rachel-chiah Rachel Chiah
Associate, Dispute Resolution Division


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

Rachel is an associate in the firm’s Construction & Engineering unit and works principally with partner Richard Khoo.


  • Assisted in the negotiation and finalisation of the engineering, procurement and construction contract in relation to a 29MW large scale solar power plant in Kedah.
  • Assisted in the review, negotiation and finalisation of the engineering, procurement and construction contract in relation to an industrial biotechnology facility in Johor.
  • Assisted in the drafting and negotiation of the consultancy agreements, construction agreement, and the management and operations 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

  • Contributed to the Malaysia chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Construction & Engineering (2017).
  • 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


Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018


Skrine has been ranked as Arbitration Law Firm of the Year and Maritime Law Firm of the Year.


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 Employment

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. 



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