Witter Yee Senior Associate

T +603 2081 3999 ext 886
E witter.yee@skrine.com


Witter is a commercial litigator. He has experience in a variety of commercial disputes and arbitrations. He has particular experience in professional liability matters, acting for insurers in defending negligence suits against lawyers.

Key Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Professional Liability
  • Land Acquisition and Land Law

  • Assisted in an arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules with the seat in Malaysia. It involved a dispute between a notable local port operator and an international oil and gas company arising out of a fire incident. The value of claims amount to USD25 million.
  • Assisted in an arbitration under the PAM Arbitration Rules with the seat in Malaysia. The dispute arose out of the sub-contractor’s failures to perform its contractual obligations.
  • Advised and assisted the sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Malaysia on making its claim against a well-known film studio in the United States for sums due and owing.
  • Assisted a local franchise bakery chain in defending a suit brought by its contractor for payments due and payable under contract.
  • Assisted in defending a claim against a Government Linked Company brought by its main contractor in respect of recovery for payments due and payable.
  • Assisted in defending a British multinational insurance and financial services company against a suit brought by the nominee under the insurance policy for the policy monies.
  • Appeared as junior counsel for a reputable property developer in a dispute between the developer and its purchasers.

  • Appeared as junior counsel for insurers to defend negligence suits against lawyers.

  • Appeared as junior counsel for a multinational property developer in a judicial review against land acquisition by the local authority where the High Court set aside the land acquisition on the sole ground of mala fide.
  • Appeared as junior counsel in various eviction cases involving squatters.

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2012)
  • LL.B (Hons), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2011)

  • Author, “Court thwarts overzealous acquisition”, Skrine’s Legal Insights 2/2017
  • Author, “I hereby assign to thee, absolutely”, Skrine’s Legal Insights 2/2015 (also published in Current Law Journal (CLJ) at [2016] 1 LNS(A))