Mr Shanmugam SM > Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
LEVEL 6, MENARA 1 DUTAMAS, SOLARIS DUTAMAS
NO. 1, JALAN DUTAMAS 1
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner (Corporate, Commercial and Securities Litigation | Commercial Arbitration | Trust, Probate and Administration).

Career

As a litigator with a broad corporate, commercial and securities litigation practice, Shan has notable experience in advising and acting as counsel in cases involving breach of directors’ duties, shareholders’ disputes, securities litigation involving stock market manipulation and insider trading, contractual disputes and negligence lawsuits. He also has experience in international and domestic commercial arbitration. He frequently appears in cases before the High Court and the appellate courts in Malaysia.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 ranked Shan as a “Leading Individual” in Dispute Resolution and has described Shan as, among others, “formidable figure both in and out of the courtroom“, “an amazing lawyer”, “cool-headed, persuasive”, “creative, pragmatic and professional” and for his “intelligence, practicality and expertise”. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 ranked Shan in Band 5 (Dispute Resolution) and noted a source describing him as having “excellent in-depth knowledge and experience in civil litigation…which is a complete package.” Asialaw Profiles ranked Shan as a “Leading Lawyer – Rising Star” and a “Future   Star” by Benchmark Litigation.

Shan co-authored the chapter on Proceedings against Directors in Law and Practice of Corporate Insolvency in Malaysia (Sweet & Maxwell Asia); the Malaysian Chapter on Fundamental Principles & Interim and Precautionary Measures, Compendium of Worldwide Enforcement of Foreign Judgment (Multilaw); Private Wealth & Private Client Review (The Law Reviews) and has contributed to the Malaysian Civil Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell Asia).

Languages

English, Malay

Memberships

Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

Education

LLM, University of Malaya
LLB (Hons), University of Malaya.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

Lambert Rasa-Ratnam leads the dispute resolution practice at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. Split into three sections: general commercial, banking and insolvency, and construction/real estate, it counts BMW and PricewaterhouseCoopers within its client portfolio. Specific areas covered include:  breach of contract, debt recovery, fraud, insolvency and foreign-seated arbitration. Notably, the firm pursues these matters for major companies in sectors such as construction, energy, real estate (it recently defended Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust in a ‘tort of conversion’ case) and telecoms. Key lawyers: Nitin Nadkarni (international arbitration), Kumar Kanagasingam (banking), Shanmugam SM (‘an amazing lawyer‘) and Darshendev  Singh (infrastructure). Rosli Dahlan has departed to form Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.