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Fiona Bodipalar

Fiona was admitted to the Bar in England in 1989 and the Malaysian Bar in 1990. She has the distinction of becoming the first female partner in Sri Ram & Co in 1994 and remained there until she left in 2001 to form Bodipalar Ponnudurai Nathan which with the merger with De Silva in 2009 became Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva.

Fiona is a firm believer that negotiation and mediation is the most cost-effective and often least disruptive route for a client to reach their goals. However, she recognises that in some cases, litigation can be a necessary tool to achieve those goals.

Fiona is a formidable litigator known for her ability to turnaround a case in record time and is an astute legal solutions scientist.

Commercial litigation is a minefield that many find difficult to manoeuvre. Fiona’s knowledge and experience has led to clients seeking her advice on corporate transactions that require the drafting skills of a litigator who is attuned to thinking out of the box. She thrives on adversity and is known for her ability to track down evidence and make a case where every other lawyer has said there is none.

Established associations with lawyers from other jurisdictions have enabled her to deal with cross border disputes in an efficient and timely manner.

Fiona’s practice areas cover a wide variety of complex corporate, commercial and civil litigation matters, including contested injunction proceedings, administrative proceedings, intellectual property issues, partnership disputes, lender liability litigation, fraud claims, probate litigation, breach of contract actions, receiverships, contested foreclosures, banking litigation, minority shareholders actions and creditors’ rights issues.

Out of the office, Fiona is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Ampang and past Vice President of PAWS and actively advocates the rights of the underprivileged and abused animals.

Contact Fiona at: fiona@bpdlex.com

Qualifications

Barrister-at-Law, UK

Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Fiona Bodipalar

Fiona was admitted to the Bar in England in 1989 and the Malaysian Bar in 1990. She has the distinction of becoming the first female partner in Sri Ram & Co in 1994 and remained there until she left in 2001 to form Bodipalar Ponnudurai Nathan which with the merger with De Silva in 2009 became Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva.

Fiona is a firm believer that negotiation and mediation is the most cost-effective and often least disruptive route for a client to reach their goals. However, she recognises that in some cases, litigation can be a necessary tool to achieve those goals.

Fiona is a formidable litigator known for her ability to turnaround a case in record time and is an astute legal solutions scientist.

Commercial litigation is a minefield that many find difficult to manoeuvre. Fiona’s knowledge and experience has led to clients seeking her advice on corporate transactions that require the drafting skills of a litigator who is attuned to thinking out of the box. She thrives on adversity and is known for her ability to track down evidence and make a case where every other lawyer has said there is none.

Established associations with lawyers from other jurisdictions have enabled her to deal with cross border disputes in an efficient and timely manner.

Fiona’s practice areas cover a wide variety of complex corporate, commercial and civil litigation matters, including contested injunction proceedings, administrative proceedings, intellectual property issues, partnership disputes, lender liability litigation, fraud claims, probate litigation, breach of contract actions, receiverships, contested foreclosures, banking litigation, minority shareholders actions and creditors’ rights issues.

Out of the office, Fiona is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Ampang and past Vice President of PAWS and actively advocates the rights of the underprivileged and abused animals.

Fiona can be contacted at:

Email: fiona@bpdlex.com

Qualifications

Barrister-at-Law, UK

Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Practice Areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Corporate & commercial litigation
  • Company disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Corporate advisory