Practice Areas

Shipping, maritime law

Hariani & Co. is well equipped and experienced to handle the complexity of Admiralty matters, which demand extremely high standards of competency to work within a time bound schedule.

The firm’s expertise in this practice area includes :

  • Admiralty: Our firm has disposed of several maritime disputes expeditiously and effectively. The Shipping and Maritime Laws division of our firm has a comprehensive understanding of the maritime industry and are well updated with maritime laws. Our firm has advised on various aspects of Admiralty law including ownership of waterfront related property and facilities, maritime insurance matters, etc.
  • Arrest of Vessels: Our firm has experience in matters pertaining to arrest of vessels, demurrage and seamen's issues and has been successful in obtaining orders for arrest and release of vessels plying in Indian waters
  • Arbitration: We have acted in various arbitration proceedings for our clients specializing in maritime claims;
  • Our firm was among the first firms to enforce a mortgage sale of a vessel for an international client;
  • Documentation: Our firm has vast experience in drafting legal documents, agreements for various transactions in the maritime industry, including inter alia:
    • Advising in shipping transactions and conducting negotiations and documentation assistance in vessel sale/purchase, business disputes, etc.
    • Drafting shipping documents including bills of lading, service contracts, charter party agreements and contract of affreightment
    • Drafting documents related to providing services for a company engaged in lifting operations of heavy components of goods arriving at different ports
    • Conducting litigation and dispute resolution with reference to charter party agreements and contract of affreightment for cross border agreements