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Rosli Dahlan


Rosli Dahlan has more than 30 years of experience in civil and commercial disputes. He is well versed in both civil and shariah law.

Rosli’s wide network of regional and international contacts has enabled him to resolve contentious cross – border issues in the Asian region and internationally, including successfully securing the release of Malaysians detained in neighbouring countries. He is highly regarded by local and international clients and counterparts. Renowned in public, administrative and constitutional law matters, Rosli has won landmark cases that made inroads against the abuses by public authorities and government agencies in land acquisition, human rights, illegal deportations, fundamental liberties and prosecutorial misfeasance.

Rosli has appeared in several high-profile judicial review cases including against the Registrar of Societies for dissolving a political party from contesting in the general election; against various state governments for wrongful acquisition of private land; against the Inland Revenue Board for abuses in seizing private assets under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001. He acted against the Speaker of Parliament for tabling laws contrary to the Federal Constitution in Parliament.


LL.B (Hons), International Islamic University

Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

Peguam Syarie, Syariah Court of the Federal Territories


Author - Constitutional crisis? Much ado about nothing! (Malay Mail; The Edge CEO Morning Brief, 2021)

Co-author — The MCO: An Islamic Perspective (Malay Mail, 2020)

Editor & Contributor — Hishamudin Yunus: Celebrating Judicial Independence (2018)

Author — Malaysian chapter for The Anti-Bribery and Anti- Corruption Review (The Law Review, 2016; Law Business Research Ltd, 2018)

Author — “Who is the Malay?” (2015) in Breaking the Silence: Voices of Moderation G25 Malaysia (Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Private Limited, 2016)

Author — ‘The Syariah Court: Its Position under the Malaysian Legal System” in 2015 1 SHR cci

Contributing Editor — The Malaysian Civil Procedure 2013 (Sweet & Maxwell Asia)

Co-author — Malaysian chapter for Kluwer Quick Reference Guide to Global Anti-Corruption (Michael Burton, ed)

Author — Malaysian chapter for AILA’s Global Immigration Guide: A Country-by-Country Survey by American Immigration Lawyers Association (2005)

Author — Malaysian chapter for International Product Liability Law — A Worldwide Desk Reference (Aspatore Books, 2003)


Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021- Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution

Asia Business Law Journal - Malaysia Top 100 Lawyers 2021

Asia Legal Business – Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 – Dispute Resolution

Asialaw 2019 – Leading Lawyer, Dispute Resolution

Expert Panel 2018 of The Law Reviews

Interlaw – Interlawyer of the Year 2015 which citation read “The award from Interlaw is given to an individual with outstanding qualities as a lawyer who has contributed to the organisation and his community”

International Law Office – Client Choice Awards 2011- 2014

Rosli Dahlan

Practice Areas

Appellate Counsel Work

Commercial Fraud

Corporate Debt Recovery & Insolvency

Civil, Corporate & Commercial Litigation

International & Cross Border Disputes

Land Disputes & Land Acquisitions

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