Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Firm Profile

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership
Level 16, Menara 1 Dutamas
Solaris Dutamas , No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1

Malaysia > Tax Tier 1

The strong practice at Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership is led by 'extraordinary tax lawyer' Saravana Kumar. Regularly engaged by government-linked companies and multinational corporations, the team offers a comprehensive tax and dispute resolution service and is well-equipped to advice on income tax, cross-border tax transactions, and sales and service tax. The department also counts stamp, customs, and excise duty, and petroleum income tax, within its scope of work. Recent highlights include the successful representation of Tenaga Nasional Berhad in a judicial review application to the High Court regarding the client’s entitlement to claim a reinvestment allowance. D.P. Naban specialises in significant tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Saravana Kumar

Other key lawyers:

D.P. Naban; Nur Amira binti Ahmad Azhar


‘A strong team with a high level of technical knowledge and possessing very good written communication skills.’

‘Saravana Kumar is an extraordinary tax lawyer with a very high level of experience and knowledge in his field. He is excellent in his work, acts with high integrity, has good vision, good commercial awareness and possesses a high level of technical knowledge.’

‘Their system of client liaison is smooth and practical.’

‘Saravana Kumar is excellent and practical in his approach to tax law.’

‘A leading legal firm with a team of highly competent partners and associates to serve the diverse needs of any client.’

‘Saravana Kumar is a highly respected and highly competent partner who has served our group’s tax advisory and tax disputes matters. He is always responsive to our requests for advice and legal services and delivers high quality services, making the client highly satisfied always.’

Key clients

Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd

Wiramuda (M) Sdn Bhd

Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Balingian Power Generation Sdn Bhd

Puncak Niaga Management Services Sdn Bhd

Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad

Havi Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd

PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

Berjaya Golf Resort Berhad

Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd

Exceptional Landmark Sdn Bhd

Baleh Hydro Power Generation Sdn Bhd

Malaysia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership’s scope of work involves disputes relating to commercial transactions, international arbitration, civil litigation, and capital markets. Frequently instructed by high-profile individuals, local corporations, and governmental bodies, the practice is also highly regarded for its strengths in appellate advocacy. The team is co-led by Rosli Dahlan, an industry veteran who is experienced in contentious cross-border issues, and D.P. Naban, who is recognised for his strong capabilities in the litigation sphere.

Practice head(s):

Rosli Dahlan; D.P. Naban

Other key lawyers:

Hayden Tan Chee Koon

Key clients

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

1Malaysia Development Berhad

SRC International Sdn Bhd

YB Maria Chin Abdullah

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

I-Serve Online Mall Sdn Bhd, I-Serve Technology & Vacations Sdn Bhd, Advance Digital Ventures Berhad, Trillion Cove Holdings Berhad, Goh Hwan Hua, Neow Ean Lee, Boon Soon Heng

Perikatan Nasional

Sapura Energy Berhad

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

YB Khaliq Mehtab

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd

Jimah East Power Sdn Bhd

JAKS Sdn Bhd

KACC Construction Sdn Bhd

Malaysia > Intellectual property Tier 2

The 'robust' IP team at Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership is co-led by expert Bahari Yeow Tien Hong, who is frequently involved in complex cross-border cases, and Lim Zhi Jian, a specialist in media and IT-related IP matters. Acting for an array of local and international clients which includes the likes of Apple, TikTok, and Samsung, the full-service practice has a strong focus on contentious matters such as infringement claims, enforcement cases, domain name disputes, and breach of confidence. The department’s scope of work also extends to securing the protection of trademarks, patents, and industrial designs, and producing branding strategies.

Practice head(s):

Bahari Yeow Tien Hong; Lim Zhi Jian


‘The team is robust and humble.’

‘Bahari Yeow Tien Hong is very knowledgeable yet humble. His willingness to listen to a client’s point of view without being judgmental, makes discussions with him inspiring and insightful.’

‘The team is very experienced, knowledgeable and provides exceptional legal and commercial advice relating to IP.’

‘Both Bahari Yeow Tien Hong and Lim Zhi Jian possess excellent legal knowledge and skills, especially in the litigation and IP field. They are very responsive, accommodating, and prompt.’

‘I am absolutely delighted with the IP team at Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership (RDS). They are a new team, but they have very seasoned practitioners who have extensive experience and knowledge in IP law. They have a strong following and understand client needs well.’

‘I have nothing but praise for Bahari Yeow Tien Hong. He is a well-established name in the market, and a seasoned lawyer who knows how to handle complex and challenging IP matters. He has a deep understanding of the technical and legal aspects of IP law.’

‘Lim Zhi Jian has proven herself to be a competent and diligent lawyer who is also very attentive, proactive and also personable.’

Key clients






Philip Morris

Hewlett Packard

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton




Sony Music

Universal Music



NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)

Tottenham Hotspurs

Exxon Mobil

Great Eastern Life Assurance

Oppo Mobile

ZTE Mobile

Moonton (Shanghai Moonton Technology Co. Ltd)


Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission


City University of Hong Kong

Malaysian Employees’ Provident Fund

National University of Malaysia

Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

Government of Malaysia

RHB Bank

Bank Rakyat

Etiqa Insurance

MYNIC – Domain Controller of Malaysia

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 3

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership’s capital markets team falls under the leadership of Eu Jin Ong, who has strong experience in both equity and debt capital markets. Instructed by various corporations and financial institutions across Malaysia, the department frequently advises clients on fund raising matters, such as proposed IPOs of companies on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. The practice also handles rights issues and is knowledgeable of Sukuk issuances. Other key figures include Lily Lee Zai Lii, who has been involved in a number of company listings.

Practice head(s):

Eu Jin Ong

Other key lawyers:

Lily Lee Zai Lii; Vincent Kow Lit Han; Diane Ngu Dai En


‘Great service and a professional team.’

Eu Jin Ong has an in-depth knowledge of the law and capital markets, with a good sense of business and commercial awareness.’

‘Ability to provide unique solutions.’

Attention to detail, timely communication, quality deliverables.’

Professional, provides clear guidance, responsive, flexible and dynamic.’

Diane Ngu Dai En is very detail oriented, responsible, and helpful in providing advice.’

Eu Jin Ong and Diane Ngu Dai En provide professional advice.’

‘People oriented, resourceful, responsive, professional, and able to provide commercially sound advice.’

Key clients

AME Elite Consortium Berhad

Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Seng Fong Holdings Berhad

Unitrade Industries Berhad

SNS Network Technology Berhad

Ecomate Holdings Berhad

SkyWorld Development Berhad

SSF Home Group Berhad

Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd

Atrium REIT Managers Sdn Bhd

MyKris International Berhad (now known as Zenworld Holdings Berhad)

Minox International Group Berhad

Advance Synergy Berhad

L&P Global Berhad

Malaysia > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership’s real estate practice is led by Ooi Bee Hong, who has demonstrable experience in acting for property developers and individual purchasers in housing development projects. Praised for being 'highly competitive and innovative', the team advises on the acquisition and disposal of real estate assets, commercial and industrial leases, and joint venture developments. The firm’s scope of work also includes drafting sale and purchase agreements, litigating on contentious land issues, and offering regulatory advice.

Practice head(s):

Ooi Bee Hong

Other key lawyers:

Shera Chuah Tien Jing


‘A highly competitive and innovative legal firm offering top-notch services at affordable rates.’

‘Timely responses and adequate advice.’

Key clients

Sunway Medical Centre Sdn Bhd

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership (RDS) is an award winning, full-service commercial law firm with diverse experience among the firm’s partners, who are consistently ranked as leading lawyers in Malaysia by notable legal rankers including Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Asian Legal Business.

The firm primarily focuses on the following practice areas:

  • Appellate advocacy
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Civil and commercial disputes
  • Construction and arbitration
  • Corporate fraud
  • Data protection
  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Energy, infrastructures and projects
  • Fintech
  • Government and regulatory matters
  • Healthcare and medical negligence
  • Incentives
  • Intellectual property, technology, media and telecommunications
  • Maritime and international shipping
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate transactions
  • Tax, SST and customs
  • Trade facilitation
  • Wills and probate

RDS subscribes to the highest standards of integrity and excellence, and are driven by performance.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax Saravana Kumar +6019 269 5229
Dispute Resolution Rosli Dahlan +60362095420
Tax Datuk D.P. Naban +60362095405
Corporate Ooi Bee Hong +60362095401
Corporate Ong Eu Jin +60362095488
Photo Name Position Profile
Ooi Bee Hong photo Ooi Bee Hong Partner & Head of Corporate and Real Estate Transactions
Rosli Dahlan photo Rosli Dahlan Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution
S. Saravana Kumar photo S. Saravana Kumar Partner & Tax Lawyer & Head of Tax, SST & Customs
D.P. Naban photo D.P. Naban Senior Partner
Eu Jin Ong photo Eu Jin Ong Partner & Head of Capital Market and M&A
Bahasa Malaysia
Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin)

  • Tax