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

Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018

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We are pleased to announce that Skrine has once again been named Malaysia Law Firm of the Year. The award was conferred at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018 on 8th May 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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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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