Steven Thiru

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Steven Thiru
Steven Thiru President Malaysian Bar.jpg
31st President of the Malaysian Bar
In office
March 2015 – March 2017
Preceded byChristopher Leong Sau Foo
Succeeded byGeorge Varughese
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Leicester, England
(LLB Law)

Steven Thiruneelakandan is the Immediate Past President of the Malaysian Bar.[1] He is a senior partner of Messrs Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership, a Firm specializing solely in dispute resolution; and was a litigation partner of Messrs Shook Lin & Bok from 2000 to 2018. He has been in practice since 1992. His main areas of practice are administrative law, employment law, electricity supply law, native title law and a variety of areas of civil litigation; and his new firm specializes solely in the different areas of dispute resolution.

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.

Further, in the area of employment and industrial relations, he is described 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 called 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 holds a Masters in Laws (LL.M) degree from University Malaya (2000).


  1. ^ "The Malaysian Bar - About Us". Retrieved 2016-02-23.