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Jeremy Mark Joseph, Partner

 


Jeremy M Joseph’s area of practice are maritime, insurance and commercial law. He is one of the most experienced experts in maritime legal advice in Malaysia and his expertise in maritime law is sought after all over the world.

Originally a marine insurance broker, Jeremy has knowledge of the maritime and insurance industry. He has been acknowledged by Legal 500 and Chambers Asia consecutively for 8 years from 2009 to 2016 as a leading Malaysian shipping lawyer. Jeremy currently advises all sorts of companies and organisations from shipowners and P&I clubs, to insurers, banks, charterers and a variety of other commercial establishments. His firm has been consistently ranked in the top category every year since 2010 as a leading Malaysian shipping law firm by international publications, Legal 500 and Chambers Asia. The firm also won the prestigious “ALB Malaysia Law Awards for Shipping Law Firm of The Year”, hosted by Asian Legal Business and Thomson Reuters for 3 years in a row consecutively. (2014-2016)

What do others say?
Jeremy is recommended as a leading individual in the Malaysian section for Shipping: in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2016, in the following terms:


2018
“Jeremy Joseph maintains a market-leading position in Malaysia’s shipping sector, with particular knowledge of maritime insurance. He often acts for P&I clubs, financial institutions, insurers and shipowners on a wide range of mandates.”

2016
“founding partner of the firm, is a prominent figure in the shipping industry, commended by peers for his “lawyering skills and knowledge of how everything works” in the shipping world. He advises extensively on such contentious matters as ship collisions and contract disputes and is also consulted on broader transport matters, including aviation issues.”

Professional, Education & Personal Background
■ University of Glamorgan, Wales LL.B (Hons) 1994
■ Recipient of the British High Commissioner’s Chevening Scholarship Award 1996
■ University of Southampton, England LL.M (Maritime Law) 1997
■ Associate Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore office 1998 to 2002
■ Called to the Malaysian Bar 2000 (Started practice in Malaysia 2002)
■ Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny (Malaysian Associate Office) 2002 to 2009
■ Founded Messrs Joseph & Partners 2010
■ Married with one son and one daughter

Reported Judgments

■ The Owners of the cargo newly loaded on board the Ship or Vessel MV Jui Cheng (now knows as Te Hsing) v The Owner or Demised Charterer of the Ship or Vessel MV Jui Cheng (now known as Te Hsing) [2008] 4 MLJ 630
■ MKP Capital Berhad v WLS (Oversea Projects) Limited [2011] 1 LNS 318
■ Terengganu Forest Products Sdn Bhd v Cosco Container Lines Co Ltd [2011] 1 MLJ 25
■ Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad v Mohamed Mohaideen Kassim Mohamed [2013] MLJU 1201
■ Ing Hua Fu Marine Line Sdn Bhd v Vitachem (M) Sdn Bhd [2013] 4 CLJ 1120
■ Pemunya-Pemunya Kapal atau Vesel TRF 719 v Pemunya-Pemunya Kapal atau Vesel MV Eva [2013] 1 LNS 803
■ Kosmo Seraya Sdn Bhd v Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad [2014] 1 LNS 1706
■ Kuwait Finance House (M) Berhad v Global Carriers Berhad [2014] 1 LNS 823
■ PT Karya Sumiden Indonesia v Oceanmasters Marine Services Sdn Bhd [2014] 1 LNS 155
■ Vitachem (M) Sdn Bhd v Ing Hua Fu Marine Line Sdn Bhd [2014] MLJU 710
■ PT Eka Nusa Bahari v Seasia Shipyard Sdn Bhd (in liquidation) and other suits [2016] MLJU 693
■ Vitol Asia Pte. Ltd v The Owners of the Ship or Vessel “Malik Al Ashtar” (IMO No: 9525900) of the Port of Malta (ING Bank NV & Anor, interveners) [2016] MLJU 692
■ Vitol Asia Pte Ltd v The Owners of the Ship or Vessel ‘Malik Al Ashtar’ of the Port of Malta (ING Bank NV & Anor, interveners) [2017] 7 MLJ 87
■ Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd v The Owners of the Ship or Vessel ‘MT Maliau’ (IMO No 9383144) of Port Klang (Rahul Singh & Ors, Intervener) Ct. [2017] MLJU 422
■ Macon Charter BV v Zelan Construction Sdn Bhd [2017] MLJU 2096
■ SK B&T Pte Ltd v The owners of the ship or vessel ‘Silver Moon’ of Port Klang (No 1) [2017] 8 MLJ 455
■ SK B&T Pte Ltd v The owners of the ship or vessel ‘Silver Moon’ of Port Klang (No 3) [2017] 8 MLJ 595
■ SK B&T Pte Ltd v The owners of the ship or vessel ‘Silver Moon’ of Port Klang (No 4) [2017] 8 MLJ 605
■ Westport Malaysia Sdn Bhd v Northern Democrats mbH & Co KG [2017] MLJU 236
Minmetals South-East Asia Corp Pte Ltd v Nakhoda Logistics Sdn Bhd [2018] CA MLJU 859[2016] MLJU 692

Unreported Judgments
Chuah Chuan Yong & Others v Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad & ANOR (Civil Suit No: WA-22NCVC-440-06/2012) High Court of Penang (Full Judgment) dated 10.10.2014
Saz Maritime Services Sdn Bhd v MUI Continental Insurance Bhd (Application No:08(f) -383-06/2013) Federal Court decision 2015

Professional Memberships / Contributions
■ Member, Bar Council Malaysia
■ Former Chairman, Shipping & Admiralty Law Committee, Malaysian Bar (2009 - 2011)
■ Member, International Pacific Bar Association, Asia Pacific
■ Working Committee, Shipping & Admiralty Court Task Force (2010 - 2012) (initiated by the Malaysian Judiciary)
■ Maritime Arbitration Working Committee, KLRCA Fast Track Rules 2012 (revised 2013)
■ Secretary, International Malaysian Society of Maritime Law (2015 - todate)

Conferences & Seminars
■ Court’s Role in Mediating Maritime & Insurance Disputes 2010 Kuala Lumpur (Moderator)
■ Presentation on Pros & Cons of Malaysian Flagging of Ships 2011 Kuala Lumpur
■ Presentation on FPSO Lease Contracts, 4th Annual Asia Pacific 2012, Singapore
Presentation on Maritime Dispute Resolution in Malaysia, 2014 Kuala Lumpur
■ Presentation on Shipping Law, BDO Kuala Lumpur
■ Presentation on Contract Law Essentials for Ports & Terminals Masterclass, 2014, Kuala Lumpur
■ Presentation on The Maritime Law Masterclass, 2015, Kuala Lumpur
■ Presentation on Resolving Shipbuilding & Marine Offshore Disputes Through Arbitration in Malaysia - Marine & Offshore Expo 2015 Kuala Lumpur
■ Legal challenges encountered by the Offshore Oil & Gas industry IPBA Conference 2016 (Moderator)
■ Presentation at the MASA National Bunker Conference 2016 Kuala Lumpur
Presentation on Admiralty Law & Practice In Malaysia (KL Bar) 2016 Kuala Lumpur
■ Presentation on Marine Hull and P&I Insurance at the Maritime Law Conference 2016 Kuala Lumpur
■ Presentation on Delivery of Cargo without Bills of Lading 2017 Kuala Lumpur
■ Presentation on Remedies in Shipping Insolvency - Gazing into the crystal ball for Malaysia IPBA Auckland, New Zealand 2017
■ Presentation on Enforcement of Maritime Claims, Price Waterhouse Coopers, 2017 Kuala Lumpur


* Jeremy has also delivered presentations at international venues like London, Singapore & China.

Publications
■ “Carriage of Goods by Sea : Hague-Visby for Malaysia?” published in the Malayan Law Journal [1998] 1MLJ i
■ “Ship Registration and Ship Mortgages in Malaysia” published in the Malayan Law Journal [2000] 3MLJ vii
■ “Ship Arrest as Security for Arbitration Claims” published in the Malayan Law Journal [2001] 1 MLJ xxxvii
■ “The Implied Warranty of Seaworthiness in Marine Insurance” published in the Malayan Law Journal [2002] 2 MLJ xlix
Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia - Insurance Volume 2002 Lexis-Nexis
Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia - Shipping Volume 2002 Lexis-Nexis
Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia - Carriers Volume 2002 Lexis-Nexis
■ “Limitation of Shipowners’ Liability in Malaysia” published in the Malayan Law Journal [2003] 2 MLJ Ixxvii
Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia - Insurance Volume 2006 Reissue Lexis-Nexis
Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia - Shipping Volume 2008 Reissue Lexis-Nexis
■ Ship Arrest : New Arbitration Amendment Act 2011 active in Malaysia (Joseph & Partners)
■ “Malaysia” published in Getting The Deal Through - Shipbuilding (2013, Law Business Research UK Ltd)
■ Malaysian Precedents and Forms - Marine Insurance First Edition (2014) Lexis-Nexis
■ “Malaysia” published in Getting The Deal Through - Shipping (6th edn,. 2014, Law Business Research Ltd)
■ “Malaysia” published in The Shipping Law Review (1st edn., 2014, Law Business Research UK Ltd)
■ “Malaysia” published in The Shipping Law Review (2nd edn., 2015, Law Business Research UK Ltd)
■ Troubled Waters - Asian Legal Business June edition 2015
■ Malaysian Precedents and Forms - Shipping Second Edition (2015) Lexis-Nexis
■ Malaysian Precedents and Forms - Marine Insurance Second Edition (2016) Lexis-Nexis
■“Malaysia” published in The Shipping Law Review (3rd edn., 2016, Law Business Research UK Ltd)
■ Arbitration in Malaysia - Chapter of Marine Arbitration co-authored with Ernest Yang (Thomson Reuters 2016)

■ Bullen & Leake Pleadings and Precedents - Aviation Law (Thomson Reuters) 2017


For more details, please email jeremy@jnplaw.my or contact us.
Download copy of cv here.