Shawn Ho

Donovan & Ho

Kuala Lumpur

About Shawn

Shawn is one of the founding partners of Donovan & Ho. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he was an associate in the tax practice group of Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie.
Shawn has represented his clients in corporate acquisitions, restructuring exercises, joint venture arrangements, shareholder agreements, employee share options and franchise businesses. He regularly advises Malaysian startup founders and has assisted venture capital funds in Seed, Series A & B funding rounds.
Shawn’s practice also extends to real-estate transactions and advising on real-estate related tax planning, including stamp duty, use of tax efficient investment structures for property investment, real property gains tax, goods and services tax and income tax in Malaysia.

Years of experience


About their firm

Donovan & Ho is a young, vibrant and energetic boutique law firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, dedicated to delivering excellent service standards with integrity and efficiency. Our partners have diverse experience, having worked cross-border in international law firms and multinational corporations. It is our primary aim to deliver superior legal service with professionalism, integrity, and innovation. Since its founding in 2014, the firm has been recognised as one of Malaysia’s best and brightest law firms. Clients include Farm to Fork (DMK), IsitUp Dotcom, and Axiata Digital Services. The firm's practice areas include corporate law, dispute resolution, employment law, tax, real estate and intellectual property. Donovan & Ho has been ranked by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and 2017 as a leading firm for corporate and M&A, as well as labour and employment. The firm was also named as one of Asian Legal Business' "Firms to Watch 2016" and was a finalist for "Rising Law Firm of the Year" at the Malaysia Law Awards 2016.