Our Competition practice has been at the forefront of competition law in Malaysia since the formulation of Malaysia’s competition policy and the enactment of the Competition Act 2010. Our partners have been involved and had served on the government’s working group on the drafting of Malaysia’s competition laws. We have represented various companies and industry groups at the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) in block exemptions applications, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, and leniency applications.
We have also advised companies and trade associations on compliance with Malaysia’s competition laws and has conducted competition law audits, provided trainings and assisted in implementing competition compliance procedures for their Malaysian operations. Our clients include major international as well as local companies and government-linked corporations in various industries including pharmaceutical, shipping, insurance, ports, airports and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).
Our partner, Tan Shi Wen, has been ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in the field of competition/anti-trust in Malaysia. She has been described as having “a growing reputation among markets sources for her competitions expertise” and that she handles “a broad range of issues, including abuse of dominance and cartel matters, as well as competition audits and dawn raids.”
We have an established competition disputes practice. We regularly act as counsel for the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) and are representing MyCC in the AirAsia-Malaysia Airlines infringement matter (the first judicial review case in Malaysia arising from a Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) decision). We also acted successfully as counsel for MyCC in the MyEG Services Berhad and MyEG Commerce Sdn Bhd (collectively “MyEG”) infringement matter for abuse of dominant position before the CAT and at present, are representing them in the judicial review proceedings filed by MyEG.
Through our international networks, Lex Mundi and the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, Skrine also has access to the resources competition and anti-trust teams in the leading firms regionally and internationally.