When it comes to ADR, arbitration is properly one of the most well known types of ADR and most widely used in the international arena. In Malaysia, arbitration clauses are still predominantly found in construction, shipping and international commercial agreements.
Arbitration is an alternative to litigation or mediation in order to resolve a dispute. It is a private procedure and confidentiality in proceedings is largely preserved. Arbitration is still attractive to businesses as it allows the parties to choose (jointly or by an institutional body) the identity of the arbitrator who would be deciding the disputes between the parties. Arbitration, unlike adjudication, also brings about a finality to the disputes.
At HLP, we have represented clients all across Malaysia in Arbitration. Users of arbitration would be familiar with the potentially long formal legal process. We understand and recognise the complexity of Arbitration proceedings and truly believe that having a team of competent lawyers and proper strategy is of the utmost important before one proceed with pursuing or defending a claim via arbitration.
Our co-founder, Lam Wai Loon, heads a specialised team of ADR lawyers and has over 16 years of experience in this field. 2 of our Partners are Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.) and are on the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s (“AIAC”) panel of arbitrators and adjudicators. Lam is also the immediate Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, immediate Past President of the Society of Construction Law, and the Deputy Chairman of the Expert Advisory Committee for AIAC.