Skrine is one of the largest full-service law firms in Malaysia with a depth of experience in a range of legal matters acquired through its 56 years of practice. The firm is currently led by 47 partners with more than 100 lawyers across the corporate, dispute resolution and intellectual property divisions.
The firm has been named as the Malaysia Law Firm of the Year in 2015 by Chambers Asia Pacific and by Asian Legal Business in 2017; Malaysian Firm of the Year in 2008 - 2011, 2013 – 2019 by the Who’s Who Legal; ranked in Band/Tier 1 for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property by Chambers Asia Pacific and Global from 2011 - 2019; ranked in Band/Tier 1 for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employment, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media and Technology by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2014 - 2019; ranked in Band/Tier 1 for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy, Infrastructure and Oil & Gas by IFLR 1000 in 2014 – 2019.
We are also listed amongst the Top 100 International Arbitration Practice by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100, Law Firm of the Year in Litigation, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Aviation, Energy, Projects and Infrastructure by Asian Legal Business in 2017 and named Malaysian Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in 2014 - 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP).
Skrine’s Corporate Division is regarded as one of the leading practices in the country and has an extensive track record of deftly handling high profile and complex transactions. The division is led by 13 partners, many of whom are ranked as leading individuals in their respective areas of practice by renowned legal publications and journals. The wide range of corporate and commercial services offered includes the following areas: mergers and acquisitions, competition, oil and gas, mining and mineral resources, asset-based financing and securitisation including shipping finance, banking and finance (including Islamic finance), capital markets, energy, natural resources and utilities, environment, health and safety, international trade, project finance, venture capital and private equity, real estate, securities, tax and trusts.
Skrine’s Dispute Resolution (DR) Division is renowned with lawyers having vast experience in general litigation matters, as well as in specialised areas such as international arbitration, banking, commercial law, construction and engineering, property and real estate, employment, insurance, mediation, restructuring and insolvency, shipping, trade remedies and tax.
The firm is proud of the fact that it has several senior practitioners with more than 25 years of experience who regularly appear before the higher courts in the country. The firm’s lawyers also have been involved in several landmark cases that have been reported in legal journals.
Skrine’s Intellectual Property (IP) Division is recognised as one of the most established and leading IP practices in the country. The firm’s services encompass all aspects of IP law and practice, from the inception, creation, management, maintenance and enforcement of the IP rights. The unit’s scope of work covers patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design protection, as well as other areas of IP, such as character merchandising, franchising, licensing, privacy, trade secrets and confidential information. The IP Division’s DR practice group has consisted of experienced and a respected team of lawyers advising on all aspects of IP enforcement in the courts and through other DR channels, (e.g. tribunals and regulatory authorities). The IP division also has a reputable information technology practice group advising on trademark, media and technology (“TMT”) laws and regulatory issues and experienced in assisting clients in the areas of outsourcing, media laws, telecommunications regulatory issues, privacy and other TMT-related issues.