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Shipping Advisory

Brus Chambers is one of the few law firms with a full-service shipping practice. BrusCCC- Corporate Law division shipping practice experience extends across the full spectrum of maritime law, covering both ship finance and shipping arbitration. With a strong team of shipping lawyers with several decades of maritime experience and offices in India and USA, we offer clients local market knowledge with a truly global reach, making us the "go-to" shipping law firm from India.

We are widely recognized as a pre-eminent law firm for shipping in India.  Our clientele spans the industry from ship finance banks, lessors and insurance companies to ship owners, shipbuilders, ship breakers, charterers, pool operators and ship managers.

Complementing BrusCCC's ship finance team, our shipping disputes team is a leading advisor for charterparty arbitration and ship mortgage enforcement. We have acted for banks and lessors in numerous ship finance workouts, involving many shipping company insolvencies.

Ship Finance and Financial Leasing

We advise leasing companies, banks, other financial institutions and shipowners on a variety of financing and financial leasing activities including:

  • Reviewing and advising on finance, re-finance and financial leasing structures and term sheets;
  • Drafting and negotiating all types of credit facilities and pre- and post-delivery finance documents secured on an individual ship or on a fleet basis;
  • Drafting and advising on finance leases;
  • Advising on guarantee facilities and security documents for different flags (including vessel and mortgage registrations worldwide through a network of correspondents)
  • Advising on cross-border arrangements, trust structures, off-balance sheet and export credit agency-backed financing;
  • Advising and drafting documentation for shipping debt purchases and disposals.

Ship Trading and Registration

We advise on all aspects of the acquisition and sale of ships including:

  • Drafting and reviewing sale and purchase agreements and demolition contracts and all related documentation, assisting with ship registration on the Indian register, as well as all other major ship registries including Panama, Liberia and the Marshall Islands


Our shipbuilding experience comprises advising shipbuilders, repairers, insurers, owners and operators on:

  • Drafting and negotiating shipbuilding, ship repair and supervision contracts, refund guarantees and performance bonds
  • Advising on contentious maritime matters arising out of shipbuilding contracts, including speed and other warranty claims and disputes, delays in delivery and cancellation, pollution and environmental matters and other regulatory issues

Ships at Work

In addition, we advise on contracts for employment of ships including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts relating to:

  • Bareboat charterparties, hire purchase agreements and leases;
  • Liner services
  • LNG projects
  • Pooling arrangements
  • Time and voyage chartering and contracts of affreightment

Shipping Litigation and Arbitration

We advise on the full range of contentious maritime matters, including:

  • Charterparties and bills of lading
  • Sale and purchase disputes
  • Ship arrest and mortgage enforcement
  • Ship management agreements
  • Bunker and repair claims
  • Marine insurance claims
  • Personal injury
  • Pollution and environmental matters
  • Restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency


About us

Brus CCC is the Corporate law, Commercial law advisory practice area division of BRUS CHAMBERS

BRUSCCC address

Brus CCC | Corporate Law Division
BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors
Office no.12, First Floor, 29-41, Raja Bahadur Compound Complex,
off. Mumbai Samachar Marg,
Fort, Mumbai 400023, Maharashtra,

Telephone Emergency Mobile no: +91-9757282670