Malaysian ex-staff suing Norway’s Aker Solutions obtains court order to serve documents in Europe

February 16, 2021

Dateline 2021-01-31, The Edge:

A former staff of Aker Solutions ASA (Norway), who had sued the oil services firm for alleged abuse of court process, has received the go-ahead to serve her court papers on her former employer in Europe.

A High Court order obtained by Seetha Kumarasamy last month, sighted by today, allows her to serve the documents out of Malaysia’s jurisdiction, and it is understood that she will do so after the documents are translated.

The Norwegian firm will have 21 days to respond to the suit upon receiving the documents.

Three Malaysian units of Aker Solutions, which have also been named as defendants in the suit, have already responded. They have appointed the legal firm of Skrine & Co to represent them.

Norway’s Aker Solutions sued by former Malaysian employee amid graft probe

January 5, 2021

Dateline 2020-12-30, FMT:

A former Malaysian employee of Norway’s largest oil services company Aker Solutions has sued the firm, saying it tried to stop her from speaking to authorities about its business practices, an accusation the company denies.

Seetha Kumarasamy, formerly a legal director with the firm, said in a Nov 20 Kuala Lumpur court filing seen by Reuters that Aker Solutions had sued her in 2018 to suppress evidence and prevent her from speaking out amid a corruption probe into the firm’s dealings with Petronas.

Aker Solutions, in a court filing last week, denied the allegation and accused Seetha of breaching her confidentiality obligations to the firm.