Messrs Sivananthan was established on 15th March, 1995 by its Principal Partner and Founder, Datuk N. Sivananthan. The Firm was set up as a boutique litigation-based practice made up of young, talented lawyers with an uncompromising standard for top-quality legal work. The practice grew from strength to strength and at its peak, comprised of some 16 lawyers with around 40 support staff . The original firm was made up of 3 departments: Construction and Arbitration, Civil and Corporate Litigation and Criminal.

In 2009, the Partners felt that it would be prudent for each department to establish itself as a boutique litigation practice in its own practice area and Sivananthan then re-established itself as a boutique criminal litigation practice, the first of its kind in Malaysia. The firm's sole focus on criminal work has ensured that the lawyers and staff are fully conversant with the unique features of the criminal justice system and the firm is also fully equipped with all the necessary resources to provide top end legal service to our clients.

The reborn Sivananthan has now expanded into a multiple lawyers firm, which is still growing and is now the largest criminal boutique practice in this country. Clients who come to us know that no stone will be left unturned in providing the best representation required, from investigation, trial and right up to the appellate stages. The breadth of experience from its lawyers stretches right up to 30 years with frequent, if not, daily appearances in the most serious and complex cases at all levels of the Malaysian Courts.


Datuk N. Sivananthan
Founding Partner

Tina Ong

Grace Nathan
Senior Associate
LLB (Hons) London
LLM (Nottingham)
Of The Inner Temple, Barrister

Goh Cia Yee
LLB (Hons) Nottingham
Of The Middle Temple, Barrister

Chee Wai Yee
LLB (Hons) Aberystwyth
Of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister

Nabila Habib

Nicole Shieh E-Lyn
Pupil In Chambers
LLB (Hons) UWE, Bristol
Pending Admission as Barrister of The Inner Temple



We are experienced in dealing with criminal law, which in short include the following:
  • Anti Money Laundering
  • Blue Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Advisory Work
  • Corruption
  • Drug Offences
  • Environmental
  • Preventive Detentions
  • Fraud
  • Firearms
  • Human Trafficking
  • Immigration
  • Kidnapping
  • Maritime and Piracy
  • Murder
  • Securities Money Markets
  • Statutory Offences
  • Terrorism
  • White Collar Crimes
  • LLPK
  • POCA
  • POTA
  • AMLA
  • SC
  • MACC



We employ, reward and promote the brightest legal talent.

This section provides information about working at Sivananthan. If you require any further information or simply wish to make a general recruitment enquiry please e-mail us at We will treat any application or enquiry confidentially.

If you join us, you will find we are fully committed to helping you develop and broaden your skills, whatever your role. You will have the opportunity to learn as you work alongside colleagues who are leaders in their area of practice and to build on your skills through our training programmes.

Whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to make a lateral move, either as a lawyer or business professional, find out what we can offer - and decide if we are the right firm for you.

For the right people, we offer excellent opportunities.

Current Position Available


Interested candidates


*Please note that all applicants for the position of Associate or Pupil must possess an Upper Second Class or a CGPA in excess of a 3.30 Honours Degree. Applicants without the above qualifications will not be considered.

Barristers will be required to possess a Very Competent grading for the Bar Finals in addition to the above.

CLP graduates will be required to possess a minimum of a Lower Second Class grading in addition to the above.

If you do not meet the above requirements but still feel that you have what it takes, you may still send in your application.

**All applications must include a cover letter and a photograph.


Suite No.1, L17-01, PJX Tower
No.16A, Persiaran Barat
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Meeting Annexe
Suite No. 6, L12-06, PJX Tower










Suite No.1, L17-01, PJX Tower
No.16A, Persiaran Barat
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Meeting Annexe
Suite No. 6, L12-06, PJX Tower