Shaleni Sangaran Partner

T +603 2081 3999 ext 857


Shaleni acts in commercial and civil disputes. She also acts in internal investigations, regulatory compliance investigations and in actions for fraud and asset recovery.


Key Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering
  • Fraud and Asset Recovery

  • Assisted as co-counsel in a complex fraud claim amounting to RM1 billion, representing a sovereign state. 
  • Assisted as co-counsel to a Queen’s Counsel in an international fast track arbitration involving a national commodity.
  • Assisted as co-counsel in a multiclaim arbitration amounting up to RM100 million involving a government concession. 
  • Acted as co-counsel in successfully obtaining a judgment for an Islamic facility amounting to RM42 million.

  • 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 in conducting a joint internal investigation with a Fortune 500 company into its subsidiaries’ conduct in multimillion dollar maritime materials and services transactions.
  • Assisted in obtaining a worldwide freezing order and a search order against trust companies at an offshore tax haven.

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2010)
  • Certificate of Legal Practice (2009)
  • LL.B (Hons), University of London (2008)

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