Niranjan is a dual qualified solicitor and Maritime arbitrator having more than 35 years’ experience in various roles advising clients on Shipping, Aviation, International trade and Energy ( upstream, mid stream and down stream) laws.
From working in the Indian Navy and private practice to most as a legal consultant to Reliance Industries for their Petroleum Business, Niranjan’s portfolio includes more than 75 arbitration cases and mediation in India, London and New York.
Niranjan has an extensive Maritime law practice, which includes advising on litigation, arrest, release and sale of vessels, ship building including Very large Methane Carrier (VLEC), FPSO, SPM chartering contracts- bare boat, time and spot, bills of lading, collision, salvage, mortgage, marine insurance, specialized vessels, ship and project finance. He also regularly acts for international lenders on both ship and aircraft financing deals. His variety of experience makes him adept at working with clients across the entire breadth of the marine sector whether it be on behalf of a P&I club, ship owner, charterer or directly negotiating commercial transactions with several parties.
Niranjan’s choice of sectors in his professional career mirrors his outdoor pursuits as he is an accomplished deep sea-diver, worked closely with UK HSE in drafting ‘offshore safety regulations’ and played active role in making India self- sufficient in oil-field saturation-mixed gas and air diving.
He joins us to ‘make in India’ real and meaningful.