Shardul’s arbitration practice is both domestic and cross-border. With extensive experience and industry knowledge in shipping, ports, transport, infrastructure, offshore construction, shipbuilding, oil and gas, among others, Shardul represents charterers in charterparty contracts in arbitrations, particularly, dry cargo – iron ore and coal, EPC contractors in arbitrations relating to offshore construction project contracts.
Shardul also represents numerous international corporates in enforcing foreign awards in India.
Shardul’s experience and expertise relate both to ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He represents corporates in institutional arbitrations under the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA), Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), SIAC, ICC, LCIA and LMAA.
Shardul is a member of the Arbitration Committee of IBA, fellow of SIAC and arbitrator on the panel of Construction Industry Development Counsel of India (CIDC).
Shardul has received the AsiaLaw leading lawyers award for dispute resolution between 2003–2016 and is recognised by Global Arbitration Review as a prominent lawyer in arbitration in India.
Feedback received from clients by Chambers describes Shardul being regarded as a ‘reliable’ and ‘very commercially minded lawyer’, and ‘very well experienced, thorough, listens and is dedicated’. One source describes him as ‘smart, reliable, professional and always a gentleman’.
.Ranked Band 1 in Chambers for Shipping and Maritime 2011–2021, and also ranked in Banking and Finance 2011–2021.
Ranked in Who’s Who Legal Banking, Finance, Shipping 2017–2020.