Our work has been commended by our clients and by the market, and we are proud to have been consistently recognised as a leading firm in our areas of practice. The firm is privileged to work with clients all over the world and across various industries, with our commitment to excellent service standards being at the forefront of all our client relationships.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

2019

  • Leading Firm – Labour & Employment
  • Recommended Lawyer – Labour & Employment (Donovan Cheah)

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

Donovan & Ho’s ‘small but efficient’ corporate team ‘punches above its weight’… Shawn Ho and Donovan Cheah are the names to note.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

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

Chambers and Partners

2019

  • Up and Coming Practitioner – Employment and Industrial Relations (Donovan Cheah)

Donovan Cheah of Donovan & Ho is recognised in the market for handling employment law matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Clients praise his approach, with one remarking: “He is well-versed with technology and able to respond quickly, which is essential for matters related to employment contracts.

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2019

Asialaw Profiles

2020

  • Recommended Firm, Labour and Employment
  • Notable Firm, Corporate and M&A
  • Notable Practitioner (Donovan Cheah), Labour and Employment
  • Notable Practitioner (Shawn Ho), Corporate and M&A

2019

  • Notable Firm, Labour and Employment

“Excellent. The firm has always provided accurate and helpful legal advice. They are responsive to our needs and a true partner.”

Asialaw Profiles 2020

IFLR1000

2019

  • Notable Firm, M&A

Advice is balanced against commercial considerations, with practical bent…

Extremely cooperative, fast response, extra mile intention on getting the client fully knowledgeable of all pros and cons of every single term, patiently. Lastly, eager to help. No weaknesses…

Has strong business acumen and industry knowledge. Considerate and fair in judgement…

Value for money, great professionalism and good/pleasant user experience…

IFLR1000, 2019 Rankings

Benchmark Litigation

2019

  • Dispute Resolution Star (Donovan Cheah)
  • Tier 2, Labour and Employment
  • Notable Firm, Commercial and Transactions Disputes

2018

  • Tier 2, Labour and Employment

Donovan Cheah is extremely knowledgeable and shows business depth when handling legal matters.

Benchmark Litigation 2019

(specialising) in employment litigation… the team is winning plaudits from the market for its labour expertise and is quickly climbing the ranks as a go-to firm for these matters.

Benchmark Litigation 2018

Malaysia Law Awards

2018

  • Boutique Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)
  • Rising Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)
  • Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year (Finalist)

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)

Market Recognition

Asialaw Data Intelligence Report 2019 (Malaysia)*

  • Best overall firm by aggregate score
  • Best firm for cost transparency
  • Best firm for technical ability and innovation
  • Best firm for client relationship management

* Asialaw surveyed buyers of legal services in Malaysia, asking them to assess and rate law firms and lawyers’ on their service quality and to provide feedback on trends and their concerns. The data intelligence report highlights the leading firms for service quality (only firms with sufficient number of client feedback have been considered), and market feedback.

Asian Legal Business

  • 40 Under 40 (Donovan Cheah), October 2018
  • Notable Firm, M&A Rankings, September 2017
  • Best Boutiques (Labour & Employment), August 2017
  • Firms to Watch 2016

Donovan & Ho might be young (launched 2014) and small, but the firm is hard to miss online thanks to its robust social media strategy…And by the looks of it, the approach is working.

Asian Legal Business’ “Firms to Watch”, 2016