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Dispute Resolution

Banking and insolvency litigation; corporate litigation; swaps and derivatives litigation; and international commercial arbitration.

He has a number of reported cases in areas of corporate litigation, banking and insolvency litigation, and general civil litigation in Malaysia.

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• LL.B (Hons) University Of Canterbury (New Zealand) (1985)
• LL.M (Hons) Cambridge University (1988)
• Barrister & Solicitor, New Zealand
• Advocate & Solicitor, Malaya

Admission to the Bar

New Zealand (1986)
Malaya (1987)

Professional Memberships

• Member of the Malaysian Bar
• Member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL)
• Member of the British Institute of International & Comparative Law (BIICL)
• Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
• Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
• Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
• Member of the London Court of International Arbitration

Awards and Recognition

• Asialaw Profiles 2014 - a "Recommended Lawyer".

• Asialaw Profiles 2015 - "Leading litigator Rabindra S Nathan recently represented CIMB Investment Bank in a landmark decision confirming that auditors of a fund managing companies can owe a duty of care at statute and common law to third party investors in certain circumstances." 

• Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2013 - 2016) - a "Leading Lawyer" in Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice.

• Benchmark Asia Pacific 2013 and 2014 - Benchmark Disputes Star

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2010 - "Rabindra Nathan recently represented a leading telecoms company in one of the first cases to reach the Courts of Appeal, which examined the new provisions of the Companies Act."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - "Is particularly commended for his adept handling of finance-related disputes and is praised for his responsiveness and “excellent client care”."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Is well regarded for his expertise with banking and corporate issues, winning praise for his adept handling of substantial banking litigation cases."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Rabindra Nathan is another key partner in the litigation team. He handles a wide range of matters, including corporate, banking and insolvency litigation as well as commercial arbitration."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 - "Rabindra Nathan earns plaudits for his commercial arbitration practice and his commendable corporate, banking and insolvency litigation skills."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - "Rabindra Nathan is an esteemed litigator who focuses on corporate, commercial and banking litigation. "He's very good at what he does and gives us good and sound advice," said a client. Nathan recently advised the Malaysian Bar Council as respondent to appeals against fines for misconduct handed out to partners in a firm of solicitors."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - "Rabindra Nathan's main focus is commercial, corporate and banking litigation. Recommended for his "excellent knowledge of the law," he recently represented the liquidators of Memory Tech in a suit brought against KPMG on the grounds of alleged auditing negligence."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - "Rabindra Nathan is a well-regarded litigator, focusing on banking and insolvency, corporate and civil litigation. He has "excellent technical skills and is very impressive," according to sources."

• Client Choice Awards 2014 - Individual Winner for litigation for Malaysia jurisdiction.

• Leading litigation lawyer and leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer – World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers (2007), Guide to the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers (2007) and 2007 International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring.

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011 - "With renowned figures, the firm has more senior talent than most of its rivals."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 - a "Recommended Lawyer".

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 -"Rabindra noted for his ‘legally sound and strategic advice’."


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