Email: ramesh.sathasivam@asl.com.my






Ramesh practices in the areas of banking litigation and insolvency as well as corporate restructuring.  He has also been involved in commercial litigation, corporate litigation, employment litigation as well as international and domestic arbitration.

He is regularly consulted and appointed to advise and represent various financial institutions in their litigation matters, including advising several banks on the sale of their non-performing loans to non-financial special purpose vehicle (as well as representing them on challenges by borrowers on the legality of the sale), advising and representing two local banks in two separate arbitration cases concerning disputes arising from the sale and purchase agreements of non-performing loans to non-financial special purpose vehicles, representing a local bank in a suit brought by its minority shareholders concerning the sale of the shares of the bank to a third party, representing an Islamic bank in respect of a claim under a  RM25 million  Islamic financing facility, advising and representing the board of a bank in its claim under the directors and officers liability insurance policy, representing a bank in a suit regarding the common law powers of the chairman of the board in regulating the conduct of its shareholders’ meeting and representing a bank on a claim which concerned primarily the rules and regulations of the Central Depository System on the trading of delisted securities and the transfer of the same.

He has extensive experience in securities-related enforcement matters and his experience includes representing both Sukuk and bond trustees in their claims against the issuers and obligors.

He is also well-versed in arbitration proceedings and has 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; a Malaysian Company in an international arbitration case involving a land dispute in Fiji; a company in a commercial arbitration case regarding the leasing of aircraft to a Malaysian low cost carrier and an employer in an arbitration claim brought by the main contractor for the building of  a hotel resort in Malaysia.


Bar Admissions and Professional Qualifications
Malaysian Bar (1996)

Legal Education
University of London (LL.B Hons)