We represent both local and international clients including shipowners, managers, agents, charterers, P&I clubs, insurers, freight forwarders, banks, salvors, shipbuilders and classification societies.
The firm has a department offering advisory and litigation services in the fields of general and life insurance and re-insurance. The areas of practice include general, life, motor, industrial, maritime and aviation, construction risk, professional indemnity, product liability and workmen’s compensation insurance claims.
The shipping and aviation practice handles all aspects of contentious and non-contentious marine, aviation and other transportation matters including related insurance contracts. We represent both local and international clients including shipowners, managers, agents, charterers, P&I clubs, insurers, freight forwarders, banks, salvors, shipbuilders and classification societies. Contentious work includes shipping litigation as well as litigation in relation to international trade and transport, domestic and international arbitration and mediation.
Our team regularly deals with claims and disputes relating to bills of lading, charterparties, bunkers supplies, salvage, towage, death and personal injury, crew wages, pollution, mortgage enforcement, shipbuilding and repair, cargo damage and loss, marine insurance and P&I club work and the arrest and release of vessels. Non-contentious areas of work include advising on the sale and purchase of ships, ship and aircraft financing, ship registration, relocation of operative headquarters to Singapore for shipowners and operators, drafting and negotiation of ship sale and purchase contracts, ship construction and repair contracts, contracts for the carriage of goods or passengers and insurance contracts.
“Shook Lin & Bok’s team ‘inspires confidence by giving practical, well-researched advice’. Yoong Sin Min heads the banking and finance litigation department, and acts for Ernst & Young, Public Bank and Maybank, as well as representing Affin Bank in an appeal before the Federal Court. Nagarajah Muttiah is responsible for general and civil litigation, insurance and shipping, and arbitration, and acted for a leading Malaysian insurer in a dispute with an international reinsurer. Steven Thiruneelakandan and Lam Ko Luen are highly recommended.” – Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2017)
“Maintains a strong reputation in the market, especially for handling disputes in the banking, finance and insurance spaces, frequently instructed by leading financial institutions. Also handles cases relating to land law, shipping and defamation, and regularly mandated for both litigation and arbitration cases.” – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017)
“Nagarajah Muttiah of Shook Lin & Bok has a thriving shipping practice primarily advising P&I clubs and shipowners. He specialises in insurance, hull and cargo claim matters.” – Chambers Asia .
“Nagarajah Muttiah of Shook Lin & Bok works on wet and dry shipping litigation, including cargo and damage claims and charter party agreements. He also handles corporate disputes.” – Chambers Asia .