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Shearn Delamore & Co

Employment & Industrial Relations

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What the team is known for

Outstanding practice capable of lending its expertise to trade union issues, redundancy and unfair dismissal actions. Experienced in relation to discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal cases, among others. Represents both Malaysian and international clients in a range of sectors, including the finance, transportation and technology industries.

Strengths

One client describes the team as "reliable and quick to respond," before going on to add that "they keep the client updated, providing regular updates on landmark court cases and holding forums on current hot topics."

Work highlights

Acted for Hong Leong Bank on a dispute arising from a relocation exercise involving 239 employees, whereby 27 employees refused transfer and their services were terminated.

Notable practitioners

Raymond Low is a distinguished practitioner known for handling trade union matters and unfair dismissal disputes. He acts for Malaysian clients in sectors such as transportation and technology.

Sivabalah Nadarajah is a leading employment lawyer who frequently acts for financial institutions on employment matters, including trade union cases and investigations. A client describes him as "a very, very sound lawyer who is experienced and knows the field inside out."

Suganthi Singam has a busy practice working on retrenchment disputes and unfair dismissal claims. She frequently acts for employers across sectors, including technology and energy.

Vijayan Venugopal is a highly respected practitioner known for handling complex cases relating to redundancies and trade union 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

Alliance Bank

Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad

Citibank Berhad

City Facilities Management Sdn Bhd

Hartalega Sdn Bhd

Heineken Malaysia Berhad

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Hong Leong Bank

HSBC Bank (M) Berhad

Lazada Malaysia

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

Malaysian Commercial Banks’ Association

MISC Berhad

Nestle Malaysia

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd

Petroliam Nasional Berhad

Prince Court Medical Centre

RHB Bank Berhad

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Shell Malaysia Limited

Sime Darby Auto Bavaria Sdn Bhd

Standard Chartered Global Business Services Sdn Bhd

Sun Life Assurance Malaysia Berhad

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

TienWah Press Pte Ltd

Industries

Automobiles & Parts, Banks, Utilities

Banks

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Facilities Management

Shipping

Utilities

Employment & Industrial Relations Department

Shearn Delamore & Co

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Department 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 1
Sivabalah Nadarajah
Band 1
Suganthi Singam
Band 4
Vijayan Venugopal
Band 2