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HFW providing legal advice in Indian Sub-continent

HFW has a long history of working with businesses in the Indian Sub-continent, both nationally and internationally. Our history in the region is rooted in the shipping sector, but the way business is conducted has evolved as the world of international commerce has developed and so too has our relationship with businesses there.

What we do in Indian Sub-continent

Economies in the region, in particular India, are growing, with development in sectors including insurance, construction, infrastructure and power. We are able to offer clients the full range of legal services across these sectors and others throughout the region.

Our experience in Indian Sub-continent

We have extensive experience of working with local counsel in the region to advise and support clients with all aspects of their legal requirements.

Some examples of our work in the Indian Sub-continent include:

  • Represented the Indian Classification Society in connection with an EU investigation into the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Our client had been an associate member for some time, but the body was making it extremely hard for it to gain full membership. As a result of the Commission investigation, the Association amended its constitution and rules.
  • Advised APM Pipavav in a transaction which enabled the Indian port to secure a US$90m investment from India-based Aegis Logistics to build an oil and petrochemicals storage facility at Pipavav Port in the Gulf of Khambat.
  • Advised a terminal operator on the sale of shares in Port Qasim, Pakistan to DP World.
  • Advised a major Indonesian mining company in the sale of a 30% interest of its company to India's largest private power utility company.
  • Advised an Indian company in respect of a joint venture to salvage ships under construction in Mumbai, including assisting in the drafting and negotiation of finance arrangements.
  • Acted for a number of owners and charterers in relation to cargo shipments to and from India, including related contractual disputes.
  • Extensive experience of arresting ships in Indian ports and co-ordination of Indian proceedings.

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