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Alliance’s expansion into South East Asian legal market continues with appointment of Jeeva Partnership in Malaysia

Alliott Group, the world’s sixth largest multidisciplinary alliance of professional services firms, has expanded its reach to Malaysia’s legal market with the appointment of Jeeva Partnership.

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Alliott Group, the world’s sixth largest multidisciplinary alliance of professional services firms, has expanded its reach to Malaysia’s legal market. The appointment of Top 50 law firm Jeeva Partnership in Kuala Lumpur and Penang continues the alliance’s recent growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region which has included expansion into China ( Chance Bridge Partners), Bangladesh (Old Bailey Chambers), and Singapore (Advocatus - to be announced imminently).

Jeeva Partnership’s appointment meets the alliance’s need for a strong and dynamic legal presence in Malaysia and complements the services provided by accounting member SKMN.

Founded 25 years ago by Managing Partner, Mr V. Jeevaretnam, Jeeva Partnership is a diverse, general commercial and litigation practice that represents listed and non-listed companies and multinational corporations both locally and internationally, with some of their clients listed in the Forbes 500.

The firm’s key focus areas include cross border transactions, employment law, dispute resolution, corporate law, intellectual property, insolvency, admiralty and maritime law, commercial crime, and real estate.

The team which includes one other equity partner, Dato Shamesh Jeevaretnam, as well as 20 professional and support staff, mainly serves clients in the manufacturing, logistics, airfreight, cosmetics, housing development and food and beverage industries. The staff conduct business in Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Tamil, Hindi, Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese languages.

The Partners, both alumni of London universities, are prominent lawyers in their field of practice and have strong relationships with local businesses, government agencies and trade associations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia and Laos. The firm is currently a member of the Commonwealth Law Association, International Trademark Association and ASEAN Intellectual Property Association.

Mr V. Jeevaretnam, Managing Partner, comments:

“Joining Alliott Group furthers our firm’s international business development strategy. We are confident that the development of powerful relationships with similar sized independent law and accounting firms in 70 countries will position our firm more favourably in Malaysia’s legal marketplace. We also look forward to providing legal solutions for member firms’ clients in Malaysia and to contributing our expertise and experience to an alliance that is gaining strength in the ASEAN region and worldwide.”

Alliott Group COO Giles Brake adds:

“We are growing fast in Asia and selecting ambitious law and accounting firms that share our vision. Jeeva Partnership joins a strong group of member firms who can provide solutions individually and collectively to clients across the region and internationally. Having a client base with multi-jurisdictional needs is an important consideration when we appoint any member firm – with 40% of their client business being of a cross border nature, Jeeva Partnership provides an excellent fit in terms of their experience, expertise and client base. Malaysia continues to be on the global investors’ radar due to its solid economic position and strategic geographic location, so we are delighted to welcome a firm of the calibre of the Jeeva Partnership to our global team.”

Alliott Group is growing continuously and now has member firms in the following APAC countries: China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, and Taiwan.

About Jeeva Partnership:

With offices in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Jeeva Partnership is a fast expanding partnership which provides individual attention to its clients, upholding high professional standards and ethics. Jeeva Partnership. is a diversified general commercial and litigation practice with clients ranging from large multinational corporations to privately held companies, non-profit organisations, and individuals through-out the region.
We are unique when compared with other firms in Malaysia because we have the expertise and legal sophistication to handle complex legal matters, yet we possess the cultural understanding and community base necessary to deliver practical and costs effective results.

About Alliott Group:

Founded in 1979, and with 170 member firms in 70 countries, Alliott Group is an award-winning international association (‘alliance’) of independent accounting, law and specialist services firms that need deeper levels of cross border resources to develop reputation, visibility, and new business. Alliott Group provides services to help its member firms to position themselves as the ‘go to’ firms in their local markets for businesses and private individuals with multi-market business interestss.

Alliott Group is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Africa, but also in Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, the Gulf Cooperation Council region, Central and South America and in North America. For information about membership, contact Damien McMenamin (damien@alliottgroup.net), Head of Global Business Development.

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