Villasha Anbalagan


Villasha is a commercial and corporate litigator. Her focus lies in commercial disputes, fraud and asset recovery matters, and restructuring and insolvency work.

Her experience in commercial and corporate litigation includes acting for companies on contractual claims in arbitration proceedings and advising entities on shareholder disputes.

On fraud and asset recovery matters, she acts for a sovereign wealth fund and its subsidiaries in the international recovery of misappropriated funds stemming from a major financial scandal.

Villasha graduated with a First Class Honours from University College London. She completed her pupillage at LCWP and was retained as an associate thereafter.

Key Practice Areas

Commercial And Corporate Litigation
  • Acting as junior counsel in a high-value arbitration dispute against the Government of Malaysia regarding the implementation of a nationwide hospital information system project in numerous public hospitals.
  • Acting as junior counsel in an arbitration proceeding concerning a contractual dispute on payment of professional consultancy services.
  • Advising a Malaysian media conglomerate in a complex shareholder conflict with Indian counterparts.
  • Assisted counsel in representing an international private equity firm against numerous shareholders in a contractual dispute.
Fraud And Asset Recovery
  • Acting for a state-owned investment fund and its subsidiaries in extensive asset recovery efforts on a global scale seeking the return of billions in misappropriated assets from a significant international financial scandal.
  • Assisting counsel and the Government of Malaysia in an international arbitration dispute against a major financial institution regarding a complex financial controversy related to sovereign bond issuances.
  • Acting and advising an equity joint venture company in pursuing extensive legal claims against individuals and companies involved in unauthorised foreign worker importation schemes.
Restructuring And Insolvency
  • Assisted counsel in the scheme of arrangement of a global offshore marine group. The scheme was sanctioned by the court.
  • Acting as junior counsel for creditors in a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2023)
  • LL.B. (First Class Honours), University College London (2020)