The turnout was larger than expected with 250 guests milling around the venue, many taking the opportunity to catch up with old friends and acquaintances.
Guest of honour for the evening was Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Nazri Aziz who had to make an early exit owing to another pressing engagement.
Also present were Irish Ambassador Eugene Hutchinson and spouse Adele as well as Canadian High Commissioner David Summers.
Shearn Delamore has more than 90 lawyers with over 270 support staff members in its offices in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
The firms areas of practice include banking and finance, intellectual property, real estate and construction, corporate mergers and acquisitions and shipping.
The evening ended with guests thoroughly enjoying finger food and the welcome respite from their busy schedules.