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Vijayan Venugopal

Vijayan Venugopal



  • Employment & Administrative Law

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

WSG in Asia Group
WSG Main Group
Employment and Labor Group
IBA Group
Vijayan Venugopal has the expertise in 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.

He also 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.

Bar Admissions

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


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
Areas of Practice

Employment & Administrative Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Chambers Asia Pacific (2010 - 2018); 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

Professional Associations

Malaysian Bar
International Bar Association (IBA)

Professional Activities and Experience

Discrimination Sub-Committee of International Bar Association (IBA)

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates April 2021 (2)
Shearn Delamore & Co., May 2021

Dispute ResolutionThreshold to Commence Winding Up Proceedings RaisedBy the Federal Government Gazette Notification No. 4159 dated 22 March 2021, the amount of indebtedness required to commence winding up proceedings under section 466(1)(a) has been fixed at RM50,000.00 with effect from 1 April 2021.This means that a creditor may only commence winding-up proceedings against a debtor company where the debtor company has failed to satisfy a debt owed to the creditor exceeding RM50,000...

Acceptance of Evidence Obtained through Social Media Platform
Shearn Delamore & Co., February 2021

Introduction In the recent Industrial Court Award of Azffanizam bin Abd v Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd [Award No.11 of 2021] dated 4 January 2021, the Industrial Court accepted evidence taken from social media in dismissing a claim of forced resignation...

Absence of Corroboration Does Not Defeat Complaint of Harassment
Shearn Delamore & Co., February 2021

Introduction In the recent Industrial Court Award of Harry Wong Wei Chen v Petroliam Nasional Berhad [Award No.11 of 2021] dated 4 January 2021, the Industrial Court upheld the dismissal of an employee (“the Claimant”) on account of several allegations of sexual and workplace harassment. An interesting point in the instant case was the absence of corroborative witnesses in respect of several of the complaints against the Claimant...

Additional Articles

Articles & Publications:

Vijayan Venugopal (2009). Employment. Chamber Global Practice Guide. Retrieved from http://www.shearndelamore.com/pdfs/Chambers-Global-Practice-Guide-Employment-2019.pdf

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