rachel-chiah RACHEL CHIAH
Associate, Dispute Resolution Division

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Rachel graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013. Following her completion of the Bar Professional Training Course, she was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) in March 2015. She then commenced her pupillage at SKRINE and was admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in April 2016.

She is an associate in the firm’s Construction and Engineering department, working principally with partner Richard Khoo.


  • Assisted in the preparation of agreements in relation to the engineering, procurement and construction of an industrial biotechnology facility in Johor.
  • Assisted in the drafting and negotiation of the consultancy agreements and construction agreement in relation to the development of a financial education centre in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Assisted in the review of tender documents and the drafting of construction agreements in relation to the demolition and renovation works of a warehouse in Negeri Sembilan.
  • Assisted in the review of the turnkey contract for the construction of a highway, as part of a due diligence exercise on the concessionaire company.
  • Assisted in the review of a design, supply and installation works contract in relation to renovation works of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Other Professional Work and Publications

  • 2017 “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Ride” – Co-authored an article on the legal issues arising from ride-hailing services in Malaysia, in Skrine’s Legal Insights 01/2017.

Further Details

Areas of Practice

Construction and Engineering


  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School, London
  • LLB (Hons), University of Nottingham


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.


SKRINE Clinches Top Honours at ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017

On 6th April 2017, the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards was held and SKRINE was named

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

SKRINE also bagged 5 other awards


Asialaw Profiles 2017

The Asialaw Profiles has ranked Skrine as Outstanding Firm and particularly highlighting the following practice areas:

Outstanding Firm

  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT, Telco & Media
  • Project & Infrastructure



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