Keshava graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London with an LLB Honours degree and completed his Certificate of Legal Practice. Having decided on a career at the Commercial Bar he commenced pupillage at one of the largest law firms in the country, Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, as a pupil of Mr Lambert Rasaratnam, and was called to the Malaysian Bar on 28th February 2020.
Keshava honed his trial skills and knowledge of commercial litigation under the Banking & General Litigation team of Messrs Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong alongside Mr Wong Hok Mun on heavy contentious and advisory work. His time there was spent on commercial disputes, banking litigation, claims in contract and negligence and the defence of fellow practitioners under the Bar Mandatory Professional Insurance Scheme.
Keshava has now come full circle and reverted to a practice in Industrial Relations, his first area of practice at Messrs Lee Hishammuddin where he was retained within the Employment Practice Group with Dato’ Thavalingam.
Since joining Messrs T. Thavalingam & Co in September 2022, Keshava has built on a portfolio of files in acting for and advising large corporates, public listed companies, government linked companies and statutory bodies within the area. He has conducted and assisted in various interlocutory matters, trials, appeals and judicial review applications. Separately on non-contentious work, Keshava regularly provides written assessments and advice supporting this with attendances at client meetings, Board included.