Sharon ChongPartner at Skrine (Malaysia)
Sharon Chong is a dispute resolution partner and her portfolio focuses on aviation disputes, international arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, and insolvency and restructuring.
She acts as an advocate in a wide array of cross-border disputes and has appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian courts and in international arbitrations in Asia and Europe (including ad-hoc arbitrations and those conducted pursuant to ICC, AIAC, SIAC and TAI Rules).
Her other areas of practice include regulatory enforcement, competition disputes, and oil & gas disputes. Sharon is experienced in a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes and provides strategic input in advising corporate clients on fraud matters from the pre-dispute forensic investigation stage, to dispute resolution strategy.
Sharon has been described as “extremely responsive and savvy”, “gives practical and clear advice” and has “impressed” with “both her round-the-clock availability and her ability to get up to speed with sometimes complex matters” (The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021). She is also “very willing to roll up her sleeves and get the work done. Meticulous, with a strong work ethic and very easy to get along with” (The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020).
She is the Immediate Past President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and a committee member of the Young SIAC. Sharon sits as an arbitrator and is on the panel of arbitrators of AIAC, SIAC and KCAB. She is a Fellow of the CIArb (UK) and the MIArb and was appointed member of the first ever Ad-hoc Arbitration Panel for the 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017. She is also a member of INSOL International and a founding member of the Malaysia Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, where she is the current Secretary.
Sharon is recognised as one of ALB’s Asia’s Top 15 Rising Lawyers and was awarded Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) at ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2020. She is ranked “Next Generation Partner” for Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021 and 2020 and listed “Future Star” in Commercial Disputes, Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific. She is also recognised and mentioned in GAR 100.