Ms Claudia Cheah Pek Yee > Skrine > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Skrine
Level 8, Wisma UOA Damansara
50 JALAN DUNGUN, DAMANSARA HEIGHTS
50490 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Work Department

  • Banking and Finance Litigation 
  • Restructuring and Insolvency 
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration 
  • Civil Litigation 

Position

Partner

Career

Claudia specialises in banking and finance litigation as well as disputes in the restructuring and insolvency sphere. She also handles a broad spectrum of commercial and civil litigation matters. She has appeared both as counsel and co-counsel for trials at the High Court and hearings at the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.
 
She has been described by clients as “always attentive and hands-on on all the files delivering professional service on a timely manner which is important in the debt recovery and banking practice. She also thinks outside the box”, “provides solutions which serve commercial purpose and yet resolve legal complications and obstacles which we treasure very much”, “able to manoeuvre and set precedent in the grey area of fintech where precedents are scarce in Malaysian law”, “does not charge unreasonable fees or excessively. Her deliverables and work remain professional and of standard” (Legal 500); “Claudia Cheah is very well-versed in insolvency matters and provides commercial savvy and practical advice to help us strategise on how to recover debts. She is also very responsive, and provides accurate and quick turnaround for all the legal matters instructed”, “She is independent and requires minimal follow-up for the latest updates” and “She is very prompt in her service delivery and leverages on the expertise within Skrine effectively to bring optimal solutions to address client issues” (Benchmark Litigation).
 
She heads the Firm’s China Desk, which is aimed at contributing to the bilateral Malaysia-China legal cooperation and participation in the legal sphere of the One-Belt-One-Road policy and Made in China 2025 strategic plan.

Languages

English, Malay and Mandarin.

Memberships

  • Co-Chair, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Malaysia Network.

Education

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1999)
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Manchester (1997)