About Clasis Law

Clasis Law is one of the leading full-service Indian law firms which provide speedy services while upholding the law and following every regulation in the book. The firm is recognized as highly professional and process-driven, with the necessary systems and infrastructure to provide hassle-free services to clients. It has an established capability and operational ability to advise clients across borders through its vibrant network of international law firms located around the globe, including in some of the most difficult jurisdictions in the world. The firm's clients range from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs and small businesses. In addition, it provides specialized services to international SMEs that choose India as their preferred investment destination.

Our team regularly acts for ship owners and charterers, P&I Clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, governments and brokers. We provide advice on contentions and non-contentious matters on all issues concerning all types of charter parties (time charters, voyage charters and bareboat charters) and dispute arising out of bill of lading.

The team has extensively been involved in securing a maritime claim by way of arrest which is one of the most effective methods of protecting a claimant. We understand urgencies in which an application of arrest is required to be moved in Court. Our teams of associates have vast experience in dealing with matters in the area and we are able to move swiftly to seek appropriate orders. We are actively involved ship arrest and/or release not only in Mumbai but also other High Courts in India.

We are also advising and acting on behalf of shipping companies in actions against the Insurance Companies. These include advises on issues related to duress claims, subrogation, assignment and other aspects relating to Marine Insurance Act.

We have been involved in a wide range of commercial disputes arising out of the International trade sale contracts and issues relating to letters of credit.

We have been involved with all types of cargo: from general and bulk oil and grain, through to containerized carriage and specialist cargoes such as LPG and dealing with various cargo issues such as quantity, quality, shortage or contamination claims and advise on the letter of indemnity.

Shwetabh Sinha
Shwetabh Sinha

Nihal Shaikh
Nihal Shaikh
Associate Partner

Clasis Law


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