Employment & Industrial Relations


The firm has been highly ranked and recommended in the category of Labour & Employment by leading publications, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and asialaw. Clients are quoted as testifying:

  • ‘The team provides very personalised service for employment matters .’
  • ‘The team is very knowledgeable and approachable with a dedicated partner. They are client-centric in their approach and always very responsive. ’
  • ‘… strong in litigation and employment matters. The team is responsive and offers commercially sensible solutions.’


The firm advises clients on a diverse range of employment issues, for example :

  • advising on collective agreements, mutual separation agreements and voluntary separation schemes and the preparation of documents incidental thereto;
  • advising on domestic inquiries;
  • reviewing and drafting employment contracts;
  • structuring retrenchment exercises and preparing all relevant documentation;
  • reviewing and redrafting employees’ handbooks/manuals to ensure compliance with Malaysian employment laws;
  • structuring effective performance review plans.

We also represent local and foreign and/or multinational companies in unfair dismissal, retrenchment and constructive dismissal cases at the Industrial Court. 

In addition, the firm has represented various companies in judicial review applications to the High Court and in injunction applications and civil actions pertaining to issues of breaches of nondisclosure and/or non-solicitation clauses by former employees.

The firm has also defended employers in civil suits brought by former employees against the employers alleging various claims including, but not limited to, defamation. 


Tham Li Vyen

Partner – Dispute Resolution, Employment & Industrial Relations
+603-2632 9875


Partner – Corporate & Commercial
+603-2632 9891


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