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EXPERIENCED 
LEADERSHIP

SHAMILA NAIR 

Managing Partner 
PON Data Protection Officer 

Shamila embodies a forward-thinking and visionary approach to the legal field. Focusing on the areas of corporate commercial, employment, energy, ESG & sustainability, technology, and niche areas such as drone law, she remains at the forefront of emerging legal trends and technological advancements. Drawing upon her experience as a common law qualified Advocate & Solicitor and Registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore, she provides strategic and innovative legal solutions to multinational corporations (MNCs) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
 

Shamila's track record includes advising a global oil and gas MNC on decarbonisation laws and policies in Malaysia, as well as guiding Japanese MNCs through data protection and drone law legal issues. She has successfully managed complex projects, serving as trial counsel in Malaysian court hearings and as a foreign assisting counsel in Singapore. Her expertise extends to drafting commercial agreements and conducting thorough multijurisdictional research in commercial and environmental domains. Notably, her accomplishments have garnered recognition, with Asia Law Portal featuring her among the "30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia."
 

As President of the Malaysian Association in Singapore for two consecutive terms, Shamila played a pivotal role in facilitating collaborations and negotiations between the Malaysian community and esteemed entities such as CIMB, Causeway Link, EcoWorld, Jen Hotel by Shangri-La, Maybank, and Teleport Asia, as well as government and trade organisations including the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Sarawak Trade and Tourism Co, Sabah Trade and Tourism Co, Tourism Malaysia, and Malaysian Investment Development Authority. Her leadership further underscores her commitment to fostering meaningful connections and driving mutual growth.

Focus areas: 

  1. AML/Anti-Bribery/Corruption

  2. Corporate Commercial 

  3. Contracts 

  4. Data, Privacy, & Cybersecurity

  5. Employment, Compensation & Benefits 

  6. ESG & Sustainability 

  7. Technology

PETER ONG LIP CHENG 

Partner

Peter Ong is a highly accomplished lawyer with an extensive background in civil litigation and criminal defense litigation. With over 25 years of experience, Peter has established himself as a trusted advocate in the legal profession. Graduating from the University of London in 1994, he has since honed his expertise across various areas of law, including bankruptcy, defamation, debt recovery, and family law, as well as capital crimes such as drug trafficking and murder. Throughout his career, Peter has represented clients in high-profile cheating, forgery, murder, robbery, sexual, and violent crime cases, tackling complex trials and legal arguments. Given his seasoned background, he is adept at managing cases that encompass multiple charges, employing his comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and legal landscape to provide effective and efficient representation. 
 

Beyond his exceptional legal accomplishments, Peter actively contributes to the legal community where he is an active member of various legal committees. Notably, he has been assigned as counsel under the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO) and is a volunteer lawyer under the Law Society of Singapore Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and Kim Seng Community Club Legal Clinic. Among the recognitions he has received throughout his extensive career include, being awarded Singapore's top 100 lawyers/law firms for his achievements in criminal practice, negligence and liability in Singapore, and the President's Prize for the best paper in the Drafting and Award-Writing module of the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration (GCIA) course by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a distinguished member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).
 

Peter's ability to communicate fluently in English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Fujian enables him to connect with clients from diverse backgrounds and effectively navigate the complexities of the legal landscape.



Focus areas: 

  1. Arbitration

  2. Criminal Defense Litigation (Violent crimes and capital cases)

  3. Debt Recovery

  4. Dispute Resolution 

  5. Employment, Compensation & Benefits 

  6. Estate & Succession 

  7. Family 

Adeeb Barakbah

Partner

PON AML Compliance Officer

Adeeb is a highly experienced legal professional specialising in civil and criminal litigation. With an impressive track record of successfully handling trials and hearings in the lower Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal, Adeeb's expertise encompasses several areas, including bankruptcy and insolvency, contractual fraud, criminal breach of trust, defamation, violent crimes, and maritime law. His dedication to the legal field is evident through his active involvement in various committees, such as the Migrants, Refugees, and Immigration Affairs Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council. He is presently serving as an active pro bono lawyer under the Legal Aid Bureau of Malaysia since 2015, reflecting his and our firm's commitment to providing legal assistance to those in need.
 

Adeeb's exceptional legal acumen and notable accomplishments have garnered attention from local newspapers, showcasing his achievements in the field. By leveraging on his experience, he also brings invaluable insights and strategic approaches to each case, ensuring the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Focus Areas: 

  1. Bankruptcy and Insolvency 

  2. Contractual Fraud 

  3. Criminal Breach of Trust

  4. Criminal Defense Litigation (Drug, violent, and white-collar crimes)

  5. Defamation 

  6. Dispute Resolution

  7. Maritime

NADYA CHATTI

Head of Data Engineer

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Location 

 

Level 1 Vipod KLCC,

6 Jalan Kia Peng

50450 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

OUR STORY

At the core of our esteemed firm is a dynamic team of partners, each bringing a wealth of experience in various areas of the law. Leading our team is our Managing Partner, who possesses valuable experience as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore with local law firms and Deloitte Legal, a full-service foreign law firm in Singapore dealing with matters spanning across the Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Middle East regions. Our strength is further amplified by a dual-qualified partner with over 25 years of experience, recognised as one of Singapore's top lawyers/law firm in criminal practice and negligence & liability, and a partner who has built in-depth advocacy experience and skills in the areas of criminal defence litigation and other related areas such as defamation and maritime law. The combined expertise of our partners enables us to offer a holistic perspective that integrates the best practices from both the legal and consultancy domains.

 

Our courtroom experience and deep understanding of neighbouring legal landscapes make us a valuable asset in navigating straightforward and complex legal issues domestically and internationally. Through a strategic combination of diverse backgrounds and distinct areas of focus, we create a powerhouse team capable of addressing a wide range of legal challenges to deliver a comprehensive suite of services tailored to your specific requirements in order to help you achieve your goals while minimising risks and maximising opportunities.

 

We understand that in today's fast-paced business landscape, adaptability, responsiveness, and flexibility are paramount. By embracing technology, innovative practices, and a proactive mindset, we guide our clients through the ever-evolving demands of the modern age to ensure they remain a step ahead in this rapidly changing business world. 

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