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Shardul Thacker

Shardul Thacker

Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe (Mumbai)


Shardul Thacker heads the shipping, oil and gas and banking practice group at Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe.

Lloyd’s List ranked him third in their top 10 lawyers stating: “Highly regarded for his work in the liquefied natural gas sector, particularly for interesting and highly geared finance deals in relation to infrastructure projects, energy, ports and ships.

Thacker handles all types of structured ship and asset finance. He acts for overseas lenders in most India-related ship financings including liquefied natural gas vessels flying foreign flags and chartered by Indian companies. Thacker advises on regulatory issues including Indian flagging, cabotage, tonnage tax, applicable taxes, licensing, assessment of legal risk, including pollution liability.

He advises on ship-building contracts, charter parties, long-term cargo handling agreements, offshore construction contracts.

Thacker is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for Shipping and Maritime and for Banking and Insurance for several years.

His publications include the India sections in Maritime Law Handbook , Kluwer and The Transport Finance Law Review .

Who’s Who Legal says Shardul Thacker is an “excellent shipping lawyer” with a particularly strong reputation for international ship finance transactions.

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