Managing Partners: Khoo Guan Huat, Philip Chan, Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Senior Partner: Theresa Chong
Number of partners: 47
Number of lawyers: 120
Languages: English, Hindi, Malay, Mandarin (and various Chinese dialects), Sindhi, Tamil
Skrine is one of the largest full-service law firms in Malaysia and was named by Chambers Asia Pacific as Malaysian Law Firm of the Year for 2017, Asian Legal Business as Malaysian Law Firm of the Year 2017, Who’s Who Legal as Malaysian Law Firm of the Year 2008 to 2011 and Year 2013 to 2018 and recognised as one of the leading international arbitration firms in Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100. Skrine has three principal divisions, namely, corporate, dispute resolution and IP led by 47 partners with over 120 lawyers spread across the divisions. The firm is also the sole Malaysian member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC) and the exclusive Malaysian member of Lex Mundi.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
Acquisition finance, asset finance and leasing, corporate recovery and insolvency, online banking and transactions, project finance, property finance, retail banking, restructuring and workouts.
Debt and equity, initial public offerings, assetbacked securitisation and structured finance.
Construction & Engineering:
Drafting, negotiating and administering construction contracts, litigation, mediation and adjudication.
Corporate & Commercial:
E-commerce, energy and utilities, insurance, investment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring, privatisation, secretarial services and venture capital.
Compliance with Malaysian competition law and policy. The firm’s services include conducting competition/antitrust law training and audits for senior management.
Arbitration, banking, bankruptcy, corporate insolvency and restructuring, corporation and partnership, defamation, family, hire purchase and equipment leasing, insurance, land acquisition, medical negligence, public law, real property, securities, shipping and maritime, tortuous actions.
Industrial relations, judicial review, civil claims, advisory.
Directors’ personal liability, determinations system department and environment, compliance and advisory with environmental, health and safety laws.
Assignment, licensing and technology transfers, biotechnology, compliance and registration, confidential information, trade secrets, copyright, domain names, e-commerce/m-commerce, entertainment, sports and media, food and tobacco regulations, franchising, industrial designs, internet and cyberlaws, layout designs of integrated circuits, litigation and enforcement, merchandising, online banking, outsourcing projects, patents and utility innovations, pharmaceuticals, drugs and cosmetics, product liability, trademarks and service marks.
Islamic banking products, finance and takaful, Islamic banking litigation, shariah audit and compliance and shariah consultation.
Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities:
The firm advises oil and gas multinationals and oil and gas service providers on issues related to upstream and downstream activity in Malaysia, concessions, tender processes and procurement, projects.
Investment, leases and tenancies, mining leases, property development and property transactions.
Shipping & Ship Finance:
Admiralty claims — arrest of vessels, collisions and maritime casualties, charterparty and bill of lading disputes, cargo claims, shipbuilding contracts, letters of credit and trade disputes, marine insurance , ship sale and finance, bunker supply contracts and support industry claims.
Customs and excise, stamp duty advice, and tax advice.
Trusts, Estates & Charities:
Charities, commercial trusts, probate and administration, trusts, and wills.
International sale of goods and/or services, export finance, insurance issues, customs and excise, export and foreign exchange controls, anti-money laundering legislation, antidumping, antitrust, safeguards issues.