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McKinsey Acquires KL-Based VLT Labs

Skrine acted as Malaysian counsel for McKinsey & Co. in its acquisition of VLT Labs - a Malaysian digital business builder and product development studio as part of McKinsey's effort in boosting its digital capabilites in Asia.

Skrine's team was led Fariz Abdul Aziz, Partner and assisted by Trishelea Ann Sandosam, Senior Associate.




UEM Edgenta Berhad Disposes Shareholding in New Zealand-Listed Asset Management Company

Skrine acted for UEM Edgenta Bhd in the disposal of its 61.2% shareholding in Opus International Consultants Ltd (OIC), a New Zealand public-listed company, for approximately NZ$263.2 million.

The disposal is part of UEM Edgenta move to support the organic growth and opertaional excellence initiatives in their key core sectors - healthcare, infrastructre and real estate.

Skrine's team was led by Partner, To' Puan Janet Looi along with Fariz Abdul Aziz, Partner and assisted by Bell Boo, Senior Associate.



MyCC Successful in Opposing MyEG's Appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal

On 28 December 2017, the Competition Commission (“MyCC”) was successful in opposing an appeal brought by My E.G. Services Berhad (“MyEG”) and My E.G. Commerce Sdn Bhd (“MyEG Commerce”) against MyCC’s Decision dated 24 June 2016. This is the first appeal before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) with regard to an infringement for abuse of dominant position under Section 10(2)(d)(iii) of the Competition Act 2010.

This case stemmed from a high-profile privatisation of the government’s foreign workers permit renewal to MyEG.

The CAT affirmed MyCC’s Decision and found that MyEG had abused its dominant position in the downstream market in which MyEG is operating the sole platform for online foreign workers permit renewal applications, and had applied different conditions to equivalent transactions where MyEG Commerce is participating as an insurance agent for the mandatory insurances for the permit renewal.

Dato’ Lim Chee Wee, Sharon Chong and Manshan Singh acted on behalf of MyCC.



Federal Court Finds Doctors Negligent, Private Hospital Liable For Non-Delegable Duty And Allows Aggravated Damages For Medical Negligence



Honda Giken Kabushiki Kaisha v Malaysian Formula Bikes Sdn Bhd & MForce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd

We acted for Malaysian Formula Bikes Sdn Bhd & MForce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd, the Defendants in this action. The Plainitff, Honda Giken Kabushiki Kaisha brought a claim for copyright infringement of the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional representations of its EX5 motorcycle against the Defendants. The Defendants challenged the subsistence of copyright in the 2-D and 3-D representations of the EX5 and the trial on the issue of subsistence of copyright was tried together with another suit involving a different company also accused of copyright infringement. On 24 November 2016, the High Court dismissed the suit brought by Honda against MForce Bike. The suit was filed by Honda against MForce Bike claiming infringement of copyright in the Honda EX5 motorcycle design. In coming to its decision, the High Court found that:

  • although the motorcycles produced by MForce Bike had similarities with the Honda EX5 motorcycle design, MForce Bike had established that it did not copy the Honda EX5 design as MForce Bike had followed a design used by its principal in Vietnam to produce its motorcycle.
  • As there was no infringement by MForce’s principal of the Honda EX5 design in Vietnam, MForce Bike, in producing its motorcycles based on its Vietnam principal’s design, cannot be considered to have infringed the Honda EX5 copyright in Malaysia.

Both the Plaintiff and Defendants have filed appeals to the Court of Appeal, albeit on different issues. It is expected that the substantive appeal would be heard in the later part of 2017.


2nd Edition: Construction Adjudication in Malaysia (Book Launch), 9 February 2018

We are pleased to extend an invitation to the book launch of the 2nd Edition of the Construction Adjudication in Malaysia on 9th February 2018.

The book is written by our Partner and co-head of the firm’s Construction Unit, Ivan Loo together with Lam Wai Loon, Partner of Harold & Lam Partnership.


MIArb National Arbitration Conference 2018, 8 February 2018

Skrine is delighted to be the sole Platinum Sponsor of the inaugural National Arbitration Conference 2018 and will be hosting its Cocktail Reception.

The conference is jointly organised by the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), will be held on Thursday, 8 February 2018. Themed “Shaping the Future of Arbitration in Malaysia”, Speakers range from distinguished judges to eminent practitioners from various jurisdictions, such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Korea and the United Kingdom.

Our Partner, Sharon Chong, is the Co-Organising Chairperson and will be moderating a session.

Partner Dato’ Lim Chee Wee will also be participating as a speaker in the main Panel Session.


Practical Law: Guide to Doing Business
7 February 2018

In partnership with Lex Mundi, Thomson Reuters has just published Skrine's contribution towards the Malaysian Chapter of the Practical Law: Guide to Doing Business.

Click here to read more and download the Guide.



The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine has been ranked as Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine is pleased to announce that the Firm has achieved seven Tier 1 practice area rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Our Tier 1 rankings are in the following areas: 
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Labour and Employement

Skrine was also listed as one of the leading firms in the areas of Projects & Energy, and Shipping. 

Four Skrine partners were ranked as leading lawyers in their respective areas. 


Skrine Retains Who’s Who Legal Accolade for Malaysia

On 15th May 2017, the Who’s Who Global Awards was held in London, United Kingdom and Skrine was conferred the Award:

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

Skrine previously received this Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.



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" I have been pondering on why Providence has been so kind to Skrine & Co. up to date, and how this firm founded by a polo-playing Anglican Englishman, a bridge-playing Presbyterian Scotsman, a piano-playing Roman Catholic Irishman, a north country beer connoisseur Englishman (religion unknown) and an Ipoh Chinese Methodist managed to cohere as well as it did and to attract a string of Asian partners, and to keep and then expand its clientele."
- John Skrine (1922-1993)