Dato' Raja Ahmad Mohzanuddin Shah Raja Mohzan > Azmi & Associates > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Azmi & Associates

Work Department



Co-Deputy Managing Partner and Litigation Partner


Dato’ Raja Ahmad, Co-Deputy Managing Partner and Litigation Partner in Azmi & Associates, obtained his LL.B (Hons) from the MARA University of Technology in 1999. Upon his admission as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2000, he commenced his legal practice at Messrs. Syed Ibrahim & Co. where he was entrusted by the firm to solely oversee civil and criminal litigation cases. In 2002, he went into a partnership and formed a legal firm, where he was the partner in charge of the litigation practice.

In January 2004, Dato’ Raja Ahmad joined Azmi & Associates’ Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group and was elevated to a partner of the firm in October 2006 and was made the Co-Deputy Managing Partner in July 2012.

Dato’ Raja Ahmad’s current field of practice is civil litigation encompassing a range of claims relating to company law, joint venture disputes, electricity supply, land, development and venture capital, specific recovery of movable and immovable property, bank guarantees, indemnities and warranties, with recourse to ancillary relief through freezing orders, search orders, delivery and tracing. He also handles construction and infrastructure disputes. His Practice Group is actively involved in debt recovery assignments including for local financial institutions specifically relating to Islamic finance disputes.

Dato’ Raja Ahmad’s greatest success was overturning an award damages for breach of contract which exceeded RM1.2 billion. He was successful in the Court of Appeal and prevailed again in the appeal to the Federal Court. The case involved novel points of law and difficult issues relating to legal procedure. He had to deal with numerous interlocutory applications at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court, including the stay of enforcement of judgment, and successfully representing his client’s interests in all of them.

He had over the past years assisted a foreign corporation in recovering specific financial and distributorship documentation against its local distributor through the Anton Piller Order; managing, negotiating and restructuring multi-million ringgit debts and judgments owed by clients to third parties to ensure that the same will not affect the operation of the clients’ businesses; and preventing, by way of an urgent application of a Mareva Injunction, a corporation owned by foreigners from taking high-tech computer components overseas. Apart from the above, he was also involved in some high-profile cases concerning national interest issues.

Dato’ Raja Ahmad couldn’t imagine himself doing anything other than being a litigator. In his career, managing disputes are his priority, and he enjoys sharing his experience with others to help them do the same.

Some of his landmark reported cases are as follows: –

  • WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd v Tenaga Nasional Bhd [2012] 4 MLJ 296, FC.
  • Ace Polymers (M) Sdn Bhd (in liquidation) v Ketua Pengarah, Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia & Ors [2012] 5 MLJ 865, HC.
  • Hai San Ice Industries Sdn Bhd v Tenaga Nasional Bhd [2012] 9 MLJ 242, HC.
  • Yang Dipertua Majlis Daerah Gua Musang v Pedik bin Busu & Ors [2013] MLJU 1398, CA.
  • Majuikan Sdn Bhd v Barclays Bank Plc [2015] 1 MLJ 171, CA.
  • Syarikat Kemajuan Timbermine Sdn Bhd v Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan Darul Naim [2015] 3 MLJ 609, FC.
  • Adil Juta Sdn Bhd v Tenaga Nasional Bhd [2015] 9 MLJ 379, HC.
  • Perbadanan Menteri Besar Kelantan v Syarikat Perusahaan Majubina Sdn Bhd [2016] 4 MLJ 570, CA.
  • Dae Hanguru Infra Sdn Bhd v. Baldah Toyyibah (Prasarana) Kelantan Sdn Bhd & Anor [2017] 1 LNS 653, HC.
  • Tenaga Nasional Bhd v Asia Knight Bhd (previously known as Pahanco Corp Bhd) [2017] 5 MLJ 681, CA.


English and Bahasa Malaysia


Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya


LL.B (Hons) from the MARA University of Technology