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What the team is known for

Notable shipping practice combining contentious and non-contentious expertise. Its areas of expertise include mortgage enforcements, marine pollution, cargo and charter party disputes, and ship arrests, alongside vessel purchases and financing. Able to draw on the firm's wider strength to advise on mandates involving insolvency, banking, and oil and gas. Regularly advises Malaysian and international clients.

Work highlights

Defended Cosco Shipping Lines against a claim by a freight forwarder, which alleged that it had wrongfully claimed detention and demurrage charges for its containers and wrongfully withheld cargo to obtain payment.

Notable practitioners

Siva Kumar Kanagasabai is experienced in this space, frequently acting for clients on disputes relating to ship mortgage enforcement, among others. He is particularly adept at advising banks and shipping companies and also has expertise in employment law.

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Overview

Our Maritime and Shipping practice is uniquely placed to support the diverse needs of clients within the maritime industry with bespoke solutions. As a full-service firm, we are well-positioned to draw on our collective experience in various practice areas to provide clients with comprehensive and timely solutions.
 
Siva Kumar Kanagasabai heads the practice and he is “widely viewed as a prominent figure in the market, regularly assisting clients with maritime disputes such as cargo and charter party claims and ship arrests.” (Chambers Asia-Pacific).
 
Our advisory team, headed by Fariz Abdul Aziz, is experienced in dealing with ship registrations, ship sales, leasing, flagging, charterparties, and advising on structuring and other aspects within the maritime and shipping industry. Tan Shi Wen advises on the financing of construction and purchase of vessels, FPSO and other maritime structures.
 
The firm has won the Malaysian Maritime Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business. Our Maritime and Shipping practice has also been praised for possessing "not only technical capability but also the ability to translate legal advice to practical application" (Chambers Asia-Pacific) and for providing “quick answers and appropriate legal assistance” (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific).


Members

Kanagasabai, Siva Kumar (Head of Department)

Abdul Aziz, Fariz

Sandosam, Trishelea Ann

Tan, Shi Wen

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Location

Unit no. 50‐8‐1,

8th Floor Wisma,

UOADamansara,

50 Jalan Dungun,

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

50490

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Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Band 2