Chief Editor


Dr Johan has been the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya since 2011. He is also the Chairman of the Malaysian Law Deans Council, Member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Law Institute (ASLI), a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Yayasan Tun Suffian, a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates and Solicitor’s Disciplinary Board, a member of the Board of Directors National Legal Aid Foundation and a member of the Board of Managers Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP).

His areas of research and publication are Constitutional Law, Legal Education, Terrorism and the Law and Law and Society. He obtained his LLB from the University of Malaya, Master in Law from University College London and PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies London.

Executive Editor


Rajesh is the executive editor of the MLTIC (Malaysian Legal and Tax Information Centre) web cluster, and is the managing director of MLTIC’s publisher, Muttath Knowledge Management Services Sdn Bhd (MKMS), a company he founded in 2005.

MKMS produces or co-produces a number of well-recognized legal and tax online publications in Malaysia and India including MLTIC, Malaysian Legal Alert.

Rajesh is a certified knowledge manager, and consults, now less frequently, legal firms and legal departments on Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives. As a knowledge manager, he undertakes diagnostic exercises including knowledge audit to determine the KM readiness of his clients’ organizations, recommends long-term and immediate KM strategies, and assists in setting KM objectives and goals. He also helps our clients to design and implement appropriate KM activities. He is one of the very few certified knowledge managers in the legal industry in South East Asia. He is a member of the Knowledge and Innovation Management Professional Society (KMPro) and International Knowledge Management Institute. He has spoken and written extensively on KM.

Rajesh is trained as a lawyer. He has a first class degree in law from Mahatma Gandhi University, India, where he topped the 1996 class. He was a scholar at Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, where he read Masters in International Business Law in 1997 and graduated with distinction and a special commendation for his research paper. He has also received intensive training in arbitration and mediation from LEADR, Australia.

Rajesh has worked with a premier legal firm in Singapore, where he was involved in extensive legal research and certain aspects of KM. He has also served as the Chief Knowledge Officer of one of the oldest and the largest legal firms in Malaysia, where he was responsible for the setting up and operations of the KM department.

He has authored or co-authored numerous research articles on various areas of law, particularly on arbitration, mediation, intellectual property and company law.

Consultant Editors


Indran Shanmuganathan is a partner with Shearn Delamore & Co, one of the oldest and largest legal firms in Malaysia.

His areas of practice are Intellectual Property and Technology: trademarks; copyright; industrial designs and patent infringement litigation; rectification and invalidation proceedings relating to registered trademarks; industrial designs and patents; enforcement of IP rights through the relevant government agencies; agreements related to intellectual property and IT; consumer laws; and prosecution of trade mark and industrial design applications.

His contentious practice deals with all aspects of Intellectual Property litigation and he has represented many multi-nationals in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. He has been involved in unfair trade practice cases, the mediation or settlement of intellectual property related disputes, and representation of clients in dispute resolution matters. He is also actively involved in IP enforcement through the relevant government agencies.Indran advises his clients on information technology, e-commerce, telecommunications, franchising, entertainment, media, sponsorship and merchandising matters and related agreements. He also advises on protection and maintenance strategies of various IP rights, franchising, IT related agreements and various regulatory laws.

Indran graduated with an LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of Leicester. He qualified as a Barrister at Law (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1996 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1997 and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Bar in 2002.

He is a member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA).


Paul Linus Andrews is the Head of the Law Department, School of Business, Sunway University.

He has been actively engaged in private higher education for the last 14 years in both the administration and management of courses and programmes as well as the teaching of law at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. His main areas of specialization are Company Law, the Law of Evidence, Public Law, and Equity and Trusts.

Paul was the co-contributing editor, Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia on Administrative Law (2002), the co-author, Equity and Trusts in Malaysia (Sweet and Maxwell 2005), and a co-contributing editor for the electronic database on the Malaysian Legal System as part of the ASEAN Law Association’s web-site (2006).


Suganthi Singam is a partner with Shearn Delamore & Co, one of the oldest and largest legal firms in Malaysia.

Her principal area of practice is Employment Law, both contentious and non-contentious. She represents her clients at all levels: the Industrial Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. She also advises her corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, misconduct the repercussions on employees and employers, voluntary severance schemes, restructuring and reorganization of companies, etc.

Suganthi graduated in 1994 from the University of Manchester LLB (Hons). She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996. She has an LLM from the University of Malaya.