Our core practice areas

Insurance Law

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Entertainment Law

Intellectual Property Law

Real Property Law

Employment Law

Meet our team

Praveena Karunamoorthy

Partner

Praveena graduated with her LLB at the age of 20 and thereafter, driven by her passion for Intellectual Property Law, obtained her LLM with the University of London with a specialisation in International Intellectual Property Law, in 2009 at the age of 23. Praveena brings to the firm her expertise on Intellectual Property Law. Aside from her academic qualifications, Praveena has a combined experience of 7 years in teaching, advising and litigating Intellectual Property Law since 2010.

In addition to her Intellectual Property Law practice, and together with Daniel, Praveena has acted for Malaysian music artists in drafting and reviewing licensing and management agreements with a local affiliate of a leading global music company. She has also prepared other commercial agreements including sale and purchase of shares. (more…)

Prasanna Karunamoorthy

Partner

Prasanna is our principal partner for real property transactions as well as for our services in respect of wills, trusts and probate.

Further, Prasanna is one of the firm’s recognizable faces in insurance disputes. With her experience serving as a legal executive in an insurance company and having co-authored ‘The Financial Services Act 2013 & Insurance – A Handbook’ in 2013, Prasanna brings with her the industrial first-hand experience as well as in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry to supplement the firm’s legal services in insurance disputes.

At the age of 26, she obtained an LLM degree in International Dispute Resolution, thus priming her for the global arena in insurance disputes.

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Daniel Bong

Partner

Daniel began his legal training in corporate practice (merger and acquisition) and had since then migrated into a litigation career which spans across several well-respected firms in Malaysia.

His areas of practice chiefly extend to various areas of litigation practice such as commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, insurance law, insolvency law, employment disputes as well as child custody disputes. His notable experiences in litigation include acting on behalf of foreign official assignee in obtaining cross-border recognition of bankruptcy order and vesting order of properties of a bankrupt, defending a major aviation company based in Malaysia against a suit by a former employee as well as representing third-party victim to resist insurer’s applications to discharge liability to compensate and representing a bankrupt to set aside a bankruptcy order. (more…)

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Amendment to the Bankruptcy Act 1967 – Protection of Guarantors

Recently, the Dewan Rakyat, the lower but politically dominant house of the Malaysian Parliament, has been reported to have passed the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2016 (‘Amendment Bill‘) on 29 March 2017 (The reports can be found at Bernama, New Straits Times, the Star and the Malay Mail).  The Amendment Bill can be viewed here. It appears that the Amendment Bill has been passed without any amendments (the Hansard of the 2nd and 3rd reading can be viewed here). This Amendment…

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The Essentials of Copyright Law

Copyright is just one of the areas of intellectual property and intellectual property can quite simply be defined as “the result of one’s creativity” or anything which is in reference to a creation of the mind. These include any kind of invention, design, written work or drawing. It is just like any other property, save for the fact that it is in intangible form. In turn, intellectual property law seeks to protect this human creativity. There are many areas in intellectual…

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Between time being of essence and equity

As a starting point, the general rules on the failure to complete by a stipulated time are provided for under section 56 of the Contracts Act 1950. These provisions are reproduced in verbatim as follows:- Effect of failure to perform at fixed time, in contract in which time is essential 56. (1) When a party to a contract promises to do a certain thing at or before a specified time, or certain things at or before specified times, and fails to do any such thing…

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Section 131(1) of the Malaysian Companies Act 1965 and duty to account for profits under Regal (Hastings) Ltd. v. Gulliver

A question arose as to whether the need to disclose secret profits to shareholders pursuant to Regal (Hastings) Ltd. v Gulliver [1967] 2 AC 134 is redundant in light of s.131(1) of the Companies Act 1965 (“CA 1965“).  First of all, s.131(1) of the Companies Act 1965 concerns with disclosure to directors whereas Regal (Hastings) Ltd. v Gulliver concerns with disclosure to shareholders, and there is a very good reason to it. The rule of relevance here is the rule of equity which…

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