Lloyd’s List ranked him “Top 10 Lawyers” – “HIGHLY regarded for his work in the LNG sector, particularly for interesting & highly geared finance deals in relation to infrastructure projects, energy, ports & ships”.
Advises MNCs & Indian Companies across industries: Banking, Insurance, Shipping, Steel, Subsea Engineering & Marine services, Offshore Construction, Infrastructure (LNG Ports, Oil & Gas), Tooling & Bearings, Trade, Transport & Logistics. Advises on industry regulatory issues.
Advises in ship & structured finance, regulatory issues-flagging, cabotage, tonnage tax while investing in shipping ventures, LNG/FSRU projects. Reviewing bid documents, assessing risk areas.
While structuring investments & joint ventures, he deals with competition & tax issues, red flag items-pollution, product liability, non-insurable risks.
In commercial practice he handles contracts of sale & purchase of goods/services, long term take or pay contracts, supply chain contracts of raw material & products.
Advises EPC contractors-offshore construction project contracts, pipeline laying/replacement, subsea topside work, integrated subsea & marine service contracts.
Advises on charterparty contracts, particularly, dry cargo-iron ore/coal.
His litigation/arbitration practice is domestic & cross-border. He deals with banking & debt disputes, corporate insolvencies & restructurings, enforcement of foreign awards. Advises on managing litigation risks & facilitates negotiations to resolve disputes thus resulting in the least possible adverse effect to clients business & benefit.
Band 1-Chambers- Shipping & Maritime, also ranked for Banking & Insurance
Ranked-Who’s Who Legal-Banking & Finance and Shipping 2017, 2018, 2019.
Who’s Who Legal says: Shardul Thacker is a leading figure in the Indian market and is highly respected for
his first-class work in the shipping sector, particularly when it comes to financing matters.
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