Practice Areas

General Litigation

The Firm’s Litigation Team comprises of lawyers with skill and knowledge in various disciplines who have appeared at all levels of the Malaysian Courts as well as Tribunals, Arbitration, Adjudication and Mediation.

We represent numerous institutional clients, banks, financial institutions as well as individuals in all kinds of disputes from banking to construction, with the aim to achieve pragmatic and holistic outcomes that suit our clients needs.

Our team is adept at handling a wide array of corporate and commercial disputes. We represent and advise institutional clients, listed companies, corporate clients, financial institutions, GLC’s, developers and entrepreneurs and have handled matters at all levels of the Malaysian Courts, Tribunals, as well as Arbitration.  

Our General Litigation team deals with contractual and tortious disputes, including disputes arising from banking transactions, claims for fraud, land disputes as well as negligence and judicial review. The team also represents clients in corporate disputes involving shareholders, directors and insolvency.

Our Construction & Arbitration team represents numerous large corporations and statutory bodies as well as developers in disputes across the construction, engineering and financial sectors. Drawing on expertise from diverse practice groups, our team offers responsive, effective, and strategic solutions for our clients.

STWD is skillful in managing intricate and document-intensive construction matters. Our team brings decades of experience, along with ample resources, to guide our clients through the dispute resolution process – from drafting arbitration clauses to advising on arbitrator/adjudicator appointments, representing clients in hearings, and enforcing awards, as well as assisting in court applications for interim measures, challenging awards, and ensuring recognition and enforcement.

Cognizant of the costs and commercial considerations of our clients, we also facilitate mediation for effective dispute resolution in cases where arbitration or litigation may prove impractical.

We offer comprehensive guidance to clients on various aspects of Malaysian employment law, addressing dismissals, retrenchments, domestic inquiries, voluntary or mutual separation schemes, and statutory requirements.

We regularly provide advisory services to our institutional and panel clients, specifically in matters related to unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, retrenchment, complaints filed at the Labour Department and Industrial Court and pursuing judicial review against decisions made by public authorities involved in industrial relations.

Additionally, we also assist clients in drafting or reviewing employment contracts and developing or reviewing employee handbooks/manuals.

At STWD we are proficient in assisting clients in navigating the provisions of the National Land Code 1965 and the Torrens land registration system. Our goal is to assist clients to assert and safeguard their rights and interests in land disputes.

We frequently advise and represent financial institutions, GLCs and institutional clients in charge actions as well as complex land disputes involving fraud, trespass and interim measures.

Our services also encompass corporate advisory on land matters, housing and property development, land acquisitions and joint ventures for the development of housing and commercial properties.

Our firm is dedicated to assisting all our clients at every stage of their personal journey, including in the difficult process of the administration of their estate after their passing or the estate of a loved one who has passed. Our firm comprises of lawyers who are qualified to deal with the administration of both Muslim and non-Muslim estates.

Our services also encompass the drafting of wills, the establishment of various trusts, and providing guidance on probate and trust administration. Our legal expertise extends to offering legal representation to executors, administrators, family members, and beneficiaries in both contentious and non-contentious probate, trust, and estate issues.

We have advised and represented clients in contentious probate proceedings concerning issues such as challenges to the validity of wills, interpretation of wills, advising beneficiaries on account matters and document inspections, and representing beneficiaries and trustees in trustee appointment and removal proceedings.

STWD has built a solid reputation for representing banks, financial institutions, large corporations and GLCs in the debt recovery process. Our experienced team of lawyers is assisted by an extensive team of support staff to fully accommodate our clients’ needs.

Our Debt Recovery team are adept at giving holistic, commercial-driven advice and providing tailor-made solutions for our clients. We act for institutional clients at all stages of the recovery process and support our clients in ascertaining the best route for recovery – whether it be issuing letters of demand, filing a civil claim, initiating a bankruptcy or winding up petition or pursuing execution proceedings.

Our General Litigation team also regularly acts for individuals and corporations in contractual disputes and/or resisting wrongful claims.

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