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Sediabena Sdn Bhd v Qimonda Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Federal Court)

The decision has a significant impact on the legal status of retention sums in the construction industry and the Sediabena case now represents the state of the law in Malaysia. In summary, the decision holds that retention sums withheld by an employer under a construction contract are monies held in trust and do not form part of the employer’s general funds in the event of the employer’s liquidation, notwithstanding that the retention sums were not set aside in a designated account separate from the employer’s general funds. More details on the Federal Court decision will follow. To read more about the Court of Appeal decision, please enter our archives.


Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018


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


The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

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


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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