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Who We Are

Founded in 2011 our office is in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. We are a law firm with a broad client base from within the country and around the world. Our clients are in the construction and engineering industry, property developers, telecommunication companies, shipping and oil & gas. We also offer our services to private clients. We pride ourselves on being a general practice law firm but our work is primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, construction, corporate advisory, and family. We understand that legal matters can sometimes be a little daunting and as such, we strive to make our client’s matters as easy to understand as possible. We guide our clients through complex laws and legal issues and outline the potential outcomes for our clients. We take pride in our ability to think out of the box when it comes to finding the best method to solve any of our clients’ legal concerns. We are passionate about building long-term relationships with people we like to work with. It is our job to listen to our clients’ needs and to understand their business and empower them with the legal problem-solving tools that they need to run a successful business.

SHARMILA RAVINDRAN

SHARMILA RAVINDRAN was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in January 2004. She has practiced in corporate and commercial litigation, insolvency and bankruptcy, recovery, enforcement, construction, property and land disputes, maritime and shipping matters. She is empanelled as an Adjudicator with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). Sharmila set up the firm in 2011 because she wanted to focus on empowering her clients with the knowledge to manage their legal risks as she believes strongly that every successful business starts with a strong legal foundation. She also believes that there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to legal services and so she takes pride in understanding how her clients’ run their businesses and what are the best legal options available specifically for them. In addition to the work she does through the firm, Sharmila is also the Legal Director for Asia Women Circle which independently drives Lean in Malaysia, a platform to educate, enable & empower women to harness their full potential. She also writes for various publications including Smart Investor Magazine and Lexis Nexis Practical Guidance Malaysia. Sharmila also serves on the Malaysian Bar’s Child Rights Committee and is the Honorary Legal Advisor for the Universal Moo Du Kwan Academy, Malaysia which is a member of the World Moo Duk Kwan General Federation Moo Duk Kwan Korea.

Drop Sharmila an e-mail at: sharm@ravindran.com.my

JOANNA OOI JING ZHI

Joanna holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and was admitted to the Bar of England of Wales by the Honorable Society of the Middle Temple. She completed her pupillage at Messrs. Gibb & Co. Ipoh, Perak in which she was heavily involved in a wide variety of general litigation practice such as contentious probate matters, land disputes, tort of defamation and matrimonial matters. Her area of primary focus covers corporate and commercial litigation, construction, debt recovery, wills, probate and administration of estates and family law matters. Joanna is a firm believer of being adaptable, practical and patient in solving difficult and complex legal matters. Outside of practice, Joanna enjoys a good thought-provoking book, local art and food festivals.

Drop Joanna an e-mail at: joanna@ravindran.com.my

LOUISE AZMI

Mrs Louise Azmi was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2004. She was in private practice as a Barrister for 11 years in England until she relocated to Malaysia in 2015. Louise has extensive advisory and litigation experience in several areas of law including Criminal, Family, Civil, Construction and Environmental Law. Louise practiced at Broadway House Chambers in Bradford. This is recognised in the Legal 500 publication as one of the leading Chambers in the North of England.

 

During her time at the Bar, Louise successfully managed a busy practice, appearing at all levels of Court up to the Court of Appeal. She personally conducted five cases to the Court of Appeal, and was led by Queens Counsel in highly complex cases on four other occasions. Louise was noted in the Legal 500 (2013 edition) as having “achieved some frankly astonishing results”.

 

Apart from criminal matters, Louise specialised in cases involving construction and building regulations, and breach of planning regulations. She also routinely advised local government on complex matters of law. Her litigation practice included high value prosecutions of companies, and handling expert evidence. She also wrote, organised and delivered numerous seminars and presentations for Government agencies and solicitors’ firms.

 

Since relocating to Malaysia Louise has been using her skills in the burgeoning area of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

Louise is a qualified Mediator, registered with the Malaysian Mediation Centre. She acts as a Mediator in Family Law disputes and Construction Law disputes. She is training Justices of the Peace in Penang to become Mediators.

 

Louise is a qualified Adjudicator, and is registered with AIAC. She is a tutor on the AIAC Adjudication Training Course. Louise offers her services as an Adjudicator in Construction Law disputes, and advises parties in Adjudication Proceedings. She also advises and represents parties in Construction Law Arbitration Proceedings.

 

Louise regularly delivers training and advice on Alternative Dispute Resolution to construction companies in order to ensure that they are complying with the changes in the law, and prepared for any disputes that may arise. She has conducted training seminar courses with companies in Penang, Johor and Kuala Lumpur.

Drop Louise an e-mail at: louise@ravindran.com.my

SUEANNE TAN SUE YEN

Sueanne obtained her LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of London, UK and thereafter completed her Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 2017.

 

She underwent her pupillage in Messrs. Ravindran and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in January 2019.

 

Her areas of interest include commercial and corporate litigation, construction, intellectual property and public interest matters.

 

Sueanne believes that perseverance and patience are the keys to produce great work.

 

Some leisure activities she enjoys include painting, playing sports and exploring new places.

Drop Sueanne an e-mail at: sueanne@ravindran.com.my