Arbitration

  Overview  

Our Expertise

SKRINE’s International Arbitration Practice Group is recognised as one of the leading practices in Malaysia combining the synergies of more than 30 years experience in the arbitration industry with an in depth participation in the formation and shaping of market practice and international policies.

Our core team of arbitration lawyers have acted in a wide range of corporate and commercial cases in sectoral industries from power, construction, engineering and infrastructure to energy, oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), mining and resources, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, insurance, investment and international trade.

The SKRINE team combines the knowledge of practitioners who are experts in their various niche fields and who have conducted arbitrations involving parties and jurisdictions across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, India, China, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Canada.

Notable Experience

  • Acted for a major Government-Linked Company who was the employer in arbitration proceedings in a dispute against the main contractor concerning the construction of civil and cable works involving more than 220 contracts with an amount in dispute of more than RM100 million.
  • Acted for a foreign client who is the main contractor in an ICC Arbitration with the seat of arbitration in Singapore in a dispute concerning the design and construction of a manufacturing facility in India with English law being the governing law of the contract.
  • Acted for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning the manufacturing and supply of concrete pre-cast elements for a major government housing project with an amount in dispute of more than RM33 million
  • Acted for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning the construction of a major government building project with an amount in dispute of more than RM440 million.
  • Acted for a foreign client who is the main contractor in an UNCITRAL arbitration in a dispute concerning a major mixed commercial development project in Kuala Lumpur with an amount in dispute of more than RM950 million.
  • Acted for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning the construction of a water treatment plant in East Malaysia based on a modified Public Works Department (PWD) contract with an amount in dispute of more than RM18 million.
  • Acted for the employer in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning land reclamation works adopting the FIDIC Conditions of Contract with modifications/amendments with an amount in dispute of more than RM90 million.
  • Represented the employer against the main contractor in a luxury condominium project in the heart of the KLCC area with an amount in dispute of more than RM12 million.
  • Acted for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning a Coal Fired Power Plant project in Malaysia with an amount in dispute of more than RM12 million.
  • Acted for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning a development project in Kuala Lumpur with an amount in dispute of more than RM10 million.
  • Represented the main contractor in relation to disputes with the sub contractor and the employer of a project owned by a company related to the Brunei Royal family with an amount in dispute with the sub contractor of more than RM20 million.
  • Acted as co-counsel for the developer in arbitration proceedings involving in a dispute concerning the construction of road works for a housing development.
  • Acted as co-counsel for the joint-venture developer in an arbitration proceeding in a dispute concerning the construction of earthworks for a luxury condominium development in Penang with an amount in dispute of more than RM25 million.
  • Acted in arbitration proceeding in a dispute arising from a contract for supply and delivery of approximately 35,000 m of line pipes for a water supply project Langkawi with an amount in dispute of about RM10 million.
  • Acted for a major public listed Thai company and its subsidiary in an ICC Arbitration with seat of arbitration in Singapore involving disputes arising from shareholders and settlement agreements.
  • Acted for a subcontractor against the main contractor in an ad hoc arbitration concerning the roofing works of the Prime Minister’s Office and Prime Minister’s Residence, Putrajaya. The claim was settled before final Hearing.
  • Acted for a subcontractor against the main contractor in a KLRCA arbitration concerning the design, construction and completion of Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka.
  • Acted for a subcontractor against public authority in a KLRCA arbitration concerning a turnkey contract for the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning, furniture procurement, IT system establishment and training for Malaysian Institute of Chemical Engineering Technology with an amount in dispute of more than 27 million.

 
ACCOLADES & AWARDS

Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018

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

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The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

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

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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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