Ms Raiza Zakaria > Albar & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Albar & Partners
Suite 14-3, Level 14, Wisma UOA Damansara II
No.6 Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights,
Kuala Lumpur
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Work Department

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.



Raiza is an experienced practitioner whose practice focuses on banking and commercial litigation including disputes relating to director’s duties and money-laundering. Her experience extends to corporate insolvency, liquidation and receiverships and she also advises on capital reduction, schemes of arrangement, debt recovery and enforcement proceedings. She regularly appears to conduct hearings and trials in both the Sessions Courts and High Courts. Raiza has also appeared as counsel before the Court of Appeal on appellate matters and in matters involving injunction hearings.


Raiza graduated with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of Malaya. She was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2003. Raiza joined Albar & Partners in 2005 and was admitted as a Partner in 2012.

Amongst some of her notable commercial cases, she has appeared in the following matters:

  • Represented Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB) in a Court application pertaining to a scheme of arrangement with its shareholders in respect of a proposed merger which encompassed the acquisition of Asian Finance Bank Berhad (AFB) and transfer of the Shariah-compliant assets and liabilities of MBSB to AFB. The merger resulted in MBSB emerging as a full-fledged Islamic banking franchise in Malaysia. After successfully obtaining the Court order for the Court Convened Meeting in 2017, Raiza further represented MBSB to obtain the Court’s sanction in respect of the scheme of arrangement in 2018.
  • Represented the nation’s sole rice importer, Padiberas Nasional Berhad, to obtain the Court order to sanction its proposed privatisation and selective capital reduction and repayment exercise, which was among the first selective capital reduction petitions made pursuant to the Companies Act 2016 and the Rules on Take-Overs, Mergers and Compulsory Acquisitions.

Raiza has also featured in the following reported cases:

  • CIMB Bank CIMB Bank Berhad v. Macro Prosperity Sdn Bhd [2016] MLJU 617
  • Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai v. Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad; Ascort Frontier Sdn Bhd (Third Party) [2015] 7 CLJ 354; 
  • AmBank (M) Berhad v. Messrs Abd Gani Che Man & Co [2014] 1 LNS 673;
  • Yeng Chong Realty Bhd v. Tenaga Nasional Berhad & Ors (2006) 4 CLJ 669; and
  • Muthu Kumar & Ors v. Lim Eng Kok & Ors (2006) 6 CLJ 329.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and member of the Malaysian Bar.


B. Jurisprudence (Hons), University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Certificate of Legal Practice.
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
Certificate of Mediation from the Royal Roads University of Canada.