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Firm Profile

Skrine

Firm Profile

Kuala Lumpur

  • Profile
  • Unit No 50-8-1, 8th Floor
  • Wisma UOA Damansara
  • 50 Jalan Dungun
  • Damansara Heights
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysia
  • 50490

Firm profile submitted by Skrine


Skrine is one of the largest full-service legal firms in Malaysia. The firm has three principal divisions, namely, corporate, dispute resolution and intellectual property led by 38 partners with over 100 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.

Managing Partners: Janet Looi, Khoo Guan Huat, Lim Chee Wee
Senior Partner: Theresa Chong
Number of partners: 42
Number of lawyers: 116
Languages: English, Hindi, Malay, Mandarin (and various Chinese dialects), Sindhi, Tamil

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.

Capital Markets:
Debt and equity, initial public offerings, asset-backed 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.

Competition:
Compliance with Malaysian competition law and policy. The firm’s services include conducting competition/antitrust law training and audits for senior management.

Dispute Resolution:
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.

Employment:
Industrial relations, judicial review, civil claims, advisory.

Environmental:
Directors’ personal liability, Determinations System Department and environment, compliance and advisory with environmental, health and safety laws.

Intellectual Property:
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 Finance:
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.

Real Estate:
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.

Tax:
Customs and excise, stamp duty advice, and tax advice.

Trusts, Estates & Charities:
Charities, commercial trusts, probate and administration, trusts, and wills.

Trade Remedies:
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.