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Shearn Delamore & Co

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Ranked Practice Areas
Awards Won
Ranked Lawyers
Male:Female Ratio of Ranked Lawyers

Firm summary


Shearn Delamore & Co is a Domestic: Multi-practice firm in Malaysia.

In 2022, the firm was recognised in 13 practice area(s) and 21 of its practitioner(s) were accredited.

In the same year, Shearn Delamore & Co was nominated for 44 awards, of which it won 18.

This information is based on aggregated legal ranking and awards data from the world’s market-leading legal publications. Legal Media 360’s sentiment index methodology can be viewed here.

Firm profile

Established in 1905, Shearn Delamore is one of the leading law firms in Malaysia. With over 100 lawyers and 230 staff, the firm has the resources to run and manage the most complex projects, transactions and matters. This would include co-ordinating and managing cross-border transactions together with the foreign and international law firms with whom we continuously work. By combining our diverse experience and interdisciplinary collaborations, we are able to provide a complementary range of skills.

The firm maintains extensive global network links with foreign law firms and multilateral agencies, including the World Law Group (WLG), the World Services Group (WSG) and the Employment Law Alliance (ELA). Shearn Delamore & Co. formed an alliance with Drew & Napier LLC from Singapore, Makarim & Taira S. from Indonesia and Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano Law from the Philippines, which is a formidable blue-chip legal network named Drew Network Asia (DNA). DNA is a ‘firm of firms’ that operates as a united collective, bringing both international perspectives and local expertise to the table.

If regional or international co-ordination is required for any transaction or project, we can draw upon the resources of and can work together with some of Asia’s and the world’s best law firms.


No. of lawyers

  • Partners: 42
  • Lawyers: 61


Network memberships

The many robust relationships that Shearn Delamore & Co has within our wide global network provide our clients with the reach and resources to further their commercial interests. We are particularly proud of our memberships in the World Law Group (WLG), World Services Group (WSG), Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and Drew Network Asia (DNA).

The Firm and its partners and lawyers are active members / office bearers of organisations such as:

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN IPA)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce In Malaysia (CECCM)
  • Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA) Malaysia
  • International Insolvency Institute
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. (ISDA)
  • International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • International Technology Association (ITechLaw)
  • Licensing Executives Society Malaysia (LESM)
  • Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC)
  • Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Malaysia)
  • Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI)
  • Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA)
  • Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)
  • Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia
  • The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
  • The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (KLSCCCI)
  • The Belt and Road International Lawyers Association (BRILA
  • The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIARB)



English, Malay, Chinese dialects, Indian dialects


within Malaysia

Practice Area Subcategory Index Rank No. of rankings Ave. Tier Table
Antitrust and competition
General 1 3 1.0 View full ranking table
Banking and finance
General 3 4 2.0 View full ranking table
Capital markets
Debt 7 2 3.0 View full ranking table
Equity 6 1 3.0 View full ranking table
General 7 1 4.0 View full ranking table
General 1 2 1.0 View full ranking table
Corporate and M&A
General 1 4 1.0 View full ranking table
Dispute resolution
General 1 3 1.0 View full ranking table
Intellectual property
General 1 3 1.0 View full ranking table
Patent litigation 1 2 1.0 View full ranking table
Patent prosecution 1 2 1.0 View full ranking table
Labour and employment
General 1 4 1.0 View full ranking table
Project development
including energy and infrastructure 9 3 3.0 View full ranking table
Real estate
General 2 3 1.3 View full ranking table
General 4 3 2.0 View full ranking table
General 1 3 1.0 View full ranking table
Technology, media, telecoms
General 4 2 3.0 View full ranking table

Deals/Case awards

Total win-to-nominations ratio 0:6

Award Win Ratio
Banking and finance - Project finance
1,000 MW coal-fired electricity generating facilities financing 0:1
Malaysia Aviation Group debt restructuring 0:1
Capital markets - Debt
Malaysia Aviation Group debt restructuring 0:1
Tanjung Bin Energy Islamic MTN Sukuk issuance 0:1
Tanjung Bin Energy Sukuk Murabahah 0:1
Restructuring and insolvency - General
Malaysia Airlines restructuring 0:1

Firm awards

Total win-to-nominations ratio 18:38

Award Win Ratio
Aviation 1:1
Aviation and shipping 0:1
Capital markets - Structured finance and securitisation 1:1
Construction 0:2
Corporate and M&A 1:1
Dispute resolution 1:4
Dispute resolution - Arbitration 1:2
Energy and natural resources 0:1
Firm of the year 4:5
Infrastructure 0:1
Intellectual property 0:1
Intellectual property - Disputes 1:1
Intellectual property - Enforcement 1:1
Intellectual property - Prosecution 0:1
Intellectual property - Protection 1:1
Labour and employment 2:3
Real estate 1:1
Restructuring and insolvency 1:1
Tax 1:1
Transactional firm of the year 0:1
Construction 0:1
Construction - Disputes 0:1
Dispute resolution 0:1
Firm of the year 0:1
Intellectual property 0:1
Tax 0:1
Tax - Disputes 1:1

Ranked lawyers at this firm

All data gathered from 2022 datasets. Learn more.



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