Practice Areas

Construction

We draft building and engineering contracts, advise on disputes arising from such contracts and appear as Counsel to resolve these disputes.

We have drafted building and engineering contracts based on Malaysian standard forms, such as PWD and PAM, English standard forms, such as IChemE, JCT and NEC, and international standard forms, such as FIDIC. We have also drafted bespoke contracts and were involved in drafting the pioneer Alliance Contract and Project Delivery Partner Agreement used in Malaysia. Our Mr Baskaran is a member of the Consultation Group of the Association of Consultant Architects, Kent, for their suite of Alliance Contracts, and the Expert Advisory Committee of the Asian International Arbitration Centre for their Standard Form of Building Contracts.

We have advised on several iconic projects in Malaysia, including Merdeka 118, which is a 118 storey, 666 metre, mega tall skyscraper currently under construction in Kuala Lumpur; the Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line; the Light Rail Transit Ampang and Kelana Jaya Lines; and the Malayan Railways East Coast Railway Line. We have particular strength in railway projects and have advised on every major Malaysian railway project in the last two decades.

We regularly appear as Counsel in adjudication, arbitration, civil and mediation proceedings to resolve construction disputes. The judgments of some of the proceedings in which our partners have appeared are reported in the law journals. These include judgments on significant aspects of the law in relation to adjudication and arbitration.

Energy

We draft power purchase agreements and contracts for the design and construction of power plants and other energy infrastructure, advise on disputes arising from such contracts and appear as Counsel in arbitration and civil proceedings to resolve such disputes.

We have advised on several power plants in Malaysia, including the:

  • Manjung 4 Power Plant in Perak, which is a 1,000 megawatt Ultra-Supercritical Coal-Fired Steam Power Plant;
  • Manjung 5 Power Plant in Perak, which is adjacent to the Majung 4 Power Plant, and is also a 1,000 megawatt Ultra-Supercritical Coal-Fired Steam Power Plant;
  • Pengerang Cogeneration Plant in Johor, which is 1,220 megawatt Gas Cogeneration Plant within the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex, and the largest Cogeneration Plant in the region;
  • Prai Power Plant in Penang, which is a 350 megawatt Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant;
  • Tanjung Bin Power Plant in Johor, which is a 2,100 megawatt Coal-Fired Power Plant; and
  • Teluk Salut Power Plant in Sabah, which is a 190 megawatt Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant.

We have also advised on claims arising from 120+ kilometres of Electricity Transmission Lines across Peninsular Malaysia.

Technology

We draft engineering and technology contracts, advise on disputes arising from such contracts, and appear as Counsel in arbitration and civil proceedings to resolve such disputes.

We have drafted various engineering and technology contracts, including service level agreements and software development contracts. Our Mr Baskaran is a member of the Technology Expert Committee of the Asian International Arbitration Centre, which is proposing to draft a standard form of software development contract.

We have advised on service level agreements and software development contracts. We have advised telecommunication companies on network infrastructure, network expansion and network sharing contracts. We have also advised telecommunication companies on defamation and privacy.

We have appeared as Counsel in arbitration proceedings to resolve disputes arising from engineering and technology contracts, including software development contracts, network expansion and network sharing contracts.

We have appeared as Counsel for telecommunication companies in civil proceedings in relation to defamation, privacy and Norwich Pharmacal orders. We have a particular strength in privacy related issues and regularly appear as Counsel in such proceedings. The judgments of some of the proceedings in which our partners have appeared are reported in the law journals. These include judgments on significant aspects of the law in relation to defamation and privacy.