YM RAJA DATO’ AHMAD MOHZANUDDIN SHAH RAJA MOHZAN is Co-Deputy Managing Partner and Litigation Partner of Azmi & Associates. YM Dato’ obtained his LL.B (Hons) from 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 oversaw the firm’s 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.
On 2nd January 2004, YM Dato’ joined Azmi & Associates’ Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group as an associate and was elevated as a partner of the firm in October 2006. He was subsequently made the Co-Deputy Managing Partner in July 2012 and sits on the firm’s Governance Committee.
He advises and acts as advocate in a broad field of civil dispute resolution, encompassing administrative and constitutional, automotive, banking, bank guarantees, company law, construction and engineering, consumer and retail, e-commerce, energy and utilities, healthcare, indemnities and warranties, infrastructure, joint venture, land, media, sport and entertainment, mining and natural resources, negligence, regulatory, and shareholder disputes.
YM Dato’ is instructed to appear in a wide range of forums, from the Federal Court, Court of Appeal, High Court to arbitrations. He also specialises in the preservation and recovery of movable and immovable property and information, through interim and final injunctions, freezing orders, search orders, delivery and tracing.
His greatest success was overturning an award of damages for breach of contract which exceeded RM1.2 billion. He was successful in the Court of Appeal and prevailed again in the Federal Court. The case involved complex points of law relating to civil 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 protected his client’s interests in all of them.
YM Dato’ has in recent years been instructed to assist a foreign corporation in recovering specific financial and distributorship documentation against its local distributor through an Anton Piller Order; managing, negotiating and restructuring multi-million ringgit debts and judgments owed by clients to third parties on favourable terms; and preventing, by way of an urgent Mareva Injunction, a foreign-owned corporation from taking high-tech data and computer components overseas. He has also been instructed in sensitive matters concerning issues in the national interest.
YM Dato’ couldn’t imagine himself being anything other than a litigator. In his career, the management and pursuit of victory in complex commercial disputes is his priority, and he enjoys sharing his experience with others to help them do the same.