His principal area of practice is in banking and ship finance. He is also adept at company law, with a focus on shipping having been involved in a number of major merger and acquisition transactions involving shipping companies in Singapore. Colin regularly acts as Singapore legal counsel for all the major shipping finance banks in high value ship finance and complex leasing transactions.
He has also advised owners in ship sale and purchase transactions, charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and vessel registrations and de-registrations. Colin also has had experience as a litigator, having practised both in Malaysia (as a general commercial litigator) and in Singapore (as a shipping litigator) where he has appeared up to the Courts of Appeal in both jurisdictions.
Colin holds an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge and has qualified as a Barrister-at-law (Inner Temple) England, U.K. in 1996. He is also called to both the East Malaysian Bar as well as the Singapore Bar and has been in active legal practice since 1997. Colin sits on the Singapore Shipping Association's International Committee as a committee member.
*Virtus Law LLP (T13LL0339K) and Stephenson Harwood LLP (T13LL0821C) are registered as a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore under the name Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance. Both firms are registered in Singapore under the Limited Liability Partnership Act (Chapter 163A) with limited liability. The term "partner" is used to refer to a member in one of the constituent law firms.
“The 'efficient' and 'meticulous' Colin Jarraw handles ship financing.”
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014