Shamala deals with corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including those involving shareholder disputes, complex commercial issues, insolvency, land related disputes, and fraud. She also handles cases involving administrative law and constitutional law. Shamala appears frequently before the High Court and Appellate Courts, and is an experienced trial lawyer.
EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
Shamala is named as a Recommended Lawyer in the field of Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific Legal 500’s 2016 and 2013 editions. She is named as a Local Disputes Star in Benchmark Asia Pacific’s 2013 edition and Benchmark Disputes Star in Benchmark Asia Pacific’s 2014 edition.
In 2008, Shamala was a member of the team representing the Malaysian Bar in Royal Commission proceedings which considered possible “judicial brokering”. She served as a committee member of the Malaysian Bar’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Judicial Appointments Commission (2008), and currently serves as a committee member of the Malaysian Bar’s Constitutional Law Committee (since 2009) and the Corporate and Commercial Law Committee (since 2017).
Shamala graduated from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 2002, receiving First-class honours. She obtained her Certificate of Legal Practice in Malaysia in 2003 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court in Malaya in 2004.