Ramesh Sathasivam

Co-Head of Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Admission

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1996)

 

Education

  • -

  • Certificate in Legal Practice

Ramesh is a Partner and the Co-Head of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Practice Group at KDJLaw.

 

Ramesh joins Messrs Koh Dipendra Jeremiah Law with effect from 1 February 2020.

 

For the last 24 years, Ramesh has established himself in the areas of banking litigation and insolvency as well as corporate restructuring where he has represented numerous financial institutions, including both local (conventional as well as Islamic) and oversea institutions.

 

Ramesh’s practice also includes commercial/contractual litigation, corporate litigation, employment litigation as well as international and domestic arbitration. He has extensive experience in securities-related enforcement matters and his experiences include representing the lenders as well as trustees in their claims against the issuers and obligors. In this respect, he is well versed in both Islamic as well as conventional issuances. He has throughout his practice also represented liquidators as well as receivers and managers in both non-contentious and contentious matters.

Notable Work Highlights

 

Legal Practice

  • In 2019 he advised and represented several lenders/creditors in two of the largest insolvency disputes in the Malaysian Courts where the total sum outstanding was in the region of RM800million;

  • Advised and represented the Trustee in relation to the default by the issuer of a RM1billion sukuk issuance;

  • Advised and represented the Trustee in relation to a default by an issuer in relation to the issuance of Redeemable Convertible Secured Notes where the sum outstanding was more than RM300million;

  • Advised and Represented the Trustee and obligors in relation to the default by the issuer in a Collateralised Loan Obligation issuance where the sum outstanding was RM90million; 

  • Advised and represented the liquidator in relation to the interpretation of the Securities Commission’s Equity Guidelines for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPAC”);

  • Advised and represented a Financial Institution concerning primarily the applicability and interpretation of the rules and regulations of the Central Depository System on the trading of delisted securities;

  • Represented a Financial Institution in arbitration proceedings regarding disputes arising from the sale of non-performing loans;

  • Advised and represented a Financial Institution regarding the common law powers of the Chairman of the Board of Directors in regulating and conducting meetings of shareholders;

  • Advised and Represented the Receiver and Managers in relation to the disposal of a security pledge to a lender where the sum outstanding was RM100million;

  • Advised and represented the Trustee in relation to the interpretation of clauses in a trust deed specifically in relation to the calling and declaration of an event of default and the reversal of the same by the holders;

  • Represented the spouse of a missing person and successfully obtained an order for the appointment of a receiver and manager over the estate of the missing person;

  • Advised and represented a Malaysian company in a claim at the London Court of International Arbitration for GBP25 million against a defence contractor from the United Kingdom;

  • Advised and represented a Malaysian Company in an international arbitration case involving a land dispute in Fiji;

  • Advised and represented a Malaysian company in an arbitration involving the leasing of aircrafts to a Malaysian low cost carrier; and

  • co-authored a chapter in “Law and Practice of Corporate Insolvency in Malaysia”; and

  • co-contributed the chapter on Law and Practice of Insolvency in Malaysia in the “Chambers and Partners Practice Guide to Insolvency 2nd edition 2019”.

Professional Associations 

 

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

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