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Skrine

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Skrine is one of the largest and leading legal firms in the country with a sterling global reputation and a wide range of highly-regarded practice groups to meet the increasingly diverse needs of clients.
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Firm profile for Asia-Pacific 2022

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Managing Partners: Khoo Guan Huat, Phua Pao Yii, Siva Kumar Kanagasabai, Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai

Number of Partners: 48

Number of Lawyers: 115

Languages: English, Hindi, Malay, Mandarin (and various Chinese dialects), Sindhi, Tamil, Turkish

Firm Overview: Skrine is one of the largest 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 48 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, an international network of 30 top tier independent member law firms.

Skrine has won multiple awards and accolades over the years, including Law Firm of the Year 2021 - Malaysia by Legal 500, Malaysia Law Firm of the Year in 2021 by asialaw, Malaysia Law Firm of the Year in 2020 by Chambers Asia Pacific Awards, Malaysia Firm of the Year 2013 - 2020 by Who's Who Legal, ranked as leading firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - 2021, ranked as top tier firm by Legal 500 Asia Pacific from 2014 - 2021, recognised as leading international arbitration firm since 2012 by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100, and 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 & Engineering: Construction inquiries and investigations, construction litigation, arbitration and adjudication, construction projects, occupational safety and health, oil & gas, energy projects and transport infrastructure.

Corporate: 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, energy, projects and infrastructure, wealth management, trusts and charities.

Corporate Structures & Secretarial Services: Advisory, incorporation and setting up a business in malaysia.

Employment: Employee fraud management and investigations, employment advisory and compliance, employment disputes, trade unions, collective bargaining and collective agreements.

Fraud Asset & Recovery: Asset recovery and asset tracing, civil and commercial fraud, internal fraud management, fraud investigations and urgent interim orders.

Intellectual Property & TMT: Branding, franchising and licensing, entertainment, gaming and media, IP litigation and enforcement, IP registration and prosecution, privacy and data protection, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

Litigation & 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.

Real Estate: Property development and management, and real estate transactions.

Regulatory Compliance: Advertising and product liability, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering, competition, environment, occupational safety and health, and privacy and data protection.

Restructuring & Insolvency: Formal insolvency proceedings, schemes of arrangement and corporate rescue, and personal bankruptcy.

Tax & Revenue: Anti-dumping and trade remedies, rates, assessment and valuations, tax and custom advisory, and tax litigation, audits and investigations.

Asia-Pacific

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Global 2021

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Malaysia

Banking & Finance
Band 4
Competition/Antitrust
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Corporate/M&A
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 2
Employment & Industrial Relations
Band 1
Intellectual Property
Band 1

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Ranked Lawyers

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Malaysia

Banking & Finance


Ai Hsian Lee
Band 3

Competition/Antitrust


Shi Wen Tan
Band 2

Corporate/M&A


Fariz Abdul Aziz
Band 4
Janet L H Looi
Band 1

Dispute Resolution


Guan Huat Khoo
Band 3
Preetha Pillai
Band 5

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Janet L H LooiCorporate/M&A
Selvamalar AlagaratnamEmployment & Industrial Relations
Guan Huat KhooIntellectual Property
Band 2
Shi Wen TanCompetition/Antitrust
Ivan LooDispute Resolution: Construction
Charmayne OngIntellectual Property
Fariz Abdul AzizProjects, Infrastructure & Energy
Theresa ChongReal Estate
Charmayne OngTechnology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Band 3
Ai Hsian LeeBanking & Finance
Guan Huat KhooDispute Resolution
Siva Kumar KanagasabaiEmployment & Industrial Relations
Pei Yee KuekIntellectual Property
Jillian ChiaTechnology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Band 4
Fariz Abdul AzizCorporate/M&A
Band 5
Preetha PillaiDispute Resolution
Wai Hong LeongDispute Resolution

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Unit no. 50‐8‐1,

8th Floor Wisma,

UOADamansara,

50 Jalan Dungun,

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

50490

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