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Jeremiah Gurusamy

Jeremiah Gurusamy

Head of Corporate Commercial

Head of Banking and Finance

Head of Employment


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1999)

  • Certified panel Mediator of the Malaysian Mediation Centre of the Bar Council.



  • Bachelor of Law LL.B (Hons) University of London

  • Certificate in Legal Practice (C.L.P.) Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia

  • Masters of Law (LL.M) University of Malaya.

Jeremiah heads the Corporate Commercial practice group of the firm. He also leads the Banking and Finance and the Employment practice.


Jeremiah has acted for a wide range of clients from various industries and has extensive experience in corporate banking, project financing, real estate and property transactions, corporate and commercial matters, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, privacy and personal data protection and employment law.


Jeremiah is regularly invited to presents papers and conducts workshops for the corporate sector and is well sought after to present papers and conduct seminars both locally and overseas such as in Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India.


Jeremiah is recognised as Recommended Lawyer in the area of Corporate and M&A by Legal500 Asia Pacific in its 2019 Publication.


Notable Work Highlights


Legal Practice

  • Coordinating and attending to documentation for the Merger & Acquisitions of Foreign Banks, including the Labuan branches of the World’s Largest Bank in terms of assets, attending to transfer of assets, labour law & employment issues and regulatory compliance.

  • Listing of various entities on the Labuan International Financial Exchange (LFX) and on Bursa Malaysia, inclusive of IPOs, RTOs, rescue cum restructuring schemes.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions involving a Euro deal relating to the acquisition of the entire Hire & Drive and Fleet Management business of a local conglomerate by a French conglomerate through its German subsidiary.

  • Employment law advise on Voluntary Separation Schemes and Retrenchments for the Labuan branches of  Japanese banks.

  • Documentation for Hire Purchase Financing for the importation of German luxury vehicles.

  • Ship Financing and Trade Line credit facilities for companies in the Oil & Gas industry.

  • Structuring and documentation for the setting up of a commercial bank in People’s Democratic Republic of Laos.

  • Structuring of the sale of the special petroleum products business for the Oil & Gas sector and the procurement of a PDA license under the Petroleum Development Act.

  • Sale of marine vessels and ship financing involving Korean companies.

  • M&A advisory and documentation for a multi-jurisdictional Asset and Business Sale of trade and assets of Habitats Business operations in South East Asia to a Scottish corporation.

  • Attending to Legal Framework and Documentation for Nano Technology funding recipients.

  • Advisory services and Documentation for Angel Investors, Venture Capitalist, other Private Equity funding and investors by MoF subsidiaries and other private entities.

Professional Associations 


  • Committee Member of Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee 2009 -2017

  • Deputy Chairman of Professional Data Protection Sub-Committee 2017-2018

  • Co Chairman of Corporate Commercial Law Committee 2017-2018

  • Kuala Lumpur Bar Representative to Malaysian Bar Council 2015 – 2017

  • Council member of Malaysian Bar 2015 -2016, 2016 - 2017

  • Secretary of the State Bar of Kuala Lumpur 2013 – 2015

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