Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Tel: +603 2055 3917
Dispute resolution; commercial and civil litigation
Ira has extensive experience in a wide spectrum of commercial and civil litigation cases. She has dealt with clientele in many different industries and is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer.
She was awarded the Disputes Star of the year award for Malaysia for the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015, and was listed as a Benchmark Disputes Star in the 2014, 2018 and 2019 editions of Benchmark: Asia Pacific and as a Local Dispute Star in its 2013 edition.
Ira is a member and was the co-chairperson of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (Malaysia Network) (IWIRC) from 6 January 2017 to 10 February 2020. She is also actively involved in Bar Council Committees. She was the chairperson of the Bar Council’s advocacy training committee (2016-2018) and is an advocacy trainer for the Malaysian Bar. She is also a member of its corporate and commercial law committee.
Among other publications, Ira was a contributor to the Law and Practice of Corporate Insolvency in Malaysia published in 2019 by Thomson Reuters Asia, contributing editor of the Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 and 2013 published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia. She is also an author of the Malaysian chapter on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business in the May (2010) supplement.
A graduate of Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India, with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics, Ira obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of London, England (External Degree).
She was called to the Bar of England & Wales in July 1986 and was admitted as an advocate & solicitor of the High Court in Malaya in July 1987.