New in 2011.
This Malaysian firm enters the GAR 100 on the recommendations of counsel who have found them useful as an interface between the local courts and international arbitration panels. HM Ooi Associates was founded in 2009 as a breakaway of a breakaway of the Skrine arbitration group (which also enters the 100 for the first time this year). Despite being a relatively small practice of just two partners and a handful of assistants, it has an interesting client portfolio, which includes a Japanese trading company, a French-US telecoms equipment giant, and an Indian oil and gas company. The key partner is Ooi Huey Miin, previously of Logan Sabapathy & Co in Kuala Lumpur. One London-based counsel told researchers he’s known the individuals for seven years and describes them as “a firm to watch”. Described as “responsive, cost-effective and very sharp”, they’re noted for having access to all the “grandee” senior counsel in the country. Researchers understand the firm is currently defending an arbitration award worth in excess of US$400 million against a challenge by India at the federal court level – a ruling, when it comes, which is expected to provide a definitive word on the Malaysian attitude to arbitral challenges.
HM Ooi Associates is a boutique arbitration and litigation law firm which operates from its base in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Our arbitration team works and advises on all stages of the arbitral process, from the initial drafting and reviewing of arbitration agreements/references to enforcement of and challenges to arbitral awards, both domestic and international.
We take pride in being able to provide customized and value added legal solutions, tailored to suit our clients’ individual commercial and strategic objectives, by drawing on not just our team’s collective in-depth knowledge of relevant laws and procedures, but also, familiarity with our clients’ specific industries or businesses.
Our team members’ specific work experience includes domestic and cross-border disputes relating to infrastructure and engineering projects, building projects, oil and gas projects (upstream and downstream), manufacturing and quarrying, capital markets, joint ventures, shareholders rights, distribution agreements, information technology and other service agreements, professional and fiduciary liability, real property and corporate recovery.
D2-2-15, Block D
No. 1 Jalan Dutamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: ++ 603 6207 9488
Fax: ++ 603 6207 9489
For inquiries please contact:
Ooi Huey Miin
Tel: ++ 603 6207 9482