Ragunath Kesavan

Kesavan - Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur

603 6143 2299





Practice area:

Dispute resolution

He is a graduate with a LLB from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth 1989 and a Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn). He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1991 and elected as President of the Malaysian Bar from 2009-2011.

He has extensive dispute resolution experience and appears at all levels of the Malaysian Courts. He is also a member of the panel of Arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). He is also a certified Adjudicator under the Act.

He was appointed to the Malaysian Competition Commission in 2011 when it was first set up. As a member of the Malaysian Competition Commission, he has chaired the enforcement, legal, regulatory and Guidelines Sub Committees and was involved in the drafting, finalising and public consultation on all the major Guidelines pursuant to the Competition Act 2010. He was reappointed for a second term in 2014.

  • Appointed to advise Government-Linked Companies (GLC) and MNC on compliance, regulating and enforcement issues arising from the Competition Act 2010.
  • Recent Federal Court and Court of Appeal cases involving rights of indigenous people, employment rights and state sovereign immunity

  • Civil litigation
  • Civil rights and human rights
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Labour and employment

  • Consumer goods and services
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Oil and gas
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Bar of England and Wales 1990
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya 1991

  • Panel of Adjudication under CIPA 2012
  • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

  • Bsc(Genetics) from University of Malaya (1985)
  • LLB(Hon), University of Wales Aberystwyth (1989)
  • LLM, University of Malaya (1995)