Employment

  Overview  

Our Expertise

Skrine’s employment practice group provides exclusive and client focussed legal services. We are a niche team with extensive experience in the Employment and Industrial Relations field. Our trademark is simply the quality of our work. We offer our clients practical, result-oriented and customised legal solutions. The Employment Practice Group has been rated as a leading practice by Chambers Asia 2010, 2011 & 2012 and Tier 1 for Industrial Relations by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2011 & 2012.

 

Notable Experience

Dispute Resolution

  • Acting for a major telecommunication company in a groundbreaking case which established that the standard of proof in a dismissal case was the balance of probabilities.
  • Successfully resolved and managed issues arising from the unauthorised issuance of a multi- billion dollar USD bond by employees of a government linked corporation and subsequently successfully defended the client from unjust dismissal claims brought by the employees.
  • Successfully defended direct dismissal and constructive dismissal claims initiated by senior management level employees.
  • Acted for a privatised company in the Court of Appeal in relation to a claim brought by its employees under the Government General Orders.

Takeovers, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advised on the employment law aspects of a transfer of business and acquisition in the largest corporate transactions in Malaysia.
  • Was engaged by a multinational telecommunications network supplier to advise on all employment aspects of a takeover operation.
  • Advised on the employment law issues arising from the merger of local banks.
  • Advised a US based multinational on the employment and labour aspects of a management buy-out as well as the sale of its semiconductor business.
  • Advised a multinational insurance company on all employment issues of the transfer of its employees in a local incorporation exercise.
  • Advised a large property conglomerate on all employment issues arising from their rationalisation of business exercise.

Outsourcing, Insourcing and Offshoring

  • Advised a leading global technology services company on an outsourcing arrangement that was negotiated between that company and a leading bank to ensure that all employment issues were dealt with in compliance with the laws of the country and with minimum exposure to parties.
  • Providing legal support in an outsourcing project involving a large telecommunication company in Malaysia involving more than 400 employees.

Employment Contracts and Human Resource Policies

  • Engaged by a US based multinational internet solutions company to review and advise on their standard employment contracts, global human resource policies, incentive plans, reduction in workforce exercises.
  • Retained by a Malaysian conglomerate that is involved in, amongst others, the communications, oil & gas, industrial,automotive retail and education businesses, to draft their employment handbook/manual for use across their group of companies.
  • Advised the world’s leading furniture and DIY company on compliance issues in the engagement of foreign workers through 3rd parties.

Internal Crisis Management

  • Provided immediate public relations advice and internal crisis management strategy for multinational corporations in circumstances involving alleged fraudulent practices by employees which would have far reaching implications for clients both locally and internationally.

 

 
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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