Maritime & Aviation


Our dedicated Maritime & Aviation practice routinely acts in matters relating to the maritime and aviation industries.
Our Maritime team regularly handles matters such as the sale, registration and de-registration of vessels, transfers of flag, and the preparation and registration of ship mortgages, in the Malaysia Ship Registry and the Malaysia International Ship Registry (MISR). Our work includes advising clients on Malaysian maritime laws and regulations in general, and the drafting and negotiation of charterparty agreements, assignments of insurances and other shipping-related contracts. A substantial portion of our maritime work revolves around vessels registered in the MISR, Labuan, in particular in relation to the upstream sector in the oil and gas industry. Our contentious work includes domestic and international maritime litigation, the enforcement and repossession of vessels, and arbitration relating to insurance and casualties.
We serve both local and international clientele including leading international financial institutions, equity providers, insurers, ship-owners, charterers, service providers, and shipbuilders.
Our Aviation team regularly advises on aircraft sale and purchase transactions, registration with the Department of Civil Aviation, Malaysia, aviation financing, aircraft mortgages, and leasing transactions, including through the Labuan International Business & Financial Centre. We also routinely advise on the application of the Capetown Convention under Malaysian laws. Our clients in the aviation industry include domestic and international airlines, and aircraft operators, lessors, and lessees.