Advocate & Solicitor | Partner


Arumugam has over 25 years of experience in the area of civil and commercial litigation with a primary focus on employment and industrial relations matters.

He has appeared for Malaysian and multinational corporations in industrial relation litigation before the Industrial Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. Arumugam regularly provides advice on various aspects of employment and industrial law including employment contracts, retrenchment and voluntary separation schemes, domestic inquiry procedures and union issues.

He is one of the contributors to the 2nd edition of Janab’s Key to Law, Practice and Legal Remedies, updating the chapters on Industrial Court and Guarantee and is also one of the chapter contributors from the firm to the inaugural edition of Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Malaysian Precedents of Pleadings.


  • Acted for a Korean-owned manufacturing company to implement a retrenchment scheme involving local, unionised and foreign workers
  • Acted for a foreign-owned private healthcare company in a revision of employment and independent consultant’s contracts of medical professionals
  • Representing one of the largest telecommunication companies in Malaysia in an industrial dispute
  • Acted for a white-knight contractor against developer at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court to set aside a settlement agreement on the grounds of economic duress
  • Acted for Malaysia manufacturer at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court to recover an overpayment of electricity tariff
  • Defended a financial institution against a claim premised on forgery of loan documentation
  • Acted for an MNC in a suit against the General Manager and Head of Accounts for fraudulent misappropriation
  • Acting for Penang State statutory body in litigations relating to religious endowments
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) University of Malaya
  • Advocate & Solicitor High Court of Malaya (1998)
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    Admission Since: 1998

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    Location: Penang, Malaysia

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    Languages: Malay, English

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