Dr. Arun Kasi

Head of Firm

Barrister

LLB (Hons), LLM CLP, Barrister, FCIArb (London), PhD

Professional Positions held:

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Malaysia
  • Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (CIArb)
  • Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)
  • Member, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
  • Arbitrator, AIAC panel (formerly KLRCA)
  • Arbitrator, Thai Arbitration Centre panel (THAC)
  • Adjudicator, Construction Industry Payment Dispute, AIAC panel (formerly KLRCA)

Books Published

Lecture-Notes

Arun Kasi, Law of Contract: Lecture Notes, Penang, 1996.

Articles Published

Shipping Law

  • Arun Kasi, ‘Polaris Shipping v Sinoriches Enterprises (The Ocean Virgo): Speed-consumption warranties‘, Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law, Vol. 21, No. 7, September 2021  
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Bottom fouling: on whose head does it fall?’, Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law, Vol. 21, No. 7, September 2021 
  • Arun Kasi, ‘NVOC/Freight Forwarders’ Bill of Lading: An Anathema to Carriage of Goods by Sea?’, International Business Law Journal / Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales (Sweet & Maxwell, UK), 2021 [pending publication]
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Malaysia switches to Hague-Visby Rules (with SDR Protocol) wef 15 July 2021: Implications?, Current Law Journal, [2021] 1 LNS(A) ciii
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Operation of Doctrine of Stages under Hague/Hague-Visby Rules Regime’, 2021 (pending publication)
  • Arun Kasi, ‘The Dancing Liability-Limit in Hague Rules and Validity of RM850 Limit for East Malaysia’, Malaysian Law Journal (Lexis Nexis), Vol. 1, 2021, p. cxciv 
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Freight Forwarder’s Bill of Lading: Are they Bills of Lading?’, THAC’s Newsletter, No. 3, December 2020, p. 2
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Bill of Lading: Document of Title or Possession?’, Journal of The Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, Vol. 30, No. 3, December 2020, p. 27
  • Arun Kasi, ‘The ‘Labuan Lacuna’: Hague or Hague-Visby Rules for Labuan?’, Malaysian Law Journal (Lexis Nexis), Vol. 6, 2020, p. cxxxi
  • Arun Kasi, ‘UK Bills of Lading Act 1855 or Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 for Penang, Malacca, Sabah and Sarawak?’, Malaysian Law Journal (Lexis Nexis), Vol. 5, 2020, p. cxxxiv
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Excluding Liability for Misdelivery and Non-Delivery under Bills of Lading: An Analysis under Laws of Malaysia, Singapore and England & Wales’, The Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell), 2020, p. 143; Current Law Journal, [2020] 1 LNS(A) lvi
  • Arun Kasi, ‘A Critical Analysis of the Court of Appeal Decision on Misdelivery in Minmetals South-East Asia Corp Pte Ltd v Nakhoda Logistics Sdn Bhd’, The Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell), 2020, p. 105; Current Law Journal, [2020] 1 LNS(A) xlix
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Volcafe v. Compania Sud Americana de Vapores: Implications for Malaysia, Singapore and India’, Journal of The Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, Vol. 29, No. 3, December 2019, p. 20; The Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell), 2020, p. 71; Current Law Journal, [2020] 1 LNS(A) v
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Mewah-Oils Sdn Bhd v. Lushing Traders Pte Ltd – Court of Appeal Decision on Conversion: A Critical Analysis’, [2020] 1 LNS(A) liv; Current Law Journal, [2020] 1 LNS(A) liv; The Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell), 2020, p. 209

Arbitration, etc

  • Arun Kasi, ‘Role of Arbitration in Resolution of International Disputes’, Current Law Journal, [2019] 1 LNS(A) cviii
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Case of Dr V Thuraisingam V. Sanmarkanganapathy and a Comparative Analysis of Medical Negligence Cases in Singapore, Malaysia and other Jurisdictions’, Current Law Journal, [2017] 1 LNS(A) xxvii
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Forum Competition in Religious Conversion Cases in Malaysia’, Journal of The Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, Vol. 27, No. 3, December 2017, p. 19; Current Law Journal, [2016] 1 LNS(A) xvii; The Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell), 2016, p. 32.
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Application for stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration agreement before taking any other steps’, Current Law Journal, [2014] 1 LNS(A) cxxvi; Malaysian Law Journal (Lexis Nexis), [2013] 5 MLJ
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Dispute as to existence of dispute for reference to arbitration’, Current Law Journal, [2014] 1 LNS(A) lxxi
  • Arun Kasi, ‘What disputes are arbitrable?’, Current Law Journal, [2014] 1 LNS(A) xxi
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Anti-suit injunction in enforcement of arbitration agreement and exclusive jurisdiction agreement’, Current Law Journal, [2014] 1 LNS(A) xv; Malaysian Law Journal (Lexis Nexis), [2013] 6 MLJ i
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Arbitration clause and exclusive jurisdiction clause – a case for conflict or harmony?’ [2014] 1 LNS(A) viii; Malaysian Law Journal (Lexis Nexis), [2014] 1 MLJ i
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Enforcement of arbitration agreement and seat of arbitration’, Current Law Journal, [2014] 1 LNS(A) ii
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Which act applies today to old agreements – arbitration act 2005 or arbitration act 1952?’, Current Law Journal, [2013] 1 LNS(A) lxxxix
  • Arun Kasi, ‘The veil of arbitration agreement’, Current Law Journal, [2013] 1 LNS(A) lxxxvi
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Who decides validity of arbitration agreement – court or arbitral tribunal?’, Current Law Journal, [2013] 1 LNS(A) lxxiii
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Effect of arbitration agreement under different heads of law’, Current Law Journal, [2013] 1 LNS(A) xxx
  • Arun Kasi, ‘Development of public policy towards arbitration’, Current Law Journal, [2013] 1 LNS(A) xxii
  • Arun Kasi, ‘What is and what is not an arbitration agreement?’, Current Law Journal, [2013] 1 LNS(A) iii
  • Arun Kasi, ‘The Constituents of Arbitration Agreement’, Malaysian Law Journal (Lexis Nexis), [2013] 2 MLJ clxxv

Joint Articles

The Marine Executive / The Marine Law Box / Splash247 / SCMA Articles

Co-Draftsman (Arbitration Rules)

Programmer (Software)

Works cited

Works of Dr. Arun Kasi cited by Malaysian Court of Appeal

1. Punjab National Bank v Malayan Banking Berhad [2020] 1 LNS 232 CA; [2020] 5 MLJ 732

    • Arun Kasi, ‘Excluding Liability for Misdelivery and Non-Delivery under Bills of Lading: An Analysis under Laws of Malaysia, Singapore and England & Wales’, Current Law Journal, [2020] 1 LNS(A) lvi
    • Arun Kasi, ‘A Critical Analysis of the Court of Appeal Decision on Misdelivery in Minmetals South-East Asia Corp Pte Ltd v Nakhoda Logistics Sdn Bhd’, Current Law Journal, [2020] 1 LNS(A) xlix
    • Arun Kasi, ‘Mewah-Oils Sdn Bhd v. Lushing Traders Pte Ltd – Court of Appeal Decision: A Critical Analysis’, Current Law Journal, [2020] 1 LNS(A) liv

2. Vellasamy a/l Ponnusamy & Ors v Gurbachan Singh a/l Bagawan Singh & Anor [2020] MLJU 695 CA

    • Hamid Sultan, Mah Weng Kwai and Arun Kasi, Civil Procedure, 6th edn., Malaysia, Janab, 2018 v

3. Public Prosecutor v Aluma Mark Chinonso (Negerian) [2020] MLJU 694 CA

    • Hamid Sultan, Mah Weng Kwai and Arun Kasi, et al, The Law of Evidence, Advocacy and Professional Ethics, 5th edn., Malaysia, Janab, 2018

4. Abad Arena Juara Sdn Bhd v Rajesh a/l Jaikishan [2019] 6 MLJ 607 CA

    • Hamid Sultan, Mah Weng Kwai and Arun Kasi, Civil Procedure, 6th edn., Malaysia, Janab, 2018

5. Macvilla Sdn Bhd v Mervyn Peter Guan Yin Hui & Anor [2019] MLJU 693 CA

    • Hamid Sultan, Mah Weng Kwai and Arun Kasi, et al, The Law of Evidence, Advocacy and Professional Ethics, 5th edn., Malaysia, Janab, 2018

6. Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd v Sulaiman & Taye (sueing as a law firm) [2019] MLJU 7 CA

    • Hamid Sultan, Mah Weng Kwai and Arun Kasi, et al, The Law of Evidence, Advocacy and Professional Ethics, 5th edn., Malaysia, Janab, 2018

Works of Dr. Arun Kasi cited in other books

1. Katia Fach Gomez and Ana Mercedes Lopez Rodriguez, ’60 Years of the New York Convention: Key Issues and Future Challenges’, US, Kluwer Law International, 2019

    • Hamid Sultan and Arun Kasi, ‘Universities as Arbitration Centres’, Journal of The Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, Vol. 27, No. 1, April 2017, p. 20

2. Hamid Sultan, ‘International Arbitration’, Malaysia, Janab, 2016

    • (reference to numerous articles of Arun Kasi on Arbitration)

Cases in journals

  • Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd [2018] 6 CLJ 161 FC
  • CTI Group Inc v International Bulk Carriers SPA [2017] 5 MLJ 314; [2017] 9 CLJ 499; [2017] 1 LNS 1131 FC
  • Tetuan Khana & Co v. Saling Lau Bee Chian & Ors and Other Appeals; Malayan Banking Bhd (Intervener) [2019] 3 CLJ 56 CA
  • Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd [2017] MLJU 1011; [2017] 1 LNS 1006 CA
  • International Bulk Carriers Spa v CTI Group Inc [2014] 6 MLJ 851; [2014] 8 CLJ 854; [2014] 1 LNS 747; [2014] 4 AMR 339; [2014] AMEJ 0900 CA
  • Thilagavathy Arunasalam v Maxis Mobile Services Sdn Bhd [2020] LNS
  • Mega Sasa Sdn Bhd v Kinta Bakti Sdn Bhd & Ors (No. 2) [2020] MLJU 117
  • Mega Sasa Sdn Bhd v Kinta Bakti Sdn Bhd & Ors [2019] MLJU 1043; [2019] 1 LNS 1366
  • Sritama Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. v Ketua Pengarah Insolvensi Malaysia [2019] MLJU 1897
  • Tan Cheow Yen v. Yap Kar Wai & Anor And Another Case [2019] 1 LNS 1064
  • Ipiam Properties Management Sdn Bhd v. Datuk Ng Bon Chong & Ors [2019] 1 LNS 877
  • Tan Sri Datuk Nadaraja Ratnam v. City Team Media Sdn Bhd [2018] 1 LNS 2293
  • Ipiam Properties Management Sdn Bhd v Datuk Ng Bon Chong & Ors [2018] MLJU 73; [2018] 1 LNS 58
  • Chow See Wan v GS Realty Sdn. Bhd. [2018] 1 LNS 639
  • Francis Damien Murphy v Raymond Chan Boon Siew [2018] 7 MLJ 458
  • Ridpest Sdn. Bhd. v. Bug Buster Sdn. Bhd. & 2 Others [2018] 1 LNS 485
  • Muhamad Nazri Muhamad v JMB Menara Rajawali & Anor [2018] 1 LNS 1320
  • Ortus Expert White Sdn Bhd v Nor Yanni binti Adom & Anor [2018] MLJU 1782; [2018] 1 LNS 1937
  • Suria Active Resources Sdn Bhd v The Director General of Environmental Quality [2017] MLJU 504; [2017] 1 LNS 659
  • Suria Active Resources Sdn Bhd v The Director General of Environmental Quality (No. 2) [2017] 1 LNS 1708
  • Ganeswary a/p Palaniappan v Puvanesvari a/p Appadorai [2017] MLJU 1462; [2017] 1 LNS 1488
  • Ganeswary a/p Palaniappan v Puvanesvari a/p Appadorai (No. 2) [2017] MLJU 1463; [2017] 1 LNS 1489
  • Merck KGaA v. Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd; The Registrar of Trade Marks (Interested Party) [2016] 9 CLJ 736
  • United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd v Vortex Dew (M) Sdn Bhd & Ors [2016] MLJU 1056; [2016] 1 LNS 1186
  • Bug Buster Specialists Sdn Bhd & Ors v Ridpest Sdn Bhd [2016] 8 MLJ 85
  • Malayan Banking Bhd v Theoh Kok Wee [2015] MLJU 2335 
  • International Shipcare Sdn Bhd v The owner of and other persons interested in the ships or vessels MV ‘EL HADJAR’ registered at the port of Annaba, Algeria; MV ‘AIN TEMOUCHENT’, MV ‘NEMEMCHA’ and MV ‘NEDROMA’ which are all registered at the port of Algiers, Algeria [2015] 7 MLJ 753; [2014] 1 LNS 879
  • CTI Group Inc v International Bulk Carrier SPA [2014] 11 MLJ 205 HC; [2014] 9 CLJ 126; [2014] 1 LNS 517
  • Chan Ah Lin & Anor v Hamidah Jaafar Sidik & Anor [2014] 1 LNS 1641

 

Maritime Law Talks

Courses / Workshops conducted

Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) / Malaysian Bar Council
Collisions at Sea (6 Aug 2021) [Solo Speaker] 

ADR HOC, India and BAIAC (Beihai Asian International Arbitration Centre), Singapore
Maritime Arbitration (19 Jun 2021) [Solo Speaker] 

International Forums / Conferences

Talks given at Bar Committees / Government Agencies

  • An Introduction to the Law of Arbitration
  • An Introduction to the Law of Passing Off
  • Securities Law (Capital Markets and Services Act 2007)
  • Civil Procedure (Writ Action)
  • Civil Procedure (Originating Summons Action)

Talks given at Public Symposiums

  • Act 355 Amendment – Syariah Courts Criminal Jurisdiction Amendment Bill 2016: Challenges & Concerns, International Islamic University Malaysia (17 March 2017)
  • Constitutional Oath, Rule of Law and Supreme Policing Role of Judiciary, International Islamic University Malaysia (30 March 2018)

TV Interviews

  • 24/01/2019 Bernama TV Interview of Arun Kasi …
  • 18/02/2019 Bernama TV Interview of Arun Kasi
  • 24/02/2019 Astro TV Interview of Arun Kasi …
  • 16/11/2018 Bernama TV Interview of Arun Kasi

Talks given at Universities

  • Civil Procedure: Pre-trial case management – UKM (for LLB final year students)
  • Arbitration: Arbitration agreement – UM (for LLM students)
  • Interactive Session on Civil and Criminal Practice for Students and Practitioners – MMU Melaka (as a forum member)
  • Interactive Session on ADR – MMU Melaka (as a forum member)
  • Civil Litigation: Documentation, Procedure & Advocacy – IIUM Gombak (as a forum member)

Talk given at Parliament

  • University cum Court Annexed Arbitration (24 Oct 2018)

On Media

On Events