Pandi Correspondents Pvt. Ltd. is a Company registered in India, having offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Goa.
The Company was founded in 1994 by late Mr. S. Venkiteswaran, Senior Advocate, popularly known as Venki, at the request of the Britannia (Tindall Riley), U.K. (Thomas Miller), & London Clubs (Bilbroughs). He was the Chairman of Pandi Correspondents Pvt. Ltd. till his passing away on 21st December 2013.
Mr. Venkiteswaran had a very distinguished practice & career lasting more than five decades in General Civil Law, Companies Act, Insolvency, Criminal Laws, COFEPOSA, FERA, Customs and Central Excise matters. Subsequently, he specialised in Aviation and Shipping laws. He had been associated with several Committees constituted by the Government of India including the Praveen Singh Committee on review of the Merchant Shipping Act; the Praveen Singh Committee for updating the law relating to Admiralty; the Babu Rajeev Committee to review the Indian Ports Act, 1908, and the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963; the Kakkar Committee on Coastal Shipping; and in drafting the new Merchant Shipping legislation. He proposed the abolition of the Dock Labour Regulations and successfully assisted in carrying out the same in the Mumbai Port Trust. During his long career that spanned more than 51 years, he had advised and represented almost all of the Indian shipping companies. The shipping industry knew him as India’s foremost expert on maritime law. He was a Member of the Maritime Transport Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris. He has the distinction of obtaining the conviction for pirates in the case of the Alondra Rainbow (a first), after being appointed as a Special Public Prosecutor by the Government of Maharashtra, in the matter of the Alondra Rainbow. He had also been a Director in a number of companies; and had varied interests including in social causes. His vision, wisdom, principles, advice remains the guiding light of the Company.
The Company is managed by its Board of Directors, with Mr. V. Subramanian (Kumar), Advocate, being the Chairman; and Capt. T. Manohar and Mr. S. Sivaramakrishnan, being the Executive Directors of the Company.
Pandi Correspondents Pvt Ltd provides full range of P&I Correspondents' and claims handling services on a 24x7, 365 days, basis throughout India, through its claim handlers across all its Offices with their vast and wide experience, and the network of experts in the maritime field.