Lawyer Profile

Sivabalah Nadarajah - Partner - Shearn Delamore & Co

Tel: +603 2027 2866
Email: [email protected]
Address: 7th Floor, Wisma
Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No.1, Leboh Ampang
50100 Kuala Lumpur,

Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysia, Labour & Employment

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Practice Area


  • Employment & Administrative Law (Head)




  • English,
  • Malay




Sivabalah has rich experience with trade disputes, collective bargaining, contracts of service, employment issues, industrial actions, judicial reviews, law on dismissals, mergers and acquisitions, minimum wage, occupational health and safety, reorganisations and retrenchment, statutory benefits, and union recognition. He has appeared extensively in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court and the then Supreme Court, principally for judicial review applications and appeals.




  • LL.B (Hons), University of Malaya
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya




  • Malaysia (1984)




  • Malaysian Bar
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Firm Representative and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA)
  • Chairman of the ELA’s Asia-Pacific Regional Committee



Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014 – 2016) – “Leading Lawyer” in Labour and Employment
Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2017 – 2019) – “Market Leading Lawyer” in Labour and Employment
Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2020 and 2021) – “Elite Practitioner” in Labour and Employment
Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific (2020) – “Litigation Star” in Commercial and Transactions, Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment
Chambers Asia-Pacific (2010 – 2020) – “Leaders in their Field” in Employment and Industrial Relations
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2019 and 2020) – “Leading Individual” in Labour and Employment
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2016 – 2018) – “Recommended Lawyer” in Labour and Employment
Expert Guides (2018 and 2019) – “Leading Practitioner” in Labour and Employment
Who’s Who Legal (2015 – 2018) – “Expert” in Labour, Employment & Benefits
Who’s Who Legal (2019) – “Global Leader” in Labour, Employment & Benefits