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Messrs Lavania & Balan Chambers (LBC) is a boutique dispute resolution law firm, offering specialised legal service in a variety of areas of law, with a resolute focus on issues relating to company law and construction law.

LBC concentrates primarily on two broad traditional practice areas - Corporate Dispute Resolution and Construction which are led by its principal partners, Lavinia Kumaraendran and Balan Nair Thamodaran. Recognised for their effectiveness in managing and delivering high quality and commercially sound legal solutions for the clients, both in litigation and arbitration, the partners are regularly consulted on diverse range of practice areas.

The partners are supported by a team of dynamic and energetic senior associates and associates, who have been trained to be engaged, synergistic and interactive when dealing with clients and legal disputes. The team prides itself on keeping abreast with the latest development of the law whilst keeping regular communication, honesty and clarity with clients which are fundamentals of a client-solicitor relationship.

At LBC, we strive to meet the clients’ expectations, regardless of legal complexity, financial and time limitations. To achieve this, and to provide a flawless two-way communication with clients whilst maintaining high efficiency and productivity required by the clients, LBC has embraced and invested in top class legal technology. In the nature of the work we undertake, we work closely with other legal professionals towards achieving the whole encompassed holistic approach and result for the clients.

What Clients think of the team

We are very pleased with the work and assistance provided by the construction team comprising of Balan, Naveen and Deborah in dealing with our construction disputes. Very attentive and proactive in handling our files along with pragmatic and out of the box approaches. This convinced us to refer our property management dispute matters to them as well and it was one of the better decisions made by the legal team.

Edwin Bak , Legal Manager of Mah Sing Group Berhad

Precisely advise Clients on the best approach to encounter various situations by practising professionalism, integrity and ethics. Well planned strategies protecting the interests of Clients thus increasing the probability of winning. Enthusiastic team ensuring task completed timely.

Vincent Lee , Project Director of Synerlitz (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

The team at Lavania & Balan Chambers are refreshingly professional & pragmatic in their approach. Both Mr Balan & Ms Lavania are always receptive to my requirements. Their passion is to give their clients the best possible advise that fits their needs.

Seetha Kumarasamy

Highly skilled and motivated litigators who are willing to put themselves out on behalf of the clients. If something needs to be done, they will do it. Solutions oriented - they provide pragmatic clear-cut advice in dealing with legal and commercial issues, focusing on meeting the clients’ end objectives. Strategically and tactically astute and most importantly, effective – in our case, they managed to balance a tricky position with lots of moving parts to yield an ideal legal position in the presentation of our matter. Friendly, responsive and always reachable. A real “the client comes first” attitude.

Zailatul Akma Abid , Platinum Group of Companies

Sheer dedication and passion are the words that I would use to describe LBC. I have the pleasure of working with Lavinia Kumaraendran personally, who is an articulate person and the epitome of excellence when it comes to her profession. She is ably assisted by her fellow colleagues Mavinthra and Avinash. Together they form a formidable team who is able to provide robust solutions. What is most impressive about them is their keen attention to detail and eagerness to gain equitable access to the justice system for their clients. There are no stones unturned. Their knowledge on the law is phenomenal and their competence surpasses any firm that I have dealt with before. A law firm driven by compassion whilst maintaining a strong sense of Professionalism, Ethics & Integrity.

Sivakumar Munisamy , Managing Director of Victory Shipping (Singapore)