We are a well established Indian law firm with offices at Mumbai and Kolkata (Calcutta). Our Senior Partner, Mr. Subir Majumdar is also an English Solicitor who opened a Maritime law firm in London, under the banner of Majumdar & Mogilnicki, which was wound up in the year 2001 since the demand in India became greater. Mr. Amitava Majumdar (also known in the industry as Raja) holds a degree in Maritime Law, from the University of Plymouth and heads the Mumbai office. The majority of our associate lawyers hold an LLM degree in Maritime law from the University of Southampton, UK. 

Our lawyers have experience working in overseas jurisdictions such as England and Singapore in firms such as Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless, Richards Butler (currently known as Reed Smith), Clyde & Co, Rodgers & Co and P & I clubs such as the Shipowners P & I club and the North of England P & I club. 

Mr. Amitava Majumdar is also a lawyer for the Government of India and has recently been involved in the MSC Chitra -  MV Khalijia - 1 causalty resulting in the biggest oil spill in India. This case raised a plethora of legal issues ranging from limitation of liability, salvage, business losses as a result of the Mumbai port remaining closed, wreck removal, clean-up operations etc. We have also been involved in a million dollar marine insurance litigation before the National Consumer Forum, Delhi where we acted for shipowners in their claim against their hull and machinery insurers arising from the sinking of a vessel.

We have been involved in a wide range of charterparty disputes. We have also represented our clients in arbitrations administered by the Indian Council of Arbitration, ICC, SIAC and LMAA. We also regularly act on behalf of foreign banks and traders in letter of credit/international trade litigations and arbitrations. Mr. Amitava Majumdar deals with over 20 ship sale and purchases a year for vessels ranging from offshore vessels, MOPU, tugs, barges, bulkers ranging from general cargo vessels to Kamsarmax and tankers for mainly Indian shipowners or their foreign subsidiaries


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