Peers and clients say
"Thaya is prompt, responsive, accessible and keeps us updated regularly"
"He is able to quickly identify the issues, address them, and advises us on our options"
"Mr Baskaran is skilled and knowledgeable in the area of arbitration law"
Thayananthan Baskaran’s primary area of practice is construction law. He drafts various building and engineering contracts, advises on disputes arising from such contracts and appears as counsel to resolve these disputes. Thaya also sits as an adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator. Thaya was appointed as an adjudicator in the 15th statutory adjudication registered in Malaysia, and now regularly sits as an adjudicator. Thaya is on the panel of several international arbitration centres. Thaya has been appointed as arbitrator in a variety of commercial disputes, including disputes arising from building and engineering contracts, development agreements and joint venture agreements. Thaya also sits as a mediator in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Thaya is the author of Arbitration in Malaysia: A Commentary on the Malaysian Arbitration Act, published by Kluwer Law International in 2019. Thaya was the chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia branch) (2017-2019) and the president of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia (2016-2017). Thaya is ranked as a dispute resolution star in Benchmark Litigation (2019). Thaya is described as “well reputed in the construction legal space in Malaysia” by Chambers & Partners (2019) and “the best example of the new wave of Asian practitioners who offer great talent and fresh ideas” by Global Arbitration Review (2018), which adds: “He is incredibly smart, agile and resourceful.”