Mr Timothy Siaw > Shearn Delamore & Co > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telco (Head)
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences


Partner since 2003


Timothy Siaw is a partner in the IP and Technology Department of Shearn Delamore & Co. He has degrees in science and law from Monash University, Australia.

Tim has been in practice for nearly 30 years as an IP and Technology lawyer and is a registered patent agent.

Tim has extensive experience in all areas of Intellectual Property and Technology with a focus on Patents, Life Sciences, IP Litigation, IT contracts, Technology Licensing, Cybersecurity and Data Protection.


English, Malay


  • Exco Delegate, Federation of Patent Attorneys Association (FICPI)
  • Data Protection Substantive Law Committee member, International Technology Association (ITechLaw)
  • Digital Asia Subcommittee of Internet Committee member, International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
  • Member, Malaysia Bar Council – IP Committee
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society Malaysia (LESM)
  • Member, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)
  • Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)


  • Barrister & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia (non-practising)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Registered Patent, Trade Mark and Industrial Design Agent, Malaysia



  • Chambers Life Sciences Guide (2020)
  • Chambers Patent Litigation Guide (2018)
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Fintech (2017 to 2020)
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations (2017)
  • CASBAA – Pay TV and OTT Policies in Malaysia now known as the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) – (2015, 2017 and 2020)
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA) Country Guide for Malaysia (2017 to 2020)
  • Atkin’s Court Forms Malaysia for Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Industrial Designs
  • LexisNexis Malaysian Forms and Precedents for Patent, Trade Mark, Copyright and Industrial Designs
  • LexisNexis Annotations to the Statutes of Malaysia: Patents Act 1983, Copyright Act 1987 and Industrial Designs Act 1996
  • Doing Business in Asia, Malaysia chapter published by Thomson Reuters (2016)
  • Patent Litigation: The European Lawyer Reference (2012)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Timothy SiawShearn Delamore & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co has a fully rounded and firmly established IP practice, regularly securing big-ticket engagements from notable domestic and international clients, such as FIFA and British American Tobacco plc. The department is spearheaded by Karen Abraham, an industry veteran who frequently provides legal counsel on various IP matters including regulatory concerns, licensing, franchising, and enforcement. The team’s scope of work is broad and often extends to copyright protection and advisory issues, trademark availability searches, due diligence exercises, and the drafting of patents. Indran Shanmuganathan is a notable IP litigator with a focus on industrial design and enforcement work, while Timothy Siaw has niche expertise in technology licensing, cybersecurity, and data protection.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech)

Shearn Delamore & Co combines experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide array of IT agreements with expertise in regulatory compliance and licensing requirements under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. E-commerce, online marketing and advertising matters are other areas of strength. Timothy Siaw heads up the team alongside Janet Toh. The registered patent agent Siaw is an IP and technology expert, while Toh is a key contact for global cloud migration projects. Christina Kow is well-versed in the the regulation of securities and derivatives, and Krystle Lui is another name to note.