Our People

Fiona Bodipalar

Senior practitioner with close to three decades of experience in corporate, commercial and civil litigation. Client centric lawyer valued for her speedy response, efficiency and excellence in advocacy. Networked with lawyers internationally to leverage on cross border legal matters.

"I never lose. I either win or learn" - Nelson Mandela

Alex De Silva

In a legal career spanning more than 25 years, Alex is known to be a tenacious advocate who never quits. His practice is varied as it is extensive. He appears regularly as counsel in the higher Courts and has been involved in several landmark decisions developing Malaysian law. He is widely reported in the law journals.

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same" - Rudyard Kipling; Inscribed at the entrance of Centre Court, Wimbledon

Alvin Tang

Alvin’s forte is in litigating complex contentious disputes in corporate and commercial matters, with an emphasis on shareholder disputes and boardroom tussles. Alvin is a senior litigator with considerable experience in formulating legal strategies, and pre-emptive remedies, to resolve and manage the underlying risks involved in multifaceted and substantial disputes

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. - Oscar Levant

Shamalah Selvarajah

Shamalah was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2000. She was a partner in Messrs De Silva and remained a partner when the firm merged to form BPD in 2009. Shamalah has amassed closed to two decades of legal practice experience since she was admitted to the Bar.

The most important thing in life is stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.

Thivina Kumaran

Rising young star in civil and commercial litigation reaching almost a decade of legal practice experience. Thrives under pressure and finds a cause of action even in seemingly hopeless cases.

"Life reflects, life resounds, life echoes whatsoever you throw at life" - Osho