Suaran Singh Sidhu

Suaran Singh Sidhu

Managing Partner, KDJLaw
Intellectual Property and Technology
T: 
+603 2095 6505 (Malaysia)
F: 
+603 2095 7505 (Malaysia)
E: 
Suaran@kdj-law.com

Suaran is a Partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group of the newly formed KDJ-Law.

​Suaran has extensive experience in all aspects of IP matters, information technology law, commercial law and personal data protection law. In addition, he regularly advices on legal matters in the fields of entertainment, media and communications. Suaran has been recognised as an “Up and Coming IP Lawyer Malaysia” in 2016, by Chambers Asia and is ranked Band 3 on the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017.

Suaran is highly regarded for IP Litigation and had acted in several landmark cases on IP laws in Malaysia. He handles all aspects of IP disputes, including copyright, trademark and patent disputes and is also experienced in obtaining ex-parte injunctions such as Anton Piller Orders, injunctions and search orders. Thus, Suaran has been invited many times to speak on the leading Business Station in Malaysia BFM, to explain and share his views on frequent IP Tech regulatory developments and updates on local Malaysian Laws.

Suaran was actively involved in projects relating to the Internet and e-Commerce, such as deep-linking, webhosting and liability of publishers, online banking/payment, mobile banking/wallets and provision of content, digital TV and medical tourism portal. He has advised clients on among others, issues involving information technology, software licensing and is highly experienced in drafting, negotiating and advising on a range of agreements including, licensing, escrow, service and support agreements.

In issues pertaining to personal data protection under the new statutory regime in Malaysia, Suaran’s focus included advising on compliance requirements, providing training and seminars, conducting privacy audits and formulating privacy roadmaps for clients. He was also the co-chair in the Ad Hoc Personal Data Protection Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council and was involved in the drafting of the Malaysian Forum Code.

​Suaran also serves as the Co-Chair of the Information Technology Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council. He is an active member of the Malaysian Intellectually Property Association (MIPA), the Licensing Executives Society in Malaysia (LESM) and is sitting on the panel for the Malaysian Arbitration for General Level Domain Names (GLD).

Recent Awards

ALB M&A Ranking
Notable firm for Capital Markets 2018
ALB Notable firm for M&A 2017
Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year 2017
Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 for Dispute resolution - Arbitration
Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution 2016
ALB Employer of Choice 2017 in Singapore