Gan Partnership

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Firm profile for Asia-Pacific 2021



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Number of partners: 7

Number of lawyers: 23

Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin (other Chinese Dialects)

Firm Overview:

Clients faced with complex and difficult cases look to Gan Partnership. Known for its solid strength in dispute resolution, this internationally recognized law firm provides clients with an arsenal ranging from senior counsel with over 25 years’ experience before all levels of courts to aggressive junior and modern litigators. With the 2020 addition of 2 partners with over 3 decades experience between them, the firm has grown from strength to strength. With the wide access to a network of eminent international and local technical consultants and experts, the resourceful and multilingual 23-member team provides comprehensive and innovative solution to its clients spanning across various industries.

Practice Areas:

Corporate / M&A

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution: Construction

Competition & Antitrust

Banking & Finance

Construction, Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

Crisis Management

Cyber Security

Employment & Industrial Relations

Healthcare & Life Sciences


Intellectual Property

Real Estate

Regulatory & Compliance

Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

Notable Transactions:


■ Acted before the apex court in a challenge against an arbitration award concerning novel constitutional and jurisdictional issues

■ Acted for an international conglomerate in an international arbitration against a foreign equity fund

■ Acted for the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) including the first reported constitutional challenge on statutory adjudication

■ Acted in a multi-million dollar arbitration in AIAC (including subsequent recovering proceedings in the Commercial Court of Nanterre, France) arising from the collapse of an offshore crane

■ Acted in an international arbitration against a Chinese conglomerate in a construction dispute

■ Acted in the apex court on significant legal points concerning limitation periods in arbitration

Lead Partners: Foo Joon Liang, Gan Khong Aik, Tan Min Lee

Construction, Projects, Infrastructure & Energy:

■ Acted in a series of disputes arising from a bridge collapse in Malaysia involving leading engineering experts from Europe and Asia

■ Acted in a state commission inquiry for a highly-publicised hill slope failure

■ Acted in the appellate courts in a dispute involving the interplay between insolvency laws and a direct payment provision of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA) resulting in a landmark decision in the construction dispute resolution industry

■ Acted in the oft-cited landmark decision of the apex court on jurisdictional issues concerning CIPAA

Lead Partners: Foo Joon Liang, Tan Min Lee

Employment & Industrial Relations:

■ Acted for local and foreign employer-companies in a board range of employment and industrial relations disputes and advisory

■ Advised on the employee’s code of conduct in light of the newly enforced corporate corruption liability

■ Involved in an appeal leading to a significant decision relating to the computation of benefits in an unlawful dismissal action

Lead Partner: Gan Khong Aik

Intellectual Property:

■ Represented domestic and international IP owners ranging from multinational companies to local listed conglomerates in full spectrum of IP work

■ A first in Malaysian history, obtained a trade description order for a parallel import situation

■ Acted for one of the world-leading glove manufacturers and suppliers in a high-profile action against infringers covering trademark and copyright infringement, passing off, and unlawful interference

■ Advised a foreign Embassy on protection of trademarks denoting origin

■ Advised a multinational luxury goods conglomerate on media and advertising law

■ Advised an American multinational IT company in a technology joint venture agreement with a Malaysian company involving provision of tech services

■ Advised an oil & gas multinational corporation on a technology dispute pertaining to undersea scanning/diagnostics technology

■ Advised one of the largest European mobile network operators on a dispute pertaining to wrongful use of telecommunications equipment and services

■ Drafted a software agreement for a Big Four accounting firm

■ Represented a German premium automobile brand against counterfeit goods in Malaysia

■ Represented an American global aerospace and advanced technologies company in a global dispute pertaining to laser guided weaponry

■ Represented an American 20+ time Grammy Award winning artist on image rights

■ Represented the world’s largest restaurant chain (revenue) in various trademark and advertising disputes

■ Represented the world’s largest technology company and third-largest mobile phone manufacturer in a global trademark dispute against the largest Swiss Watch group

■ Represented the largest Malaysian automobilemaker in a trade mark infringement and copyright dispute

■ Represented Malaysia’s largest oil & gas company in a breach of confidential information and copyright claim

Lead Partners: Bahari Yeow, Lim Zhi Jian


■ Advised Insurers and Reinsurers on a wide range of issues relating to insurance policy, claims, and disputes

Lead Partner: Gan Khong Aik

Corporate Litigation & Risk Management:

■ Acted for the largest telco in Malaysia in a sophisticated dispute covering laws on domain names, trademark infringement, passing off, breach of contract, fraud and inducement

■ Acted in a defamation suit arising from the abused use of social media involving active communication of defamatory materials

■ Acted in a RM1.3 billion dispute over a corporate sale deal, which spans Malaysia and Singapore

■ Acted in an action arising from a deadlock in a family-run company which tested the new company law regime

■ Acted in multiple actions arising from the complex disputes between directors and shareholders of a company operating in the nature of a quasipartnership

■ Represented foreign entities including embassy before Malaysian courts in several multi-jurisdictional intellectual property (IP) rights disputes

Lead Partners: Gan Khong Aik, Foo Joon Liang, Bahari Yeow



Total 3 contributions

Law and Practice

Trade Marks 2021 in Malaysia

Authors: Bahari Yeow, Lim Zhi Jian, Alex Choo

Law and Practice

Copyright 2021 in Malaysia

Authors: Bahari Yeow, Lim Zhi Jian, Alex Choo, Ng Lih Jiun

Law and Practice

Patent Litigation 2021 in Malaysia

Authors: Bahari Yeow, Lim Zhi Jian, Alex Choo, Sonali Nadkarni

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Intellectual Property

Bahari Yeow
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Zhi Jian Lim
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D-32-02, Menara Suezcap 1, KL Gateway

No. 2 Jalan Kerinchi, Gerbang Kerinchi Lestari

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur



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