Employment Law and Industrial Relations

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. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in their 2017, 2018 and 2019 rankings has identified Donovan & Ho as a leading firm for labour and employment.

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 also recognised him as an “up and coming practitioner” in the field, and Benchmark Litigation identified him as a “Dispute Resolution Star” for his work in employment law and industrial relations.

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


Legal 500 Asia Pacific

  • 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

  • 2019: Up and Coming Practitioner, Employment and Industrial Relations (Donovan Cheah) – “well versed with technology and able to respond quickly.

Asialaw Profiles

  • 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

  • 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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