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Senior Legal Manager- Shipping Industry.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
USD 22,300/ Per Month
May 18, 2018

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Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021

Mobile No: +91-961*******



A common law litigation lawyer, post qualification experience of 3 years practice in High Court since 2006, for past 7 years delivering excellent result oriented services in management of Litigation, Non-litigation, Procurement Contract, P&I Claims Recovery, Insurance, Risk Management and General Legal in shipping, transport & logistics industry in Mumbai.


Senior Manager Legal–Consultant, Arya Industries Pvt. Ltd. Nov’2017 onwards

Job Profile: Management of SNP contract, C/P dispute, Maritime Litigation, Arbitration, Claims Recovery and Partnership matters. Group legal functions covering contract, non-litigation, Arbitration and litigations pertains to N.I. Act 138, DRT, Summary suits and matters of general commercial legal, liaising, appointment and retention of external lawyers with management of Legal MIS & Management Reports.


Streamlined Ship Chartering Legal portfolio of both litigation & non-litigation.

Claims recovery scope identified for USD 8.21 Mill. and achieved recovery of USD 1 Mill.

Expeditious commencement of proceeding in Bombay & London High Court, with initiation of Arbitration with impetus on cost effective measures through pre-litigation recovery.

Savings of USD 62 thousand, through negotiation in vendor claims settlement.

Senior Advisor (P&I Claims), Maersk Global Service Centers (I) Pvt. Ltd. Oct’2013 – Nov’2017

Job Profile: Team Leaders position assigned with P&I (H&M) & CLH Claims Recovery, Arbitration, Litigation with management of people, performance and stakeholders & deliverables.


Successfully migrated 2 projects MCC Transports and Seago Line brands.

Achieved claims recovery ratio 50% + consistently for 4 consecutive years.

Introduced progressively developed model of insurance claim handling, C/P disputes, Arbitration and P&I Claims recovery with focus on risk management of Owned & Chartered Tonnage.

Developed stakeholder relationships year on year with delivering result oriented service with structured MIS/reporting.

Winner of “Star of the Qtr. Award for exceptional recovery of half million US Dollars .

Assistant Manager -Legal, BOXCO Logistics India Pvt. Ltd (J. M. Baxi Group) Mar’2013- Jun’2013

Job Profile: Lead for procurement contract, claim, litigation, non-litigation, general legal support, Insurance, Carrier’s Risk, Legal Liability and TT Club & Group Insurance policies for Health & Personal Accident.


Successfully streamlined and structured procurement contracts drafting, execution and contract life cycle management.

Improved claims recovery & minimize litigation with service delivery approach with focus on TAT.

Slashed group health insurance renewal premium to 20% of previous year.

Assistant Manager P&I Claims, Maersk Global Service Centers (I) Pvt. Ltd Mar,2010 – Nov’2012

Job Profile: Lawyer in P&I Cargo claims Hub.


Seamless post-migration claims & recovery handling for North American region’s customer, recovery agent, lawyer and insurance co.

Achieved 20% recovery ratio against Third Party.

Single point contact for litigation, legal research, legal interpretation of BL, Service Contracts & Maritime Convention, INCOTERMS - with additional contribution in project, Vessel Incident, General Average and Pre-Claims/ Customs legal issue.

Legal Officer, Transport Corporation of India Ltd. Nov’2009 – Mar’2010

Job Profile: Western Regional office legal lead for general legal support ranging from Litigation, Non-litigation, contract & claims management of Road Transport Operations and Company Properties, management of Leave & License, company property, appointment of Lawyer's and representation in court proceedings.


Streamlined and augment closure of pending longstanding court proceedings.

Claims recovery documentation and legal attributes provide across regional office heads.

Introduced Standard Operating Procedure in assignment of legal work and their closure.

Submitted report for improve and mitigate risk in service delivery in Hub operation.

Junior Advocate at High Court of Judicature, Gauhati Aug’2006-Nov’2009

Job Profile: Drafting & pleading of Criminal, Civil, Service & Constitutional Matters, Arbitration including evaluation of Deeds, documentation of arbitration proceedings. Appearance in High Court, District Court, Magistrate’s Court.


Bachelors of Law (LL. B) Jun’2006

Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Oct’1999


Member of Bar Council of India and State Bar Council of North East India.

Above information provided for perusal and consideration, supportive testimonials may be furnished at the time of Interview.

Mumbai. Bijit Borthakur

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