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Managing Partners: Khoo Guan Huat, Phua Pao Yii, Lim Koon Huan, Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai

Number of Partners: 44

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 44 partners with over 115 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 Malaysia Law Firm of the Year in 2021 by asialaw, Malaysia Law Firm of the Year in 2022 by Chambers Asia Pacific Awards, Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2020-2021 by Legal Southeast Asia Award,Malaysia Firm of the Year 2013 - 2020 by Who's Who Legal, Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017 byAsian Legal Business,Malaysia Contentious Firm of the Year 2019 by Managing Intellectual Property(Managing IP)and Arbitration Law Firm of the Year and Aviation Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2021.

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.