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Skrine

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

2 ranked lawyersBand 1MalaysiaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Skrine houses a leading TMT legal team in Malaysia, with a broad-based offering. Adept in handling matters relating to data protection, OTT content, e-commerce regulations and IT software. Particularly active on telecommunications regulatory issues, including in relation to satellites and data centres. Regularly instructed by prominent international telecommunications and technology companies.

Strengths

One client says that Skrine is "familiar with market practice, responsive, and understands our business."

Another source comments: "We enjoy working with them. They are timely, pragmatic, and provide commercially focused advice."

Notable practitioners

Charmayne Ong is a well-established presence in Malaysia's TMT market, frequently providing regulatory advice on telecommunications and data protection for prominent Malaysian and international companies. A source comments: "Charmayne is hugely experienced in data and technology matters. She is professional and pragmatic."

Jillian Chia is well placed to advise clients on telecommunications licensing, cloud services offerings and technology-related regulatory compliance in Malaysia. A source confirms that "she provides clear and practical advice on regulatory issues."

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Overview

We have vast experience in providing regulatory advice on various trending telecommunications issues such as over-the-top (OTT) service offerings, establishment of data centres for cloud computing services and leasing of sub-sea and terrestrial fibres. We also advise clients on regulatory compliance queries and assist them in obtaining regulatory approvals and licence, such as spectrum assignments and telecommunications licences from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). 

We have a wealth of experience in respect of advising, drafting and negotiating quintessential technology agreements such as agreements for systems integration and commissioning, software licences, software and hardware maintenance, service levels as well as website terms of use, privacy policies and end user licence agreements (EULAs).

Our clientele spans from large established technology and telecommunications providers to up and coming market players. We serve some of the largest social media platforms on all aspects of their services and products, from content restrictions, censorship requirements, take-down provisions as well as in respect of their extended services such as video streaming or fintech offerings.

Charmayne Ong leads the TMT practice and is recognised as “a well-known expert in telecoms and media issues who draws praise for her deep understanding of transactional matters across the sector.” (Who’s Who Legal: Telecoms & Media)



Members

Ong, Charmayne (Head of Department)

Baskaran, Leela Devi

Chia, Jillian

Khoo, Guan Huat

Kuek, Pei Yee

Lim, Natalie

Parasa Ramulu, Hemalatha

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

Skrine

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Location

Unit no. 50‐8‐1,

8th Floor Wisma,

UOADamansara,

50 Jalan Dungun,

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

50490

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Malaysia

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)


Charmayne Ong
Band 2
Jillian Chia
Band 3