While covering a range of practice areas, Bose & Mitra’s main claim to fame is its “exceptional” shipping practice, which is supported by 12 fee earners in Mumbai alongside a network of associate offices in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam and other coastal states in India, allowing the firm access to expert knowledge of the local conditions and courts. Bose & Mitra is also known for its work on behalf of foreign clients, regularly handling cross-border disputes and transactions, and several of the firm’s lawyers have previously worked in England and Singapore at firms such as Reed Smith, Clyde & Co and Allen & Gledhill, as well as at P&I clubs.
Managing partner Amitava Majumdar regularly appears in shipping litigation in the Indian high courts and coastal district courts, as well as acting in commercial and maritime arbitration proceedings in India, London and Singapore. He has also advised the Indian government on various shipping issues.
The firm’s clientele include ship owners, charterers, ports, shipyards, protection and indemnity associations, defence clubs, underwriters, brokers, trading companies and other institutions involved in the marine transport and insurance industries. The firm’s recent client list includes the Shipping Corporation of India, Great Eastern Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Al
Ghuriar Iron & Steel, London P&I Club, Lodestar Marine, German Shipowners Defence Club, WK Webster and India Cements.