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Employment & Administrative Law

Employment and labour issues; industrial relations; collective bargaining; industrial actions; trade disputes; contracts of service; mergers & acquisitions; reorganisation & retrenchment; occupational health & safety; provident fund & social security; statutory benefits; dismissals; judicial review and administrative law.

He has conducted hearings at various levels of the judicial hierarchy including the Labour Court, the Industrial Court, the Magistrate's Court, Sessions Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.

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Qualifications

• LL.B (Hons), University of London (London School of Economics & Political Science)
• LL.M, University of Malaya

Admission to the Bar

• Barrister-at-Law, England & Wales
• Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
• Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Professional Memberships

• Industrial and Employment Law Committee, Malaysian Bar Council
• Discrimination Sub-Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)

Awards and Recognition

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2010 - "Peers characterise as "a clever guy who really knows his stuff"."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - "Interviewees commend his “intelligence and thorough understanding of industrial relations law".

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Is known for his all-round capabilities in employment disputes covering areas as wide-ranging as contracts, industrial actions, reorganisation and retrenchment, trade disputes and union issues. He conducts hearings at various levels of court all the way up to the Court of Appeal and Federal Court."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Vijayan Venugopal is a very experienced lawyer and upholds a broad practice. His work covers industrial actions, trade disputes, collective bargaining, statutory benefits and dismissals."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 - "Vijayan Venugopal is another key member of the practice and is "always approachable, deals with matters in a professional manner and gives us result that we expect," says a client."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - "Vijayan Venugopal is a well-regarded employment lawyer with significant experience in representing employers before the Industrial Courts. He regularly represents major clients, such as Malaysia Airlines and Petronas."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - "Source highlight Vijayan Venugopal as an active practitioner who regularly appears and "speaks very well" in court. He covers issues such as unfair dismissals and collective bargaining and he recently defended Petronas against a claim brought by an employee after their contract was cancelled due to their lack of a work visa."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - "Vijayan Venugopal has a broad employment practice, which covers unfair dismissal cases, industrial action and collective bargaining. According to one client, he "has proven ability in handling litigation matters due to his vast experience in industrial relations." He acted for Malaysian Airlines in a claim filed by a former employee, who alleged that he did not have a fair opportunity to appeal his dismissal from the company after being convicted by the Sessions Court."

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia

Contact

Telephone: +603 2027 2874
Fax: +603 2078 5625 / +603 2078 2376
Email: vijayan@shearndelamore.com

 
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