Aviation and Shipping

The aviation sector in India has been marked by fast- paced change in the past few years. From being a service that few could afford, this sector has now elevated to being a highly competitive industry with the presence of a number of private and public airlines and several consumer-oriented offerings.

Four categories into which Indian aviation sector is broadly divided is as follows:

  • Domestic airlines
  • International airlines
  • Non-scheduled operators (charter operators and air taxi operators) and
  • Air cargo services

We cater our clients with respect to all the aforesaid four categories of national and international aviation. Our Firm is well equipped to handle all legal and commercial matters related to aviation including litigation, corporate work, employment contracts, real estate contracts, passenger claims, baggage and freight claims and other related matters.

Services offered by us in aviation include:

  • Drafting Airport Agreement, Agreement for Sale, Purchase and Leasing of Aircraft Agreement.
  • Issues relating to airport infrastructure
  • Aviation related custom issues.
  • Merger and Acquisition
  • Drafting of Airway Bills
  • Drafting sale, freight forwarding contract

Our shipping practice includes of both dry and wet work. We advise on a spectrum of disputes arising out of bill of lading, charter parties, short landing of cargoes, liens on cargoes, and arrest and release of vessels. We also advise on sale and purchase of ships, ship building contracts, legal regime for ship breaking in India, flagging of vessels with Indian flag, pollution liability for oil, coal and ore cargoes.