Skrine acts for major international and domestic financial institutions. Our litigation experience covers all aspects of banking and customer relationship ranging from routine recovery and foreclosure proceedings to confidentiality and negligence.
Represented a major bank in Malaysia in the High Court and Court of Appeal in a heavily contested case against a borrower for breach of loan facilities. The bank obtained an Order for Sale for a prime piece of land located at Ulu Kelang. Despite the Order for Sale, the borrower filed numerous suits and applications (including stay and injunction) against the bank to delay and frustrate the auction. This case is reported in the law journal (Perwira Affin Bank Bhd v. Tan Ah Tong  5 MLJ 193).
Represented a foreign bank in the High Court case of Re: Chan Teik Huat; Ex-Parte:Oversea- Chinese Banking  MLJU 446 which involved a novel issue of whether the bank has failed to convert the Judgment sum (which is in foreign currency) into Ringgit Malaysia at the date of the issuance of the Bankruptcy Notice. The judgment debtor, dissatisfied with the High Court's decision which was granted in favour of the bank, filed an appeal to the Court of Appeal. Recently, the Court of Appeal affirmed the High Court's decision.
Acting for major banks in numerous debt recovery actions that generally include civil, foreclosure, execution, bankruptcy and winding up proceedings.
Legal Insights Issue 03/2012, September 2012 – "Refer to Drawer"
This article explains the dangers of the indiscriminate use of the above-referred phrase.
Legal Insights Issue 03/2012, September 2012 – "Liability on Unauthorised Credit Card Charges"
A practical guide series.
Legal Insights Issue 3/2010, September 2010 – Court's right to refer cases to an arbitrator or special referee
A summary of the High Court's decision in Bank Simpanan Nasional v Cyber Business Solutions Sdn Bhd.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2010, March 2010 – What's in A Name
The High Court's decision in Re Mohd Zuhri Mohd Idris; Ex Parte Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Bhd  1 CLJ 786.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2009, June 2009 – Can a Bank Blindly Follow It's Customer's Instructions?
The Court of Appeal's decision in Bank Utama (Malaysia) Berhad v Insan Budi Sdn Bhd.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2009, March 2009 – Best Practice Series – Debt Recovery
Some best practices adopted by businesses to recover debts owed.
Legal Insights Issue 3/2008, October 2008 – Is failure to reply an admission of Debt
A commentary on PECD Construction Sdn Bhd v Freehold Point Sdn Bhd and Tan Cheng Hock v Chan Thean Soo.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2007, July 2007 – Standard Chartered Bank M'sia v Hew Hai Woon
This case highlights the pitfalls for a chargee who signs a charge-in-substitution on behalf of a charger.
Legal Insights Issue 2/2004, June 2004 – DEJAVU – The court of appeal revisits The Mae Perkayuan Case
Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Bhd, Kuala Terengganu v. Chendering Development Sdn Bhd  1 CLJ 781 discussed.
Legal Insights Issue 1/2004, March 2004 - Banking Legislation – Recent Amendments
Commentary on the salient amendments to these statutes.
Asia Pacific Legal 500 2013
6 partners are listed as Leading Lawyers in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2013.
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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013
13 partners are ranked as Chambers Leading Lawyers 2013.
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ALB 2012 Corporate M&A Rankings
Skrine's Corporate & M&A Practice Group was ranked in Tier 1 by the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Magazine's 2012, Corporate M&A Rankings (Malaysia).
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Who's Who Legal 2012
We are pleased to announce that 10 of our lawyers have been listed as leading individuals in the Who's Who Legal – The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012.
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