Overview: Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities (Amendment) Bill 2019
Published 29 Jul, 2019
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Donovan has been recognised as a recommended lawyer for labour and employment law by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in their 2017 and 2018 rankings, where he is described as “understanding, efficient and direct“ and “the name to note“. Benchmark Litigation 2018 describes him as “very thorough and excellent”.
Donovan assists corporate clients on various employment law issues, including drafting of employment contracts and handbooks, advising on workforce reductions, termination of employees and compliance issues, and representing them in employment litigation such as unfair dismissal claims and judicial review proceedings involving the decisions of the Industrial Court or the Minister of Human Resources.
Donovan also has extensive experience in dispute resolution and has represented international corporations in a wide range of matters, including commercial and civil litigation, international arbitrations, intellectual property disputes and construction adjudication.
In addition to his experience in private practice, Donovan was the former regional legal counsel for South East Asia of PPG Industries, one of the largest paints and coatings manufacturers in the world. In this role, he oversaw the organisation’s in-house legal services in South East Asia, supporting business units in the region across 6 countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand. Prior to his appointment at PPG Industries, Donovan was an associate in the dispute resolution and intellectual property practice group of Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie.
Awards and Recognition
Legal 500 Asia Pacific
(2018) “the name to note” – recommended lawyer for labour and employment, corporate and M&A
(2017) “understanding, efficient and direct” – recommended lawyer for labour and employment
(2018) “very thorough and excellent”; “sharp in understanding the issues” – ranked Tier 2 for labour and employment
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
Registered Foreign Lawyer (Full Registration), Singapore International Commercial Court
MCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
MSIArb, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Trade Mark Agent, Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia
Memberships and Other Experience
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Board Member, Wilson Global Initiative, an international non-profit dedicated to stopping illiteracy
Member of the Malaysian Bar Council’s Professional Standards and Development Committee (2015 – present)
Member of the Malaysian Bar Council’s Industrial and Employment Law Committee (2017 – present)
Member, National Young Lawyers Committee (2007 – 2011)
Founded in 2014 by partners Donovan Cheah and Shawn Ho, Donovan & Ho is a boutique legal practice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, practising in employment law, dispute resolution, corporate and tax advisory and family law.
Our lawyers have diverse experience such as working in international law firms and multinational corporations, along with substantial academic and professional credentials. Our aim is to deliver effective and practical legal solutions to our clients with integrity, professionalism and innovation.
We are proud to be recognised as a leader in our areas of practice:
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