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Shamala Balasundaram

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Tel : +603 2055 3928
Fax :+603 2055 3880

Email : shamaladb@chooi.com.my

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Practice Areas :
Dispute Resolution, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Restructuring & Insolvency

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Shamala Balasundaram deals with corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including those involving shareholder disputes, insolvency, and fraud. She also handles cases involving defamation law and constitutional law.

Other Experience
  • Member of the team representing the Malaysian Bar in Royal Commission proceedings which considered possible “judicial brokering” (2008)
  • Committee member of the Malaysian Bar’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Judicial Appointments Commission (2008)
  • Committee member of the Bar Council’s Constitutional Law Committee (2009 – present)
  • Committee member of the Steering Committee of the “MyConstitution” Campaign
Qualifications
    2000
  • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Legal Practice, Malaysia
  • 2004
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
    Admitted as an advocate & solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2004
Awards and citations
  • Benchmark Asia Pacific –2014 edition
    Benchmark Disputes Star
  • Benchmark Asia Pacific – 2013 edition
    Local Disputes Star
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 – 2016 and 2013 editions
    Recommended Lawyer in the field of Dispute Resolution
Publication and Presentations
    2014
  • Contributed to Clifford Chance – A Guide to Asia Pacific Restructuring
    and Insolvency Procedures
    Malaysia contribution
  • 2009
  • LexisNexis Seminar on Credit Management and Debt Recovery Strategies
    Co-presenter, ‘Legal Procedures in Debt Recovery’
    Kuala Lumpur, 2 April 2009
  • 2008
  • Lexis Nexis Commercial Contracts Masterclass
    Co-presenter, ‘Drafting International Cross Border Contracts’
    Kuala Lumpur, 6 March 2008

    Monash University Study Abroad Programme, Sunway Campus
    ‘Commercial Law in Malaysia’
    Selangor, 1 July 2008

    LexisNexis Seminar on the Companies Act 1965
    Co-presenter, ‘Addressing the Recent Changes and
    Implications of the Companies Act 1965’
    Kuala Lumpur, 19 November 2008.