Mr Baskaran is skilled and knowledgeable in the area of arbitration law’ Who’s Who Legal 2021
‘Thayananthan Baskaran has a notable practice acting on construction and engineering matters. He has experience handling adjudication and frequently represents clients in the power and infrastructure sectors’ Chambers 2021
‘Litigation Star’ Benchmark Litigation 2021
‘…describes Baskaran as a “leading practitioner” in Malaysia, who is particularly sought after for construction disputes … “Thaya is the best example of the new wave of Asian practitioners who offer great talent and fresh ideas. He is incredibly smart, agile and resourceful.”’ Global Arbitration Review 2018
Thaya’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 has advised on several projects from their inception to completion. Major projects he is, or has been, involved in, include Merdeka 118, which is a 118 storey, 666 metre, mega tall skyscraper currently under construction in Kuala Lumpur; the Refinery and Integrated Petrochemical Development Project in Pengerang; the Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line; the Light Rail Transit Ampang and Kelana Jaya Lines; the Malayan Railways East Coast Railway Line; various phases of the Electrified Double Track Project; and the two Penang Bridges, all in Malaysia; and the National Highway Development Project in India. Thaya has advised on projects throughout Asia and Europe. He has a particular interest in railway projects and has advised on every major Malaysian railway project during his years in practice.
Thaya is a co-author of The Belt and Road Initiative: Legal Risks and Opportunities Facing Chinese Engineering Contractors Operating Overseas published by Kluwer Law International in 2019. Thaya is an editor of Construction Law International, the magazine of the International Bar Association’s International Construction Projects Committee. Thaya was the President of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia (2016-2017).