws relating to trade of commodities, oils, metals, transport by land, sea and air.
Arbitration & Litigation:
The seasoned litigation and dispute resolution practice represents Indian corporates and MNCs in commercial disputes across industries, including oil and gas, sub-sea, drilling and construction contracts. It has extensive experience in litigation, domestic and international arbitration and the execution of foreign awards. Bolstered by a robust litigation practice across various high courts, Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal, the firm has handled corporate, commercial, construction and insurance litigations.
Banking & Finance:
The firm acts for domestic and foreign lenders and is a one-stop destination in a full gamut of financial matters in areas such as ship, asset and structured finance, debt restructuring, bankruptcy and recovery proceedings, security creation and enforcement. It assists in bilateral and syndicated financing transactions and assists in structuring of deals, advising on full spectrum of Indian laws, documentation, regulatory approvals and reporting, closing and registration with statutory authorities.
Corporate M&A & Competition:
With a full-fledged and strong corporate M&A practice, the firm has in-depth knowledge of Companies Act, SEBI, FEMA, competition law and regulatory compliances advising MNCs on the most beneficent structure for their India venture including legal due diligence and transaction documentation. Advice to Indian corporates extends to strategic, corporate governance related issues, tax beneficent structure, including SEBI (Takeover Code, Delisting, LODR), competition law, filings and CCI approvals.
Energy, (Oil & Gas) Infrastructure:
The firm advises energy/renewable energy companies on regulatory issues relating to ports, power projects, offshore construction, FSRU, FPSO projects, O&M contracts, environmental risks, RFQ and ONGC tenders. It advises MNCs in setting up their India ventures for undertaking FSRU projects for importing LNG.
This practice caters to financial creditors, banks, funds and operating and trade creditors. Lawyers also advise corporate debtors on debt restructuring and appearing before NCLT/NCLAT.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
Representing Indian and foreign insurance/reinsurance companies and syndicates at Lloyds. The firm has extensive experience in diverse insurance products, including marine, loss of profit, material damage, erection, etc.
IP, Media & Entertainment:
With a specialised and strong IP practice in trademarks, copyright and design law, backed by a robust litigation team, the firm represents clients in IP rich sectors such as fashion, publishing, films, pharma, media and entertainment and technology, on the transactional and enforcement side. Lawyers advise on the evolving dynamic data protection laws which has gained great relevance in the digital landscape.
The firm’s strong real estate practice includes conveyancing, succession, development and redevelopment transactions, land disputes and assisting in due diligence, compliances and documentation.