Kirin Shanti Mogan

Kirin Shanti Mogan



  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Competition Law & Antitrust
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws

WSG Practice Industries


Shearn Delamore & Co.

WSG Leadership

IBA Group
Shanti has 30 years of experience in a broad commercial practice, representing clients in commercial litigation and arbitration, both domestic and international. She acts as counsel and arbitrator She is Head of the Arbitration Practice and Personal Data Protection & Privacy Laws Practice and co-head of the Competition Law Practice. She is a Member of the Court of Arbitration (SIAC). She is a recognised and recommended dispute resolution lawyer. (Chambers, Legal 500, Asialaw).

Her experience covers a wide range of disputes including banking, commercial, corporate and technology related disputes.

Shanti regularly acts for banks, regulatory bodies and corporations in relation to consumer protection, data protection and privacy, defamation, entertainment, multimedia and communications dispute matters.

Shanti also has experience in the area of competition and antitrust laws, and offers advisory services, compliance audits and legal representation in competition law investigations and disputes. Specific industries she has represented in her competition practice include the pharmaceutical, insurance, energy, travel, banking, automotive, entertainment and retail sectors.

Shanti advises on regulatory compliance and activities coming under the purview of various authorities including the Securities Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Communications and Multimedia Commission.

Bar Admissions

● England & Wales (1989)
● Malaysia (1990)


● LL.B (Hons), University of Bristol
● LL.M (Hons), University of Malaya
● Barrister-at-Law, Gray's Inn
● Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Areas of Practice

Arbitration & Mediation | Competition Law & Antitrust | Dispute Resolution | Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws | Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement | Technology, Media & Telco

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

● Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2021) - "Notable practitioner" in Dispute Resolution
● Chambers Asia-Pacific (2014 to 2021) - Recognised Lawyer in Dispute Resolution
● The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2010 to 2012, 2014, 2019 and 2020) - "Recommended Lawyer" in Dispute Resolution
● Expert Guides (2018 - 2020) - "Leading Practitioner" in Commercial Arbitration and Women in Business Law
● Who's Who Legal (2020) - "Global Leader" in Litigation

Professional Associations

● Member, Malaysian Bar
● Member, Court of Arbitration - Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
● Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
● Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb)
● Member, Arbitration Sub Committee - Malaysian Bar Council
● Member, Arbitration Committee- International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (Malaysia)
● Member, Legal Affairs Committee - Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI)
● Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
● Member, Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
● Member, Panels of Arbitrators of AIAC, SIAC, ICC (Malaysia)

Professional Activities and Experience


► Shanti has handled many complex high dollar value disputes for clients both domestic and international in litigation and arbitration. Some of the matters are set out below:

♦ Represented Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission in litigation proceedings involving the revocation of designation of universal service provider in respect of the provision of universal service provision of internet and basic telephony services to underserved areas of Malaysia.

♦ Represented Malaysian Airport in proceedings to compel the provision of cellular access network services to the airport. This involved obtaining a mandatory injunction within a very short timeframe to prevent the shutting off of such cellular access network services which would have impacted the operations of the airport.

♦ Represented CJ OliveNetworks Co. Ltd in a dispute involving the proposed acquisition of a majority stake in a public listed company, Caring Pharmacy Group Berhad. The claimed sum was in excess of RM300 million and the matter involved claims of misrepresentation and contractual breaches for failing to proceed with the acquisition of a majority stake in a public listed company. The significance of the memorandum of understanding, the participation in a due diligence exercise and the absence of board approval were fully ventilated at trial.

♦ Represented a world-renowned steel manufacturer in a dispute involving a claim in excess of RM1 billion. The subject matter involved the design, construction and commissioning of a steel plant. The matter was administered under the ICC and presided by 3 prominent arbitrators from different jurisdictions.

♦ Representing a public body in a dispute with a service provider in a claim in excess of USD 100 million. The matter involves the design, management and operation of a cellular software service and system, the first of its kind in the relevant jurisdiction.

♦ Representing Malaysia Airports in two arbitration proceedings in respect of the KLIA-2 airport involving its joint venture partner and concessionaires, relating to charges of a district cooling plant (claim sum in excess of RM200million; and delays in the construction and operation of the KLIA-2 terminal.


► Representing an insurer in challenging the decision of the Malaysia Competition Commission against Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM) and 22 members imposing collective fines in excess of RM 200million for an alleged horizontal price fixing agreement.

♦ Advised a leading worldwide supplier of industrial coatings on competition law issues arising from its contractual arrangement with third parties.

♦ Advised one of the largest chemical producers on competition law issues arising from its contractual arrangement with its distributors.

♦ Advised an international airline on matters pertaining to joint venture with another international airline and competition law issues arising from the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015.


The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides: Malaysian Chapter, International Arbitration
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Our Arbitration and Mediation partners Rabindra S. Nathan, Rodney Gomez and K. Shanti Mogan have co-authored the Malaysian chapter of The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides: International Arbitration 2021.   The Arbitration Act 2005 (“AA 2005”) applies to arbitration in Malaysia...

Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation 2022
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Our Dispute Resolution partners, Dhinesh Bhaskaran, Datin Jeyanthini Kannaperan, Rabindra S. Nathan and K. Shanti Mogan, have co-authored the Malaysian Law and Practice and Trends and Developments chapters in the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation 2022...

Chambers Global Practice Guides: International Arbitration 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., October 2021

1. General 1.1 Prevalence of Arbitration Litigation continues to be the primary method of resolving disputes in Malaysia, for both domestic and international disputes. This is not expected to change in the near future...

Additional Articles

Articles & Publications:

● Co-authored the Chapter on Law & Practice (Malaysia) in Chambers Global Practice Guide on International Arbitration [2019 - 2020]
● Contributor to the International Law Office's Legal Newsletter on Arbitration [ 2019-2020]
● Contributor of the WLG Merger Control Guide 2020