Maritime law firm Clyde & Co is opening an office in Hamburg hiring four partners from rival Ince & Co.

The removal of Malaysia's 30-year-old cabotage policy for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan has been slammed by local shipping lines as disastrous for the industry and a political tool to gain votes while likely to have little effect on its stated purpose of reducing the high cost of consumer goods in the three territories to the east of Peninsular Malaysia.