Lawyer Profile

Vijayan Venugopal - Partner - Shearn Delamore & Co

Tel: +603 2027 2874
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




  • English,
  • Malay




Employment and Administrative Law. This would include labour issues, industrial relations, collective bargaining, industrial actions, trade disputes, contracts of service, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, reorganisation and retrenchment, occupational health and safety, employee provident funds and social security, statutory benefits, dismissals, judicial review, administrative law and union issues.


Vijayan has conducted hearings at various levels of the judicial hierarchy including the Labour Court, the Industrial Court, the Magistrate's Court, the Sessions Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.




  • LL.B (Hons), University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • LL.M, University of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore




  • England & Wales (1993)
  • Malaysia (1994)
  • Singapore (1997)



  • Industrial and Employment Law Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council (MBC)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Diversity & Equality Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Discrimination Sub-Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)



  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2020 and 2021) – “Distinguished Practitioner” in Labour and Employment
  • Chambers Asia Pacific (2010 – 2020) – one of the “Leaders in their Field” in Employment & Industrial Relations
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016) – a “Recommended Lawyer” in Labour and employment
  • Who’s Who Legal (2017 and 2018) – an “Expert” in Labour, Employment & Benefits
  • Who’s Who Legal (2019) – a “Global Leader” in Labour, Employment & Benefits


  • Chambers and Partners Global Guide: Employment Guide 2019