Employment Law and Industrial Relations

Employment law is a highly specialized area, and it is critical for employers to consult a subject matter expert. Let our experienced lawyers take care of these tasks for you and ensure that your business complies with the law.

Donovan & Ho has a built a reputation for providing strategic employment advice to local and global organisations. Our work in the labour and employment law sphere has been recognised by numerous legal rankings and publications such as the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Benchmark Litigation and Asialaw Profiles. 

When dealing with the complexities of employment law, it pays to have a professional with the right experience. Our employment law and industrial relations practice group is led by partner Donovan Cheah, who has also been individually recognised by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a recommended lawyer and “the name to note” for labour and employment. Chambers and Partners has identified him as an “up and coming practitioner” in the field, and Benchmark Litigation lists him as a “Dispute Resolution Star”.

Our team of employment lawyers provide a wide range of advice on employment law and industrial relations including:

Practice Group Head
Donovan Cheah, Partner

Donovan Cheah, Partner
donovan@dnh.com.my

Accolades

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

  • 2022: Leading Firm for Labour and Employment
  • 2022: Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2021: Leading Firm for Labour and Employment
  • 2021: Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2020: Leading Firm for Labour and Employment
  • 2020: Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2019: Leading Firm for Labour and Employment
  • 2019: Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2018: Leading Firm for Labour and Employment
  • 2018: Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2017: Leading Firm for Labour and Employment
  • 2017: Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)

Chambers Asia Pacific

  • 2022: Ranked Firm (Band 4), Employment and Industrial Relations
  • 2022: Ranked Practitioner (Band 4), Employment and Industrial Relations (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2021: Notable Firm, Employment and Industrial Relations
  • 2021: Up and Coming Practitioner, Employment and Industrial Relations (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2020: Up and Coming Practitioner, Employment and Industrial Relations (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2019: Up and Coming Practitioner, Employment and Industrial Relations (Donovan Cheah) – “well versed with technology and able to respond quickly.

Asialaw Profiles

  • 2022: Recommended Firm, Labour and Employment
  • 2022: Notable Practitioner for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2021: Recommended Firm, Labour and Employment
  • 2021: Notable Practitioner for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2020: Recommended Firm, Labour and Employment – “Excellent…responsive to our needs and a true partner.”
  • 2020: Notable Practitioner for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2020: Outstanding Lawyer for Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah), asialaw Client Service Excellence Survey 2020
  • 2019: Notable Firm, Labour and Employment – “Practical, attentive and able to offer balanced advice.” , “customer-oriented [with] knowledge in the field”, “professional and meticulous… with good business sense.”

Benchmark Litigation

  • 2022: Tier 2, Labour and Employment
  • 2022: Litigation Star, Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2021: Tier 2, Labour and Employment
  • 2021: Dispute Resolution Star, Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2020: Tier 2, Labour and Employment  
  • 2020: Dispute Resolution Star, Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2019: Tier 2, Labour and Employment – “Easy access to all lawyers… clear explanation of the proceedings and fees.” 
  • 2019: Dispute Resolution Star, Labour and Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • 2018: Tier 2, Labour and Employment – “…winning plaudits from the market for its labour expertise and is quickly climbing the ranks as a go-to firm for these matters.”; ” …knowledgeable in employment law and able to identify the risks and possible impact for business decisions.”

Asian Legal Business

  • 2017: Named as one of the Best Boutiques (Labour and Employment)

Malaysia Law Awards

  • 2017: Employment Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)
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