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Mr. Aditya Krishnamurthy has been recently taken as a Partner after being associated with the firm for over nine years. He has over a decades experience in the industry and has previously worked in two English law firms in Singapore. He has been extensively involved in admiralty matters involving the arrest and release of ships before the Gujarat High Court, Bombay High Court and Madras High Court. Additionally, he has also been involved in a number of wet matters wherein he has gone on board Vessels and taken statements of the crew for suspected Vessels being involved in collision with fishing boats, fire on board a Vessel resulting in salvage operations carried out by the port and trials in litigations relating to an allusion between a container vessel and a jetty and fishermen’s claims for compensation resulting from oils pill emanating from a container vessel. Furthermore, he has also involved in marine cargo claims and commodities disputes. He successfully argued a commodity arbitration before an arbitral tribunal in Mumbai in addition to setting aside applicaions before Court relating to the arbitration award.
Aditya is a commercial litigator and heads the firm’s fraud, asset tracing and insolvency department. He specializes in complex, high value cross-border fraud and insolvency matters, including those which involve enforcing foreign arbitral awards and judgments in India. His recent work experience include enforcement proceedings on behalf of a leading international energy trading company in respect of an USD 68 Million London arbitration award in India, Singapore, Dubai and Indonesia in conjunction with an investigation of allegedly fraudulent asset transfers across multiple jurisdictions, acting on behalf of an leading shipowner in Indian enforcement proceedings of a USD 70 Million London arbitral award against a UAE based charterers, a USD 45 Million maritime and supplier fraud litigation on behalf of a leading Indian rentable energy conglomerate against fraudulent conduits of a former employees of the Indian rentable energy conglomerate including which inter alia involved filing a substantial lawsuit in India on the basis of an Australian Judgment.
Aditya holds an LLM degree in maritime law from the University of Southampton (UK) and has been mentioned in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 as a “next generation lawyer”