Coordinator, Central APAC
Leonard has substantial labor and employment law experience. He represents blue-chip corporate clients and foreign multinational companies.
Leonard heads the Employment and Industrial Relations practice group for our affiliate also for the region.
In addition, he has substantial trial, appellate and arbitration experience and has handled a broad spectrum of litigation and arbitration, including labor and employment as well as corporate and commercial disputes, building and construction law and common law claims.
He is widely regarded as one of the leading employment lawyers in Malaysia and is Vice-Chair of the Employment & Immigration Laws Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
In recognition of his expertise, he has been voted and nominated consistently as one of Asiaā€™s leading lawyers by Asialaw, Legal 500, Euromoney and Chambers.
Leonard has acted as counsel in numerous cases before the High Court of Singapore and conducted domestic and international arbitrations held in Singapore. He has been involved in various landmark cases as a leading counsel.
Leonard speaks and chairs regularly at international and regional legal conferences on labor and employment law.
Leonard graduated from the University of Leeds, UK with an LL.B (Hons) (Second Upper) in 1994. He was admitted as an Utter Barrister to the Bar of England & Wales in 1995 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincolnā€™s Inn, London.
He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996 and the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2001.