Dr. Arun Kasi


Call: 2021 (Qualified in Malaysia 1997) 

“Dr. Arun has extensive experience and deep knowledge in maritime disputes including charterparty disputes and arbitration. He has been providing us with very reliable and valuable legal advice and we have great confidence in his guidance. Dr Arun is able to explain complex legal concepts in a manner that is succinct and easy to understand. He is efficient and is able to put together well organised and professionally written legal documents in a very short period of time. Despite his substantial workload he has a very fast response time and is always friendly, approachable and a pleasure to work with."

Prashin Ramoo Salvin Far East Pte Limited, Singapore - Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023

“Dr Arun Kasi is a strategic planner when approaching complex cross-border shipping claims, as he did for our group. He is a specialist in cargo claims. He is admirably clear in his approach and we found him to very pragmatic in his advise to us. Dr Arun was readily available to proactively tackle issues in a well coordinated manner."

Arvin Anthony Carpenters Fiji Pte Ltd, Fiji - Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023

“Dr Arun Kasi has a wide and deep knowledge of maritime disputes, particularly charter disputes. He understands the industry and its technicalities. His advice and approach are very practical and commercial. His submissions are very well organised, smooth flowing, logical and very convincing, however complex and sophisticated the issue may be."

Prokopis Krikris (Claims Manager, Post Fixture Dept.) Meadway Bulkers Ltd, Athens, Greece - Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023

“Dr Arun Kasi handled my complex claim on an offshore wind farm project. He exhibited admirable professionalism and his approach was very strategic. He was clear about my case and sharp on my opponent's case, and decomposed the complexity into simplicity. His simple and logical way of presenting the case showed his most intelligent and professional expertise."

Robert Lim (Director) Helms Geomarine Pte Ltd, Singapore - Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023

“We, on behalf of our clients, engaged Dr Arun Kasi in a Malaysian court case concerning cargo damage with the quantum being a few million dollars. He very effectively and strategically approached the matter and swiftly brought the opponent to settle on the terms that we sought. We would wholeheartedly endorse his engagements for Shipping / Maritime related matters."

M. Jagannath NAU Pte Ltd, Singapore (Claims Correspondents & Consultants) - Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023

“Dr Arun Kasi, an expert in Maritime Law, has helped my company manage legal matters successfully. He is absolutely dedicated and committed to advising in the best interest of clients, for the best possible outcome given the circumstances. His response time to a query is never more than 2 hours, and he attends at any time. Where time is of the essence in Maritime Law, he engages even after office hours and during the weekend. He is professional in communication, and fair & transparent in billing."

Aquaris Offshore Sdn Bhd, Malaysia - Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023

Practice Summary

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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