Vice President

Mr Steven Thiru

Managing Partner | Messrs Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership (MALAYSIA)

Steven Thiru is the Managing Partner of Messrs Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is a senior litigation lawyer and has been in practice for 27 years.  His main areas of practice are General Litigation, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Energy Law, and Native Title Law. 


Vice President Steven Thiru

Steven read law at the University of Leicester and graduated (LL.B (Hons)) in 1990. He was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales at Middle Temple in 1991, and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1992. Steven also holds a Masters in Law (LL.M) degree from University of Malaya (2000).
Steven was recognized as a highly recommended lawyer by the legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 and as a market-leading lawyer (Labour and Employment Law) by the Asialaw 2017. He was ranked for "Dispute Resolution" by the Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 and recognized that he "draws admiration from the market sources as a "well respected advocate". He specially handles administrative and employment cases, and has also recently been the Malaysian Bar Council President. Steven was also ranked by the Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 for Employment and Industrial Relations and it was noted that he is "renowned among market sources, who declare that he "has all the qualities of an excellent advocate". He is highly experienced in relation to employment litigation, often acting for GLCs and international clients". He was recently categorised as a "Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution" by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 and as a "Distinguished Practitioner" by the Asialaw 2020.

Steven was the 21st President of the Malaysian Bar from 2015 to 2017. He is currently the Vice President (Australasia) of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and Vice President of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific.