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Muhendaran Suppiah is a law graduate of the University of Lancaster, England and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1991.
He is a partner of Messrs. Muhendaran Sri, a boutique law firm in the Zhongshan Building in Kuala Lumpur. Muhendaran is an expert in the field of employment and industrial relations law, and routinely delivers papers at conferences (both local and international), seminars and professional courses conducted by the Bar Council and other private bodies.
He has extensive litigation experience in all the different levels of courts in West and East Malaysia. He has also advised extensively on matters relating to dismissal and employment issues arising from both business re-organisations and mergers and acquisitions of corporations.
Muhendaran advises and acts for companies of all sizes, businesses, Trade Unions, other law firms, corporations, non-profit organisations, public interest groups, individuals seeking top quality legal representation and occasionally members of the judiciary who want his perspective of the law, or who want him to submit his opinion to the court as a friend of the court.
Muhendaran has been a member of the Industrial Court Practice Committee, Bar Council since 1999 and continuing. He was a member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee from 2009 to 2013. He held the position of Secretary to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee from 2017 to 2018. Muhendaran was a member of the Pro-Tem Committee to form the Malaysian Chapter of the International Society for Labour & Social Security Law (ISLSSL)
Muhendaran was also a part of the team of Bar Council representatives who were involved with the discussions with the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Human Resources Ministry from 2006 to 2007 on the recent amendments to the Industrial Relations Act.
He was a past Chairman of Malaysian Indian Business Co-operative Society. He is a member of Toastmasters and he was the past president for the Bangsar Toastmaster’s Club from 2005 to 2006, and was the Area Governor for the period 2004 to 2005
Srividhya Ganapathy is a law graduate of the University of Glamorgan, Wales and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996.
She is a partner of Messrs. Muhendaran Sri, a boutique law firm in the Zhongshan Building in Kuala Lumpur where she practices commercial law, civil litigation, family law and child law and advices artists on their rights.
Sri is the co-chairperson of CRIB Foundation (Child Rights Innovation & Betterment) and is the co-founder of the Talisman Project, which is an initiative which educates children on their rights, empowers children to become child advocates and active citizens and promotes child participation. Sri believes that child protection should be prioritised for a better Malaysia.
Sri was part of the team that founded the Child Rights Committee of the Bar Council in August 2016, which Committee she co-chaired, from August 2016 to April 2019.
Sri was a member of the special task force formed by the Government to improve child protection in Malaysia in 2016, and actively advises on reforms to the laws on child protection in Malaysia. In recent years she has advised on the formation of a Child Commission in Malaysia, and the way forward vis a vis Child Marriages. Sri regularly conducts trainings and seminars on various issues on child rights and child protection – including training judges and judicial officers on handling cases involving child witnesses and survivors, and has presented and moderated sessions at the International Malaysia Law Conference.
Chong Wan Loo
Chong Wan Loo is a law graduate of the University of London, LLB (Hons). She completed her certificate of legal practice (CLP) in 2016 and commenced her pupillage with Messrs. Muhendaran Sri in January 2017. After being admitted to the Malaysian Bar in December 2017, Wan Loo joined Messrs. Muhendaran Sri as a legal associate in January 2018.
Wan Loo conducts trials in the Industrial Court and Labour Court with the flair and skill of an experienced litigator, and further assists the partners of the firm in High Court matters for judicial review applications, and appeals at the Court of Appeal.
She has had large exposure to matters relating to industrial relations law including dismissals of employees on the issues of employee misconduct, poor performance, redundancy and retrenchment etc. and a fair bit of experience in other practice areas such as conveyancing, probate and wills.
She believes that her attention to detail, her research skills and her tenacity in achieving the best results for her clients are her strengths. Apart from her litigation skills (she is an alumni of the Bar Council’s Advocacy Training), Wan Loo excels in drafting pleadings, affidavits, legal submissions and opinions. She frequently assists the partners in drafting papers to be delivered at conferences. In her spare time, she practices yoga.