Nasema Jalaludheen

Dispute Resolution
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 Nasema Jalaludheen

Having been in active practice since 1998, Nasema is not one to shy away from adversity.

Her practice areas cover a wide variety of complex corporate, commercial and civil litigation matters, arbitration and mediation. These include tortious claims, administrative proceedings, land law, intellectual property related matters, lender liability litigation, banking litigation, matters concerning estate and actions involving creditors rights. She has also prosecuted claims based on banker’s liability against negligence. In recent days she has also rendered advice on tenancies, production rights and employment matters.

She welcomes instructions outside these practice areas.

She has experience in collaborating with accountants, foreign counsel, architects, quantity surveyors and foreign experts on analytics and computation of damages.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
- Maya Angelou.


  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court in Malaya (1998)
  • Certificate in Legal Practice (1997)
  • LLB (Hons), University of London (1996)

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insolvency

Notable Work Highlights

  • Represented and advised a Malaysian company in an arbitration in London based on the ICC Rules in a complex dispute on contractual rights of an educational institutional in a collaboration agreement for undergraduate programmes.
  • Represented a client in administrative proceedings on whether the change of status of the original land tenure from freehold to leasehold is ultra-vires and unlawful. The value of the land would increase threefold if the change of status of land was ultra-vires.
  • Represented a Labuan entity in setting aside a null and void order (on grounds of illegality) wherein the entity was to pay approximately USD820,000.00.
  • Represented parties against a renowned developer for compensation amounting to RM1 million arising from defects in the property wherein the property was said to be purchased on “as is where is basis”.
  • Acted and advised parties in a suit for breach of directors’ fiduciary duties with damages claimed exceeding RM14 million.
  • Represented parties in a complex Islamic banking dispute with a claim over RM21 million wherein the issue was on non-compliance of Shariah Advisory Council’s Resolutions as well as Shariah and the use of civil as well as common law in Islamic financing.
  • Advised and represented a company in opposing a Scheme of Arrangement pursuant to section 366 of the Companies Act 2016. The debt due and owing to the company that supplied engines for naval combat ships was more than RM132 million.
  • Acted in proceedings for various types of injunctions e.g., Anti-Suit injunction, Mareva injunction, Erinford injunction and Anton Piller injunction.
  • Represented parties in tortious actions such as negligence and defamation.
  • Represented a defendant in a claim by the Plaintiff arising from an illegal money lending transaction and the issue of restitution.
  • Represented defendants in multiples suits which concluded in the suits being struck off and the plaintiff being declared a vexatious litigant wherein the decision was also upheld by the Federal Court.

Talks and Lectures

  • “Student Discipline and Conduct in Private Higher Educational Institutions” (2009)
  • “Civil Appeals and Procedures in Malaysia” (2021)


…Your litigation skills were also on full display, as you successfully represented our company in court and put pressure on the opposing company to achieve our desired outcome….

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2023)

….Throughout the dealings, Nasema consistently demonstrated her deep knowledge of the law and her ability to navigate the complexities of the legal system…

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2023)

….. I would like to convey our deep commendation for how you and Rachel See (under your tutelage) have approached and executed our above captioned lawsuit with pinpoint diagnosis of the issues, vision and clarity of strategy, meticulous execution of the paperwork and last but not least, a tour de force delivery of your advocacy. The company’s legal rights and interests have been well pursued and transacted.

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2023)