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


IFLR 1000 2019 Rankings


IFLR 1000 2019 has ranked Skrine as a Tier 1 firm in four practice areas. In addition, eight of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.


Asialaw Profiles 2019 Rankings


Asialaw Profiles 2019 has ranked Skrine as an ‘Outstanding’ firm in seven industry and practice areas. In addition, 10 of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.


Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018


We are pleased to announce that our firm is recognised as a Top Tier Firm in the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018. Some of our partners were also listed in the rankings.



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