Managing Partners: Khoo Guan Huat, Phua Pao Yii, Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Number of partners: 47
Number of lawyers: 116
Languages: English, Hindi, Malay, Mandarin (and various Chinese dialects), Sindhi, Tamil
Skrine is one of the oldest, largest and most awarded legal firms in the country with a sterling global reputation, and a wide range of highly-regarded practice groups. The firm is currently led by 47 partners with over 110 lawyers across the corporate, dispute resolution and intellectual property divisions.
Skrine is the exclusive Malaysian member of Lex Mundi, a network of leading independent law firms in over 160 jurisdictions around the world and the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, a network of 30 top tier independent member law firms
The firm has been named as the Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2019 by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards; Malaysia Law Firm of the Year in 2015 by Chambers Asia Pacific; Malaysian Firm of the Year 2013 - 2019 by Who’s Who Legal; ranked as Leading Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - 2019; ranked as Top Tier Firm by Legal 500 Asia Pacific from 2014 - 2019; recognised as leading international arbitration firm since 2012 by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 and have been named as Malaysian Firm of the Year for 2014 - 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP).
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
Financial Institutions - Advisory and Compliance, Fintech, Hire Purchase and Leasing, and Loan Financing and Restructuring.
Construction and Engineering:
Construction Inquiries and Investigations, Construction Litigation, Arbitration and Adjudication, Construction Projects, Occupational Safety and Health, Oil & Gas, and Energy Projects, and Transport Infrastructure.
Aviation, Competition, Corporate Advisory and Transactions, Education, Environment, Halal Industry, Healthcare, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality and Tourism, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime and Shipping Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, and Energy, Projects and Infrastructure, and Wealth Management, Trusts and Charities.
Corporate Structures and Secretarial Services:
Advisory, and Incorporation and Setting Up a Business in Malaysia.
Employee Fraud Management and Investigations, Employment Advisory and Compliance, Employment Disputes, and Trade Unions, Collective Bargaining and Collective Agreements.
Fraud Asset and Recovery:
Asset Recovery and Asset Tracing, Civil and Commercial Fraud, Internal Fraud Management, Fraud Investigations and Urgent Interim Orders.
Intellectual Property and TMT:
Branding, Franchising and Licensing, Entertainment, Gaming and Media, IP Litigation and Enforcement, IP Registration and Prosecution, Privacy and Data Protection, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT).
Litigation and Arbitration:
Administrative Law, Aviation Disputes, Banking and Finance Litigation, Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Company Law and Shareholders’ Disputes, Construction Litigation, Arbitration and Adjudication, Consumer Protection Disputes, Defamation, Employment Disputes, Family Law, Fraud and Asset Recovery, Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes, International Arbitration, IP Litigation and Enforcement, Land Acquisition and Land Law, Maritime and Shipping Disputes, Oil & Gas, and Energy Disputes, Professional Liability, Regulatory Enforcement, Restructuring and Insolvency, Tax and Revenue Disputes, and TMT Disputes.
Property Development and Management, and Real Estate Transactions.
Advertising and Product Liability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering, Competition, Environment, Occupational Safety and Health, and Privacy and Data Protection.
Restructuring and Insolvency:
Formal Insolvency Proceedings, Schemes of Arrangement and Corporate Rescue, and Personal Bankruptcy.
Tax and Revenue:
Anti-Dumping and Trade Remedies, Rates, Assessment and Valuations, Tax and Custom Advisory, and Tax Litigation, Audits and Investigations.