Raja Eileen Soraya binti Raja Aman

Management Partner – Dispute Resolution
(Member of the Firm’s Executive Committee)
+603-2632 9890 | eileensoraya@rdl.com.my

Raja Eileen Soraya practises in the area of civil and commercial litigation. Her portfolio involves a broad spectrum of industries including healthcare, health technology, media, oil & gas as well as construction. Raja Eileen is a familiar presence in the superior courts in Malaysia and her extensive experience as counsel at civil and commercial trials has been published in many reported cases in the Malaysian law journals. She has worked closely with clients from various jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Singapore.

Recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific publication for many years as a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, its 2021 – 2024 editions have listed her in its Hall of Fame. Another publication, asialaw, ranked her as a “Leading Lawyer” in Dispute Resolution for the years 2016 – 2019 and as a “Distinguished Practitioner” for 2020 – 2023/2024. She has also been named as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation in 2018 – 2023. In June 2020, Raja Eileen was listed in the inaugural edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Top 100 Women in Litigation and has been listed every year since then. Raja Eileen has also been included in Legal 500’s “The Arbitration Powerlist: Southeast Asia”, a list of the best arbitration practitioners in Southeast Asia.

Raja Eileen, together with then partner Darryl Goon, during 2015-2017 successfully represented the financial publication The Edge in judicial review proceedings against the Malaysian Government arising from the suspension of the publications due to the articles on the 1MDB scandal. She also paired with Darryl Goon in winning the case (at the Federal Court) for Sunway Medical Centre in an action by a patient on claims of vicarious liability and breach of a non-delegable duty of care allegedly owed to patients.

Raja Eileen is seasoned in media law and is regularly consulted for legal advice on crisis management and reputation management. She has contributed to the Malaysian Annotated Statutes on the Defamation Act 1957 and the Sedition Act 1948 published by LexisNexis and to the Defamation chapter of the Malaysian Atkin’s Court Forms. The work done by Raja Eileen and her team caused the international publication Media Law International to rank the firm as the market leader in media law in Malaysia every year since 2016. 

Raja Eileen currently leads the Healthcare Practice Group of the firm. Her long-standing court experience and dealings with healthcare regulators have enabled her to provide litigation support and strategic legal advisory to healthcare providers and healthcare entities including for matters connected with the innovation and digitalisation of healthcare services. She is a past President of the Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia. 

Sharing her considerable expertise, Raja Eileen has been a speaker at various local and international legal conferences. She serves the local legal profession as Chairman of the Bar Council’s Advocacy Training Executive Committee.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (London School of Economics and Political Science)


  • Barrister-at-Law (admitted as a member of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple)
  • Admitted to the Bar of England and Wales: 1994
  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Admitted to the Malaysian Bar: 10th January 1997
  • Chairman of the Malaysian Bar Council Advocacy Training Executive Committee
  • Member of the Malaysian Bar Council Legal Profession Committee
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