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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.

Shamalah handles all aspects of civil and commercial litigation. She appears regularly at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts, not only in the High Court, but both in the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. Her extensive range of practice areas include contractual, land disputes, defamation, fraud, construction, land reference, probate, corporate wrongdoing and misfeasance, partnership, guarantees and other securities, director’s duties and liabilities, shareholders disputes and recovery work.

Shamalah is known for her meticulous preparation that has made her a go to person when it comes to preparing for trials and hearings. Her calm demeanour puts her clients immediately at ease, but lulls the opposing side into a false sense of security. In reality, she is a determined and tenacious litigator who refuses to quit and has built her practice primarily in civil litigation without losing this admirable quality. She has assisted senior counsel in many land mark cases involving complicated questions of law in areas such as shareholder disputes, land disputes, land acquisition, securities and bankruptcy matters. Shamalah has represented public listed companies and appeared as co-counsel at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court. Many of these cases have been reported in the Malaysian law journals.

In a recent landmark decision, Shamalah was involved in representing a public listed company in the Federal Court in a complicated land/contractual dispute. The case which commenced in the High Court went all the way to the Federal Court and is considered a landmark precedent in several aspects of contract law. Shamalah has also built a reputation in the specialised field of bankruptcy having handled many matters in the High Court and the appellate courts. Having spent many years of practice in this area, she has garnered a reputation as counsel of repute in the field of bankruptcy. She has written articles on bankruptcy law which have been published in the website called RinggitPlus.com.

Shamalah can be contacted at:

Email: sham@bpdlex.com

Shamalah Selvarajah

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

Shamalah handles all aspects civil and commercial litigation and has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. Her extensive range of practice areas include contractual and land disputes, probate and bankruptcy, corporate wrongdoing and misfeasance, partnership, guarantees and other securities, directors’ duties and liabilities, shareholders disputes, and recovery work.

Shamalah is known for her meticulous preparation that has made her a go to person when it comes to preparing for trials and hearings. Her calm demeanour puts her clients immediately at ease, but lulls the opposing side into a false sense of security. In reality, she is a determined litigator who never gives up. She has assisted senior counsel in many land mark cases involving complicated questions of law in areas such as shareholder disputes, land disputes, land acquisition, securities and bankruptcy matters.

Shamalah has also represented public listed companies and appeared as co- counsel at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court. Many of these cases have been reported in the Malaysian law journals.

In a recent landmark decision, Shamalah was involved in representing a public listed company in the Federal Court in a complicated land/contractual dispute. The case which commenced in the High Court went all the way to the Federal Court and is considered a landmark precedent in several aspects of contract law.

Shamalah has also built a reputation in the specialised field of bankruptcy having handled many matters in the High Court and the appellate courts. Having spent many years of practice in this area, she has garnered a reputation as counsel of repute in the field of bankruptcy. She has written articles on bankruptcy law which have been published in the website called RinggitPlus.com.

Shamalah can be contacted at:

sham@bpdlex.com