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Belden Premaraj

Belden Premaraj

Belden Advocates & Solicitors

Tel: + 603 2095 0203
Email: belden@beldenlex.com

Key practice areas

Dispute resolution: arbitration, adjudications and ADR; on-project advisory and risk management; construction, engineering & infrastructure; oil & gas; energy & utilities


Belden Premaraj Joseph Rajadurai, is the principal partner of Belden Advocates & Solicitors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He heads this boutique firm that specializes in dispute resolution and advisory services for the construction, infrastructure and engineering, oil and gas and energy and utilities industry.

Belden read law at the University of Liverpool, England. He is a barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and a fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is also listed on Chambers & Partners Expert Guides in his area of practice. He has over 25 years of experience in his specialist area of practice.

Belden is an active counsel for various multinational companies within his practice industry. His involvement stretches from on-project advisory, risk management, insurance claims to dispute resolution. His familiarity with technical engineering issues and delay analysis, claims and assessment using the latest programming software as well as assessment techniques puts him ahead of other legal practitioners in the same practice area.

Belden has appeared as lead counsel in many arbitrations carried out under the auspices of AIAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and many other arbitral rules and institutions. He also actively represents clients in other dispute resolution forums such as contractual and statutory compelled adjudications, adjudication dispute or review boards, mediations, expert determinations and early neutral evaluations.

Belden has represented clients in dispute resolution for a myriad of different types of projects stretching from the simpler building or mixed development projects to the far more complex projects such district cooling systems, highways and cable stay bridges, railway infrastructure, systems, trackworks and stations, airports and their associated specialist works such as PC aeroplane systems, laser docking systems, runway lighting systems, coal-fired power stations, hydropower construction and generation, water catchment and reservoir constructions, sewerage treatment plants, LNG plants and associated works, oil platforms and MOPUs, subsea rigid and flexible piping and FPSOs.

Belden is also an active domestic and international arbitrator and adjudicator in his practice area. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators for the AIAC and ICC.

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