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

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech)

Shearn Delamore & Co’s TMT practice is well-placed to leverage the expertise of the firm’s wider IP, financial services, corporate and M&A, tax and competition teams. Key areas of expertise extend to cloud-based agreements, technology transactions, regulatory compliance issues and licensing agreements. Practice leader Timothy Siaw has considerable experience in the IP and technology arenas, while Christina Kow advises on structures involving financial services, including cryptocurrencies, electronic payments and electronic platforms. Karen Abraham and ‘invaluableJanet Toh specialise in IP.