Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysia

Analysis

Overview

Shearn Delamore & Co is respected for its strength in advising clients from the financial services, energy, real estate and technology sectorsThe firm comprises of renowned practice groups with exceptional capabilities across whole range of practice areas including banking, corporate and M&A, construction, employment, intellectual property, competition and taxKey individuals include Anand Raj for competition and tax, Grace Yeoh for corporate and M&A, Rabindra Nathan for dispute resolution, Karen Abraham for IP, Sivabalah Nadarajah for employment and Ka Im Goh for tax.

Client feedback 

Shearn had a sound reputation and has been in practice for a very long time, very established. – Competition/antitrust 

The firm is able to provide me the comfort and confidence in their legal expertise. – Dispute resolution 

The lawyers are very professional and able to provide necessary advice within a short period of time. – Dispute resolution 

Fast, professional, reasonable, reliable, great client solicitor relationship. – Dispute resolution 

Ability to provide comprehensive and practical advice. – Dispute resolution 

The firm is extremely responsive and client-centric. Very happy to work with this firm. – Intellectual property 

The firm has well experienced partners who are knowledgeable and very responsive. – Intellectual property 

The attorneys are very responsive, answer questions clearly and provide very practical advice. The attorneys provide recommendations , and this is very useful. – Intellectual property 

The partners and associates are very knowledgeable, easily accessible, prompt response, provide regular updates on the progress of a matter. – Intellectual property 

Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. – Labour and employment 

The firm is extremely hard working and efficient and the quality of the instructions erudite and exceptionally full. It is a pleasure to work with it. – Media and entertainment 

Shearn Delamore & Co has always been a dependable team of experienced solicitors for us. We appreciate the strong partner involvement and dedication and support the team gave to us in meeting deadlines. – Restructuring and insolvency 

Very professional, highly responsive. – Shipping 

Karen Abraham 

Karen is a star when it comes to dealing IP matters and is able to provide me with sound commercially sensible options for achieving our goals. 

Rajasingam Gothandapani 

Raja is very responsive and provides timely and well-considered legal advice. 

Jimmy Liew 

Ability to provide the advice and also put it in practice. 

Very responsive and resourceful. 

Attentive; responsive; intelligent; hardworking; professional. 

Jyeshta Mahendran 

Jyeshta is always on top of matters, is very responsive, accessible and provides advise promptly. 

Responsiveness, high-quality work, regular updates on the status of the matters; and proactive with recommendations, good problem-solving skills. 

Sivabalah Nadarajah 

Knowledgeable and friendly. 

Rabindra Nathan 

Rabin is a very experienced and knowledgeable lawyer whom I can safely rely on for advice. 

Anand Raj 

My employer company tends to select experts in the field and so for competition law, we believe Anand Raj is an expert in the area. He is very persistent and this helps in putting through our arguments in court etc. 

Indran Shanmuganathan  

Mr Indran is very knowledgeable, accessible, very prompt in his responses, provides straightforward and reliable advice , provides regular updates on the progress of a matter. 

Michelle Wong 

We appreciate Michelle's commitment to meeting our deadlines despite the odd hours. Michelle is quick to understand the issue at hand and our requirements and provided comprehensive advice that met our needs. 

Mei Ken Yee 

Ken is quite superb - a total professional. Very committed and industrious, and charming. He is user friendly and has a vast knowledge of the relevant case law. 

 
Tax

Work highlights 

Acted for the Malaysian Bar in legal proceedings against the revenue to determine the extent of the Revenue’s powers to purportedly undertake tax audits on the clients’ accounts of law firms and whether legal professional privilege would prevent the Revenue from so doing. This is a landmark case on legal professional privilege in Malaysia. 

Key clients 

Agro-Mod Industries, Seaport WorldwideShell People Services AsiaUnited Plantations

 
Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Acted for Hicom Automotive Manufacturers (Malaysia) against five employees who committed misconduct which constituted a breach of the company’s disciplinary policy and procedures. The employees unlawfully assembled outside the premises of the company to give the false impression that there existed industrial disharmony at the workplace. 

Represented Petroliam Nasional against a former employee in an unfair dismissal claim where the employee was dismissed due to several allegations of sexual and workplace harassment raised by a colleague.  

Key clients 

Malaysia Airports, Prince Court Medical CentreWestar Aviation Services 

 
Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Represented Munchy Food Industries against Huasin Food Industries involving trademark infringement and passing off 

Key clients 

El Baik Food Systems, Leadon Tobacco International, Merck Sharp and Dohme CorpSinowaja (Malaysia)

 
Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Represented the Local Financial Institution (LFI) to take over conduct of several ongoing suits involving a claim by the LFI’s customer and related parties  challenging the LFI’s authority to lend under the previous licensing regime. 

Key clients 

Malaysia Highway Authority, Muehlbauer Technologies, Pestech Technology, Regional Financial Institution

 
Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights 

Acting as the Malaysian legal advisors for Malaysia Aviation Group in its group-wide restructuring exercise, which involves an English scheme of arrangement proceeding, and bilateral restructurings of key liabilities governed under the UK, Malaysian and other foreign laws.

 
Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Acted as the Malaysian counsel for Laureate Education in its sale of INTI Education Holdings and its subsidiaries to HOPE Education Group at a transaction value of $140million, which includes $14million payable to a minority equity shareholder 

Key clients 

China Railway Engineering Corporation, Eximius Design, ScientexUnited Technologies Corporation 

 
Capital markets

Work highlights 

Acted for the lead arranger RHB Investment Bank in respect of the Islamic MTN programme of up to RM1 billion and Islamic commercial papers programme of up to RM1 billion by Gas Malaysia Distribution.

 
Competition/antitrust

Work highlights 

Assisted an international airline company in filing a notice and application for an anticipated merger in what is considered to be the first merger control notification case under the new Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015. 

 
Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Acted for Malayan Banking in respect of the banking facilities of up to RM440 million granted to LSS3 Pekan for purposes of, inter alia, part financing the project costs relating to the design, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of a large scale solar photovoltaic plant with an installed capacity of 100MWac located in Mukim Kuala Pahang, Daerah Pekan, Pahang. 

Key clients 

Cainiao KLIA Aeropolis, HSBC Bank Malaysia, OCBC Bank (Malaysia)United Overseas Bank

 
Infrastructure

Work highlights 

Acting for Worldwide Holdings on all aspects of its project and joint venture for the development, management, operation and maintenance of the first Waste-to-Energy plant. The project is under a concession agreement and a design-build-operate-transfer scheme, at the Jeram Sanitary Landfill in the state of Selangor.

 
Shipping

Work highlights 

Retained by the International Transport Workers’ Federation which is assisting the 202 members of the crew of the Panama flagged vessel, Oriental Dragon. The firm advised and provided representation of the crew in recovering their wages, which are in excess of $1.2million.

 
Technology and telecommunications

Work highlights 

Advising GrowthOps Asia on the software license and support agreement and various IT agreements with a bank, relating to digitisation of trustee functions and implementing the software into the bank’s system.  

Key clients 

NTT Cloud CommunicationsResMed, SpacegenYara Asia