Ravindra Kumar G. Rengasamy
Ravindra’s practice focuses on employment law and industrial relations, both in the aspect of litigation and advisory work. He often advises on redundancy and retrenchment and the obligations arising therefrom, and reviews and drafts mutual separation agreements, employment contracts, employee handbooks and collective agreements. Litigation in the courts includes representing clients in cases pertaining to unfair dismissal, retrenchment and constructive dismissal, as well as in judicial review applications, injunction applications and civil claims pertaining to issues such as breach of non-disclosure and non-solicitation clauses by former employees.
Ravindra has appeared at all levels of the Malaysian court hierarchy in dealing with employment cases.
A 2017 victory in the Court of Appeal was for long-time client, Baker Hughes, in a claim for alleged wrongful termination of a Consultancy Agreement. Ravindra won the day for Baker Hughes again in a more recent case in the Industrial Court, where the central issue was whether the issuance of a work permit and payment of taxes would create an employer-employee relationship between a local company and an employee who is employed by a foreign entity and assigned/seconded to Malaysia.
Included in the ranks of Leading Individuals in Employment and Industrial Relations in Chambers Asia Pacific for 2010 – 2020, Leading Lawyers in AsiaLaw Profiles in 2014, 2016 – 2019, and Distinguished Practitioners in AsiaLaw Profiles for 2020 and 2021, and named as a “Dispute Resolution Star” by Benchmark Litigation in 2018 – 2020, Ravindra is the immediate Past Chairman of the Human Resource Committee of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is presently the Vice President of the Malaysian Society for Labour & Social Security Law.
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of London)
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & MEMBERSHIP
- Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
- Admitted to the Malaysian Bar: 22nd August 1987
- Certificate in Legal Practice, Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board
- Member of Disciplinary Committee Panel appointed by the Advocates and Solicitors’ Disciplinary Board under the Legal Profession Act 1976
- Vice President of the Malaysian Society for Labour & Social Security Law