ESTABLISHED IN 1963
Senior Partner: Theresa Chong
Number of partners: 48
Number of associates: 66
Skrine is one of the oldest, largest and most awarded legal firms in Malaysia, with a sterling global reputation, the most honours, a wide range of highly regarded practice groups to meet the increasingly diverse needs of clients, a commitment to talent development, and alumni who are making a difference in the world.
In an increasingly borderless and competitive world, where the law is challenged in new ways daily, Skrine remains resolutely committed to its founding principles: Wisdom, Fortitude and Ingenuity.
Skrine is the sole Malaysian member of two leading international legal networks, namely Lex Mundi and the Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC). These networks allow us to serve the needs of clients expanding abroad, or engaged in cross-border matters, by tapping into the best law practices and resources available internationally and leveraging our existing strengths.
Skrine’s China Desk Group was established to connect and provide services to Chinese clients and corporations. With the ensuing implementation of China’s Belt and Road initiative, Malaysia, with its strategic geographical location along the Maritime Road, rich culture and large Chinese ethnic group, has provided excellent opportunities for China corporations to invest. Skrine’s China Desk Group lawyers are fluent in both Mandarin and English, and are selected from different practice groups within the firm to form a synergy to effectively communicate and provide services to Chinese clients.
Key Practice Areas
Litigation and arbitration; Corporate; Business legal advisory services (M&A, Foreign investment and Joint ventures); Intellectual property and TMT; Construction and engineering; Employment; Banking and finance; Regulatory compliance; Fraud and asset recovery; Real estate; Tax and revenue; Restructuring and insolvency; Corporate structures and secretarial services.
Aviation; Financial institutions; Healthcare; Bio-technology and pharmaceuticals; Industrial and manufacturing; Insurance and reinsurance; Maritime and shipping; Oil and gas; Energy; Projects and infrastructure; Real estate; Technology; Media and telecommunications.