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Shamila Nair, Managing Partner at Peter Ong & Nair, named finalist for 2024 Women Lawyer of the Year and Young Lawyer of the Year by Asian Legal Business Awards

We are proud to announce a remarkable milestone for Peter Ong & Nair: Our Managing Partner, Shamila Nair, has been named a finalist for not one, but two prestigious awards in the 2024 Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards - Women Lawyer of the Year and Young Lawyer of the Year. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Shamila's exceptional expertise, leadership, and her impactful contributions to the legal profession.

Shamila's legal career is defined by her unwavering commitment to excellence, justice, and client service. Focusing on corporate commercial law, she has been instrumental in advising on joint ventures between companies in Malaysia and Singapore, managing cross-border contractual issues, and leading clients through the complexities of international transactions. Her proficiency also covers the creation and implementation of data privacy and cybersecurity policies, and the management of dual employment agreements. Her strategic guidance has successfully driven projects in Malaysia and facilitated valuable joint ventures across international borders, working with qualified professionals across Asia to provide comprehensive multi-jurisdictional legal business partnering support.

Driven by her commitment to environmental sustainability, Shamila also engages in work related to climate law, offering advice on decarbonisation laws and energy efficiency policies for clients in the manufacturing industry.

As the immediate past President of the Malaysian Association in Singapore, Shamila has fostered meaningful collaborations and discussions between private companies, investors, entrepreneurs, and individuals in Singapore and Malaysia. Her efforts in facilitating engagements with government and non-government agencies, along with esteemed corporate partners, have strengthened cross-border relations.

Her voice has been pivotal in promoting female and youth empowerment in the workplace, both locally and internationally, speaking at dialogue sessions in Singapore in conjunction with World Day for Cultural Diversity and International Women's Day, and coaching and mentoring law students participating in international mediation competitions, guiding them in developing their dispute resolution skills.

Shamila Nair's multifaceted contributions to the legal profession, environmental sustainability, and community welfare are truly inspiring. We at Peter Ong & Nair, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are honoured to have her leading our team towards continued excellence and innovation in the legal sector.

Please join us in congratulating Shamila on her well-deserved nominations. Her remarkable achievements are a beacon of inspiration, and we eagerly anticipate her continued impact and success.

Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 1 March 2024. See full list of finalists here:

About the Asian Legal Business Awards

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