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Shearn Delamore & Co

Employment & Industrial Relations

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What the team is known for

Shearn Delamore & Co has an outstanding employment law practice in Malaysia, capable of lending its expertise to trade union issues, redundancy and unfair dismissal actions. Experienced in relation to harassment cases, as well as dismissals relating to poor performance. Represents both Malaysian and international clients in a range of sectors, including the finance, transportation and energy industries. Malaysian Airline System, Petronas and Prince Court Medical Centre are among its clients.

Strengths

A client comments that "the knowledge of the team at Shearn Delamore & Co on employment regulations is top, but what sets them apart is their commerciality and giving us lots of options."

"Their quality of service is impeccable," says another source.

Work highlights

Shearn Delamore & Co represented Weststar Aviation Services in relation to a claim from a former employee who had been terminated for misconduct.

Notable practitioners

Raymond Low is a partner at Shearn Delamore & Co in Kuala Lumpur. He has extensive experience in matters such as judicial review matters and unfair dismissal disputes. He acts for clients in sectors such as transportation and finance.

Sivabalah Nadarajah is a partner based in Kuala Lumpur. He is a leading employment lawyer who frequently acts for financial institutions on employment matters, including trade union cases and investigations. A client comments that "he is so experienced and quite legendary" in the employment and industrial relations space in Malaysia.

Suganthi Singam is a partner at Shearn Delamore & Co and is based in Kuala Lumpur. She has a busy practice working on retrenchment matters and unfair dismissal claims. She frequently acts for employers across sectors, including finance and energy.

Vijayan Venugopal is a partner at Shearn Delamore & Co in Kuala Lumpur. He has extensive experience in handling complex cases relating to misconduct and harassment issues. He frequently represents employers from a range of sectors in unfair dismissal cases.

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Overview

Our dedicated team of lawyers assist employers to effectively manage legal matters relating to Employment and Industrial Relations. As the first firm in the country to establish a focused-driven team catering exclusively to the practice of employment and administrative law, we have a rich and diversified experience in this area.

The firm’s early practitioners before the Industrial Court include prolific legal personalities such as Dato’ Mahadev Shankar and Dato’ V. L. Kandan, followed by V. T. Nathan in the early 1970s who became the firm’s first lawyer to undertake a fully specialised practice in Industrial Relations. Sivabalah Nadarajah who currently heads this pioneering Practice Group joined the team in 1984 and is renowned in the employment law landscape.

Today, our Employment & Administrative Law Practice Group continues to offer comprehensive representation and assistance to clients involved in various stages of employment-related dispute resolution. We have been engaged in cases that have contributed to the evolution and expansion of administrative law in this country. The practice continues to keep abreast of changes to the law to regularly advise clients on the nature and implications of key amendments.

Members

Nadarajah, Sivabalah (Head of Department)

Enbasegaram, Reena

Low, Raymond

Singam, Suganthi

Venugopal, Vijayan

Wong, Kian Jun

Clients

HSBC, Hong Leong Bank, Sime Darby, PETRONAS, Heneikken

Industries

Banking, Airlines, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Plantations, Education, Commercial and Medical

Employment & Industrial Relations

Shearn Delamore & Co

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Location

7th Floor, Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing

No 1, Leboh Ampang

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

50100

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Malaysia

Employment & Industrial Relations


Raymond Low
Band 2
Sivabalah Nadarajah
Band 1
Suganthi Singam
Band 3
Vijayan Venugopal
Band 2