Commercial Risks &
General Re-insurance Disputes
The insurance team is headed by Tunku Farik who has vast experience of over 30 years in insurance litigation and arbitration, which has included international arbitration between insurer and reinsurer. Tunku Farik has appeared as lead counsel at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court levels in Malaysia, many of which are landmark cases that have been documented in Malaysian law reports. Tunku Farik has previously been Chair for the insurance committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and he has also given talks on various aspects of insurance litigation and also at seminars organised by Lexis Nexis Malaysia.
The firm has had a deliberate policy of specialising in Insurance Law which includes Reinsurance, Takaful (Islamic insurance) and Retakaful (Islamic reinsurance) and the servicing of Insurance and Reinsurance companies.
Due to the liberalisation of the Malaysian financial sector which includes insurance, more licenses can be expected to be issued by the central bank to foreign players especially in takaful (Islamic insurance). Foreigners will also be allowed to own up to 70% (from the previous 49%) of equity in insurance companies and takaful operators. The firm having the benefit of insurance industry experience and a corporate department is able to help in the due diligence and the drawing up of any agreements that may involve a foreign partner in a Malaysian insurance company.
This portfolio is managed and led by Mr. T. Tharumarajah who is assisted by a team of Associates. Our medical malpractice team is experienced in handling claims both at the trial and appellate level. We act for local and foreign insurers and handle claims on behalf of both private hospitals as well as private medical practitioners across the whole of Peninsular Malaysia with advisory services for claims arising in East Malaysia wherein we adopt the role of instructing solicitors. Mr. T. Tharumarajah was the secretary of the Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia and currently a comittee member. He has delivered talks on medical law at various seminars.
Personal Injury &
The motor portfolio is spearheaded by Mr. B. Balakumar, Mr. Anantharajah and Ms Chitra. Our motor insurance litigation team is experienced in handling high value and complex claims at both the trial and appellate levels.
We act for both local and foreign insurers & reinsurers as well as Takaful operators in Malaysia. We handle claims across Peninsular Malaysia with advisory services for claims arising in both Singapore and East Malaysia wherein we usually adopt the role of instructing Solicitors.
The associates in the firm have experience in most areas of tort. However the firm has had a deliberate policy of specialising in Insurance Law and the servicing of insurance companies.