Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network.
For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Dato' Anad Krishnan of Anad & Noraini in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
A full-service firm with special emphasis on banking, insurance, and property transactions.
Who would be your typical client?
Our typical clients are institutions - mainly banking, insurance, and property developers.
What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
That we are efficient and continually strive to provide quality legal services at competitive prices.
What has been your most challenging case? Why?
It was a case involving an ex-banker who was sued in civil proceedings in Malaysia and was involved in extradition proceedings in the United Kingdom and criminal proceedings in Hong Kong. Being involved in this multi-jurisdictional case was most challenging as it involved Appeals to the House of Lords in the UK, the Court of Appeal in Hong Kong and the Supreme Court in Malaysia.
What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
Advising our client to do a particular deal against the advice of a Queen's Counsel and 7 other lawyers and subsequently discovering that when the client took the deal, the outcome was in his best interest.
What do you do when you're not practicing law?
Playing golf, traveling, and developing my business interests in commodity trading.
What would surprise people most about you?
The extent of my general knowledge, with particular emphasis on financial markets and a very practical approach to the practice of law.
What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
Meeting different people from different countries and cultivating strong personal relationships with a number of them.
What career would you have chosen if you weren't a lawyer?
I would have been very happy as an investment banker, particularly involved in commodity trading.
If a movie were made out of your life, who would you want to play you?
How would you like to be remembered?
A very successful person, who is also kind, considerate and generous.
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