Joseph & Partners is one of the leading law firms of ship arrest lawyers in Malaysia. The strategic location of Malaysia and modern port facilities make it one of the most popular jurisdictions for ship arrests. We can help you to safeguard your commercial interests and advise you on protecting your maritime claims.
The maritime law of Malaysia provides a civil arrest of a ship for a maritime claim. Ship Arrests can take place in Malaysia if the arresting party’s claim falls under the provisions of S. 20(2) and S. 21 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 of England and Wales. They need to comply with the Rules of Order 70 of the Rules of Court 2012 which cover the proceedings of Admiralty in the Malaysian High Court. Malaysia also has an Admiralty Court situated in the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur to hear applications for ship arrests. We are experienced in the execution of a ship arrest, and also provide the implementation of the best commercial and legal strategy before and in connection with the ship's arrest; whether that would be to refrain from arresting the ship at the next port of call, arrest aggressively at any port of call or refrain from arresting the ship and then arrest bunkers and other stores on board the ship. The Courts in Malaysia may award damages for wrongful ship arrest claims. We strongly recommend that you may consult with our experienced lawyers at Joseph & Partners' to obtain legal consultancy on whether a ship should be arrested to enforce any claim or for any other claims related to Ship arrests.
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