Aditi Maheshwari has a diverse work experience in Dry and Wet Shipping. She holds expertise in transactional, advisory, and litigation concerning maritime disputes.
Aditi has advised and represented Ship Owners, Cargo Owners, Container lines, and other associated parties from jurisdictions across the world. Apart from the Indian High Courts and Supreme Court, she has appeared in matters originating from the U.S., U.K., Singapore, U.A.E., Pakistan, Greece, Liberia, among other jurisdictions. She also advises ship owners in transactional matters related to the sale and purchase of vessels
Aditi has also considerable experience in International Commercial Arbitrations including LMAA, SCMA, and ICC.
Mr. Shivkumar Iyer has over a decade of experience in maritime litigations before the Bombay High Court and other courts in India, involving a plethora of legal issues. He heads the wet practice of the firm and has been involved in matters pertaining to various maritime casualties. He has been liaising with Indian maritime authorities on a regular basis. Over the last decade he has been involved in commercial arbitrations involving shipping and international trade disputes, international commodity sale-purchase contracts, taxation disputes, etc.
He has considerable experience in arbitration associated litigation, ranging from appointment of arbitrators to challenge of arbitral awards. His expertise also extends to providing legal opinion on issues pertaining to reference to arbitration, workability of potential arbitrations, etc. He along with his firm has represented leading global companies as well as various Indian PSUs in highvalue arbitrations.
Ms. Ankita Sen advices a diverse range of clientele ranging from charterers, shipowners, underwriters, salvers, P&I Clubs, insurers, container lines, shipping lines, commodities end-users to trade associations and port operators. Over the years, she has handled matters across the jurisdictions of Indian High Courts including Maharashtra, Orissa, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, West Bengal. She also engages in transactional matters along with litigation. She has obtained a significant number of successful order of vacating arrest and ship releases.
Apart from litigation, she holds expertise in International Commercial Arbitrations, specifically in the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (the LMAA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Ankita graduated from the National Law University Orissa as a Gold Medallist. She is also one of the founding member of Centre for Maritime Law, National Law University Odisha.
Ms. Prerna Verma deals with matters including but not limited to Shipping Contracts, Insurance and Reinsurance, Demurrage and Detention Claims, Ship Arrests, Ship Sale and Purchase, Arbitration, Crew Claims, Tender Contracts, Writ Petitions.
She has appeared before the Courts of Gujarat, Bombay, and Delhi, She has been representing and defending ship owners, international carriers and liner operators in Writ Matters across multiple jurisdictions, filed by local traders on a Pan India Basis.
Mr. Bodhisattwa Majumder graduated from Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai with Honours in Corporate Laws and Economics. He is a Gold Medalist in three subjects. He has been involved in matters related to Admiralty Laws, Contracts, Constitutional Laws, Criminal Laws, Insolvency, Labour Laws, and allied laws in the field of Shipping. The disputes dealt by him include but are not limited to Insurance and Reinsurance, Demurrage and Detention Claims, Ship Sale and Purchase, Commercial Suits, Arbitration, Crew Claims, Tender Contracts, Writ Petitions, and Criminal Litigation matters.
He has appeared before NCLT, City Civil Courts, Sessions Courts, Gujarat High Court, Bombay High Court and Madras High Court. Apart from the above, he also briefs Counsels in matters pertaining to Admiralty Litigation in domestic forum.
Qualified Lawyer (India) with Masters in Maritime Law from Gujarat Maritime University. Her post graduate specialization lies in the field of Maritime Laws. She deals with matters concerning Criminal Laws, Crew Claims, Charterparty Disputes, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Company Petitions, and other Commercial Disputes before courts in India.
Capt. Vinod Kumar
Capt. Vinod Kumar is a dual qualified lawyer and practices both as Indian Advocate and English Solicitor. His academic qualifications include BSc while graduating from NDA, LL.B from Univ.of Mumbai and LL.M in Maritime Law from Univ. of London. He is empaneled asMaritime Arbitrator with Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA).
He has extensively practiced before the Admiralty bench of Bombay & Gujarat High Court and has gained valuable experience in practice areas such as Law of Salvage, Collision, Marine Insurance law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Charter Party Disputes, Crew Claims and Maritime Arbitration. Vinod served in Indian Navy and retired in the rank of Commander. The service in Navy included deputation to Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) from April 2000 to June 2003 where he carried out the functions of Maritime Administrator and was involved in casualty investigation, crew welfare, formulation of shipping policy, and issuing licensing & chartering guidelines. After Navy, he joined Merchant Navy and sailed on board OSVs and Dynamically Positioned (DP) Dive Support Vessels as Master, Chief Officer & Navigating Officer.
Recent graduate from St. Joseph's College of Law, Bangalore. Her interests extend to Admiralty laws, Contracts, Constitution and Civil litigation.