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Immigration

Dealing with applications for employment passes and professional visit passes.  

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Employment & Administrative Law

Advisory Services  

Reviewing of Employment agreements, contracts, policies, Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics and Handbook

Training on managing poor performers, preparing panel members for domestic inquiries,  conducting domestic inquiries, retention of key management

Business Acquisition 

Advising Vendors or Purchasers on all employment related matters including but not limited to acquisitions of businesses, share sales or asset transfers 

Reorganisation of business 

Harmonisation of employment terms.

Conducting employment, safety and health and immigration due diligence 

Voluntary separation / mutual separation schemes

Court Representation

Exclusively for Employers and representation for the full sphere of employment related disputes

Conducted hearings in all levels of the courts ranging from the Labour Court, Industrial Court, High Court, Court of Appeal to the Federal Court.

Claims relate to a multitude of areas – termination benefits, dismissal claims, forced resignation, sexual harassment, poor performance, minimum wage 

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Qualifications

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

Admission to the Bar

Malaya (1996)

Professional Memberships

• Member of the Malaysian Bar
• Member of the International Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2010 - "Suganthi Singam's stock continues to rise, with peers describing her as "certainly an up-and-coming partner in this area."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - "Has extensive experience across employment and judicial review matters, including retrenchment, sexual harassment, dismissals and misconduct issues."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Has 15 years of experience in the Malaysian courts process and has represented significant clients such as the Hong Leong Bank."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Suganthi Singam is a well-regarded practitioner with extensive experience, and frequently appears before all levels of court in employment law and judicial review cases. She is also adept at handling matters relating to trade union and collective bargaining, general misconduct and sexual harassment in the workplace."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - "Sources describe Suganthi Singam as "quite a tenacious lawyer and very competent." She recently acted for Philips in a constructive dismissal case brought by a former employee. She handles a range of unfair dismissal and trade union matters, as well as having expertise in immigration-related employment issues."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - "Suganthi Singam, who represented Kempas Edible Oil in the Court of Appeal, ‘provides quick advice and offers practical solutions’."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 - "Suganthi Singam handled matters for Philips and Alliance Bank."

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia

Contact

Telephone: +603 2027 2829
Fax: +603 2078 5625
Email: suganthi@shearndelamore.com

 
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