Dhinesh Bhaskaran

Dispute Resolution
Head, Environmental
Head, Medico-Legal
Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement
Arbitration and Mediation


  • LL.B (Hons, 1st Class), Polytechnic of Wales (1989)
  • Barrister-at-Law, Gray’s Inn (1990)
  • LL.M (Hons, 1st Class), University of Cambridge (1991)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1992)

Civil, commercial and corporate litigation; arbitration; product liability; medical malpractice law; insurance law; and environmental law. Dhinesh has represented clients in a wide array of cases at all levels of the Malaysian Courts and in arbitrations in Malaysia and Singapore under the ICC, SIAC and KLRCA Rules.

  • Acting for the Respondent in an Arbitration in a RM12 billion joint venture dispute involving the construction of a major public transportation system.

  • Acting for the Malaysian Highway Authority in judicial review proceedings involving a challenge to the construction of a major RM4 billion urban highway and the related regulatory framework.

  • Defending proceedings for the enforcement of a RM140 million Indonesian judgment debt, involving novel issues of law regarding defences which can be raised to resist the common law recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

  • Successfully represented a renowned international Spanish professional motorcycle racing team in a claim against their main sponsor for breach of contract and defamation.

  • Successfully represented a prominent corporate figure in the first Malaysian case where damages were awarded for defamation on Twitter.

Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 
Managing Partner of the Year 2022

Asia Business Law Journal 
Identified as One of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers 2019

Asialaw Leading Lawyers 
Dispute Resolution 2023 – Distinguished Practitioner
Dispute Resolution 2022 – Notable practitioner

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific
Commercial and Transactions 2023 - Litigation Star for 3 consecutive years
Commercial and Transactions, Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration - Litigation Star (2020)
Commercial and Transactions - Dispute Resolution Star for 2 consecutive years (2018-2019)
International Arbitration - Dispute Resolution Star for 2 consecutive years (2018-2019)

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Dispute Resolution 2024 – Band 2 lawyer; Band 3 lawyer for 6 consecutive years (2018-2023); Band 4 lawyer from 2015 to 2017

A client appreciates “His ability to navigate through challenging situations and provide pragmatic solutions has made him stand out as a legal professional who goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction and successful resolution of disputes.” - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024

Dhinesh Bhaskaran is "smart and committed with great commercial acumen and advocacy skills," according to a client. - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

An interviewee describes him as "an excellent litigator," adding that "he has broad knowledge of applicable laws and strong research skills to identify the legal nuances that apply to a situation. He protects clients to the maximum." - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

Sources remark that "he has an excellent understanding of commercial matters, and clients' interests always remain his priority." - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

Dhinesh Bhaskaran is well regarded among market sources as an "astute and persuasive" litigator. - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

Dhinesh Bhaskaran has a solid reputation in the market, with peers highlighting him as a "very sound and a good lawyer." - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

Dhinesh Bhaskaran is commended for his "strong legal knowledge" and responsiveness. - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2009, 2016, 2019 and 2020)
Dispute Resolution - Recommended Lawyer (2009, 2016, 2019-2020)

Recognised “as an expert in product liability, medical malpractice and insurance disputes” - The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

Recognised for his “international arbitration capabilities”- The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019

Who’s Who Legal
Commercial Litigation and Firm Management 2023 – Thought Leader
Commercial Litigation 2023 - National Leader (Southeast Asia) for 3 consecutive years (2021 –
Commercial Litigation 2021 – Global Leader for 2 years (2020 and 2021)
Insurance and Reinsurance - Leading Practitioner for 7 consecutive years (2013-2019)
Litigation – Leading Practitioner (2015)

Guide to the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers (2007) by The Legal Media Group
Recognised as Leading Litigation Lawyers in Malaysia 2007

  • Past President, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Past President, Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia (MLSM)
  • Member, Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee and Task Force on Combined Rules and Rules of Court of the Bar Council of Malaysia
  • Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy Trainer, Bar Council of Malaysia
  • Member, Joint-Committee of the Research and Ethics Committee of the International Medical University, Malaysia
  • Member, Taylor's Law School Legal Profession Advisory Panel
  • Co-authored the Malaysian Chapters on Law & Practice and Trends & Developments in Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation (2022)
  • The Malaysian Chapter in International Product Liability published by Juris Publishing Inc., USA (2012)
  • The section on Malaysia in Freezing and Search Orders, 4th Edition, published by Informa Publishing Group Ltd., England (2006)
  • The Malaysian Chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability published by the Global Legal Group Ltd., England (2004 to 2006)
  • Advisory Editor for the section on Limitation of Actions in Volume 17 of Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia (2003)