Suite D-3A-03 to 06, Block D, Plaza Mont' Kiara, No. 2 Jalan Kiara, Mont' Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 6201 9028 Fax: (603) 6201 9029
Tan Swee Im, Siva & Partners is a boutique law firm focusing predominantly on the construction sector. Based in Kuala Lumpur and having its branch in Johor, Malaysia, the firm serves clients in Malaysia, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.
We have assisted our clients in contracts and commercial management including developing their procurement strategy contract drafting, negotiations, contract administration and dispute resolution. Through our work with developers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants across the region including Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar, we have developed a strong understanding of local contractual environments.
The Firm is led by lawyers who are experienced in the construction industry and commercial work. Their core competencies cover a range of issues relating to project procurement, including developing the appropriate contracting model for the project, risk assessment and allocation, tender review, contract negotiation and drafting. They have significant experience in advising their clients on the full range of industry standard forms of contract as well as bespoke forms. They understand why disputes arise and how to manage and resolve them therefore they are well equipped to support the management of commercial claims and counterclaims and explain the contractual process in negotiations. Our lawyers are familiar with the contractual and commercial interface issues that concern the construction and engineering industries from property development to privately funded infrastructure projects.
We prepared the Working Guide, Standard Forms and Checklists on the adjudication process under the Construction Industry Payment And Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA) published by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to assist parties to make and defend payment claims under CIPAA.
Having been in practice in Malaysia and Brunei for over 27 years, our principal Mr Sivabalan Sankaran is a highly regarded senior contracts, commercial and litigation lawyer, and also an experienced insurance lawyer who has been retained by major insurance companies for a variety of matters involving areas of insurance including marine, damage claims, fire and general insurance matters. He has also represented insurance companies from Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Netherlands in the drafting of policies, and advice on corporate restructuring, mergers to name but a few. He has acted for, litigated and settled a large number of personal injury claims on behalf of insurance companies both in Brunei and Malaysia and worked with international counsel on numerous arbitrations including construction and international commercial contract related arbitration. He represents multinational clients in a wide range of other litigious matter including insolvency, building contracts and construction disputes, land disputes, landlord and tenant matters, banking and finance litigation, and defamation.
Our consultant, Ms Tan Swee Im, is acknowledged in the industry as a leading construction lawyer, 1 of only 5 lawyers in Malaysia named in Who's Who Legal for practice area of Construction. She is supported by lawyers who themselves have extensive experience in construction and commercial work. Our core competencies cover a range of issues relating to project procurement, including developing the appropriate contracting model for the project, risk assessment and allocation, tender review, contract negotiation and drafting. We have significant experience in advising our clients on the full range of industry standard forms of contract as well as bespoke forms. We understand why disputes arise and how to manage and resolve them therefore we are well equipped to support the management of commercial claims and counterclaims and explain the contractual process in negotiations. Accordingly, we offer clients considerable experience in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of construction and engineering projects.
The Firm, its lawyers and its legal team offer clients considerable experience in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of construction and engineering projects. We also deal with alternative dispute resolutions such as arbitration, mediation and adjudication.
Our expertise, amongst others, are:
- Dispute resolution
Our lawyers have worked on a myriad of local and international projects such as:
- International construction projects
- Rail systems
- Residential and commercial projects
- International airports locally and abroad
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