Ramesh Sivakumar a/l R Ramaveloo


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A portrait of Ramesh Sivakumar a/l R Ramaveloo a lawyer at Goik Ramesh & Loo

Ramesh Sivakumar is one of the founders and currently the Managing Partner of the firm. With significant experience over a period of 22 years, Ramesh is held in high esteem for his arbitration, mediation and litigation expertise in Malaysia.

He had undertaken a broad spectrum of litigation cases in both civil and criminal law at the Subordinate Court and the High Court and he has appeared as lead counsel in both trial work and at appellate hearings at the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. A seasoned and skilled litigator, Ramesh has significant and broad-ranging experience in handling complex matters, providing quality insight and guidance needed.

Ramesh also has a broad-based criminal practice and has experience acting as defense counsel in cases involving the full gamut of white-collar, technical as well as violent crime offences. His counsel is sought by clients from diverse sectors and he has handled numerous high profile cases which have been the subject of numerous newspapers’ coverage.

Notable Accomplishments & Transactions

  • Successfully represented and defended a client, one of the accused in the sensational Malaysian murder trial of the decade of Kevin Morais, a Deputy Public Prosecutor. Client was acquitted of murder charge and spared the death penalty.

  • Successfully acted as a litigation counsel in a legal suit for maintenance claims in the amount of RM 20 million brought by the common law wife of a former federal minister, Tun S. Samy Vellu.

  • Successfully represented and defended the late Karpal Singh, a prominent Democratic Action Party opposition leader in Malaysia in the sedition trial.

  • Successfully acted as a defence counsel for Professor P. Ramasamy, the Deputy Chief Minister of Penang in the defamation suit brought by HINDRAF.

  • Successfully acted as a legal counsel in the highly publicized civil claims in the millions against the Police DiRaja Malaysia (“PDRM”) in relation to the death in police custody case of A. Kugan.

  • Successfully represented a former Russian Minister in a civil matter involving banking fraud.

  • Successfully defended Haziq Abdullah in the sensational sex video tape scandal involving a former PKR federal minister, Dato Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali.

  • Successfully represented the Malaysian BAR in various judicial and other inquiries such as the Human Right Commission of Malaysia [SUHAKAM] public inquiry to investigate police violence in dispersing demonstrators during an incident on May 28 2006 that has been dubbed ‘Bloody Sunday and the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the V.K. Lingam Video Clip to investigate into an allegation of illegal intervention into judicial appointment process in Malaysia.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defence
  • Corporate and Shareholder Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency and Receivership
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial and Contractual disputes including land disputes
  • Will, Probate & Administration

Professional Associations and Membership

  • Malaysian Bar
  • Kuala Lumpur Bar


Admitted as Advocate & Solicitor to the High Court of Malaya (1998)


  • English
  • Malay Language
  • Tamil