Corporate & Commercial Disputes

 

  Overview  

Notable Experience

  • Acted for a major domestic distributor of luxury vehicles in a corporate dispute between shareholders and directors. 
  • Successfully defended and acted for transaction solicitors sued for negligence in a multi-million Islamic bond matter filed by Maybank Trustee Berhad.
  • Acted for a major public listed Thai company and its subsidiary involved in a shareholders’ dispute with a minority shareholder in a Malaysian company in various legal proceedings commenced by the minority shareholder against the Thai companies. In the first legal action, Aras Jalinan Sdn Bhd v Tipco Asphalt Public Company Ltd & Anor [2008] 5 CLJ 654, the High Court dismissed the Plaintiff’s application for an injunction pending arbitration on the ground, inter alia, that the High Court has no jurisdiction to grant such relief where it is in relation to a pending international arbitration with seat of arbitration in a foreign state. The Court of Appeal has affirmed the High Court Judge’s decision. Subsequently, the minority shareholder filed an oppression petition against clients as well as an application for an injunction to prevent clients from exercising their majority rights. The High Court dismissed the injunction and struck out the Petition with costs.
  • Appeared before the Court of Appeal in the leading case of Tan Kok Tong v Hoe Hong Trading Co Sdn Bhd [2007] 4 MLJ 355. The appellate court confirmed that the test to be applied when granting an injunction to restrain the filing of a winding up petition is whether there is a bona fide dispute of debt on substantial grounds.
  • Acted for a subsidiary of a major government linked company in recovering a sum of RM300 million owing to it. The present litigation has involved resisting applications for an injunction to restrain the filing of a winding up petition, and the novel application of a recent House of Lords decision on the admissibility of without prejudice communications. 
  • Advised and acted for a major public listed construction company in Malaysia in various legal actions involving the removal and appointment of directors, breach of director’s duties and defamation.

 

 

 
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 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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