903, A wing,
Peninsula Corporate Park,
Ganpatrao Kadam Marg,
Mumbai – 400 013
Phone: +91 (22) 6669 5959 / +91 (22) 4340 0400
Fax: +91 (22) 6669 5999 / +91 (22) 4340 0444
Gautam Bhatikar has extensive commercial litigation
practice including shipping and maritime practice. Solicitor, Supreme Courts of
He has been advising clients across various industries
(including Multi National Giants) viz. Banking, Securities &
Insurance, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication, Television, Radio Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa;
& Print Media, Mining & Exploration, FMCG, Pharma,
Shipping & Logistics, Private Ports, Construction & The International Bar Association
Infrastructure, BPO, Information Technology, Manufacturing,
Singapore Chamber of
Trading, Hospitality & Service.
Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) and
He was in the past associated with Mulla & Mulla & Craigie The American Bar Association.
Blunt and Caroe for close to 10 years and was heading the
litigation practice before joining Paras Kuhad & Associates,
Advocates as Partner in charge of their Mumbai Office for the General Civil and Corporate
His specialisation is Commercial litigation with additional focus on Admiralty & Maritime
matters, Corporate, Commercial and Civil disputes, Employment and Labour Laws, Banking
Regulations & Practices; Arbitrations and alternate dispute resolution with further
specialisation on Execution of foreign Awards and Decrees.
His Admiralty and Maritime practice includes both dry and wet shipping. During his
professional career acted for ship owners, charterers, ship building and ship repair yards,
Terminals and Ports, hull & cargo insurers, P & I & Defence Clubs, salvage & tug
companies, handlers, shipbuilders, bunker suppliers, etc. He has advised clients on
disputes pertaining to bills of lading, charter parties, carriage of goods by sea, ship
building and ship repair contacts, PPP projects, limitation of liabilitty, collision, salvage,
general average and marine pollution.
He has been involved in arbitration and dispute resolution in commercial law and has
Private & confidential
handled various arbitrations both domestic and international including London Court of
International Arbitrators (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitation Association(LMAA),
Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Singapore Chamber of Maritime
Arbitartion (SCMA) in relation to disputes pertaining to oil rigs, charter party disputes, ship
building and ship repair contacts etc. as well as at all levels of arbitration, High Court and
Supreme Court of India etc.
Advising on contracts, sub contracts, legal & regulatory permissions for onshore, offshore,
intertidal area drilling & oil exploration, documentation relating to technical/commercial
bids as also ‘back to back’ contacts in drilling and oil exploration.
Acted for owners/operators of oil rigs in their disputes with ONGC particularly at contractual
levels as well as at all levels of arbitration, High Court and Supreme Court of India etc.
Acted for shiyard in Goa and advised on ship building and ship repair contracts as also
disputes in relation to delay in delivery of the vessel and other contactual obligations at all
levels of arbitration, High Court and Supreme Court of India etc.
He has advised clients on contracts, sub contracts, legal & regulatory permissions for onshore,
offshore, intertidal area drilling & oil exploration, documentation relating to
Acted for insurance companies in relation to their claims / matters under diverse insurance
policies – marine, aviation, motor accidents, loss of profit, material damage, erection
policies, personal accident policies etc.
Private & confidential