Rajendra Navaratnam


Telephone (Secretary): +603 2164 0200 – ext no. 138
Email: raj.navaratnam@azmandavidson.com.my

Rajendra Navaratnam obtained his first degree in Electrical Engineering and started his career as an Engineer in the Power industry. He has worked in wide and various capacities in the then National Electricity Board of Malaysia, ranging from construction and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines and substations, test and instrument functions, culminating in managing international procurement contracts, for about 10 years before he retrained in law and started his legal career with Azman Davidson and Co in 1988. He became a Partner in 1993.

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Electrical Engineering (UMIST) (1974)
  • LL.B. (Hons) (Buckingham) (1986)
  • Barrister at Law, Middle Temple (1987)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1988)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Brunei (1999)

Rajendra practises primarily in the areas of construction law and insurance in litigation, arbitration, advisory and transactional work, as well as in intellectual property litigation. The matters Rajendra has handled include the following:

  • Sat as arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations.
  • Acted as counsel in the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.
  • Acted for and advises employers, contractors and sub-contractors on construction issues, and mainly Insurers on insurance claims with technical content.
  • Acted for employers and contractors in various arbitrations and court suits involving delay, extension of time, liquidated damages, value of work done, defects, termination of contract, valuations, prolongation and disruption claims, etc.
  • Advised and acted for insurers on insurance claims involving contractor’s all risk, professional indemnity, industrial all risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption policies, in particular those with technical content.
  • Advised on draft standard conditions of contracts for construction works.
  • Drafted and vetted main contracts, sub-contracts and consultancy agreements of construction projects.
  • Resolution of contractual disputes and claims with foreign and domestic contractors.
  • Conducted major tort litigation.
  • Advised on intellectual property matters and conducted intellectual property litigation.
  • Arbitration
  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration (2018)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom (2000)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (1979)
  • Professional Engineer (1979)
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia Branch)
  • Member of the Dispute Resolution Committee, Institute of Engineers Malaysia
  • Member of the Arbitration sub-committee of the Legal Affairs Committee, ICC Malaysia
  • Panel Arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), ICC Malaysia, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) and Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC)