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Our Dispute Resolution Practice Group is one of the oldest and largest of such practices in Malaysia.

We have a niche practice in the field of professional negligence litigation and have a dedicated team advising the medical, legal and other professions on matters of professional negligence and discipline.

We have a proud tradition of representing clients in major commercial, corporate and banking disputes. We act for media houses and broadcasters in media and defamation related disputes. We act for major corporations in, among others, engineering and construction, technology, insolvency, insurance, product liability, trust, probate, maritime and aviation disputes. We also represent clients in white-collar crime prosecutions. Our lawyers appear in the superior courts on a regular basis, through engagements by domestic and international clients alike and as Counsel for other law firms.

We have an active practice in alternative dispute resolution with our team of lawyers handling both domestic and international arbitration and mediation across a broad spectrum of disputes.

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Admiralty & Maritime
Our admiralty and maritime practice covers all areas of shipping, contentious and non-contentious. We represent a wide range of maritime interests including shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs, shipyards, banks, oil and gas multinationals, container terminal operators freight forwarders and logistics companies in maritime disputes and arbitrations concerning international trade, cargo and hull claims, charter parties, ship building and repair claims, marine insurance, collision, salvage and casualty claims, ship sale and purchases, ship mortgage enforcement, ship arrests, judicial sales of ship, air, sea and road carriage disputes. We also advise on regulatory issues concerning ship purchase, registration, mortgage, and financing.
Arbitration & ADR
Our services include drafting arbitration and mediation agreements, preparing the client for the often multi tiered dispute resolution process and representing clients in the arbitration and mediation hearings. We provide solutions for the enforcement of arbitral awards both regionally and internationally. Our experience includes disputes held under the KLRCA, SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL and the LCIA. We have represented clients in arbitrations held in, among others, London, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong and Singapore. Our lawyers are members of the major arbitral institutions worldwide and within Malaysia and continue to play an effective role in the development of arbitration in Malaysia.
Banking & Finance
Our team is familiar with the enforcement of the full spectrum of loan and security documents, ranging from syndicated lending, restructuring, project finance, asset finance, personal finance to derivative products. We have substantial experience in litigating Islamic and Syariah Finance related disputes. We also act and advise on fraud and asset tracing, banker and customer disputes, letters of credit and all issues covering commercial and individual insolvencies. We have members within the practice group with specialist training, qualifications and expertise that enable them to deal with and appreciate the differing considerations that this area of finance and banking requires. Our clients include financial institutions as well as liquidators, receivers and managers from the major accounting firms. Our services are also frequently sought by regulatory authorities and the various agencies responsible for shaping policy and practice in this area.

We work seamlessly with our Financial Services and Corporate & Commercial lawyers to provide fully integrated service and support for our clients.
Civil Litigation
We handle all types of civil litigation, aviation, debt recovery, personal injury and insurance disputes. We have immense experience and a blend of talent to represent clients at all levels. Besides the experienced Partners, our lawyers also have access to our vast database of precedents and research banks.
Commercial Disputes
We handle the entire spectrum of commercial disputes from sale of goods to supply contracts to outsourcing disputes, as well as performance bonds, bank guarantees and letters of credit, both in the domestic courts and through arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Compulsory Land Acquisition
Our practice covers all aspects of compulsory land acquisition under the Land Acquisition Act, 1960. We represent individual and corporate landowners as well as intended beneficiaries of the compulsory acquisition. We appear regularly before the Land Administrator's statutory inquiries under the Act. We conduct land reference trials and hearings before the High Court and the court appointed assessors. Aside from the proceedings under the Act we do undertake applications on behalf of affected landowners to set aside or to judicially review the decision of the Land Administrator to compulsorily acquire the land.
Corporate Litigation
We handle shareholder disputes including minority oppression and statutory derivative actions, litigation arising out of corporate transactions, disputes arising from takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, and civil enforcement by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies against listed companies, as well as capital reductions and other applications under the companies and securities legislation. We regularly act for and advise institutional and individual shareholders of major listed companies and large private companies as well as boards of directors of public and private companies.
Defamation, Media & Entertainment Law
We have an active practice and extensive experience in handling major defamation disputes. We represent leading newspapers, local and international media houses and broadcast companies. We have also acted for leading public figures and renowned politicians. Well-versed in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and Tamil, our lawyers are equipped to deal with the vagaries of content in languages other than English.

We regularly advise clients in relation to content, defamation, privacy, data protection, contempt of court, sedition and censorship issues. We provide practical advice on entertainment and media related contracts and offer custom-made solutions with specific emphasis on the relief required. We have the expertise and experience in obtaining expeditious injunctive relief to protect entertainment and other content providers’ rights in relation to inter alia, talent, content, data and confidentiality.

We advise and defend content providers and disseminators including the major dailies and international media houses in respect of the provision and dissemination of content. We review content for major dailies, magazines and journals, as well as radio and television operators prior to publication. We are responsive to the needs of our clients and conduct regular workshops and training seminars for the major dailies on responsible reporting and the dissemination of content.

We advise on the regulatory and compliance issues relating to media and entertainment and consumer protection, and provide legal representation in relation to civil disputes and criminal prosecution under the communications and multimedia legislation and the consumer protection legislation.
Employment
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Engineering & Construction
We were one of the first firms in the country to set up a separate practice dedicated to the growing area of Engineering & Construction Law.

We advise on the negotiation and drafting of oil and gas, construction as well as engineering, procurement and commissioning contracts. We also advise on consultancy agreements, project management and implementation. We have been involved in projects ranging from cement production plants, wafer fabrication plants, pulp and paper production plants to seaport and airport facilities and telecommunication structures. We are actively involved in mediation and conciliation of engineering and construction disputes and are often called upon to obtain urgent injunctive relief.
Environmental Law
We frequently advise local and foreign corporations on the impact and implications of Malaysian environmental law on their operations. Our advice covers, among others, the general framework and requirements of the law and the regulatory authorities, as well as liability exposure issues. We regularly defend clients against criminal prosecutions by the Department of Environment and represent clients in civil litigation involving environmental issues.
Fraud & White Collar Crime
We handle all forms of white-collar crime prosecutions including insider trading, criminal breach of trust, corruption, money laundering, market manipulation and false trading as well as prosecutions arising from other breaches of securities, banking, corporate and capital markets legislation. The practice also handles asset recovery and restitution claims arising from all forms of corporate, commercial, securities and banking fraud.
Information & Communication Technology
We provide the litigation perspective and expertise in drafting technology related contracts. We work seamlessly with our Telecommunications & Technology Practice Group to provide advice and represent clients in relation to disputes arising from the provision, development, implementation and management of information systems and electronic communication, e-commerce transactions, regulatory and compliance aspects relating to the provision of information and communication technology services and data protection. Our clients include regulators of the multimedia industry, providers of multimedia solutions, satellite televisions operators, telecommunication providers and users, operators and providers of information and communication technology.
Insolvency
The work of the practice covers compulsory and voluntary liquidation, private and court receivership, bankruptcy, schemes of arrangement and corporate debt restructuring both domestic and cross-border as well as the insolvency aspects of derivatives. We often work closely with our other practice groups in these areas so as to achieve a comprehensive solution. We have a long history of acting for and advising liquidators, receivers and managers and financial institutions and other creditors of insolvency companies and individuals and also counter parties to derivatives transactions.
Insurance Law
We handle all areas of contentious and non-contentious general and life insurance law and claims. We advise insurance associations and companies on the interpretation and construction of insurance policy wording as well as drafting new cutting edge policies. We also advise local and foreign clients on insurance regulatory requirements and compliance issues.
Intellectual Property
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Oil & Gas
Our experience in this field includes typical contractual, tortious and environmental law claims and specialised issues relating, inter alia, to payment of royalties for oil production, the transition to credit terms in respect of the sale of petrol at service stations and pension funds governing oil & gas multinationals.
Professional Liability
We have vast experience in handling claims involving medical, legal and other professionals. We act for a leading worldwide indemnity provider in the medical field and also for doctors and medical institutions. We also act for claimants and professionals in the legal field, and handle claims involving accountants, architects, engineers and other professionals. Our experience is not just limited to claims in court or in arbitrations but also extends to representation in the disciplinary process.
Product Liability
We frequently advise local and foreign corporations on product liability matters. We handle disputes involving manufacturers, distributors and others involved in the distribution system, as well as claims involving automobiles, food products, pharmaceuticals and other products.
Public Law
Our public law practice covers all forms of administrative and constitutional law related litigation, including judicial review proceedings, town and country planning and constitutional issues as well as appearing before statutory tribunals and commissions.
Real Estate Litigation
We handle real estate disputes involving including those related to contracts of sale, leases, tenancies and charges or mortgages. Besides private contract, we also handle public law disputes including land acquisition and appearances before land tribunals on cases involving rating, rights of way and town planning.
Tax & Revenue
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