Legal 500 Asia Pacific

2018

  • Leading Firm – Labour & Employment
  • Leading Firm – Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Recommended Lawyer – Labour & Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • Recommended Lawyer – Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions (Shawn Ho, Donovan Cheah)


2017

  • Leading Firm – Labour & Employment
  • Recommended Lawyer – Labour & Employment (Donovan Cheah)
  • Recommended Firm – Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
Asian Legal Business
  • Notable Firm, M&A Rankings, September 2017
  • Best Boutiques (Labour & Employment), August 2017
  • Firms to Watch 2016
Malaysia Law Awards

2017

  • Boutique Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)
  • Rising Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)
  • Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)
  • Young Lawyer of the Year (Finalist) – Shawn Ho

2016

  • Rising Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)

WHAT THEY SAY

“Donovan & Ho’s ‘small but efficient’ corporate team ‘punches above its weight’. It advises businesses and investors on M&A, shareholders agreements, terms of service, related-employee issues and general corporate matters. Clients include Farm to Fork (DMK), IsitUp Dotcom, and Axiata Digital Services. Shawn Ho and Donovan Cheah are the names to note.” – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 (Ranking: Leading Firm (Tier 4) for Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions)

Donovan & Ho advises employers and employees alike on employment contracts, compliance with employment legislation and unfair dismissals. Donovan Cheah is the name to note.” – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 (Firm Ranking: Leading Firm (Tier 3) for Labour & Employment)

“Donovan & Ho’s practice is led by the ‘understanding, efficient and direct’ Donovan Cheah, who advises employers and employees on non–contentious matters and represents clients in unfair dismissal cases.” – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 (Firm Ranking: Leading Firm (Tier 3) for Labour & Employment)

“Established in 2014, Donovan & Ho recently represented an oil and gas corporation in judicial review proceedings to quash a decision of Malaysia’s Minister of Human Resources. It has also assisted and advised multinational corporations with retrenchment and redundancy exercises in Malaysia as well as acted for employers in unfair dismissal claims filed by former employees who were dismissed for misconduct and/or poor performance.” – “Best Boutiques”, Asian Legal Business, 2017

““Donovan & Ho might be young (launched 2014) and small …but the firm is hard to miss online thanks to its robust social media strategy, which it uses as an efficient way of reaching out to new and existing clients…and by the looks of it, the approach is working. Work done by the firm last year included advising Venturra Capital on its Series A investment in Malaysian startup kaodim.com and it recorded an approximate revenue growth of 300 percent in a 12-month period starting December 2014.” – “Firms to Watch”, Asian Legal Business, 2016