Vinayak P. Pradhan


Wisma UOA Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603 - 2081 3999 ext 726
Fax: 603 - 2094 3211


Vinayak graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Singapore in 1973 and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in August 1974. He led the University’s team in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition in Washington, D.C. He was made a partner in Skrine in July 1981 and was called to the Singapore Bar in November 1991. Vinayak is also an Associate Member of Littleton Chambers, King’s Bench Walk, London.

Vinayak handles all aspects of civil and commercial litigation. He heads the firm’s Construction, Engineering & Arbitration Practice Group, the bulk of work of which concerns arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Skrine’s services in this field of law range from the provision of advice and drafting of the relevant documents in the pre-construction and during construction stages to resolving disputes that arise during and after construction, whether through litigation or arbitration and alternative dispute resolution processes. Our Firm acts for developers/employers, engineering firms, design professionals, quantity surveyors, construction and project managers and contractors.
SKRINE was founded on 1st May 1963 as ‘Skrine & Co.’ by John Skrine, Stanley Peddie, Peter Mooney, William Donald Bewsher and Chin Yoong Chong. Embracing the advent of the computer age and modernisation of the nation, the Firm expanded in the 1970s and 1980s. By the 1990s, the Firm’s advocates and solicitors had increased by more than tenfold since its inception. Its practice also expanded into various areas of law, reflecting the depth and complexities of modern business and financial transactions.

In keeping with the changing times, “Skrine & Co.” became “Skrine” on 1st January, 2000.

The Firm today is one of the largest law firms in Malaysia with a vast exposure in a wide range of legal matters due to its 50 years of experience in the legal industry. Skrine is a full service legal firm delivering practical and effective legal solutions to a large cross-section of the business community.

Our clients include private individuals as well as domestic and multinational businesses coming from a broad spectrum of industries including finance, commercial banking, investment banking, telecommunications, insurance, multimedia, construction, electronics, mining, petroleum and gas, aviation, shipping, pharmaceuticals, governmental and private industries.

“Vinayak P Pradhan is an “excellent advocate” who is increasingly known nowadays as an arbitrator. He is especially distinguished in the fields of construction and engineering arbitration.”
Chambers & Partners, 2016