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background & experience
Ariff Rozhan & Co Advocates & Solicitors
Ariff Rozhan & Co (ARC) is a firm established in 2015 focusing primarily on dispute resolution, led by its principal partners, Ariff Rozhan, William Lim and Christopher Arun.
ARC’s principal partners were all former partners in Malaysia’s largest law firm where Ariff was also a member of the Executive Committee and head of its Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice.
Prior to joining the firm in April 2016, Ezane Chong was a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice of one of Malaysia’s largest and most established law firms. In January 2017, after being part of Ariff’s team for 7 years, Johnson Lim, formerly a Senior Associate, joined the partnership.
Partners and lawyers in ARC have all been involved in a plethora of cases for local and international clients, involving complex, novel and dynamic issues of law. These cases showcase the width and breadth of their experience, as well as demonstrating the depth and strength of their expertise.
Many of these cases have been reported in Malaysia and International Law Reports. For example, our team members were amongst the first Malaysia lawyers exposed to unchartered “Securities Law” issues, dispute in relation to “revocation of Offshore Trust Licenses and regulations”, conducting “Forensic Litigation Due Diligence exercises” for local and international clients, and conducting, as lead Counsel, cross-border disputes and international commercial arbitrations involving multiple jurisdictional issues.
ARC is also ranked and recommended by many legal publications such as the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017 and 2018), Asialaw Profiles (2017, 2018 and 2019) and Benchmark Litigation (2018) as a Leading or, Highly Recommended Firm.
ARC’s Managing Partner, Ariff, has also been recommended by peers, in Asialaw Profiles, as a “Top Litigation Expert” and was ranked as a Leading Litigation and Dispute Resolution practitioner in Malaysia by Asialaw Profiles (2016-2019), Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2019) and Benchmark Asia-Pacific (2019). In September 2017, Ariff won the award for “Disputes Star for Malaysia” at the Asialaw Asia Pacific Disputes Resolution Award in Hong Kong in 2017. Both Ezane and Ariff are also recipients of the International Client Choice Awards (2015, 2017 and 2018) for Malaysia.