I am delighted to introduce the Firm’s newsletter which will bring to you important developments in the law and the happenings at the Firm.
2016 sees a milestone in our growth with the coming on board of a new team of lawyers namely Sanjay Mohanasundaram as Partner, Senior legal assistant, Gobinath Karuppan and legal assistants, Wong Li-Wei and Adam Lee. Their entry further strengthens our position in the dispute resolution services sector.
Two international achievements of the Firm this year are also noteworthy. We successfully acted for a Malaysian company in an LCIA arbitration. The ensuing challenge in the High Court of England and Wales on grounds of Arbitrator’s conflict was also successfully defended by lawyers in the United Kingdom instructed by us. The case is now reported as W Ltd v. M Sdn Bhd  EWHC 422 (Comm) and is essential reading on the subject of the role of the IBA Guidelines in Arbitrator’s conflicts of interest.
Closer to home, we also instructed counsel in Hong Kong, successfully enforcing an award which we obtained before a Kuala Lumpur seated panel. The case illustrates the reluctance of the enforcing Court to refuse enforcement where the Court of the seat has declined to set aside the award, even where an appeal was pending against the supervising Court’s decision. This decision is reported as T v. C  HKCU 736.
On a concluding note, Kuala Lumpur will again host the IPBA Asia-Pac Arbitration Day jointly with the KLRCA this year. This signature event will be held on 8.9.2016, and we are proud to be sponsors. I look forward to your participation in this event.
In order to cater for our recent expansion and to provide best services to our clients, we have moved to our new state of the art premises in The Vertical, Bangsar South City. We are now located atB-21-8, The Vertical
Avenue 3, Bangsar South City
No 8, Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603 2242 3395
Fax +603 2242 3392
We have expanded our team with the addition of Mr. Sanjay Mohanasundram as a new partner. Sanjay was called to Malaysian Bar in 1995 and specializes in commercial and construction litigation and arbitration. Apart from appearing regularly in court, he is also on the KLRCA panel of arbitrators and regularly represents domestic and international clients in arbitrations domestically and internationally. He has been involved in numerous arbitrations in Dubai, London, Berlin, and Singapore where he either represented or advised clients on their project disputes and management of disputes. He has been ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as amongst the preferred constructionn lawyers in Malaysia.