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

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

2019

  • Notable Firm, M&A

Practical, attentive and able to offer balanced advice. [They] brought to the table experience with other clients that was relevant… 

They are customer-oriented and able to pre-empt concerns. Their strengths are their knowledge in the field and [ability] to identify risks…

Professional and meticulous. The partner involved was able to relate to the work at hand with good business sense.

Asialaw Profiles 2019

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

2018

  • Tier 2, Labour and Employment

(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

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 ot its robust social media strategy…And by the looks of it, the approach is working.

Asian Legal Business’ “Firms to Watch”, 2016