Mahadevan Sekaran

Mahadevan Sekaran is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in Malaysia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mahadevan directly using the contact details listed above.

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Mahadevan is a Partner in Conflict Resolution Department in Jayadeep, Hari & Jamil.

He specialises in Insurance and Takaful litigation, particularly in complex, high magnitude claims at trial and all appellate levels. He is emplaced on the panel of many General Insurance and Takaful Insurance companies. He is also appointed as lead counsel by clients, to assist their panel solicitors when they are faced with complicated legal matters or as the situation arises.

Additionally, he has numerous dismissals and reported cases to his credit. He is also actively involved in mediation process and is responsible for negotiating settlements on behalf of insurance companies with the claimants.

Firm Overview:

When we formed the partnership of Messrs Jayadeep Hari & Jamil in 1997, our single most important objective was to step away from the mould of the traditional law firm; too formal, too distant and too far removed from clients’ day-to-day commercial needs.

We realise that today’s clients want today’s practical and viable solutions, not yesterday’s academic positions.

Thus, with emphasis on creating custom made solutions and practical problem solving, we grew intimately with our clients and made their business, our business. We endeavoured to learn the ins and the outs of their industries and the environment in which they exist; and of what mattered most to them.

We set out to become our clients’ Preferred Legal Partner.

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Dato’ Raveendra Kumar Nathan

Raveendra Kumar Nathan is our exclusively recommended Corporate Recovery Services expert in Malaysia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Raveendra directly using the contact details listed above.

Raveendra has over 30 years of international experience in various business operations including finance, investor relations and general management.

He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1985 and worked for various Public Accounting firms in the United Kingdom and in 1988 joined Price Waterhouse, Singapore as Audit Senior. In 1989, he was recruited by Carrier International Corporation (subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, a US Fortune 100 company), in their Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters in Singapore.  In 1993, he was attached to Carrier’s subsidiary in India, which is a public listed company, as the Chief Financial Officer and thereafter as Chief Financial Officer of Carrier’s Singapore operation, General Manager of Brunei and Malaysian operation and finally as Director, Aftermarket at the Asia Pacific Operation in Singapore.

In 2004, Raveendra left Carrier and founded Rimbun. At Rimbun, his specialty includes Corporate Turnaround and Rehabilitating Abandon Residential and Commercial Projects. He also acts as a Consultant to the National Housing Department in their rehabilitation endeavors and is also the elected council member for the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia.

Recently, he was appointed as the Industry Panel Member for the Accounting & Finance Programmes (Forensic Accounting & Data Analytics) for Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation as is a member of Insolvency Practice Committee for Malaysian Institute of Accountants

In year 2019, Raveendra obtained his license to practice as an Approved Liquidator and established his insolvency practice in 2020 under Messrs. RKN & Co (affiliated with  Rimbun) pursuant to the new guideline by the Accountant General’s Department of Malaysia and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Raveendra Kumar Nathan further obtained the approval to practice as an Approved Liquidator in Labuan from the Labuan Financial Services Authority in year 2021.

Firm Overview:

RIMBUN is a boutique firm established in the year 2004 specialising in Corporate Recovery and Project Rehabilitation. In an age of short business cycles, companies require services from skilled and knowledgeable corporate recovery specialists whom can provide help in the areas of insolvency.

The success of corporate recovery lies in identifying and implementing the necessary changes and structure required for harnessing and resurrecting collapsed and trapped assets.

It is in this complex environment that RIMBUN takes a lead by implementing an effective and efficient process to sieve and rehabilitate valuable assets.

RIMBUN was founded to service corporate insolvency of companies which have failed to keep up with the fast paced and ever changing business environment of today. Our services extend well beyond the traditional insolvency practice. RIMBUN’s areas of focus has extended to rehabilitation of distressed and abandoned projects (residential and commercial) and providing Conveyancing Services.

RIMBUN employs a holistic approach to rejuvenating assets by looking beyond the insolvency of a company with its work on rehabilitation of abandoned residential projects. Our primary goal is to create value for society by turning distressed assets’ around. Our driven, motivated and network of strategic partners team has all round business and technical experience and exposure which ensure quick and successful turnaround for each contracted engagement. RIMBUN works closely with all stakeholders to identify issues, moving quickly to implement strategies designed ultimately to enhance value.

RIMBUN is committed to a holistic approach to value creation.

Louis Ambrose

Louis Ambrose is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Malaysia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Louis directly using the contact details above.

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences.

The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

Founding Partner of Louis Ambrose & Partners with more than 27 years’ experience as an Advocate & Solicitor with substantial experience in both civil litigation and employment law.

In employment law, I have vast experience in providing advisory services to local and foreign clients on a wide array of matters, including recruitment, termination, reorganisation, downsizing and cross border mergers & acquisition exercises.

He also acts as counsel in employment disputes in the Industrial Court and all tiers of the Malaysian Courts.

I am a certified as a “Tutor Trainer Trial Advocacy” by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2011 and I regularly provide training to young advocates through the Advocacy Training Programme conducted by the Malaysian Bar.

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Khairuzzaman Muhammad

Khairuzzaman Muhammad is our exclusively recommended Corporate Services expert in Malaysia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Khairuzzaman directly using the contact details listed above.

Khairuzzaman is a partner in the Projects and Corporate Advisory practice group since January 2005. He was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree in 1988 from the Essex Institute of Higher Education (now known as the Anglia Ruskin University), in the United Kingdom, and was enrolled as a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn in 1989. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1990, and commenced his career specialising in all aspects of commercial litigation, principally in areas of banking law, corporate law, administrative law and constitutional law. In the course of his litigation career, Khairuzzaman was involved in several landmark cases before the Malaysian Courts, right up to the Federal Court level, dealing with legal issues pertaining to judicial review, banking law, company law and constitutional law.

In May 2000, Khairuzzaman was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from the University of Sydney, Australia. Since then, he has been actively involved in advising government agencies and companies, corporations, as well as financial institutions on issues relating to corporate and shareholders related matters, debt-financing issues, contractual disputes, joint-ventures, financing, land development projects and modern corporate governance. Khairuzzaman was involved in the drafting of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council Act 2008 as well as several other Federal and State legislations. Recently, Khairuzzaman advised a major Japanese energy company in the setting up of its business in Malaysia and had also led the legal team advising on the various legal issues relating to the restructuring of Malaysian Airlines (MAS) and the acquisition of its assets by the new airline, Malaysian Airlines Berhad. He also co-heads the team that renders construction advice for the Petronas mega-petro chemical project in Pengerang, Johore. This complex is the largest petro-chemical plant in South-East Asia. He also advises the Federal and State Governments on various policy matters leading to drafting of legislation’s.

Khairuzzaman retired as the most Senior Director of SME Bank Berhad, a development financial institution wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia that is mandated to nurture, develop and finance SMEs in Malaysia in 2019, and was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of MIMOS, the advanced technology research and development centre set up by the Government of Malaysia. He currently sits on the Boards of several private companies.

Chris Chin Shang Yoon

Chris Chin Shang Yoon is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Malaysia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Chris Chin directly using the contact details listed above.

Chris Chin, Founding and Managing Partner of Shang & Co., holds a LL.B. (Hons) Degree from the University of London, a Certificate in Legal Practice (C.L.P) from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia, a Diploma in Business Marketing and has completed a Master’s of Law (LL.M.) from the University of Malaya. Chris is also a Registered Trademark Agent in Malaysia.

Chris Chin Shang Yoon is actively involved in:

  • Family and Divorce: mainly in contested matters of family and divorce, including but not limited to areas such as matrimonial property division, enforcement of orders and judgments in Malaysia and other jurisdictions and other international aspects of family law, involving matters in Malaysia and other jurisdictions.
  • Conveyancing: for purchasers and developers in acquisition and development of lands including Malay Reserved Land and foreclosed lands.
  • Litigation: Corporate and Land matters for a wide range of local and foreign clients from various industries; including property development, franchise, manufacturing, etc.

Firm Overview:

Established in 2011, Shang & Co. is a top award-winning law firm in KL Trillion, Jalan Tun Razak, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Solaris Dutamas (Publika).

Michael C. M. Soo

Michael Soo joined the firm in 1993 as a partner. He is head of the IP and IT department of the firm. Michael was the past president of the Malaysia Intellectual Property Association (“MIPA”), and is currently the president of Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Malaysia Country Group, and a councilor of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”). He was a member of the Copyright Law Review Ad-hoc Committee, under the Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia, and is a member of the IP Committee of the Bar Council of Malaysia.

He has practised exclusively in all areas of IP law, with emphasis on enforcement and civil litigation, for over 27 years. He has appeared as lead counsel or co-counsel in a number of infringement and/or passing-off actions before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court (formerly known as Supreme Court).

In addition to advisory and litigation work in all areas of intellectual property law, he has initiated, conducted and concluded settlement negotiations involving intellectual property rights leading to amicable resolution of disputes before litigation as well as cases pending before the courts. He has on many occasions been asked by potential litigants or their legal counsel in cases where he was not representing either party to give a non-binding opinions, as an informal guideline or basis for settlement negotiations.

He appeared as lead counsel in a trial involving alleged copyright infringement of several well-known brands of software before the Kuching Sessions Court pursuant to an ad hoc licence granted by the Rt Honourable Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak. The trial was probably one of the few fully contested infringement actions involving software instituted in Malaysia in recent years. The alleged offender was one of the largest civil engineering firms in Malaysia. The Court acquitted the alleged offender of all the charges. The Public Prosecutor’s appeal was dismissed by the appeal courts.

Firm Overview:

From its humble origins as a sole-proprietorship established in 1918. Shook Lin & Bok has grown into one of the largest law firms in Malaysia. It is also the oldest law firm of local origin in the country.

The practice began in a limited number of practice areas. As Malaysia evolved from being a British colony into the modern country it is today, the firm grew in tandem to meet the challenges of globalization, building on its strong, trusted relationships with all its clients. The firm’s practice has evolved into a leading full service firm offering a comprehensive range of legal services, spanning the globe. Such services range from civil and commercial practice, banking and finance, international arbitration, complex litigation disputes and intellectual property.

The firm has distinguished itself in its commitment to high standards of professionalism and integrity for over nine decades. It has built on that heritage and continues to invest in the development of its human resources, team of legal practitioners and infrastructural resources, including the latest technological systems, for the benefit of its clients. Always solution-focused, the firm prides itself not just in highlighting pitfalls in transactions but also in providing alternatives.

The latest in online legal research facilities enhances and complements one of the most comprehensive traditional library facilities in the country, enabling the firm to deliver on its mission of service with effectiveness and efficiency.

The firm has fourteen departments representing major, though not exclusive, practice areas, which combine in a complementary and multidisciplinary practice to serve the needs of clients.