V. Jeevaretnam

Managing partner
Lawyer team

LLB (University of London)
Certified Mediator
Notary Public



Jeeva started his career as a Customs Superintendent. He was attached to inter alia the Enforcement and Prosecution Divisions.


His career in law commenced when he joined Messrs Kumar & Co. Later he moved to Messrs Karpal Singh & Co. Equipped with the knowledge gained, he commenced his own practice under the name and style of Messrs Jeevaretnam & Co. approximately 30 years ago and is the Managing Partner.


Apart from his vast experience in customs related matters, Jeeva is well versed in Employment Law often appearing in the Industrial Court, Labour Court and the Appellate Courts.


He specializes in corporate work ranging from giving advice and opinion on all areas of law relating to companies to litigation of commercial disputes. He has a flair for drafting of commercial documents for example sale of business and shares, joint venture, franchising, mergers & acquisition and other related contracts.
Due to his extensive knowledge in shipping and inter alia Law of Carriers, he was appointed as Legal Adviser to the Penang Freight Forwarders Association and Association of Malaysian Hauliers. He is a member of the disciplinary committee panel of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board.


Jeeva rebranded the firms name to Jeeva Partnership due to the firms rapid expansion locally and internationally.








Latest Published cases
2011 2 Current Law Journal 534
2007 Industrial Law Reports (16/4-1775-2007)
2008 Industrial Law Reports (11/4-114-2008)
2006 Industrial Law Reports (28/4-2145-2006)
2006 Industrial Law Reports (10702-2006)


Email: jeeva@jeevaretnam.com.my