THE FIRM This is one of the largest firms in Malaysia and has an outstanding employment practice. It is extremely well respected by peers, who commend the breadth and depth of matters handled by the team's five experienced partners. The group has acted in a significant number of unfair dismissal claims and has been increasingly involved in trade union disputes. It recently acted for BAT in a landmark decision relating to in-house trade unions and the extent of its representation within a group of companies. It also successfully represented PRG-Schultz International in a complex multi-jurisdictional unfair dismissal case.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Sivabalah Nadarajah is one of the best-known names in this area, having led numerous landmark cases. He heads the firm's employment group and sources observe that they have "nothing but the greatest things to say about him."
Vijayan Venugopal is a very experienced lawyer and upholds a broad practice. His work covers industrial actions, trade disputes, collective bargaining, statutory benefits and dismissals.
Raymond Low is highly recommended by peers and makes his debut in the rankings this year. He impresses interviewees as a "sharp, smart and excellent lawyer," and is currently handling a significant amount of dismissal and trade union disputes.
Suganthi Singam is a well-regarded practitioner with extensive experience, and frequently appears before all levels of court in employment law and judicial review cases. She is also adept at handling matters relating to trade union and collective bargaining, general misconduct and sexual harassment in the workplace.