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Skrine is one of the largest legal firms in the country with a sterling global reputation, and a wide range of highly-regarded practice groups. The firm is currently led by 43 partners with over 110 lawyers across the corporate, dispute resolution and intellectual property divisions. Skrine is the exclusive Malaysian member of Lex Mundi, a network of leading independent law firms in over 160 jurisdictions around the world and the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, an international network of 30 top tier independent member law firms.

Skrine has won multiple awards and accolades over the years, including Malaysia Law Firm of the Year in 2020 by Chambers Asia Pacific Awards, Leading Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 – 2020, Top Tier Firm by Legal 500 Asia Pacific from 2014 – 2020,  Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2019 by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards,  Malaysian Firm of the Year 2013 – 2019 by Who’s Who Legal and Malaysian Firm of the Year for 2014 – 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP). The firm has also been recognised as a leading international arbitration firm since 2012 by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100.

Area of Services

  • Islamic banking and finance
  • Islamic investments
  • Islamic securities (including Islamic capital market instruments and sukuk sssuance)



  • Chambers Asia Pacific – Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2015 and 2020
  • Chambers Global 2020 – Band 1 Firm for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Who’s Who Legal - Malaysian Firm of the Year 2008 – 2011, 2013 – 2020
  • Asian Legal Business (ALB) M&A Rankings 2020 – Tier 1 Malaysia Firm 
  • Asian Legal Business (ALB) 2019 – Arbitration Law Firm of the Year, Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year, Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2019 – Malaysia Contentious Firm of the Year 
  • Global Arbitration Review (GAR) – Ranked in Top 100 International Arbitration Practice 2012 – 2019
  • IFLR 1000 2019 – 2020 – Tier 1 Firm for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy, Infrastructure and Oil & Gas
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
    • Tier 1 Firm for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employment, Intellectual Property, and TMT
    • Tier 2 Firm for Shipping, Real Estate and Construction, Projects and Energy, Banking and Finance, and Antitrust and Competition
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
    • Band 1 for Corporate M&A & Intellectual Property
    • Band 2 Firm for Dispute Resolution, Employment & Industrial Relation, Projects, Infrastructure & Energy, Shipping and TMT
  • Asialaw Profiles 2021
    • Outstanding Law Firm – Competition/Antitrust, Energy, Infrastructure, Technology and Telecommunications, Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property
    • Highly Recommended Law Firm – Shipping, Consumer Goods and Services, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Construction, Labour and Employment, Restructuring and Insolvency


  • Acted as Malaysian Counsel on behalf of a triumvirate of institutional “Lenders” for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Germany
  • Acted as Malaysian Counsel for an international independent oil and gas exploration and production company in an increase of an existing USD2.5 billion revolving base facilities to USD4 billion. A prior group of 25 lenders on a USD2.5 billion secured loan and letter of credit facility for the client, based on oil and gas assets in France, Indonesia, Norway and The Netherlands.
  • Acted as Malaysian Counsel for an international independent oil and gas exploration and production company, in relation to a seven-year senior secured revolving credit facility of up to USD5 billion, with an initial committed amount of USD4.3 billion
  • Acted for the lenders, Maybank Islamic Berhad and RHB Islamic Bank Berhad to structure a syndicated facility agreement worth RM1.084 billion. Tanjung Pinang Development Sdn Bhd require the facility to be used to part-finance the reclamation and infrastructure works of the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 (STP2) project in Penang
  • Acted as Malaysian Counsel to the lenders in relation to a syndicated term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to USD450 million to a publicly-traded provider of shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry globally
  • Acted as Malaysian counsel for an international bank (the Security Agent) in financing the Retirement Fund Incorporated’s (KWAP) acquisition of several properties in London pursuant to a GBP246 million term loan facilities

Contact details

Level 8, Wisma UOA Damansara,
50 Jalan Dungun,
Damansara Heights,
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sharifah Shafika binti Syed Abbas Alsagoff
T +603 2081 3822

Hafidah Aman binti Hashim
T +603 2081 3879