Skrine was established in May 1, 1963 and is now one of the largest integrated law firms in Malaysia. The firm is committed to actively providing customers with practical, efficient and comprehensive legal services and solutions.
Skrine is Lex Mundi's only member in Malaysia. Lex Mundi is a network of independent law firms with members in 160 regions around the world. We are also the only member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council ("PRAC") in Malaysia. PRAC is a global coalition of over 30 international law firms and 11,000 lawyers.
Skrine’s clients include Malaysian and foreign, international and multinational corporations. Clients come from a variety of sectors, including: trade, finance, commercial banking, investment banking, telecommunications, insurance, multimedia, construction, electronics, mining, oil and gas, aerospace, shipping, pharmaceuticals and many more. Skrine is also a pioneer law firm in Malaysia's Financial and Islamic Finance Law. It is also one of three law firms recognized by the National Bank of Malaysia and the International Islamic Financial Center Malaysia Network.
Skrine has been providing quality legal services to Chinese clients for a long time. Skrine deeply understands and appreciates the significance of Malaysia’s strategic geographical location. We have been recruiting multilingual professional talents and have established the China Desk Group at an early stage to connect and provide services to important 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 Chinese corporations to invest in Malaysia.
As a result, Skrine’s China Desk Group has further developed and evolved. With the strategic vision of the leading partners, the support of our Chinese clients, and our persons in charge’s capability and deep understanding of Chinese corporations’ culture and operations, Skrine’s China Desk Group has successfully developed into a strong and efficient team. Through our demand for Chinese talents as well as our internal training for our lawyers, members of Skrine’s China Desk Group are fluent in both Mandarin and English, and are selected from different practice groups to form a synergy to effectively communicate and provide services to Chinese clients.
Skrine’s China Desk Group (and its persons in charge) has organized and co-hosted various legal and investment seminars with Malaysian, foreign and international networks, chambers of commerce, non-governmental organizations and associations over the years. The seminars were conducted in Mandarin and were very well received and supported by Chinese corporations. As a result, Skrine’s China Desk Group has reached commanding heights and has become one of the leaders in the China Desk Group practices amongst Malaysian law firms. Skrine’s China Desk Group actively and professionally provides legal advisory services to Chinese clients, thereby contributing to and supporting China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Skrine is a large comprehensive and integrated law firm who dedicates to provide clients with one-stop legal services. Our legal services range between company formation, capital investment or share subscription, acquisition and investment in potential target companies, financing and lending of projects and assets, employment of employees and establishment of company policies and procedures, the provision of legal advice on compliance with Malaysian laws and regulations, the drafting and advising of commercial agreements required by businesses and the provision of legal advice post-business expansion, and litigation services.
Skrine’s practice areas are divided into 12 main practice groups (please click here for more details of the practice groups).