The Firm

Liza Khan & Sankey. A boutique practice with vast and valuable experience in Civil, Corporate and Commercial Litigation as well as tribunal disputes, mediation and arbitration, to be precise.

Ever-changing, ever-evolving. These are the needs of clients in the world of business and law. Liza Khan & Sankey understands such diversity. That’s why the firm places the needs of clients first and protects their interests with professionalism, ethics, and integrity.

Founded by Norliza Rasool Khan after 19 years of practice and in collaboration with Sunita Sankey, the firm represents clients of all sizes – from multinational companies and non-profit organizations to government-linked entities, SMEs and start-ups – at all levels with comprehensive, quality and reliable services.

Our People

Sunita Shalini Sankey

Partner, Mediator, Associate CIArb, Member MIArb

SUNITA SHALINI SANKEY obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Liverpool and is an alumni of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, England. She was admitted to the UK Bar and thereafter was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1999.


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LLB (Hons) (University of Liverpool)
Advocate & Solicitor (High Court of Malaya)

Commencement of Legal Practice:

Area of Practice:
General Litigation

Email Address:

Tel: +6 03-6411 1360
Fax: +6 03-6411 1361

With 20 years of litigation practice under her belt, Sunita has a varied exposure to a range of areas including civil, commercial, family, employment and industrial practice, probate, trusts, mental health and land disputes making her a “go-to” person for dispute resolution. Her strategic approach to dispute resolution produces desired results for litigants. She is the Managing Partner of Messrs Liza Khan & Sankey.

She specialises in mediation, negotiation and arbitration. She is an Accredited Mediator, an Associate of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. She frequently appears in the High Court and Appellate Courts.

Sunita has served on the Bar Council’s and KL Bar’s Continuing Legal Education, Human Rights, Environmental and Court Liaison sub-committees. She presently serves on the Bar Council’s Mediation sub-committee.

Norliza Rasool Khan

Partner / Fellow CIARB, Fellow MIArb, Fellow AIAC, Fellow AIADR

NORLIZA RASOOL KHAN obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2000.


Norliza rasool khan



LLB (Hons) (International Islamic University Malaysia)
Advocate & Solicitor (High Court of Malaya)

Commencement of Legal Practice:

Area of Practice:
General Litigation

Email Address:

Tel: +6 03-6411 1360
Fax: +6 03-6411 1361

NORLIZA RASOOL KHAN obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2000.

Liza’s main area of practice is litigation. She also has experience in international arbitration and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has accumulated experience in a broad range of matters involving joint venture disputes, company law & securities litigation, insolvency and receivership laws, interlocutory reliefs, specific performance claims, administrative law matters, land acquisition matters, rating appeals, insurance matters, tenancy disputes, tort disputes including defamation, breach of trust and negligence and probate matters.

She was also seconded to the Securities Commission where she handled aspects of administrative law as well as civil enforcement litigation involving the securities industry.

Liza was nominated and listed as a finalist for the coveted Woman Lawyer of the Year Award 2017 presented by ALB. Legal 500 has described her as a key figure that handles high–profile cases across a broad range of industry sectors, often in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court Of Malaya admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 28 January 2000


Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Board Member, Voice of the Children

Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners, 1 April 2000 to 29 December 2017 Partner

Practising in the Dispute Resolution Division and managing a portfolio mainly in the following areas:-

  • International Arbitration proceedings on a joint venture claim involving a series of contracts and related parties where the parties are leading corporations in Malaysia and abroad
  • Advisory on arbitration proceedings including facilitating settlement of joint venture/partnership claims including on assessment of claim, process and procedure
  • Company Law Litigation such as petitions relating to minority shareholders remedies, Derivative Actions, Capital Reduction exercises, Schemes of Arrangement, Restraining Orders, Winding up exercises, Claims for breach of fiduciary duties by directors and Nullification of resolutions;
  • Advising on Securities Laws;
  • Litigation involving bonds transactions/asset backed securitisation;
  • Defamation litigation and opinion writing on defamation matters;
  • Litigation matters relating to the securities industry such as insider trading claims, breaches of the securities laws, margin facility claims and suits by remisiers;
  • Advising on matters in relation to Insolvency and receivership Laws such as distribution of assets by liquidators, rights and liabilities of receivers and rights and liabilities of liquidators to receivers, liquidators and Pengurusan Danaharta;
  • Litigation matters/ administrative actions by and against various Statutory Bodies such as Lembaga Tabung Haji, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Bar Council and Universities such as the International Islamic University;
  • Tort Claims such as conspiracy to injure, constructive trust breaches, breach of disclosure involving bank officers and negligence matters;
  • Contract claims such as illegality, breach on terms of engagement, breach of terms of employment, breach of Sale and Purchase agreements ;
  • Advising and Litigation on matters in relation to the Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad Act 1998 in particular in respect of the powers of Special Administrators appointed under the Act and the powers of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional, debt claims and execution of Danaharta’s rights as chargees;
  • Construction Litigation;
  • Advising and Litigation under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 Including vesting orders;
  • Banking Litigation and recovery;
  • Injunctive reliefs such as Mareva Injunction, Quie Timet Injunction, Erinford Injunctions and various types of mandatory and prohibitory injunctions;
  • Land matters such as removal of caveat exercises, claims for vacant possession and foreclosure.
  • Civil enforcement cases by the Securities Commission.
  • Matters relating to Land Acquisition;
  • Rating appeals against Land Authorities.

Securities Commission, Seconded from 1 November 2004 to 31May 2005

Legal Executive, Legal Advisory Unit

  • Advised on various in house matters in relation to the Securities Commission’s exercise of their powers under the Securities Industries Act and other related provisions such as advise on accounting standards, issuance of administrative show cause and administrative sanctions, powers of the SC pursuant to appeals from the decisions of Bursa under the Compensation Fund, advised on Shareholder remedies, advised on aspects of mergers and acquisitions, advised on aspects of corporate proposals and approvals by SC, advised on the scope of confidentiality provision under the Securities laws, advised on proposed guidelines intended to be issued by the SC, advised on proposed amendments to the SC laws, advised on e-licensing by the SC, advised on various subpoena’s issued against SC officers;
  • Assisted in Civil Enforcement matters instituted by the Securities Commission pursuant to breaches of the Securities laws;
  • Handled various litigation matters by and against the Securities Commission

Messrs Saheran Woon N Navaratnam, 24 December 1999 to 31 March 2000

Legal Assistant

  • Handled matters in general Litigation as highlighted above. Messrs Saheran Woon N Navaratnam was absorbed into Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners on 1 April 2000.

Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co, 1 Mac 1999 to 30 September 1999


  • Assisted the Construction Department in reviewing of documents and various construction claims including drafting claims;
  • Drafting of applications under the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgement Act 1958;
  • Drafting of Anton Pillar Injunction applications;
  • Legal research in matters of company litigation, legal profession Act, negligence, civil procedure and Intellectual property matter;
  • Assisting in a trial on Intellectual Property;
  • Attended the Commonwealth Law Conference 1999;
  1. Foo San Kan & Ors v Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd & Anor [2001] MLJU 393;
  2. Syed Farouk Azlan Bin Syed Abdul Aziz v Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd & Anor [2003] MLJU 151;
  3. Interstate M&E Sdn Bhd & 2 Ors v Fore-Sight Trading Sdn Bhd & 2 Ors [2007] 6 MLJ 677; [2008] 5 AMR 97
  4. Adela Buena Alpedes (as the sale executive and trustees of the estate of the late Lee Beng Han) v Excel Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd & Ors [2007] 7 MLJ 178
  5. Dato’ Saizo Abdul Ghani v Celcom (M) Bhd & Anor [2008] 2 MLJ 931
  6. Rashid Hussein Securities Sdn Bhd v Lee Liak Chin [2008] 4 MLJ 463;
  7. Kejutan Holdings Sdn Bhd v Magnum 4D (Perak) Sdn Bhd & 9 Ors [2008] 4 AMR 26
  8. Zul Rafique & Partners v Moccis Trading Sdn Bhd [2008] MLJU 972;
  9. Sapura Holdings Sdn Bhd & Anor v Northern Telecom (Asia) Ltd & Ors [2010] 8 CLJ 97
  10. Adenan Bin Ismail v Atlan Holdings Berhad & Ors [2010] MLJU 2096
  11. Dato Abdul Rahim Haji Hashim & Anor v Shafie Abd Rahman [2011] 1 LNS 865
  12. Kwan Lee Kam v Ang Joo Imm & Ors [2012] MLJU 609
  13. CapOne Berhad & Anor v AKN Technology Bhd [2013] 1 LNS 1148
  14. Mohd Hafiz Mohd Taib & Anor v Putrajaya Homes Sdn Bhd [2013] 1 LNS 1103
  15. The Store (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd v ABI Construction Sdn Bhd & Anor [2014] 1 LNS 296
  16. CapOne Berhad & Anor v AKN Technology Bhd [2015] 1 LNS 1148
  17. JPK Holdings Berhad v MyScan Technology (M) Sdn Bhd & Ord [2015] 1 LNS 1112
  18. Megasteel Sdn Bhd v Woodgrove Investments Pte Ltd [2015] 1 LNS 1090
  19. Philip Bell Booth and Anor v Navaratnam a/l Narayanan [2016] 6 MLJ 698 / [2016] 9 CLJ 37
  20. Allan Lee Mason & Anor v Jeremy Keith Smeeton & Ors [2016] MLJU 1250

Notable Mentions :

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Asian International Arbitration Centre
  • Fellow, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Board Member, Voice of the Children
  • Board Member, Dads for Justice
  • Member, Bar Council 2018 – 2019
  • Co-Chair, Construction Committee of the Bar
  • Member, Arbitration Committee of the Bar
  • Member, Corporate and Commercial Law Committee of the Bar
  • Member, Human Rights Committee of the Bar
  • Member, Child Rights Committee of the Bar
  • Member, Sports Law Association

Khor Wei Wen

Legal Associate

KHOR WEI WEN was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2018 after having pursued his degree at the University of London.


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LLB (Hons) (University of London)
Advocate & Solicitor (High Court of Malaya)

Commencement of Legal Practice:

Area of Practice:
General Litigation

Email Address:

Tel: +6 03-6411 1360
Fax: +6 03-6411 1361

Khor Wei Wen obtained his LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of London in 2016 with a 2nd class upper division. He was called to the UK Bar in 2017 and thereafter admitted as a Barrister at Law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2018.

His areas of practice include contractual and commercial disputes, land disputes, administrative law matters, tortious disputes (defamation, negligence, trespass, nuisance etc), employment matters, family law matters and tenancy disputes. He also does criminal law matters and probate matters.

Law is his passion and he is committed to the legal professions. During his studies, he joined the UWE Law Court Clinic and worked at the Bristol Civil Justice System. Thereafter, he joined the Marshalling Programme in Bristol Court where he worked under His Honour Judge Horton. After his pupillage and prior to his admission to the Malaysian Bar, he participated in the Marshalling Programme at the Kuala Lumpur High Court where he was placed under several High Court Judges.

In his secondary school days, he held several position which include among others, Head Prefect and President of Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah.

In his spare times, he hikes, reads and plays basketball.

Litigation and Commercial Arbitration

Our practise covers all areas and include:

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  • Company Law
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Law Disputes
  • Capital Market and Securities Matters
  • Insolvency
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Insider Trading Disputes
  • Bondholder Disputes
  • Joint Venture Disputes
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  • Receivership
  • Probate
  • Public and Administrative Law
  • Ratings Appeals
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Tort including Negligence, Defamation and Breach Of Confidentiality
  • Margin Financing Disputes
  • Fraudulent Scheme Disputes
  • Banking Law

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