Founding Partner
Ariff Rozhan & Co
+60 (3) 6411 4088


  • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Labuan Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  •  Banking and Real Estate


William advises and represents both foreign and local clients in a wide range of insolvency litigation matters and corporate and commercial disputes, with emphasis on Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) and the reinsurance industry.

He also represents clients in Administrative Law matters, involving the challenge of the decisions of statutory bodies and tribunals, and has considerable advocacy experience before various Courts and tribunals in Malaysia.

William also advises private clients, financial institutions and developers in the acquisition and disposal of properties, and in real estate financing.

William is also a qualified adjudicator to adjudicate disputes under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012.


William began his legal practice as a Legal Assistant in Presgrave & Matthews, Penang in 2006. In August 2009, William joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co. as an Associate and was later made a Partner of the firm in January 2013. In April 2015, William co-founded Ariff Rozhan & Co. In June 2018, William was named as “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation. William was nominated “Lawyers of the Year” for Malaysia, for the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2019.

Quotes on Wiliam:

“Responsive, very professional, excellent case management and excellent knowledge of the law and procedures.”

“A partner led boutique that delivers a highly specialised service”

“William Lim is a hard-working lawyer who is prepared to go the extra mile for his clients. He is very bright and always thinks ten steps ahead of his opponents. He is able to cut through the issues of a case incisively and take it forward achieving the best result for his clients. He is also an excellent mentor to the junior lawyers at the firm, is very approachable and clients love him.”

William Chong – He has a grasp of the facts like nobody else in the case. You want him in a room for any settlement discussions.”

“Ariff and William stand out as they are both hard-working and dedicated to their cases and clients. Ariff has handled some important cases for international clients.”

“The firm is run by Ariff Rozhan who is an experienced litigator and used to practice at the bar in London. The firm’s main strength is its ability to do cases with an international element. Thus, it does cases for Malaysian clients in the UK and many foreign clients in Malaysia. He takes a hands-on approach to all the important cases and has some good persons working with him like William Lim.” 


William has also, at the invitation of Labuan IBFC Incorporated Sdn Bhd (the sole official agency authorised to promote, develop and grow the financial services industry in Labuan IBFC), authored the article “Malaysia’s Apex Court Decides Labuan FSA Guidelines Carry The Full Force OF Law” (https://www.labuanibfc.com/resource-centre/featured-articles/malaysias-apex-court-decides-labuan-fsa-guidelines-carry-the-full-force-of-law).

Education and Qualifications

  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) Degree from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • AIAC Certificate in Adjudication


  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)
  • Mandarin