Tan Hui_Wen_Cropped  Tan Hui Wen
Associate, Dispute Resolution Division
SKRINE


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  Overview  

Hui Wen has advised and acted for private sector firms, government-linked companies and State entities in commercial, land and public law disputes involving industries as diverse as oil and gas, aviation, F&B, finance and real estate. She has a growing practice in land and property dispute resolution, particularly in land/compulsory acquisition proceedings.

Hui Wen read law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and completed her pupillage at Skrine. Prior to her admission as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, she was a Legal Editor of Atkin's Court Forms, an encyclopaedia on civil litigation procedure and precedents, with a leading global publishing and information solutions firm.

Hui Wen presents seminars and performs pro bono work as part of Skrine’ Social Responsibility Unit.

  Further Details  

Areas of Practice

Arbitration, Aviation, Contractual Disputes, Administrative Law, Land Acquisitions, Rating Appeals, Real Estate Disputes, Corporate Disputes, Torts including Defamation, Professional Liability and other torts, Winding-Up & Receivership.

Professional Affiliations

  • Young Arbitrators Forum, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF)
  • YSIAC, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
  • Young Practitioners Group, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (YPG KLRCA)
  • Editorial Committee, Bar Council Legal Aid Centre
  • Malaysian Bar

Qualifications

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Certificate of Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Auckland, New Zealand

  Experience  

Hui Wen’s litigation and arbitration practice largely involves commercial/contractual disputes, land-related disputes and public law disputes, including land acquisition proceedings, judicial review and rating appeals.

Land Acquisition

  • Acted for the national oil company (acquiring agency) and the State in land references arising from land acquisitions for a RM60 billion industrial development project in Malaysia. The value of the resisted claims exceeds RM700 million. The High Court dismissed the landowner's valuer's valuation of market value and claims for severance and injurious affection. Presently acting for the national oil company in resisting the landowner’s appeals at the Court of Appeal.
  • Acted for a land holding company in claiming compensation for lands with commercial development potential in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. The lands were compulsorily acquired by the State for a RM1.2 billion expressway project. Parties settled for an additional RM14 million compensation in favour of the landowner a few days before the hearing.
  • Acted for an oil palm plantation company in claiming compensation for severance and injurious affection arising from the State’s acquisition of strips of land for a high-voltage electric power transmission network. The High Court awarded more than RM3 million in compensation.
  • Acting for a State investment holding company (acquiring agency) in resisting a judicial review application to set aside land acquisitions for an industrial park.

Land-related Disputes

  • Acted for a large billboard firm against a highway concessionaire and another large billboard firm for trespass of land held under a temporary occupational licence. The High Court awarded over RM6 million in compensation.

Public & Administrative Law

  • Acting for a public-listed natural gas infrastructure and utilities company and an oil refining firm in rating appeals, in the High Court and in the Federal Court, against assessment rates imposed on its operations centre and infrastructure in Malaysia.
  • Acted for a public-listed natural gas infrastructure and utilities company (ratepayer) in a judicial review application against a city council. The High Court found that the city council ought not to have imposed retrospective assessment rates on the ratepayer, and ordered the city council to refund the assessment rates. Presently acting for the ratepayer in resisting the city council’s appeal at the Court of Appeal.
  • Acting as junior counsel for the State Government and administrative agencies in an appeal involving native customary rights at the Court of Appeal.

Commercial & Contractual Disputes

  • Acted for a global F&B supply company in a contractual dispute involving purification of solvents at the High Court and the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision, which awarded RM3 million in compensation and dismissed the opponent's counterclaims of up to RM12 million.
  • Part of the Skrine team who represented an information solutions company in a KLRCA arbitration against the Government of Malaysia. The arbitration involved two contracts for computerised systems and a total claim of more than RM62 million. The arbitration was settled with a Consent Award.
  • Acting for a global F&B supply company in a KLRCA arbitration involving termination of a supply agreement with a world supplier of industrial gas. The total value of resisted claims is up to RM6.5 million.
  • Acting for a large purified terephthalic acid (PTA) producer in opposing applications to set aside an arbitration award.
  • Acting for the Malaysian arm of a Fortune Global 500 company in multi-party suits involving conventional financial and Takaful products.
  • Advised an energy solutions provider on litigation strategy involving investment and sale agreements with a foreign public-listed firm and its subsidiary.

Defamation

  • Advised a prominent aviation infrastructure firm on corporate defamation.
  • Acting for a minister in an internet defamation suit.

Other Professional Work and Publications

  • Represented Skrine at the Essex Court Chambers-Singapore Academy of Law International Mooting Competition (2017). Named Best Speaker for a round.
  • Coach and Arbitrator at the 1st ICC/KLRCA Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition (2017).
  • Arbitrator at the 6th Thomas Philip-Novice Arbitration Mooting Competition (2017).
  • Coached students at the Skrine Debating Workshop and Public Speaking Workshop for Dignity for Children Foundation (2016 - present).
  • Presented at and facilitated the Skrine-Teach For Malaysia Constitutional Law Workshop for students in a low-decile school (2016).
  • Pro bono research for Asylum Access on the rights of refugees and stateless persons to work in Malaysia (as part of Skrine’s Social Responsibility Unit in 2015).

 
ACCOLADES & AWARDS

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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SKRINE clinches top honours at ALB Malaysia 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

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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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