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Our Experience


Joseph & Partners have built up a solid reputation over many years of advising clients on numerous transactions. In particular, we are highly sought after for our capabilities in both contentious and non-contentious maritime disputes.

We act and continue to act on various arbitration, admiralty and maritime and shipping industry related disputes as well as providing marine offshore legal advice and assisting with general commercial law.

Some of the notable cases we have acted on include:

Acting for a shipyard in a USD$10 million shipbuilding contract dispute with a Buyer under the KLRCA Rules.

Acting for a major commodities group based in Singapore over a US$3 million dispute with a steel mill in Malaysia.

Acting for liquidators of a shipyard over a US$11 million dispute with a shipyard and their directors involving allegations of fraud or conspiracy.

Acting for shipowners in a ship collision US$1.6 million dispute in an unprecedented case concerning claims for pure economic loss arising from delays at port.

Acting for bunker suppliers in a US$1.5 million claim directly against owners as a result of a OWB collapse.

Acting for a Malaysian seller in a MOA with Singapore Buyers for sale of 3 oil tankers worth US$7.5 million each.

Acting for a reputable Malaysian Shipbuilder in a US$10 million shipbuilding arbitration dispute with a Malaysian shipowner.

Acting for Mexican buyers in an MOA for the purchase of Platform Supply Vessel worth US$30 million

Acting for Arab buyers in a shipbuilding contract dispute with Receivers and Managers and a Bank over equipment worth US$6 million

Acting for Mexican buyers in an MOA for the purchase of Platform Supply Vessel worth US$30 million
Acting for OSV owners in a RM1.8 million Supplytime 95 arbitration dispute with Charterers under the KLRCA Rules
Acting as legal advisors for various insurers, shipping companies and instructions from international law firms in shipping matters, with some cases exceeding US $33 million.

These are just a few of the many legal issues Messrs Joseph & Partners has successfully acted and resolved in the last year.

We pride ourselves on our wealth of experience and the success rate we bring to our many clients in Malaysia and around the world.

No matter what the dispute, if you require legal experts in shipping law or marine offshore disputes, contact Messrs Joseph & Partners for the best possible outcome.