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)


  • Sc. and LL.B, Monash University, Australia
  • 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

Led by the ‘world-classKaren Abraham, Shearn Delamore & Co‘s intellectual property team also features litigation expert Indran Shanmuganathan, an ‘experienced lawyer‘ with ‘good tactical knowledge and intimate awareness of legal complexities‘. Handling trade mark violations, data protection and industrial designs, the firm also covers matters such as copyright abuse and competition law. Notably, it has particular expertise in the telecoms sector where it advises on relevant aspects pertaining to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. Janet TohMichelle C Y Loi and Timothy Siaw are collectively recommended for the protection of IP assets, including complex patents and for their expertise relating to life sciences. Jyeshta Mahendran is another name to note.

Malaysia > TMT

With a focus on patents, life sciences and IP litigation, Timothy Siaw heads the TMT offering at Shearn Delamore & Co. Notably, the team is drawn from a cross-section of disciplines (including competition law) and features Janet Toh Yoong San, a specialist in the negotiation of software development, customisation and licensing agreements. In particular, the firm recently acted for Spacegen on a third party application to utilise its technology to analyse raw satellite images.