Steven Thiru

Steven Thiru | Malaysia

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Steven Thiru is Managing Partner of Messrs Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership in Kuala Lumpur. He is a senior litigation lawyer and has been in practice for 26 years. He was previously senior partner of Messrs Shook Lin & Bok. His main areas of practice are administrative law, constitutional law , employment law, electricity supply law, native title law and a variety of areas of civil litigation.

Steven read law at the University of Leicester and graduated ( LL.B ( Hons) ) in 1990. He was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales at Middle Temple in 1991, and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1992. Steven also holds a Masters of Law (LL.M) degree from University of Malaya (2000).

Steven was recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 in the area of dispute resolution as having “a broad practice that encompasses employment, commercial and administrative litigation. He is considered a ‘very solid, very hard-working’ practitioner of impressively varied experience by market sources.” . He was recognized as a highly recommended lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 and as a market – leading lawyer ( Labour and Employment law ) by Asialaw 2017 . Steven was ranked for “ Dispute Resolution “ by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 and recognized that he “ draws admiration from market sources as a “ well respected advocate “.He especially handles administrative and employment cases , and has also recently been the Malaysian Bar Council President. “ . He was also ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 for Employment and Industrial Relations and it was noted that he is“ renowned among market sources , who declare that he “ has all the qualities of an excellent advocate “. He is highly experienced in relation to employment litigation , often acting for GLCs and international clients ..”

Steven is the 31st President of the Malaysian Bar ( 2015 -2017 ) , Council Member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and Exco Member of Lawasia .