Title: Admiralty and Maritime


Rajasingam Gothandapani



Rajasingam Gothandapani

Firm: Shearn Delamore & Co.
Address:Kuala Lumpur Office, 7th Floor, Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No.1, Leboh Ampang
Kuala Lumpur 50100
Phone:603 2027 2911
Fax:603 2027 2962
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Mon. 19:18


Dispute Resolution
Corporate and insolvency litigation; asset and debt recovery; receivership; commercial litigation; defamation and professional negligence.

Competition Law. Compulsory land acquisition. Land Reference hearings and appeals under the Land Acquisition Act 1960. Planning Development hearings. Appeals to the Appeals Board under the Town and Country Planning legislation. Judicial Review against compulsory acquisition, and development and planning orders.

Maritime transportation and insurance; marine cargo and hull claims; maritime arbitration; maritime casualty, salvage and collision claims; marine environment and regulatory; ship building and registration; maritime lien and mortgages; arrest of ships and releases and maritime litigation. Represent a wide rand of maritime interests including ship owners, charterers, P & I clubs, shipyards, banks, oil and gas multinationals, container terminal operators, freight forwarders and logistic companies.

Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement
Anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, breach of trust, securities legislation and prosecution by Attorney General’s Chambers, Securities Commission and Bursa Malaysia.

Deals with both contentious and non-contentious work, advise clients on a broad range of matters, including regulatory compliance, environmental audits and tortious liability issue, represent clients in civil tort claims, and in dealings with and prosecutions by the Department of Environment.

Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology (ENRGT)
Joint ventures in respect of ENRGT projects, licensing, operation, management agreements as well as other associated agreements, advises on land acquisition and other related land issues.


Languages: English, Bahasa Malaysia and Tamil


Areas of Practice


  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • International Trade
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Shipping
  • Transportation


Professional Career


Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Contributor to International Law Office Legal Newsletter on Shipping and Transport. Published articles include :- “Specialized Admiralty Court in the Making”, “Government Reviews National Cabotage Policy”, “Arresting Ships in Malaysian waters to secure a claim in arbitration”, “Ownership, Registration, Transfer and Mortgage of Malaysian-Flagged Ships”, “Actions In Rem : Practice and Procedure”, “Act amended to allow ship arrest to secure a claim in arbitration”, “Proposed Arbitration Act amendments on ship arrest”, “Foreign crew : recognition of competency certificates”, “New Admiralty Court established for resolution of admiralty and maritime disputes”, “Domestic shipping licence and foreign ship managers”, “Pre-empting arrest : when shipowners resort to lodging a caveat against arrest”.

Bar Admission

Malaya (1996)



International Islamic University (LL.B., 1995)
University of Cambridge (LL.M., 1997).