Shardul Thacker has extensive experience in infrastructure projects in terms of oil and gas, ports, PPP projects, offshore construction and logistics. He contributes actively to structuring and negotiations in such projects. He currently acts for a multinational in India’s first FSRU project.

Mr Thacker has an extensive ship finance practice, having completed 350 ship finance deals over the past 10 years, including the acquisition of LNG carriers flying foreign flags and chartered by Indian companies. He advises in obtaining statutory long-term licences for chartering LNG carriers, and advises rig owners on Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited tender documents, requests for qualifications, and requests for proposals.

He was ranked third in the Lloyd’s List top 10 lawyers for 2014, and has been rated as a leader in the fields of banking and finance, and shipping by Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2011. He is also the India correspondent for Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly and vice president of the Indian Maritime Law Association, affiliated to the CMI.