Ambiga Sreenevasan

LLB (Hons) Exeter
Barrister - Gray’s Inn
Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
Patent & Trademark Agent

Ambiga, a founding partner of Sreenevasan was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1980. She had the opportunity to work in two London firms before being admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1982.

As senior counsel, Ambiga has three decades of experience in a wide array of civil, commercial and corporate litigation matters. Specialising in commercial, intellectual property and industrial law matters, she has the distinction of numerous reported cases at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Prior to establishing Sreenevasan, Ambiga was a partner at one of the largest law firms in Malaysia. During her tenure, she took on the responsibility of heading its Litigation Division of both the Intellectual Property and Industrial Relations Department.

Ambiga is often called upon to speak at local and international conferences that tap on her expertise regarding specialised areas of the law.

In March 2009, Ambiga received the U.S. Secretary of State Award for International Women of Courage 2009. In July 2011, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) from the University of Exeter for her work in advancing human rights. In September 2011, Ambiga was conferred the Chevalier de Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by the French Government.

Ambiga was the President of the Malaysian Bar from March 2007 to March 2009 and continues to be an active member of the Malaysian Bar.

  • Mediator for the Bar Council Mediation Centre
  • Panellist for Domain Name Dispute Resolutions, Regional Centre for Arbitration, Kuala Lumpur
  • Member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)
  • Member of the Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
  • Director of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center, Malaysia (SIDREC)
  • Co-Chairperson of the Committee On Orang Asli Rights, Bar Council Malaysia
  • Co-Chairperson of the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH)