Norton Rose Fulbright
Utsav Mathur is a shipping, offshore energy and global disputes lawyer based in Norton Rose Fulbright's Houston office.
Utsav represents energy companies, charterers, owners, and operators on shipping disputes and regulatory matters ranging from charter-party disputes, Rule B and C proceedings, cargo claims, collisions, allisions, and other marine torts. Recently Utsav has been advising carriers, charterers, and shippers on the three major trends revolutionizing the marine transport sector – decarbonisation, digitization and automation.
In addition, Utsav advises clients on significant offshore energy projects. He has represented developers, contractors and vessel owners on US offshore wind projects, with particular emphasis on unique Jones Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and US general maritime law issues related to such projects. Moreover, he has assisted clients on a variety of other energy infrastructure projects including the construction of crude oil pipelines, deepwater ports, and LNG-fueled offshore power generation facilities. He has advised companies on litigation risks related to subsea pipeline construction, relocation and ruptures. Utsav has experience advocating for clients on matters involving the US Coast Guard, US Customs and Border Protection, and US Maritime Administration.
Utsav is also consulted by public companies and private investors on investments in the US Jones Act shipping market, and he advises clients with respect to US cabotage law concerns.
Utsav's exposure to the maritime industry began early in life as he descends from a family of mariners and has himself spent time at sea.