Current position: Managing partner, Advocate & Solicitor (Malaysia), Barrister (England & Wales)
Practice area/industry focus: General Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Contractual and Commercial Disputes, Banking and Financial Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance, Arbitration, Forensic Investigation, Real Estate, Defamation, Administrative Law, Labuan Laws, Insolvency, Private clients.
Career highlights: Ariff began his legal career in 1989 with a leading international law firm in London, UK. From 1991 to June 2003, he practised as a Barrister at Temple, London, where he was instructed as Counsel at various levels of the judicial system in England and Wales.
In 2003 he joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co in Malaysia as head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He specialises in complex claims and disputes, including arbitration, corporate and commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance, banking, administrative, insolvency, contractual matters and cases requiring forensic investigation.
Ariff founded Ariff Rozhan & Co in 2015 and is the firm’s Managing Partner. Clients include both large Malaysian and multinational companies. Cases include an internet fraud and conspiracy case brought by one of Malaysia’s largest banks against its customers; enforcement proceedings brought by Malaysia’s offshore regulatory authority; and insurance and reinsurance disputes and arbitration, including an insurance claim for more than RM250 million ($64 million) within the energy industry.
Ariff continues to practice as a Barrister in London and is registered for direct access instructions and representation.
Asialaw Market Leading Lawyer 2016 in Dispute Resolution.