Messrs RAO & CO is a boutique legal firm based in Melaka. The Firm consist of highly skilled and experienced Associates who routinely assist businesses and individuals in diverse litigation matters. We pride ourselves on understanding and anticipating our clients' needs, and providing the highest quality legal services to protect our clients' interests.
  • About Us

    Messrs RAO & CO is a boutique legal firm based in Melaka and it was formed by Sugandra Rao Naidu on 1.1.2014. Sugandra Rao Naidu was called to the Malaysian Bar on 7.2.2002 and has been active in practice since then. The Firm consist of highly skilled and experienced associates who routinely assist businesses and individuals in diverse litigation matters.

    We pride ourselves on understanding and anticipating our clients' needs, and on providing the highest quality legal services to protect our clients' interests. As a result, we have longstanding relationships with a wide array of clients. You can trust that, as a general practice firm, we will be able to provide representation on whatever legal matter you may face.

    Our Firm is accustomed to the tight deadlines under which many businesses operate. We provide a team approach in multiple practice areas to ensure that clients have representation available at all times, whether a lawyer is needed to render advice, appear in court, or draft and file pleadings and motions on the client's behalf.

    It is our goal to make each client a lifelong client. A lawyer directly handles each case with the help of the firm's dedicated and experienced staff. Our clients have come back to us time after time. We accomplish this by being highly responsive to each need and request, promptly returning phone calls and readily providing information.

  • Areas of Practice

    Litigation

    • Banking & Finance Claims
    • Hire-purchase Claims
    • Sale of Goods Claims
    • Personal Injury & Accident Claims
    • Employment & Industrial Relations Disputes
    • Insolvency
    • Divorce & Matrimonial Disputes
    • Probate & Letters of Administration
    • Tort Claims
    • General Civil & Corporate Litigation
    • Arbitration

    Corporate & Commercial

    • Merger & Acquisitions
    • Restructuring
    • Joint Ventures (Incorporated & Unincorporated)
    • Incorporation of company
    • Acquisition & Submission Due Diligence
    • Advisory on Corporate & Securities Laws & Regulations
    • Agency, Distributorship & Franchising
    • Consultancy & Management
    • Acquisition & Disposal of Business & Assets
    • Communication & Information Technology
    • Memorandum of Understanding

    Banking & Finance

    • Acquisition Finance
    • Business & Commercial Loan
    • Bridging Finance
    • Property & Estate Finance

    Real Estate

    • Property development
    • Sale and purchase of residential & commercial buildings, lands & factories
    • Leases & Tenancies
    • Acquisition by foreign interest
  • Our Team

    SUGANDRA RAO

    013-360 2932

    rao@sraoco.com

    Associate

    Sugandra Rao Naidu leads the firm. In addition to his LLB (Hons) from University of Malaya he also holds a Master of Laws from the same University. He has been in active litigation practice since he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in February 2002.

    He has been active mainly in civil law practice. To name few he has handled various civil litigations cases among others involving banking and finance law, company law, contract law, tort, employment and industrial disputes, arbitration, personal injury claims, defamation claims, land law, divorce and matrimonial proceedings. He was also appointed by a local government as its panel lawyer and also has been acting for one of the leading car manufacturer as their leading counsel.

    His experience in banking and finance includes housing and corporate loan for both conventional and Islamic financing from Public Bank Berhad, Public Islamic Bank Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad, Maybank Islamic Berhad, Hong Leong Bank Berhad, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad and others.

    Some of those cases handled by him have been published in local law journals. He was also appointed as an external editor by the publishers of the premier law journal in Malaysia.

    OOI AI JIA

    017-448 6582

    aijia@sraoco.com

    Associate

    Ooi Ai Jia graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Multimedia in the year of 2011.

    She was then admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 1.6.2012. She joined as a legal assistant with Messrs Gan Rao & Chuah on 3.6.2012 and she specializes in civil litigation under the guidance of Mr. Sugandra Rao Naidu.

    SARAH SHAQEENA

    019-583 2012

    sarah@sraoco.com

    Associate

    Sarah Shaqeena Abdullah graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in the year of 2014.

    She was then admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 21.1.2016. She joined as a legal assistant with Messrs Rao & Co on 22.1.2016 and she specializes in civil litigation.

  • Some of Our Reported Cases

    1. Gemencheh Enterprises Sdn Bhd v Hock Seng Mining Sdn Bhd [2013] 2 AMR 616;
    2. Teoh Beng Chuan & Yang Lain v Teoh Beng Hian & Yang Lain [2013] 1 LNS 864;
    3. Aikpoint Development Sdn Bhd v Gemencheh Enterprises Sdn Bhd [2012] 1 LNS 930;
    4. Leftenan Kolonel Abdul Aziz Buyong & Anor v Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin [2012] 1 LNS 1096 (The decision of the High Court was subsequently reversed by the Court of Appeal);
    5. Chin Kin Onn v Mobilityone Sdn Bhd [2011] 2 LNS 1458;
    6. Yuen Kai Kwong v IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd [2011] 2 LNS 0841;
    7. Basi Controls (M) Sdn Bhd v Nirex Engineering & Automation (M) Sdn Bhd [2009] 10 CLJ 48;
    8. Yew Kok Soo v K-Pax Sdn Bhd & 2 Ors [2009] 1 LNS 224 (The decision of the High Court was subsequently reversed by the Court of Appeal);
    9. Kamarulzaman Omar v Ranhill Berhad [2008] 2 LNS 0859;
    10. Mass Media Interactive Sdn Bhd v Dibena Enterprise Sdn Bhd [2007] 1 LNS 148;
    11. Cari Internet Sdn Bhd Industrial Court;
    12. Atlantic Resources Sdn Bhd v Chu Ngai Cheong;
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    MAIN OFFICE

    Messrs Rao & Co
    No. 11 & 11-1, Jalan KL 3/13
    Taman Kota Laksamana, Seksyen 3
    75200 Melaka, Malaysia
    • Tel: +606.286 1122
    • Fax: +606.286 1212
    • Email: rao@sraoco.com
    • Website: www.sraoco.com