Muhammad Suhaib Ibrahim Senior Associate

Contact
T +603 2081 3999 ext 829
E md.suhaib@skrine.com
 

Overview


Suhaib is a commercial litigator who primarily practices in areas of civil and commercial litigation, international and domestic arbitration, corporate litigation and shareholders’ disputes, estate disputes, fraud, and asset recovery.  He is a member of the Halal Practice Group in Skrine and is also a current Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators.
 
He has appeared as junior counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, under both AIAC and ICC Rules. He has also been involved in arbitral-related court proceedings such as applications to set aside and enforce arbitral awards.
 
Suhaib is presently part of a team acting for a beneficiary in a cross-border estate dispute surrounding assets in Malaysia, Hongkong and Shanghai.
 
He also has experience acting in fraud and asset recovery disputes including obtaining interim injunctions, freezing and search orders. He regularly works with various leading law firms in Singapore, United Kingdom, and the British Virgin Islands.
 

Key Practice Areas

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Domestic and International Arbitration
  • Corporate Litigation and Shareholders’ Disputes
  • Estate Disputes
  • Fraud and Asset Recovery
 

  • Acting for a subsidiary of a Malaysian public listed company, wherein the disputes relate to alleged breaches of contracts by various individuals with a collective amount in dispute of approximately RM 1 million.
  • Acting as junior counsel for a Saudi Arabian private company, to enforce a United Kingdom High Court Judgment of approximately USD 10 million against Malaysian individuals.
  • Acted as junior counsel for a Malaysian limited company, wherein the dispute related to an alleged breach of duties cause by a former employee with an amount in dispute of approximately RM 10 million.
  • Acted as junior counsel for a Malaysian private company, wherein the dispute related to a breach of contract with an amount in dispute of approximately RM 5 million including obtaining a freezing order on an urgent basis.

  • Acting as junior counsel on behalf of a European bank and a Singaporean private company against a private Malaysian company to enforce an arbitral award of approximately RM 4 million.
  • Acted as junior counsel in an AIAC arbitration for a foreign subsidiary of a European public listed company, wherein the dispute pertained to an oppression action filed by the minority shareholder of a Malaysian private limited company with an amount in dispute of approximately RM 45 million.
  • Acted as junior counsel in an ICC arbitration for a private Malaysian company, wherein the dispute pertained to a breach of contract action filed by a German multinational conglomerate with an amount in dispute of approximately RM 9 million.
  • Acted as junior counsel in an AIAC arbitration for a Malaysian listed company, wherein the dispute pertained to breach of contract action surrounding the construction of a school with an amount in dispute of approximately RM 40 million.

  • Acting as junior counsel for a former director of a Malaysian public company, wherein the dispute pertains to alleged breach of duties with an amount in dispute of approximately RM 100 million.
  • Acting as junior counsel for former directors of a Malaysian public company, wherein the dispute pertains to attempts to remove the entire Board and reconstitute the same through extraordinary general meetings including obtaining interim reliefs on an urgent basis to maintain status quo.
  • Acted as junior counsel for a minority shareholder and director in an oppression action to regain control over a Malaysian private company including obtaining a search order against various counterparties on an urgent basis.

  • Acting as junior counsel for a beneficiary wherein the dispute relates to the alleged misappropriation of assets belonging to the estate of deceased in various jurisdictions, including obtaining injunctive reliefs to prevent further dealing with the assets.
  • Acting as junior counsel for a beneficiary wherein the dispute relates to the alleged breach of duties against joint executrices of the estate of the deceased.

  • Acted as supervising solicitors in the execution of a search order against a Malaysian individual and private company surrounding a claim of misappropriation of company funds with an amount in dispute of approximately USD 400,000.
  • Advised and acted for a subsidiary of foreign public-listed company including obtaining a freezing order wherein the dispute pertained to the alleged fraud and misappropriation of monies by various individuals with an amount in dispute of approximately RM 90 million.
  • Advised a wholly owned subsidiary of a Malaysian government agency, including liaising with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission wherein the dispute pertained to alleged breach of directors’ duties, conspiracy, and dishonest assistance with an amount in dispute of approximately RM 80 million.
  • Advised a wholly owned subsidiary of a Malaysian government agency, wherein the dispute pertained to alleged breach of directors’ duties, breach of trust, and dishonest assistance with an amount in dispute amounting to GBP 14 million.

Qualifications:
  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2016)
  • Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) (2015)
  • LL.M in Corporate and Commercial Law, Cornell University (2015)
  • LL.B (Hons), Manchester University (2013)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Council Member, The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators 2019/2022
  • Member, The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators

Publications:
  • Author, Malaysia – Dispute Resolution 2021, Lexology: Getting the Dealt Through
  • Author, “Federal Territories Fatwa: Preservation of Muslim Corpses infected with Infectious Diseases in times of Covid 19
  • Author, “Federal Territories Fatwa: Zakat Pendapatan to be paid based on workplace
  • Author, “Draft Document on the Malaysia Procedure of the Recognition of Foreign Halal Certification Bodies
  • Author, “Applications to Transfer Cases, A New Twist to the Tale?
  • Author, Malaysia – Dispute Resolution 2021, Lexology: Getting the Deal Through
  • Author, “Bank Negara SAC’s Findings Binding on Civil Courts”, Skrine Legal Insights (2019)
Talks:
  • Speaker, “Career Pathways – Law School to Private Practice” webinar, April 2021
  • Emcee, The Jonathan Yoon MIARB Debate Series, February 2020