Mr William Lim Wee Chong > Ariff Rozhan & Co > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Ariff Rozhan & Co
L-6-1, NO. 2, JALAN SOLARIS MONT’ KIARA
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Work Department

Disputes Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

William began his legal practice as a Legal Assistant in Presgrave & Matthews, Penang in 2006. In August 2009, William joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co. as an Associate and was later made a Partner of the firm in January 2013. In April 2015, William co-founded Ariff Rozhan & Co. In June 2018, William was named as “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation. William was nominated “Lawyer of the Year” for Malaysia, for the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2019.

William advises and represents both foreign and local clients in a wide range of insolvency litigation matters and corporate and commercial disputes, with emphasis on Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) and the reinsurance industry. He also represents clients in Administrative Law matters, involving the challenge of the decisions of statutory bodies and tribunals, and has considerable advocacy experience before various Courts and tribunals in Malaysia.

William has also, at the invitation of Labuan IBFC Incorporated Sdn Bhd (the sole official agency authorised to promote, develop and grow the financial services industry in Labuan IBFC), authored the article “Malaysia’s Apex Court Decides Labuan FSA Guidelines Carry The Full Force Of Law”, and gave a talk in relation to the same (https://www.labuanibfc.com/resource-centre/featured-articles/malaysias-apex-court-decides-labuan-fsa-guidelines-carry-the-full-force-of-law).

Examples of a few quotes from clients about William are set out below:

“Responsive, very professional, excellent case management and excellent knowledge of the law and procedures.”

“A partner led boutique that delivers a highly specialised service”

William Chong – He has a grasp of the facts like nobody else in the case. You want him in a room for any settlement discussions.”

Languages

English
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)
Mandarin

Memberships

  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • AIAC’s Panel of Adjudicators

Education

  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) Degree from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • AIAC Certificate in Adjudication

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

Led by ‘shrewd litigator’ Ariff Rozhan, the dispute resolution group at Ariff Rozhan & Co handles work for some of Malaysia’s largest financial institutions (it counts the Offshore Financial Services Authority as a key client). In addition it is noted for its work for energy interests such as Royal Dutch Shell PLC and PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation. Key personnel: Christopher Arun Francis, the ‘incredibly bright’ Ezane Chong Ing Tze and ‘tough negotiator’ William Lim Wee Chong.