Firm Profile > Shearn Delamore & Co > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shearn Delamore & Co
7th Floor Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No. 1 Leboh Ampang
KUALA LUMPUR
50100
Malaysia

Antitrust and competition Tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co has expertise across a breadth of antitrust and competition matters, with a particular strength in handling investigations and advising clients on compliance reviews. The team is jointly led by Anand Raj and K Shanti Mogan, who both handle a range of matters. Other names to note include recently promoted partner Lilien Wong who successfully defended Shopee against allegations of anti-competitive exclusivity and price fixing arrangements brought by a merchant.

Practice head(s):

Anand Raj; K Shanti Mogan

Other key lawyers:

Lillen Wong

Key clients

Giga Shipping Sdn Bhd

Nexus Mega Carriers Sdn Bhd

Straits Auto Logistics Sdn Bhd

MF3 Anti-Aging Wellness Centre Sdn Bhd

Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad

RHB Insurance Berhad

Liberty Insurance Berhad

AmGeneral Insurance Berhad

Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad

Banking and finance Tier 1

With a strong niche in regulatory advice and deriviatives, the practice at Shearn Delamore & Co is greatly respected for its expertise, issuing netting and collateral opinions to ISDA and ICMA. Christina Kow leads the team, which also has a strong record on the lender side of domestic and cross-border transactions, with clients including Standard Chartered, HSBC, and Malayan Banking. Pamela Kung is particularly active, advising Standard Chartered on a RM203.5bn loan facility to KL Eco City for the building of a hotel as part of a broader development in Kuala Lumpur.

Practice head(s):

Christina Kow

Key clients

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Offshore Banking Unit, Labuan

S P Setia Berhad

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad

HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad

Malayan Banking Berhad

PT Synergy Oil Nusantara

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co has experience across the full spectrum of domestic and international inbound corporate and M&A transactions. Leveraging its international network memberships and contacts, the group has an impressive client roster of companies investing into Malaysia; while investment from  US and European clients has slowed the group benefits from inbound instructions from South Korea and, increasingly, from China and Hong Kong. Grace Yeoh heads the practice and has a breadth of experience across corporate and M&A transactions, regulatory compliance advice and corporate governance. Other names to note include Ng Swee Kee, Nicholas Tan Choi Chuan and Marhaini Nordin.

Practice head(s):

Grace Yeoh

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Very responsive. The answers are clear and sufficiently detailed.

Nicholas Tan Choi Chuan is relatively young, but still has a sufficient knowledge especially in the M&A area.

Key clients

Cainiao Logistics Group, a subsidiary of Alibaba

Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC)

Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited

HNA Group Co

Corteva Agriscience™

Amway

Saudi Aramco (Saudi)

CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) Co Ltd

CRRC Urban Traffic (Hongkong) Company Limited

CREC Development

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co

Proton

Scientex Berhad

DKSH Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad

Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad

MMC Corporation Berhad

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The 'very reliable, knowledgeable, efficient' dispute resolution practice at Shearn Delamore & Co handles a range of commercial, corporate and banking disputes, and carves a particular niche in professional negligence litigation. Practice head Jeyanthini Kannaperan handles a range of banking and finance, land and corporate disputes; Rabindra S Nathan represents clients in corporate and commercial litigation, banking, insolvency litigation and international commercial arbitration, while Rodney Gomez has particular experience in infrastructure and construction disputes. Other names to note include K Shanti Mogan, who has particular technology, data protection and entertainment sector experience;  Dhinesh Bhaskaran  is an expert in product liability,  medical malpractice and insurance disputes. Robert Lazar retired from the practice.

Practice head(s):

Jeyanthini Kannaperan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Shearn Delamore & Co. team provides sound legal advice, in-depth analysis of complex issues and effective & innovative solutions to various issues.

The team handles arbitration constructively and pragmatically.

They have a very reliable, knowledgeable, efficient and hard-working team who help clients in understanding the various issues and suggest best solutions and way forward.

Highly efficient and always available, they are very practical and sensible and easy to work with.

Exceptional analysis of the law and the wider context of the case.

Rodney Gomez and his team are very knowledgeable, efficient and hard-working team. They always provide appropriate solutions to problems with in-depth analysis of complex issues within the tight timelines of international arbitration.

Key clients

The Nielsen Company (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Muhammad Jimmy Goh Mashun

Star Media Group Berhad

GS Realty Sdn Bhd

Cosmopolitan Avenue Sdn Bhd/ Mammoth Empire Holding Sdn Bhd

Malay Mail Sdn Bhd

Intellectual property Tier 1

The 'reliable and professional' intellectual property practice at Shearn Delamore & Co has the expertise to handle a full range of IP matters for its impressive client roster of local and foreign companies including PETRONAS group, Merck Sharp and Dohme and Dyson Technology. The eight-partner team is led by IP litigator Karen Abraham and benefits from 'a great depth of knowledge and experience'. Timothy Siaw specialises in life science patent litigation, alongside 'skilled patent attorney' Zaraihan Shaari, who attracts praise for her 'well-developed technical skills and knowledge', while the 'highly-experienced' Indran Shanmuganathan handles a range of trade mark, copyright, patent, and industrial design litigation, and the 'extremely efficient' Jyeshta Mahendran focuses on the protection, maintenance and enforcement of rights.

Practice head(s):

Karen Abraham

Testimonials

The firm has expertise encompassing all manner of intellectual property related legal work.

The firm has expertise encompassing all manner of intellectual property related legal work. With a number of senior IP practitioners, they have greater depth of knowledge and experience.

Their advice is timely and cost-effective and they always take their client’s business needs into account.

Timothy is the go-to expert for intellectual property law – his self effacing demeanor makes him approachable and high contactable, where he counsels in a frank and honest manner.’

Michelle Loi Choi Yoke offers a business-friendly advice at a reasonable cost.’

Indran Shanmuganathan is a well-experienced IP practitioner who is very knowledgeable, willing to share his experience, provides honest view of the case, easily accessible and very down to earth.

Jyeshta Mahendran keeps the client up to date on progress of trademark applications, provides sound advise and very professional.

Michelle Loi Choi Yoke is an upcoming lawyer.

Key clients

PETRONAS group

MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn. Bhd

Krispy Krunchy Foods, LLC

Tous

Consitex SA

Johnson & Johnson

Merck Sharp and Dohme

El Baik Food Systems Co. S.A.

Nippon Paint (M) Sdn Bhd

Verizon Trade Marks Services LLC

Melia Hotels International S.A.

Reckitt Benckiser Corporate Services Ltd

National Basketball Association

Dyson Technology Limited

Labour and employment Tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co's employment and administrative law practice advises on a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment and industrial relations matters. The group's experience includes assisting employers with a corporate transactions and restructuring, employment contracts, collective bargaining and collective agreements , union issues and disputes. Practice head Sivabalah Nadarajah handles a range of matters including judicial review applications and appeals; Reena Enbasegaram advises on disciplinary action procedures, employment issues in restructuring exercises and employment documentation, while Raymond Low is a name to note for employment litigation.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Shearn Delamore & Co assists domestic and international clients with a full range of corporate real estate transactions, it also leverages the firm's engineering and construction practice to advise on contentious and non-contentious matters relating to development projects. Transactional real estate expert Sau Yee Sar jointly heads the practice alongside Rodney Gomez, who frequently construction disputes. Aileen P L Chew is another name to note for non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Sar Sau Yee; Rodney Gomez

Other key lawyers:

Aileen Chew

Testimonials

Shearn Delamore & Co has diverse areas of practice and are able to provide excellent legal services and advice to us.

‘Their advice and solutions have been brilliant and enabled us in making decisions for complex situations.

Key clients

Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd

Eco World Development Group Berhad

S P Setia Berhad

BBCC Development Sdn Bhd

1MK Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Tax Tier 1

The tax and revenue practice at Shearn Delamore & Co attracts praise for its 'strong prowess as tax and legal practitioners in all aspects, whether legal, practical, procedural'. The group is instructed by a range of domestic, multinational and international companies, with particular expertise advising oil and gas sector clients. The team, which are 'all very hands-on' in their approach,  include practice head Goh Ka Im,  Anand Raj, and Irene Yong who all have experience handling a full range of contentious and non-contentious tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Goh Ka Im

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The team has the immense ability to understand a lot of new information within a very short period of time related to a business they were previously not familiar with.

Anand Raj is able to present highly technical and complicated industry information to a lay-person in a manner that the lay-person can understand, while ensuring no loss to the accuracy of the facts.

Key clients

CIMB Bank Berhad

Diebold Nixdorf Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Wincor Nixdorf (M) Sdn Bhd)

United Malacca Berhad

Maximum Vista Sdn Bhd

Altera Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd

ExxonMobil Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Shell Refining Company (FOM) Berhad

Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd

Boston Consulting Group Sdn Bhd

United Plantations Berhad

Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd

Vijaya Lakshmi Devi d/o Nadchatiram

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Islamic finance Tier 2

The financial services group at Shearn Delamore & Co, which counts Malaysian and multinational financial institutions and corporations among its clients, has experience advising on Shariah-compliant transactions and drafting template Islamic financing documents for banks. The group has also developed a niche in advising on the regulation of derivatives. Practice head Christina Kow and Pamela Kung both have experience in a range of Islamic and conventional banking and finance and capital market transactions.

Practice head(s):

Christina Kow

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

S P Setia Berhad

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad

HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad

Malayan Islamic Banking Berhad

PT Synergy Oil Nusantara

Projects and energy Tier 2

Shearn Delamore & Co leverages a multi-disciplinary team in providing clients with a full-service offering across the corporate and project structuring, engineering and construction, dispute resolution and financing in the oil and gas and infrastructure sector. Rodney Gomez and Grace Yeoh jointly head the practice group and focus on dispute resolution and non-contentious matters respectively.

Practice head(s):

Rodney Gomez; Datin Grace Yeoh

Key clients

Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad

CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) Co Ltd

CRRC Urban Traffic (Hongkong) Company

Korean National Oil Corporation

MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd

Corteva Agriscience

Puma Energy Asia Pacific B.V.

IHH Healthcare Berhad

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

Restructuring of Borneo Technical Co

The Administrator for Malaysian Airline System Berhad

Malaysia Airports (Sepang)

Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission

Shipping Tier 2

The shipping and maritime practice at Shearn Delamore & Co handles a range contentious and non-contentious matters for its client roster which includes banks, charterers, P&I clubs, ship owners and offshore and marine companies. Rajasingam Gothandapani is instructed across both wet and dry shipping matters, including arrest and release of vessels and cargo, ship sales and acquisitions, marine insurance and financing.

Practice head(s):

Rajasingam Gothandapani

Key clients

MMC Corporation

Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd

Grand Ocean Williams Pte Ltd

Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd

Samalaju Industrial Port Sdn Bhd

Pengerang Independent Terminal Sdn Bhd

Pengerang Terminal Sdn Bhd

Dialog Group Bhd

CMA CGM SA (France)

CMA CGM Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Maersk Malaysia Sdn Bhd

New Orient Marine Pte Ltd

TMT Tier 3

The 'commercial and proactive' telecoms, media and technology sector practice group at Shearn Delamore & Co encompasses lawyers across multiple practice areas, including IP, financial services, corporate and M&A, tax and competition, to assist clients particularly with emerging issues across technology, media and communications. Intellectual property partner Timothy Siaw heads up the group which includes Janet Toh, who frequently advises on IT contracts; corporate and M&A partner Ng Swee Kee; litigator Rabindra S Nathan and Christina Kow, who focuses on financial services regulatory and data privacy issues.

Practice head(s):

Timothy Siaw

Key clients

CIMB group

Beam Mobility Holdings Pte Ltd

THE FIRM

Shearn Delamore & Co. is dedicated to meeting our clients’ needs. Established in 1905, we are one of largest award-winning full-service law firms in Malaysia. Our rich history and heritage reflects what Malaysia is today. Since then, we have represented and supported the commercial and both the national and international community interest. Apart from that, we have acted in key landmark cases that have helped define the Malaysian law.

Over the last 10 decades, Shearn Delamore & Co. have evolved into an extensive client-service provider; delivering a comprehensive range of services from private individuals to the largest multinationals.

Our clients comprise multinational conglomerates, industrial and commercial corporations, professional firms and organizations, domestic and international institutions, government institutions, private and individuals. We are regularly instructed by and work with large multi-national law firms worldwide. By combining our diverse experience and interdisciplinary collaborations, we are able to provide a complementary range of skills.

To continue to be a world class law firm, we aspire to meet the challenges of the international business community without compromising on integrity, practicality and quality. These values reflect who we are as a firm and our goals for the future which is to consistently provide viable solutions that are practical and results-oriented. This vision motivates and moves our people to better themselves every day. It drives us to deliver cutting-edge legal services of the highest standards to our clients daily.

NETWORK

Shearn Delamore & Co. has the resources to run and manage the most complex projects, transactions and matters. We have been at the forefront of the Malaysian legal profession for over a century. This has been acknowledged on both local and international fronts.The many robust relationships that Shearn Delamore & Co has within our wide global network provide our clients with the reach and resources to further their commercial interests. We are particularly proud of our memberships in the World Law Group (WLG), the World Services Group (WSG) and the Employment Law Alliance (ELA). We meet our counterparts annually in these organizations. Our relationships serve to ensure that our clients will receive the personal attention whenever assistance is required.

Today, we are one of the largest multi award-winning law firms in the country. Our firm and our lawyers have been consistently recognized by independent legal publications, and been ranked high since 2011 by the Chambers & Partners, AsiaLaw Profiles, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and other respected legal publications.

PRACTICE AREA

Our qualifications and experience encompass several areas of practice, each with sub-practice areas, all of which have served the needs of clients across a broad range of industries.

Arbitration & Mediation | Competition Law & Antitrust | Corporate / M&A | Corporate Secretarial Services | Dispute Resolution | Employment & Administrative Law | Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology | Engineering & Construction | Environmental | Financial Services | Immigration | Infrastructure and Projects | Intellectual Property | Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws | Private Wealth & Family Business | Real Estate | Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement | Shipping & Maritime | Tax & Revenue | Technology, Media & Telco

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Dhinesh Bhaskaran dhinesh@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2897
Arbitration & Mediation K Shanti Mogan shanti@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2921
Competition Law & Antitrust K Shanti Mogan shanti@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2921
Competition Law & Antitrust Anand Raj anand@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2828
Corporate / M&A Datin Grace C G Yeoh gcgyeoh@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2869
Dispute Resolution Datin Jeyanthini Kannaperan jeyanthini@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2849
Employment & Administrative Law Sivabalah Nadarajah sivabalah@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2866
Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology Datin Grace C G Yeoh gcgyeoh@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2869
Engineering & Construction Rodney Gomez rodney@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2890
Environmental Dhinesh Bhaskaran dhinesh@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2897
Financial Services Christina S C Kow christina@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2786
Immigration Suganthi Singam suganthi@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2829
Infrastructure & Projects Rodney Gomez rodney@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2890
Intellectual Property Karen Abraham karen@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2893
Personal Data Protection & Privacy Laws Rabindra S Nathan rabindra@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2871
Private Wealth & Family Business Goh Ka Im kgoh@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2848
Real Estate Sar Sau Yee sysar@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2777
Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement Rabindra S Nathan rabindra@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2871
Shipping & Maritime Rajasingam Gothandapani rajasingam@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2911
Tax & Revenue Goh Ka Im kgoh@shearndelamore.com +603 2027 2848
Technology, Media & Telco Timothy Siaw timothy@shearndelamore.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Karen Abraham  photo Ms Karen Abraham Partner since 2001
Ms Anita Balakrishnan  photo Ms Anita Balakrishnan Partner since 2008
Mr Dhinesh Bhaskaran  photo Mr Dhinesh Bhaskaran Partner since 2001
Ms Lorraine Cheah  photo Ms Lorraine Cheah Partner since 1998
Ms Reena Enbasegaram  photo Ms Reena Enbasegaram Partner since 2012 
Mr Rodney Gomez  photo Mr Rodney Gomez Partner since 2001
Mr Rajasingam Gothandapani  photo Mr Rajasingam Gothandapani Partner since 2003
Ms Goh Ka Im  photo Ms Goh Ka Im Partner since 1997
Ms Jeyanthini Kannaperan  photo Ms Jeyanthini Kannaperan Partner since 1997
Mr Wong Kian Jun  photo Mr Wong Kian Jun Partner since 2015
Ms Christina S C Kow  photo Ms Christina S C Kow Partner since 2001
Ms Sathya Kumardas  photo Ms Sathya Kumardas Partner since 2012
Ms Pamela Kung  photo Ms Pamela Kung Partner since 2011
Mr Alexius Lee  photo Mr Alexius Lee Partner since 2012
Mr Jimmy Liew  photo Mr Jimmy Liew Partner since 2010
Ms Michelle C Y Loi  photo Ms Michelle C Y Loi Partner since 2013
Mr Raymond T C Low  photo Mr Raymond T C Low Partner since 2005
Ms Jyeshta Mahendran  photo Ms Jyeshta Mahendran Partner since 2009
Ms Nurulhuda Mansor  photo Ms Nurulhuda Mansor Partner since 2017
Mr Yee Mei Ken  photo Mr Yee Mei Ken Partner since 2005
Ms K Shanti Mogan  photo Ms K Shanti Mogan Partner since 2001
Mr Rabindra S Nathan  photo Mr Rabindra S Nathan Partner since 1997
Ms Putri Noor Shariza Noordin  photo Ms Putri Noor Shariza Noordin Partner since 2001
Ms Marhaini Nordin  photo Ms Marhaini Nordin Partner since 2006
Ms Foong Pui Chi  photo Ms Foong Pui Chi Partner since 2016
Mr Anand Raj  photo Mr Anand Raj Partner since 2003
Ms Sau Yee Sar  photo Ms Sau Yee Sar Partner since 1991
Mr Nad Segaram  photo Mr Nad Segaram Partner since 2004
Ms Zaraihan Shaari  photo Ms Zaraihan Shaari Partner since 2004
Mr Indran Shanmuganathan  photo Mr Indran Shanmuganathan Partner since 2005
Mr Timothy Siaw  photo Mr Timothy Siaw Partner since 2003
Ms Soo Siew Mei  photo Ms Soo Siew Mei Partner since 2017
Ms Suganthi Singam  photo Ms Suganthi Singam Partner since 2005
Mr N Sivabalah  photo Mr N Sivabalah Partner since 1995
Mr Ng Swee Kee  photo Mr Ng Swee Kee Consultant for Corporate/M&A, China Desk, Energy, Infrastructure and TMT
Mr Nicholas Tan Choi Chuan  photo Mr Nicholas Tan Choi Chuan Partner since 2015
Mr Toi Tee Toen  photo Mr Toi Tee Toen Partner since 2017
Mr Sagadaven Thangavelu  photo Mr Sagadaven Thangavelu Partner since 2003
Ms Janet Toh  photo Ms Janet Toh Partner since 2011.
Mr VIjayan Venugopal  photo Mr VIjayan Venugopal Partner since 2002
Ms Lai Wai Fong  photo Ms Lai Wai Fong Partner since 2010
Ms Lilien Wong  photo Ms Lilien Wong Partner since 2019
Ms Michelle Wong Min Er  photo Ms Michelle Wong Min Er Partner since 2015
Ms Grace C G Yeoh  photo Ms Grace C G Yeoh Partner since 1997
Ms Irene Yong  photo Ms Irene Yong Partner since 2008
Number of lawyers : 100+
Bahasa Malaysia
English
Mandarin and various Chinese and Indian dialects
ABA (American Bar Association)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
IBA (International Bar Association)
INSOL International
ISDA
ASEAN IPA
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APPA)
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
Licensing Executives Society International
International Fiscal Association (IFA)
World Law Group
World Services Group
Employment Law Alliance
Malaysia Australia Business Council
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
Hong Kong-Malaysia Business Association
EU-Malaysia International Chambers of Commerce
Contacts : Dhinesh Bhaskaran (Managing Partner) | Tel: +603 2027 2897 | Email: dhinesh@shearndelamore.com

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TESTIMONIAL: The firm’s ability to provide sound legal advice with in-depth analysis of complex issues whilst managing tight timelines are amongst its strongest attributes. Technically sound with expertise in many diverse areas of practice, the firm is readily accessible whenever urgent answers and solutions are sought. The firm’s vast experience in handling major corporate transactions enables it to offer unique insights and render commercially sound yet practical advice. Ability to grasp and understand complex issues, identifying critical issues and offering innovative and practical solutions acceptable to all are important valued added skills and attributes that distinguishes the firm from others.


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TESTIMONIAL: “Very proactive in negotiations; fast turnaround of work; understand the client’s needs, requirements and limitations; sound and practical advice; and involvement of senior partners with vast experience and skills.”


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TESTIMONIAL: ‘Shearn Delamore & Co. team provides sound legal advice, in-depth analysis of complex issues and effective & innovative solutions to various issues.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “They have a very reliable, knowledgeable, efficient and hard-working team who help clients in understanding the various issues and suggest best solutions and way forward.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “The firm provides quality and practical advice at a competitive price. Lawyers are very knowledgeable and are leading practitioners in the industry. The firm may be able to invest more in legal tech, as global law firms have done.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “Their advice and solutions have been brilliant and enabled us in making decisions for complex situations.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “The team has the immense ability to understand a lot of new information within a very short period of time related to a business they were previously not familiar with.”