International Arbitration Guide

Describe the international arbitration governing bodies/structure in your jurisdiction.

In Malaysia this is the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), which was formed in 1978 pursuant to the first ever Host Country Agreement between Malaysia and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO). The AIAC is a non-governmental international arbitral institution which has been accorded independence and immunities by the Government of Malaysia for the purposes of executing its functions as an independent, international organization.

Describe any unique circumstances in your country that affect international arbitration (i.e., change in government, etc.).

As the AIAC is established as an international centre and not a domestic institution, institutional arbitration under the auspices of the AIAC ensures independence from any national political agenda and parties are free to establish their own rules for the conduct of their arbitration. This is also protected and enshrined in Malaysia’s Arbitration Act 2005 which provides as follows: “No court shall intervene in matters governed by this Act, except where so provided in this Act.”

Please provide a brief overview of your firms international arbitration capabilities (team members, experience as litigators in arbitration as well as experience as arbitrators).

Our partners and associates act on many arbitrations both domestic and international, acting as counsel as well as arbitrator. One of our Managing Partners, Loong Caesar was recently appointed as Presiding Arbitrator in a 3 man panel for an international arbitration involving Singapore and Thailand in an energy dispute. Loong Caesar is also a panel arbitrator with the AIAC.

In which areas does your firm handle arbitration? (i.e., international investment, infrastructure, public works, energy, construction, etc.)

Corporate, Finance, Securities Regulation, Construction and Energy.

Which industries does your firm serve in this area (i.e., energy, insurance, public concessions, etc.)?

Corporate, Finance, Securities Regulation, Construction and Energy.

Does your firm provide lawyer representation or certified arbitrator resources, or both? Please describe.

Yes we do, both as counsel as well as arbitrator.

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