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Thirty years of maritime law have served us well. We fundamentally understand the terms and practice of the world of shipping having contributed to developments in shipping law that are now the international benchmarks of maritime trade. Our lawyers handle wet and dry shipping for all parties from insurers to oil traders. 

Whether it’s drafting contracts, advising on international maritime law, or handling a complex maritime arbitration, our lawyers are able to advise on cost-effective measures to prevent or resolve disputes as quickly as possible.

Our multi-cultural backgrounds and understanding give lawyers at Zaiwalla & co a unique insight into the international maritime world to the benefit of our global clientele. Our willingness to test the law and fight our clients’ corner, for example in the case of “La Pintada”, a test case concerning the law liability for compound interest in a maritime dispute, we succeeded for the President of India, in the Indian Government’s first ever success in the (then) House of Lords.

We are members of the London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA), Indian Maritime Association (IMA) and the Commodities Arbitration Club.

“The lawyers at Zaiwalla & Co are real fighters. They never give up. I have been consistently impressed by their determination in pursuing my commercial objectives in some very difficult cases.”