Dr. Arun Kasi is an established transferring lawyer from Malaysia.
He is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 for shipping practice in Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is an arbitrator in the panel of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Malaysia.
He has regularly appeared before all levels of judicature (senior) courts in Malaysia and before arbitral tribunals in London, Singapore and Malaysia (including under the LMAA and AIAC rules, and the Singapore International Arbitration Act). He is instructed by P&I clubs and marine insurers, among others. He sits as an arbitrator under the LMAA Terms.
Recent significant cases that he had conduct of in Malaysia include a court case of highly complex and novel issues of admiralty and insolvency where the sums involved were in the region of USD 4.7 billion.
Currently, he is having the conduct in Malaysia of USD30 million claim on behalf of cargo. In this case, the vessel has been arrested and the case involves complex issues of US OFAC sanctions.
The range of cases that he has conduct of include both dry and wet shipping.
He holds a doctorate in shipping law. He has written numerous books and articles on maritime law and arbitration. His notable books are The Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea published by Springer in 2021 and Arbitration: Stay of Court Proceedings and Anti-Suit Injunctions published by a leading Malaysian law book publisher in 2014.
The notable publishers of his articles (which number about fifty) include Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law (England), The Maritime Executive (USA), Sweet & Maxwell (England and Malaysia) and Lexis Nexis (Malaysia and India). Many of his works have been referred to by the appellate courts in Malaysia in their reported judgments.
He is a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and a member of the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC).
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