Mr Tharminder Singh > Izral Partnership > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Izral Partnership
2nd Floor, Wisma Hamzah-KH
No. 1 Leboh Ampang
KUALA LUMPUR
50100
Malaysia

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Tharminder graduated from the University of Wolverhampton prior to being admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998.

Prior to co-founding Izral Partnership in 2008 with Mohd Izral Khairy & Wong Guo Bin, Tharminder had been with Messrs. Logan Sabapathy & Co. where he was appointed as a partner in 2007.

His clientele include various high profile individuals and leading corporations, for whom he regulates act in relation to various types of both contentious & non-contentious matters – in particular, corporate-related ones such as oppression proceedings, derivative actions, breach of directors’ duties, breach of shareholders’ agreement, capital market misconducts, rehabilitation of corporations etc.

Tharminder is a natural strategist. Having learnt at a young age that litigation decisions must most importantly promote the clients’ commercial interests, he has had well over 20 years of training to make some of the most challenging & demanding strategic decisions when it comes to litigating for his clients. His “astute knowledge and conduct in strategic legal matters” have been described by a client as “meritorious”.

Given that, he plays a crucial role in the firm’s asset preservation & asset recovery matters where strategic planning & execution is key. He is a sought-after counsel by clients to apply for or resist injunctive relief applications in courts – such as prohibitory injunctions, Fortuna injunctions (restraining presentation of winding-up petitions), Mareva orders (asset freezing), and Anton Piller orders (asset search & seizure).

He has also successfully represented a public listed oil & gas corporation as well as its subsidiaries in one of the largest corporate restructuring exercise in Malaysia in recent times – which involved obtaining of numerous restraining orders in his clients’ favour.

Besides court matters, Tharminder is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution. On the international front, he acted for a Swiss luxury bespoke watch maker in an arbitration proceeding under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) involving a contractual dispute with an image right holding company incorporated in an offshore jurisdiction. This dispute involved inter alia laws of England, Switzerland, and Spain which required him to work closely with reputable counsel from those jurisdictions.

Locally, he acted for a prominent developing arm of a Malaysian government-linked corporation in a multi-million ringgit construction arbitration under the auspices of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration).

Quite apart, Tharminder also holds a Certificate in Adjudication from Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration). Besides having acted as an Adjudicator in a number of construction adjudication matters, Tharminder has also regularly acted as counsel for a prominent local developer in adjudication proceedings under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act, 2012.

The Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) recognised Tharminder as one of the “key partners” in Izral Partnership, and recognised his invaluable contribution in the aforesaid “contentious restructuring matter”.

Outside of work, Tharminder is also an advocacy trainer with the Malaysian Bar, regularly training young practitioners to improve their courtroom advocacy skills.

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia & Hindi

Memberships

Malaysian Bar

Education

LLB (Hons), University of Wolverhampton, 1996
CLP, University of Malaya, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

Specialist dispute resolution firm Izral Partnership handles a full range of civil, commercial and corporate litigations and arbitrations. The team, which acts for a combination of individuals and companies, is jointly led by Mohd Izral Khairy, Tharminder Singh and Guo Bin Wong, who all have broad experience across the disputes field.