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Zul Rafique & Partners

Employment & Industrial Relations

3 ranked lawyersBand 1MalaysiaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Renowned employment practice, regularly handling advisory and contentious work, generally on behalf of employers. Provides services on general contractual employment matters, collective agreements, disciplinary proceedings, dismissals and retrenchment. Also offers considerable experience advising on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Especially acts for Malaysian clients from a range of industries including the financial services and energy sectors.

Strengths

One client notes that the team "fully understands the nature of our business, hence their advice and approach is informed by industry-specific best practices."

Another source appreciates that the firm "has a considerable number of partners who are very knowledgeable and specialised in their respective fields."

Work highlights

Defended Public Bank at the Industrial Court against an unfair dismissal claim by a former employee who was alleged to have falsified documents in obtaining a loan.

Notable practitioners

Wong Keat Ching has an impressive reputation, with experience working on both contentious and non-contentious matters such as dismissal cases, employee investigations and drafting employment policies. A client lauds her as "the best counsel in industrial relations matters that I have worked with; her performance is outstanding and she is highly analytical."

P Jayasingam has a distinguished employment practice, acting on a broad range of matters including dismissal claims, trade union disputes and advisory concerns. A client appreciates that "he is willing to take the time to explain matters to his clients."

Thavaselvi Pararajasingam has a notable presence in the employment space, frequently acting on unfair dismissals and employee misconduct matters. She also has experience advising on trade union disputes.

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Malaysia

Employment & Industrial Relations


Keat Ching Wong
Band 1
P Jayasingam
Band 1
Thavaselvi Pararajasingam
Band 3