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We are a boutique law firm experienced and specialized in
international sports law.
Our expertise is in advising and acting for organisations and individuals in professional sports in Malaysia and internationally. This includes:
Contract review & negotiation
Governance & regulatory advice
Susanah Sing Mei Ng
Susanah read law at the University of Sydney, Australia, graduating with a double degree in Commerce (double major in Accounting) and in Law. In October 2011, she was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court in Malaya. She commenced her legal career at one of the largest firms in Malaysia before her passion for sports law led her to further her studies at Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Madrid, where she graduated with a Masters in International Sports Law.
Susanah's experience includes a stint at UK Sport, London and at the Asian Football Confederation as a legal intern before she joined Kitching Sports, the first specialist international sports regulation and business firm in the Asia-Pacific region, as a Senior Consultant in February 2018. Susanah was privileged to learn under James Kitching, a well-known and respected figure in the football industry. Susanah has appeared as co-counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne and the AFC Disciplinary & Ethics Committee in Malaysia. She has advised various international and local clients on matters relating to international sporting disputes, anti-doping, ethics, and regulatory framework.
In February 2019, the Malaysian Weightlifting Federation appointed Susanah as an executive board member and legal advisor. In October 2019, the International Ice Hockey Federation appointed Susanah as a pro bono counsel. Susanah has also provided legal support to the Doping Panel and the Ethics Panel of the Badminton World Federation in cases relating to doping and match fixing and currently is the Legal Secretary to the Independent Hearing Panel of the BWF. In November 2021, Susanah was appointed as the Deputy Chairperson to the Olympic Council of Malaysia Legal Advisory, Rules and Discipline Committee. For more information about Susanah's work experience, please visit here.
Susanah's passion in sports is not limited to its legal aspects. She is an avid runner, cyclist, weightlifter, and boxer. In spite of a knee injury that required two surgeries in 2016 and 2017, Susanah returned to the runners' scene with a vengeance in 2018 and has completed various ultramarathons since then.
Chapter on Malaysia in Sport and diplomacy in the aftermath of the Russia Ukraine War, Sports Law and Policy Centre, July 2022
Chapter on Malaysia in Coronavirus and its impact on Football, Sports Law and Policy Centre, June 2020
The problems facing footballers & coaches when signing with Asian clubs (and how FIFA is trying to help), LawInSport, 14 January 2020
Cross-border participation in football: The (limited) FIFA Regulatory Landscape, Football Legal, 8 October 2019
We have acted for international and national federations, clubs, athletes, and coaches. Here's what some of them have to say:
ASIAN ELECTRONIC SPORTS FEDERATION
We were very impressed with the reliability and professionalism delivered by Susanah. Her exceptional client-oriented services, coupled with her punctuality in delivering them, has instilled a high level of confidence for us in our projects.
STEVE KIM, CEO
JOHOR DARUL TA'ZIM FOOTBALL CLUB
Susanah continues to be a very important resource for our club. Her attention to detail and prompt action has been outstanding. A gifted professional who I highly recommend to any organisation seeking a highly competent and efficient legal representative.
ALISTAIR EDWARDS, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
ESTEGHLAL FOOTBALL CLUB
Susanah is very responsive and diligent with her work. A very highly passionate and committed person. She has successfully assisted the club in many cases.
KAZEM GHAYEM, HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
NEPAL WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM
For any player or coach, contractual grievances present stress and uncertainty. Susanah’s communication throughout the dispute resolution process was always professional and, most of all, consistent. This was comforting and very considerate given the workload involved. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Susanah.
GARY PHIlLIPS, COACH