Ms Suganthi Singam > Shearn Delamore & Co > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

  • Employment & Administrative Law
  • Immigration (Head)

Position

Partner since 2005

Career

Suganthi is a Partner in Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co specialising in employment and immigration areas in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She is engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Malaysian courts. Suganthi graduated from the University of Manchester in 1994 and after her admission to the Malaysian Bar in 1996, she went on to pursue her Masters of Law from the University of Malaya whilst practising in Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co.

For newly incorporated companies and foreign investments in Malaysia, she advises on the drafting of employment agreements, policies and handbooks. She also trains employers to manage misconduct issues and poor performance in employees, advises on issues relating to employee stock option schemes, share awards, prepares panel members for domestic inquiries and trains personnel on how to conduct domestic inquiries.

For corporate acquisitions and mergers, Suganthi provides strategic guidance in dealing with the employment issues that arise. She provides legal counsel in relation to business acquisitions, reorganisations, and voluntary and mutual separation schemes, harmonisation of employment terms and retention of key management. In relation to workplace risk management and safety, she provides legal advice on occupational health and safety issues as well as sexual harassment policies and procedures. She also handles trade union recognition issues, labour disputes and strikes.

Languages

English, Malay

Memberships

  • Vice Chair, Human Resources Group WLG
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, Malaysian Bar
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

  • LL.B (Hons), University of Manchester
  • LL.M, University of Malaya
  • Certificate in Legal Practice
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Leisure

Articles & Publications:
  • Malaysian Chapter for Global Mobility: An Overview for Human Resource Professionals 2015 (3rd edition)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Labour and employment

Handling an increasing quotient of contract renegotiations, the labour and employment offering at Shearn Delamore & Co is led by Sivabalah Nadarajah, a specialist in trade disputes, collective bargaining and industrial action. The ‘amazing’ Suganthi Singam handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, Reena Enbasegaram is known for her work in disciplinary action procedures, and Raymond Low is recommended for health and safety litigation. Notably, the firm also pursues allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace and recently acted in this capacity for Malayan Banking Berhad.