What we do in Yachts

Being regarded as one of the India's leading shipping law firms and the expertise, experience and reputation earned in this industry is carried into our yacht practice. We have adapted to apply our commercial shipping expertise to the particular demands of the yachting industry and this, puts us in an unrivalled position in terms of yacht experience. We recognise that the industry is driven by a small group of high and ultra high net worth individuals whose acquisition of a yacht and the drivers for doing so are usually quite separate to any business activities they may undertake and where issues of discretion and confidentiality are often of paramount importance.

We can help with:

  • Construction and refit.
  • Sale and purchase.
  • Design contracts and intellectual property issues.
  • Ownership structures.
  • VAT and tax issues.
  • Finance and leasing.
  • Restructuring for owners, banks and builders.
  • Management and crewing.
  • Chartering.
  • Berths.
  • Dispute resolution.
  • 24 hour casualty and emergency response.
  • Security.
  • Insurance.

The need for absolute discretion combined with the fast moving nature of our yacht practice precludes us from publishing details of our recent experience. However, with such a long standing practice and the global reach of our international network of offices, there is little we have not seen. If you would like to discuss our experience in more detail and/or your particular project or concerns please contact any member of our yacht team.


                   - Legal500, 2012

Uttam Hathi- Leading Mergers & Acquisition Lawyer
                  - IFLR

Uttam Hathi- Leading Corporate/ M&A Lawyer in India
                    - Asia Law Profiles

'Creme-de-la-Creme for Corporate mandates'
                    - Worldlawyers.NET

'Uttam Hathi detangled the problem with a better business road map'
                    - Gulf News

'..exceptional at Corporate and project work, Uttam Hathi is considered at the top of his game'
                    - Khaleej Times

‘..is a dominant force within Indian admiralty, maritime and shipping market’
                    -The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2007/2008

‘..has distinguished strengths in shipping claims’
                    -The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2008/2009

..the firm has a dedicated shipping practice that covers disputes, transactional matters and finance’
                    -The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2008/2009

‘..is widely respected for its wet and dry shipping expertise’
                    -The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2009/2010

‘extremely good for shipping work’
 -The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2010/2011



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