Kailash Kalaiarasu Senior Associate

T +603 2081 3999 ext 932
E kailash.kalaiarasu@skrine.com


Kailash is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practice. Kailash maintains a broad practice in civil and commercial litigation, with key experience in complex transnational fraud and asset recovery. His other areas of interest include human rights and environmental law.


Key Practice Areas

  • Fraud and Asset Recovery
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation

  • Representing a foreign government agency in a worldwide fraud litigation amounting up to a billion ringgit within the Malaysian jurisdiction alone. This dispute involves, among others, the obtaining of urgent interim injunctive and search orders to preserve assets and documents.

  • Assisted in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Federal Court in a dispute over a land transaction valued at RM80million.

  • Assisted in a High Court Suit relating to 3 highly publicised abandoned aircraft at the largest airport in the country (settled).

  • Assisted in appeal proceedings representing the successful respondent, liquidators of an erstwhile financial institution, in upholding a claim for trading losses totalling RM28 million.

  • Represented private limited companies and/or assisted in actions against debtors and/or guarantors, from the pre-action stage to the enforcement stage.  

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2019)
  • Certificate of Legal Practice (2017)
  • LL.B (Hons) , University College London (2016)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, Bar Council Environment and Climate Change Committee (2022 – 2023)

  • Co-Author, ‘Divergence and Convergence in the Law of Contractual Penalties and Liquidated Damages Clauses in England, Singapore, and Malaysia’. Liverpool Law Review (2022). Access here.
  • Co-contributor / researcher, ‘Legal Opinion on Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations under Malaysian Law in the Context of Climate Change Risks and Considerations’ (Authored by: Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia; and To’ Puan Janet Looi, Senior Partner, Skrine.) Access here through the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative’s website.