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Firm Profile


SKRINE’s Dispute Resolution Division is recognised as one of the leading practices in Malaysia combining the synergies of more than 30 years experience in Malaysia with an in depth participation in the formation and shaping of market practice.


Our core team of partners have acted in a wide range of general litigation and corporate and commercial cases in sectoral industries and practice areas from banking & nance, employment, power, construction, engineering and infrastructure to energy, international arbitration, oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), life sciences and pharmaceuticals, property and real estate, telecommunications infrastructure, insolvency and restructuring, insurance & reinsurance, trade remedies and shipping.


The Firm is proud of the fact that we have several senior practitioners with more than 25 years of experience who regularly appear before the higher courts in the country. Our lawyers have also been involved in a number of landmark cases that have been reported in legal journals.
Chambers Asia-Pacic and the Asia-Pacic Legal 500 year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 rank the Division in Tier 1 for Dispute Resolution.


Practice Areas


  • Arbitration (International & Domestic)
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Competition
  • Constitutional, Public & Administrative Law
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Corporate & Commercial Disputes
  • Defamation
  • Environment
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Hire Purchase & Leasing
  • Immigration
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Islamic Finance
  • Land Acquisition
  • Medical Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability/Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Shipping & Maritime
  • Securities & Shares
  • Sports Law
  • Tax/Customs/Excise
  • Trade Remedies
  • Trusts, Wills, Estates & Charities
  • White Collar Crime


Litigation, Arbitration And Dispute Resolution

Companies today operate in an intensely competitive global marketplace. While disputes are inevitable, member rm lawyers in the Lex Mundi’s Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution group have the deep knowledge and experience to assess your risks and identify problems before they emerge.


Through our global network of 160 leading firms in more than 100 countries, you have access to expertise that spans a diverse range of complex matters and dispute resolution solutions. Beyond their legal expertise, the top-tier lawyers in our network also connect you to to the indigenous insight and region-specific knowledge that is essential to understanding local laws dealing with government agencies and effectively managing the complexities of a multijurisdictional case.


With broad international experience, strong local contacts and a thorough understanding of the issues facing companies in multiple industries, Lex Mundi’s network of lawyers can provide you the support and guidance you need, wherever you need it, virtually anywhere in the world.


Experience And Areas Of Expertise


  • Administrative/public law and regulatory disputes
  • Antitrust and competition litigation
  • Banking and nance litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Corporate investigations
  • Environmental litigation
  • Information technology disputes
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Labor and employment litigation
  • Product liability and product recalls
  • Securities enforcement and litigation
  • Shipping/maritime litigation trade litigation


Accolades And Awards


Who’s Who Legal Awards
Skrine has been named by the UK based Who’s Who Legal as the Malaysian Law Firm of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2014.


Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
“They have been very practical in their advice, strategically minded and able to map out the strategic directions we had to take in the various cases.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2013
“The advice was good and quite prompt and, as a big firrm, they have the resources.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2012
“Traditionally a big rm in litigation; they’ve always been strong in this area.”


Asia Pacific Legal 500 2014
“Skrine has ‘a stellar cast of focused, driven litigators’ coupled with ‘a superior depth of talent across different levels of practice’, and is particularly well regarded for its strength in arbitration.”

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2013
Skrine’s ‘indefatigable’ lawyers are ‘among the most dedicated, conscientious and driven litigators’ in the market, and have a strong track record in international arbitrations. The team is particularly active in construction, energy and real estate disputes, but also recently defended Bursa Malaysia in Court of Appeal and Federal Court cases.

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2012
Commercial litigator Lim Chee Wee is ‘energetic, young but with a wealth of experience, resourceful, creative, attentive to detail and highly ethical’. Vinayak Pradhan is ‘a rst-class advocate and arbitrator competent in any eld to which he has turned his hand, reecting the versatility and abilities of the practice in general’. Consultant Wong Chong Wah and Wong Chee Lin are ‘excellent lawyers with vast experience’


AsiaLaw Profiles 2013
“Skrine is a traditional Malaysian firm with strengths across a variety of practice areas. The rm has cultivated strong relationships with international law rms and clients. Apart from acting as lead counsel in its own domestic deals, the firm is frequently seen as Malaysia law counsel in some of the most sophisticated cross-border deals in the region.”

AsiaLaw Profiles 2012
“Skrine is a large firm. It has the resources, whether it’s a corporate aair or litigation, to handle everything that is thrown at it,” says one satisfied client. The rm retains its top tier rankings this year amid a shower of praise from peers and clients, with a rival noting: “The rm’s dispute resolution practice offiers a cutting edge to its construction and real estate work, especially in arbitration matters.”

AsiaLaw Profiles 2011
“Skrine is one of the go-to players for projects and construction disputes in Malaysia, coordinated by construction and engineering team leader Ivan Loo …The focus is extended by head of department Vinayak Pradhan, also a renowned litigator and arbitrator in the construction industry…. Lim Chee Wee, revered as an up-and-coming partner by clients, is evidence of the practice’s strength throughout junior and senior levels.”


Notable Practitioners


Dispute Resolution Core Team


There are currently 24 partners engaged in dispute resolution and litigation cases in the Firm. The core team are:


Wong Chee Lin
Mubashir Mansor
Leong Wai Hong
Vinayaga Raj Rajaratnam
Ivan Loo
Lim Chee Wee
Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai
Selvamalar Alagaratnam
Preetha Pillai
Maniam Kuppusamy
Oommen Koshy
Loo Peh Fern
Claudia Cheah
Trevor Jason Mark Padasian
Vijay Raj
Lee Shih

Lim Koon Huan

Vinayak Pradhan

Lam Wai Loon

Khoo Guan Huat

Kuek Pei Yee

Harold Tan

Ezane Chong

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