Partner, Dispute Resolution Division

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Vinayaga Raj Rajaratnam is a barrister of the Inns of Court (Lincoln's Inn). He was called to the English Bar in 1989 after completing his LLB with honours from Manchester the preceding year. After being called to the Malaysian Bar in 1990 he commenced his legal practice in Skrine in 1991, he was made partner in 2000.

He is a litigator with more than 20 years' experience in commercial, corporate, banking and finance and insolvency litigation. He appears frequently in the High Court and the appellate courts as lead counsel. He has represented many local and foreign institutions in corporate and commercial dispute resolution matters.

Since 1997, he has provided banking and insolvency consultancy legal services to asset management departments of banking institutions in Malaysia. He has also been involved in many restructuring/debt settlement and workouts of major companies in Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific Region. He provided Consultancy Services (Legal) to the Asset Management Company set up by the Malaysian government following the Asian financial crisis in the 1999.

He has been named as a 'Leading Lawyer' in insolvency and restructuring by Asia Law Leading Lawyers in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He has been listed in the International Who is Who of Business Lawyers (Commercial Litigation) 2012 and 2013. He is an accredited mediator and is a member of INSOL, the International Association of Insolvency Restructuring Practitioners. He has been included in Benchmark Asia Pacific 2013 as one of the preeminent litigation practitioners in Malaysia.

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Areas of Practice

Administrative Law, Agency, Bailment and Carriage of Goods, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Banking & Finance, Contracts, Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Fraud and Negligence, International Trade, Islamic Finance, Land Law, Mediation, Partnerships and Corporate Disputes, Securities, Trusts & Tort.


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, Lincolns Inn, London
  • LLB (Hons) Manchester
  • Accredited Mediator

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of INSOL (International Association of Insolvency Restructuring Practitioners)


Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018


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.


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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