Shearn Delamore & Co.

Legal Services | Malaysia
tel: +603 2027 2727 | fax: +603 2078 5625
Kuala Lumpur Office, 7th Floor, Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing | No.1, Leboh Ampang | Kuala Lumpur | 50100 | Malaysia

Main Contacts

Lai Wai Fong



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Shearn Delamore & Co. is dedicated to meeting our clients needs. Established in 1905, Shearn Delamore & Co. is one of largest award-winning full-service law firms in Malaysia. Shearn Delamore & Co. rich history and heritage reflects what Malaysia is today. Since then, we have represented and supported the commercial and both the national and international community interest. Apart from that, we have acted in key landmark cases that have helped define the Malaysian law.

Over the last 10 decades, Shearn Delamore & Co. have evolved into an extensive client-service provider; delivering a comprehensive range of services from private individuals to the largest multinationals.

Our clients comprise multinational conglomerates, industrial and commercial corporations, professional firms and organizations, domestic and international institutions, government institutions, private and individuals. We are regularly instructed by and work with large multi-national law firms worldwide. By combining our diverse experience and interdisciplinary collaborations, we are able to provide a complementary range of skills.

To continue to be a world class law firm, we aspire to meet the challenges of the international business community without compromising on integrity, practicality and quality. These values reflect who we are as a firm and our goals for the future which is to consistently provide viable solutions that are practical and results-oriented. This vision motivates and moves our people to better themselves every day. It drives us to deliver cutting-edge legal services of the highest standards to our clients daily.


Shearn Delamore & Co. has the resources to run and manage the most complex projects, transactions and matters. We have been at the forefront of the Malaysian legal profession for over a century. This has been acknowledged on both local and international fronts. The many robust relationships that Shearn Delamore & Co has within our wide global network provide our clients with the reach and resources to further their commercial interests. We are particularly proud of our memberships in the World Law Group (WLG), the World Services Group (WSG) and the Employment Law Alliance (ELA). We meet our counterparts annually in these organizations. Our relationships serve to ensure that our clients will receive the personal attention whenever assistance is required.

The firm maintains extensive global network links with foreign law firms and multilateral agencies, including the World Law Group (WLG), the World Services Group (WSG) and the Employment Law Alliance (ELA). Shearn Delamore & Co. formed an alliance with Drew & Napier LLC from Singapore, Martinez Vergara & Gonzalez Sociedad from the Philippines, Makarim & Taira S. from Indonesia, and Tilleke & Gibbins from Thailand to launch a formidable blue-chip legal network named Drew Network Asia (DNA). DNA is a ‘firm of firms’ that operates as a united collective, bringing both international perspectives and local expertise to the table.

Today, we are one of the largest multi award-winning law firms in the country. Our firm and our lawyers have been consistently recognized by independent legal publications, and been ranked high since 2011 by the Chambers & Partners, Asialaw Profiles, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and other respected legal publications.

Year this Office was Established: 1905
Lawyers Worldwide: 126

Areas of Practice


Immigration Law Update January 2023

New Guidelines on the Employment of Foreign Workers in Malaysia Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, The long-awaited Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 (“Amendment Act 2022”) has finally come into force on 1 January 2023. On the employment of foreign workers, the new Section 60K of the Amendment Act 2022 now requires employers to obtain prior approval from the Director General of Labour before employing such employees irrespective of their wages be it a foreign worker or an expatriate. Click here to read more.   WRITTEN BY Chin Wei Song / Chui Siew Xuan / Suganthi Singam EMAIL weisong...

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Firm and Partner recognition by Chambers and Partners 2023

Firm and Partner recognition by Chambers and Partners 2023 We are delighted to announce that our law firm has been ranked in 11 practice areas in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 Guide: Banking & Finance Banking & Finance: Debt Capital Markets Competition/Antitrust Corporate/M&A Dispute Resolution Employment & Industrial Relations Intellectual Property Real Estate Shipping Tax Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) 22 of our partners and 1 consultant have been Individually ranked by Chambers & Partners 2023. The Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 Guide provides independent and trustworthy recommendations on the best law firms and lawyers across the legal industry in Asia-Pacific...

Shearn Delamore & Co. awarded Malaysia Law Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to announce that Shearn Delamore & Co. has been awarded the Malaysia Law Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2022. We are truly honoured by this recognition as it is a testament of our ability to provide excellent, innovative and pragmatic solutions, as well as first-rate representations to our clients and business partners. The Who’s Who Legal pays tribute to leading private practitioners and firms that have performed exceptionally well in 70 jurisdictions. The in-person awards ceremony was held in London on 16 November 2022, where all winners were announced...

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