Mr Steven Thiru
Immediate Past President | Malaysian Bar (MALAYSIA)
Steven Thiru is a senior litigation partner of Messrs Shook Lin & Bok in Kuala Lumpur. He has been in practice for 25 years. His main areas of practice are administrative law, employment law, electricity supply law, native title law and a variety of areas of civil litigation.
Steven is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 in the area of Dispute Resolution as having “a broad practice that encompasses employment, commercial and administrative litigation.
He is considered a “very solid, very hard-working practitioner of impressively varied experience by market sources” and further, in the area of Employment & Industrial Relations, as having “a long-standing reputation in the market" and is considered “a very good lawyer” by his peers. His practice comprises varied employment law disputes as well as judicial review applications”.
Steven read law at the University of Leicester and graduated 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 Malaya (2000).
Steven is the 31st President of the Malaysian Bar and a Council Member (2017 – 2019) of the London-based Commonwealth Lawyers Association.