Shaleni Sangaran
shaleni-sangaran SHALENI SANGARAN
Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution Division

Tel: +603 - 2081 3999 ext. 857
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Shaleni graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2008 conferred by University of London and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in October 2010 and thereafter commenced her legal practice with Skrine.

She is now a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Division.

  Further Details  

Areas of Practice

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, Islamic Banking, Anti-Corruption Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Bankruptcy/ Insolvency, Contracts, Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Corporate Advisory, Directors & Officers Liability, International Law, Insurance Law, Land Acquisition, Landlord & Tenant, Partnerships, Probate & Estate Administration, Real Estate Disputes, Securities, Tort, Trusts, Tax


Litigation /Arbitration

  • Assisted as junior counsel in a multiclaim arbitration involving a government concession.
  • Assisted as junior counsel to a Queen’s Counsel in an international fast track arbitration.
  • Acted as counsel for a financial institution in recovery of Islamic Finance facilities.
  • Assisted as junior counsel in tax disputes at the Special Commissioners' Court.
  • Acted as counsel for multitude of clients including but not limited to financial institutions, multi-national companies, GLCs, public and private limited companies in pursuance and defence of suits and arbitration.
  • Court experience includes hearings at the Sessions Court, High Court, Bankruptcy court, Construction Court, Special Commissioners' Court and appeals in the superior courts i.e. Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Anti-Corruption / Compliance

  • Assisted one of the largest banks in the world in its Anti Money Laundering, Compliance, Sanctions, Anti-Corruption and Bribery audits in 2014 and 2016.
  • Assisted one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world in its internal investigation for Anti-Corruption compliance.
  • Assisted UK, US, Dutch, Singapore, Australian firms and other multi-national companies on anti-corruption laws and practices in Malaysia.
  • Assisted a US firm on Anti-Corruption Compliance and Malaysian laws for a US Client undertaking an offshore seismic acquisition project in Sabah.
  • Assisted multi-national companies in conducting its in house Anti-Corruption Compliance training program.

  Other Professional Work and Publications  

  • Assisted Herbert Smith Guides/Herbert Smith Freehills – Malaysian Chapter on: Guide to Anti- Corruption Regulation in Asia (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • Assisted Herbert Smith Guides/Herbert Smith Freehills – Malaysian Chapter on: Gifts and entertainment – a guide to anti-bribery regulation in Asia (2011).
  • Assisted Herbert Smith for their Overseas Corruption Project.

Professional Affiliations

  • Committee Member of Project Outreach, Bar Council Legal Aid Centre Kuala Lumpur
  • Member of National Legal Aid Foundation (2012 – 2015)


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Certificate in Legal Practice
  • LL.B (Hons) University of London


The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine has been ranked as Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine is pleased to announce that the Firm has achieved seven Tier 1 practice area rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Our Tier 1 rankings are in the following areas: 
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Labour and Employement

Skrine was also listed as one of the leading firms in the areas of Projects & Energy, and Shipping. 

Four Skrine partners were ranked as leading lawyers in their respective areas. 


Skrine Retains Who’s Who Legal Accolade for Malaysia

On 15th May 2017, the Who’s Who Global Awards was held in London, United Kingdom and Skrine was conferred the Award:

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

Skrine previously received this Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.



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