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. Of late, a substantial number of cases that he has been advising on relates to retrenchment exercises and business rationalization measures, particularly arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order implemented by the Malaysian Government. A number of employees who were affected by such measures chose to refer their cases to the Industrial Court. Ravindra and his team have been able to successfully defend employer clients both in the Industrial Court and the High Court (when the dismissal of such cases resulted in applications for Judicial Review).
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 – 2021, Ravindra is presently the Vice President of the Malaysian Society for Labour & Social Security Law and is also a Past Chairman of the Human Resource Committee of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
- 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