Dato’ Firoz Hussein bin Ahmad Jamaluddin

Barrister (England and Wales) (1991)
Advocate and Solicitor (Malaysia) (1996)

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Firoz Hussein specialises in corporate and commercial litigation, constitutional law, and public law, having practiced with a number of leading law firms in England and Malaysia for over 20 years. He has appeared extensively before the Courts in Malaysia, including the Federal Court, and has also represented Malaysia in litigation before the International Court of Justice on a number of occasions.

Mr. Hussein has advised on major corporate commercial and political litigation cases across Malaysia represented both foreign and local clients for individuals and corporations in a variety of litigation and various disputes.

Mr. Hussein also advises on matters relating to commercial litigation, banking and insurance, shareholder disputes, construction contract disputes, insurance litigation, and other issues relating to politics.


His areas of expertise are:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law
  • Public Law.

Key cases include:

Public International Law:

  • Revision of the Judgment of 23 May 2008 in the case concerning Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore) – represented the Malaysian Government in seeking to review an earlier decision of the International Court of Justice conferring sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh to Singapore. The case was withdrawn before the hearing.
  • Timor-Leste and Australia – advised the Government of the Republic of Timor-Leste in relation to a dispute over the maritime boundary in the Timor Sea between Timor-Leste and Australia.

Private International Law:

  • Lombard Commodities Ltd v Alami Vegetable Oil Products Sdn Bhd [2010] 1 CLJ 137 – case concerning the enforcement of an award made under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act.

Civil and Commercial Litigation:

  • Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan v Dr. Tan Kee Kwong – major defamation case involving a statutory body and an opposition politician.
  • Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd & anor v Dato Shazryl Eskay Abdullah [2015] 8 CLJ 212 – major commercial case in which the Federal Court ruled on the invalidity of influence-peddling contracts as being void on the grounds of being contrary to public policy.
  • Ungku Sulaiman Abd. Majid & anor v Pengarah Tanah Dan Galian Johor & anor [2012] 2 CLJ 273 – historical claim in relation to lands owned by royals from the State of Johor against the Government of the State of Johor.
  • UEM Genisys Sdn Bhd v United Engineers Berhad & ors [2010] 108 CLJ 785 – shareholder dispute involving fraud and oppression.

Public Law:

  • Tan Sri Joseph Kurup v Danny Anthony Andipai [2009] MLJU 131 – election petition involving a challenge against a leading political leader on the validity of an election.
  • Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor & ors v Mohd Hafarizam Harun [2016] 7 CLJ 143 – constitutional case on the power of the State Parliament to cite a lawyer for contempt.


  • LLB, University of Leicester
  • LLM, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

Membership and Appointments

  • Holman Fenwick & Willan (London and Singapore)
  • Skrine & Company (Kuala Lumpar)
  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (Kuala Lumar)
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