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Ariff is a Barrister-at-Law and an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Ariff began his legal career in 1989 with a leading international law firm in London, United Kingdom. He was called to the Bar in 1990 and practiced from One Garden Court, Temple until 2005, when he returned to Malaysia and joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co (ZICO) as a Partner. Ariff was head of the Disputes Resolution department at ZICO until he left in April 2015. Ariff founded Ariff Rozhan & Co in April 2015 and is its Managing Partner. In November 2015, Ariff set up the Chambers of Ariff Rozhan in London, England, from where he recommenced his practice as a Barrister. Ariff has also been authorised by the Bar Council of England & Wales to “Conduct Litigation” and is registered to accept instructions via Direct Access.

Ariff has been recommended by peers, as a “top litigation expert”. He was ranked as the leading Litigation and Dispute Resolution practitioner in Malaysia by Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 and was named as a “Local Disputes Star” by Benchmark Asia-Pacific 2013 and 2014. Asialaw Profiles has also named Ariff as one of Malaysia’s Leading Lawyers for 2016 and 2017. In February 2017, Ariff won the International Client Choice Award (2017) for the Litigation Category in Malaysia and was recognised as a Litigator that stands apart for the excellent client care and quality of service he provides.

Examples of what clients say about Ariff are set out below:

“Ariff is an exceptional litigator; he can craft arguments out of the box to support our claims and our defences.”

“He is effectively our go to lawyer when we require urgent resolution of matters; he thinks strategically and commercially.”

“He communicates very well with both legal and business teams; he is available at a moment's notice, he delivers as promised and he meets all deadlines.”

“He is an impressive advocate who anyone would want looking after their interests.”

“Ariff is a responsive lawyer; he has good technical knowledge.”

“Ariff is able to understand complex issues and turn them into simpler and smaller problems which are much easier to resolve.”

“His advice is clear, unambiguous and complete in its scope.”

“The speed at which Ariff manages to absorb large amounts of data and get a clear understanding of the many issues relating to the matter is very impressive.”

“Ariff provides excellent services; he demonstrates high commitment to his clients.”

“The work of Ariff and his team is exemplary.”

Ariff is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of a public listed company in Malaysia where he was acting Chairman of the Board in 2013 and 2014, and Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2012 to 2014.

Ariff is also a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

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