R. Rishi


Rishi has a diverse range of corporate clients including financial institutions, leading audit firms, newspapers, multinationals, and listed companies. Additionally, Rishi also regularly represents clients before domestic and international arbitral tribunals.

Rishi has appeared at all levels of Malaysian civil courts focusing primarily on corporate and shareholder disputes, defamation, and arbitration. He sub-specialises in corporate fraud, where he is currently involved in a number of suits relating to the 1MDB matters mainly against International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Aabar Investment PJS.

He is a former secretary of the Malaysian Middle Temple Alumni Association and was a contributing author of the Malaysian White Book on Civil Procedure, 2013, 2015 and 2018.


LL.B, Aberystwyth University

LL.M in International Trade Transactions. University of Manchester

Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya

Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple


Contribution Editor – Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 (Sweet & Maxwell Asia)

Contribution Editor – Malaysian Civil Procedure 2015 (Sweet & Maxwell Asia)

Contribution Editor – Malaysian Civil Procedure 2012 (Sweet & Maxwell Asia)

The passing of Risk in CIF contracts: A Comparative study between English Law and the Vienna Convention (2008, 2009)

Banking Payments in International Sales: Critical analysis of the doctrine of Strict Compliance (2008, 2009)

Expert Psychiatric and Psychologist Testimony: A Critical Evaluation of R v. Tuner (2007, 2008)

R. Rishi

Practice Areas


Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Corporate Fraud