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Dispute Resolution

Banking (including Islamic/Syariah banking and finance) and insolvency; enforcement of loan / security instruments and instruments of payments; receivership; foreclosure; land, commercial and corporate disputes; restructuring and schemes of arrangement including capital reduction.

She has acted in a number of matters that have been reported in the law journals and her court appearances at the High Court and Appellate Courts include that in which she has led lawyers from within and outside the firm.

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• LL.B, University of London
• Barrister-at-Law, Gray's Inn (London)
• Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Admission to the Bar

England and Wales (1985)
Malaya (1986)

Professional Memberships

• Member of the Malaysian Bar
• Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
• Member of the International Chamber of Commerce – Malaysia, Committee on Banking
• Firm Representative to EU Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI)
• Firm Representative to Law Society England and Wales
• Member of the International Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

• Asialaw Profiles 2014 and 2015 - a "Recommended Lawyer".

• Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2014, 2015 and 2016 - a "Leading Lawyer" in Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice.

• Benchmark Asia Pacific 2013 and 2014 - Benchmark Disputes Star

Chambers Asia Pacific 2010 - "Jeyanthini Kannaperan is also singled out for praise for commercial disputes."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - "Has extensive experience of corporate and commercial disputes, restructuring and capital reduction work. She recently took the lead on representing a financial institution to enforce various Islamic finance facilities."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Is a talented lawyer with a great deal of experience in corporate and commercial disputes. Last year she represented a large domestic bank in a MYR290 million dispute relating to a negligence issue."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Is an experienced litigator who specialises in banking and insolvency litigation, as well as regulatory compliance and enforcement of loans and security instruments. She recently acted for an international bank on a claim for breach of a promissory note against a partially owned government entity."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 - "Is an experienced litigator whose experience spans banking disputes, insolvency, foreclosure and receivership work, together with corporate disputes."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - "Jeyanthini Kannaperan took over as the head of the litigation practice in January 2014. She is regularly engaged to act on banking and insolvency cases."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - "Jeyanthini Kannaperan is valued by clients for her ability to "understand our problems and read opposing lawyers very well." She heads the litigation practice and deals primarily with banking and insolvency matters."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - "Jeyanthini Kannaperan regularly represents leading banks in insolvency, restructuring and corporate disputes. Peers note that she is "very experienced in banking litigation." She is also highlighted for her specialist expertise in disputes stemming from Islamic finance transactions."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011 - "With renowned figures, the firm has more senior talent than most of its rivals."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - "Banking lawyer Jeyanthini Kannaperan heads the team that includes the ‘speedy, approachable and smart’."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 - "Shearn Delamore & Co’s 16–partner practice includes ‘a lot of fine litigators’. It is led by Jeyanthini Kannaperan, who acts for leading banks."


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