Legal Services – Malaysia – Ship Arrest and more

Legal Services – Malaysia – Ship Arrest and more

We are a full service law firm with a range of portfolios that include the following areas and sectors:



ur highly skilled litigation and dispute resolution team has built an impressive track record of successfully representing clients in high value, complex commercial disputes. In weighing our arbitration and litigation options, we actively pursue all avenues of dispute resolution available and advise clients on choosing the recourse that serves their business interests best. With priorities that align to that of our clients, we are driven to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively with minimal disruption to business. Our team partners with clients from various sectors, ranging from shipping and admiralty lines, global energy and natural resources companies, investment banks, airline carriers, insurers, reinsurers, international retailers and many more. At Rahayu Partnership, we provide a full, comprehensive suite of services in collaboration with our global network of legal partners, positioning us at an excellent vantage point to handle cross-border disputes.



ith a vast portfolio of clients under our purview, including government, public and private companies, investment banks, commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, private equity houses as well as private high net worth individuals, our stable of corporate and commercial lawyers are valued for their expertise in the maritime industry, energy and infrastructure, natural resources, oil & gas, real estate, construction, telecommunications, livestock and transport, both in domestic markets and the international arena. Our work covers corporate finance, debt and equity, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and funds, joint ventures, corporate governance and commercial contracts.



hipping & Admiralty is our core area of practice. Rahayu Partnership has the advantage of 8 lawyers with impeccable understanding of how this niche market works; from wet and dry shipping, admiralty proceedings including Ship Arrest and release of vessels in Malaysia, to crisis management, and transactional work. We represent the full spectrum of those involved in the industry, including ship owners and charterers, P&I Clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, governments and brokers.



e counsel financiers, investors, owners, developers, lessees, landlords and tenants on matters throughout the lifecycle of a property from financing and funding (including advising on inward investment into various markets), sale and purchase, planning and project development, construction and renovation, to sale and leaseback.



ur banking and finance lawyers invest in relationships with clients operating across the firm’s key sectors of maritime, natural resources, real estate, construction, energy & infrastructure and telecommunications. We negotiate on behalf of banks, lenders, borrowers, lessors, lessees and issuers. The team provides counsel on acquisition finance, real estate finance, corporate loans and debt capital markets, asset finance, project finance, trade finance, commodities and export finance, Islamic financing and restructuring as well as SME loans.



ur lawyers have built a solid repertoire of delivering quality legal services in infrastructure and energy projects, transactions and disputes. We partner with clients across the supply-chain; from exploration and production companies, owners, operators, services companies, distribution companies and transporters to local and national governments, traders, banks, financiers and other investors. We provide risk-sensitive advice that is commercially viable while advancing clients’ interests from a corporate, finance, tax, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance perspective.




ur Private Clients Practice particularly focusing on wealth management planning and estate administration is set up and headed by an advisor who has been actively involved in inheritance and succession planning for the past 15 years. She is a dual qualified civil advocates and solicitors in the high court of Malaya and a syariah practicing advocate in the Federal Territories of Malaysia. We counsel and advise banks, trust companies, wealth planners and individuals on asset protection and preservation including business succession planning and the formation of trust (private, charitable and non-charitable).

It is also our core practice to assist administrators or executors, whichever is applicable for the issuance of the Grant of Letters of Representative for Muslim and non Muslim families and its distribution to the rightful beneficiaries and legal heirs accordingly.

Due to the increased awareness in wealth planning and wills-writing amongst our individual clients, this practice group provides high net worth individual clients with value-added services in relation to wealth & estate planning.

  • Distribution computation for non-Muslims heirs;
  • Computation of faraid calculation & determination of Muslim heirs;
  • Will writing;
  • Revocation and Wills review;
  • Preparation of wealth & estate planning instruments including setting up of trusts & business succession instruments;
  • Probate & estate administration including the administration of the deceased’s estate until distribution as well as resealing;
  • Facilitate and advise heirs and administrators/executors on the best route to apply and obtain Letters of Representation;
  • Facilitate and advise heirs and administrators/executors on the best route to apply and obtain Sijil Faraid;
  • Facilitate and advise heirs and administrators/executors with BaitulMal.