Our Areas of Practice
We believe resolving commercial and civil disputes does not necessarily require going to the courts. Many times, parties just need to be given a fresh perspective from an independent professional. And this is what we do at Siong & Rita. We listen to you and advise you on the best way forward - and sometimes, this means saving precious time and money that would otherwise have to be spent if a case is filed in court.
If litigation or arbitration cannot be avoided, however, our team is very much experienced and competent to act in your best interest in those forums as well.
Our team is involved extensively in construction arbitration, litigation and adjudication. We also advise clients in construction agreements, including various standard forms of contract. Since we have acted for developers, main contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and other construction professionals, we are able to approach construction disputes from multiple perspectives to offer you a comprehensive solution.
Examples of cases where we acted as solicitors and counsel are:
a High Court suit in an oil and gas construction dispute in the State of Terengganu
an arbitration at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, KLRCA (now AIAC) involving the mechanical and electrical works of a hospital in Klang Valley
an adjudication involving the rainwater drainage system of a condominium in Cyberjaya
various public works and construction contract disputes (both litigation and arbitration) with the Government
It is said that matrimonial disputes are the messiest and most heated among all disputes. We work extra hard to help clients to navigate through these disputes without losing any more time, energy and money than they require. This process starts right from the first day a client comes to us for consultation: we seek to be honest with them on where they stand, how they feel, and what they can (or cannot) do to resolve the dispute.
Our Mr Nicholas Hor is a qualified adjudicator. He is a panel adjudicator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre, AIAC (formerly the KLRCA).
Our Mr. Ong Chin Siong is a qualified and experienced mediator. He is a panel mediator with the Malaysian Bar's Mediation Centre.