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About Us


The firm of Messrs Krish Maniam & Co. was established on 05.02.1996 under the stewardship of Dato’ Seri Krishna Kumar J.P. The firm started as a commercial litigation firm and since then has grown into a broad based commercial firm with wide and varied expertise. The firm is well known in the region as it has done many corporate exercises and recovery both in malaysia as well as in the region. Cross border work is not something new to this firm. The strength of the firm is founded upon the leadership of its partners who strive to meet the quality and time requirements of their clients.

Practice Areas

Krish Maniam & Co. is a full fledged commercial firm with highly skilled attorneys who provide legal expertise in a large variety of different areas.
The firm’s extensive legal coverage allows our clients to receive legal advice that considers all applicable aspects of the law and to implement a comprehensive strategy to address their specific issues or concerns. Krish Maniam & Co. provides the following services:

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation is at the heart of our practice area.

Commercial law is a body of law that regulates the conduct of persons, merchants and businesses who are engaged in trade, sales and commerce.

Our commercial litigators are experienced in focusing on the dispute at hand and formulating the most practical strategy to achieve an effective resolution both in and outside the court.Our lawyers are well prepared to deliver an efficient and practical result in a particular dispute, be it through a court trial, mediation or arbitration. Our lawyers are experienced in a number of areas, amongst others:

(i) Securities litigation, including share trading disputes;
(ii) Shareholding disputes and oppression;
(iii) Corporate disputes and litigation;
(iv) Contractual disputes;
(v) Partnership disputes;
(vi) Class actions;
(vii) Injunctions;
(viii) Breach of fiduciary cases;
(ix) Insolvency matters.

Be it at a courtroom trial, at an arbitration tribunal or even at the mediation table, you can be rest assured that you will be guided and represented by our experienced team of commercial litigators with a proven track record of success. Working with our lawyers, you can be rest assured that your business will be well positioned to overcome its toughest challenges, taking into account the current economic climate.

Commercial Conveyancing & Contracts

Then firm of Krish Maniam & Co. has highly trained personnel to deal with specific contracts. We have a vast experience in this area as we have done listing of public companies, acquisitions and disposal of companies, mergers and restructuring of companies. We also specialise in re-engineering companies that are in distress and all related contract there to.

We also do substantive due – diligence work and have an i house investigative teams to deal with specialised areas.

We also work within other professionals including Accountants, Engineers etc.

Corporate Advisory And Services

Through the firm of Krish Maniam & Co., we also have a dedicated team headed by Mr. Sebastian Chang, who through a division known as Corporate Advisory & Re-Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (CARES) who facilitate our clients with input from us in this area of advisory services.

For further information do visit www.cares.com.my

Financial Services

Krish Maniam & Co., has formed an alliance with VIP Consultants Sdn Bhd, who provides financial assistance for clients who need litigation funding ie unable to bear the legal cost. This way a litigant with a very probable case can still seek a remedy despite not being able to bear the cost of the litigation or arbitration, as the case may be.


VIP Consultants also does financing to bridge deals or provide temporary funding for commercial transactions but all of these on a case to case basis.


For further information do visit www.vipconsultants.com.my


Arbitration is a legal technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts. It is a proceeding in which a dispute is resolved by an impartial adjudicator whose decision the parties thereto have agreed will be final and binding. Arbitration is today most commonly and efficaciously used for the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international commercial transactions read more…

Civil Litigation

Are you involved in a legal dispute or suffering damages caused by another individual? If so, you have the right to protect yourself through civil litigation. You may be able to obtain compensation for your suffering by taking legal action. That is why you need our team of vastly experienced lawyers to walk you through the process and help you find a successful resolution.


Civil litigation encompasses non-criminal cases where the person making the claim is seeking recompense from someone that they believe has wronged them.


Our diverse and effective litigation trial and appellate experience includes complex civil litigation, banking transactions, major torts, land disputes, professional liability, constructions and employment.


Our vastly experienced civil litigators can guide you through the details of your particular case. Civil litigation cases can go through many stages before reaching a settlement. It is our goal to ease some of the stress you face and guide you to a successful resolution, especially in the current economic climate.”

Criminal Litigation

Our criminal law defence lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for our skill in providing strategic, sensible and practical criminal law advice and for our ability to keep potentially high profile cases out of the public eye. Read More…

Sports Law

Sports is a multibillion-dollar global industry enjoying unprecedented growth. Its success brings a corresponding increase in both the range and complexity of legal issues that it faces. Read more…

Our Lawyers & Consultants

Datuk Seri Krishna Kumar
Datuk Seri Krishna Kumar J.P.


Dr Rutsel Silvestre Jacinto Martha


Sebastian Chang

Financial Advisory

Our Malaysia Office

Our Malaysia Office

Our London Branch

Our London Branch