Mr Khong Aik Gan > Gan Partnership > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Gan Partnership
D-32-02, Menara SUEZCAP 1
KL Gateway, No.2, Jalan Kerinchi, Gerbang Kerinchi Lestari
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Work Department

Dispute resolution
Labour and employment

Position

Partner

Career

Gan Khong Aik is a dispute resolution partner with over 25 years’ counsel experience before all levels of Malaysian courts. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom, who sits on the panel of arbitrators in various Chinese arbitration institutes include international arbitration court. He is also a mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre.

Khong Aik’s extensive practice experience includes corporate and commercial, insolvency and liquidation, land and property, anti-bribery and corruption, insurance and reinsurance claims, and employment and industrial relations disputes. He often represents directors, shareholders and companies in a wide range of high-value corporate disputes. His commercially practical and legally sound approach coupled with his responsiveness and humble personality made him an all-round counsel.

Khong Aik’s notable matters include a landmark apex court decision which led to the significant developments in the arbitration landscape. Building on his wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate disputes, he advises
companies on corporate governance and corporate liabilities.

Asia Business Law Journal lists Khong Aik as one of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2021 and recognises his practice in arbitration & ADR, Corporate Governance, Insurance & Reinsurance, Labour & Employment and Litigation. He has been recommended for his depth of legal knowledge and troubleshooting skill complemented by a meticulous and solution driven approach in managing the dispute strategy.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 noted “Mr. Gan Khong Aik is a vastly experienced litigation lawyer who is meticulous, thorough and possesses troubleshooting skills.” Khong Aik has been listed as a Litigation Star in Commercial and Transactions, Dispute Resolution, and Labor and Employment by Benchmark Litigation in 2020.

Khong Aik has penned a book chapter on International Arbitration and articles on various emerging areas of law. His recent publications include a book titled “Manoeuvring Corporate Governance in Malaysia: Litigation Perspectives”. He is recently appointed to chair the International Conventions and Trade Agreements Subcommittee of International Commerce and Distribution Committee, International Bar Association.

Languages

English, Malay, Mandarin (all Chinese dialects)

Memberships

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom.

Education

Khong Aik graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class Honours)(Upper Division).

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

The ‘dedicated, reliable and reassuring’ dispute resolution team at Gan Partnership is led by Gan Khong Aik who is lauded for being a ‘vastly experienced litigation lawyer who is meticulous, thorough and possesses troubleshooting skills’. Co-head Foo Joon Liang  ‘precisely prescribes the legal action framework to safeguard his clients’ interests’. Notably, it recently strengthened this offering following the recruitment of former Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill partners Bahari Yeow Tien Hong and Lim Zhi Jian. In effect the firm has expanded its client offering in both ADR and contentious intellectual property matters. Chubb Insurance and ExxonMobil Exploration and Production are key names within its portfolio.

Malaysia > Labour and employment

Led by the ‘very sharp and accurateGan Khong Aik, the Employment and Industrial Relations team at Gan Partnership is said to provide clients with: ‘holistic and comprehensive advice’. Notably, the boutique firm concentrates on dispute resolution and counts Philip Morris and ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Inc within its portfolio. A highlight is the firm’s work for United Overseas Bank on an allegation of unlawful dismissal.