About Us

About Us

DGK is founded on diligence, virtue and excellence

DGK was established in 2002 when two law firms; David Gurupatham & Associates (established in 1997) and EH Koay & Co. (established in 2001) joined forces.

The founding partners, Dato’ David Gurupatham and Koay Eng Hooi shared a passion to offer top notch legal services over a wide spectrum of practice areas in Malaysia and abroad, grounded on the core principles of diligence, virtue and excellence.

Driven by the sheer desire to provide solutions tailored to meet the requirements of our clients, and the motivation to constantly better our skill and knowledge, DGK has grown in the last 20 years to become one of the leading law firms in Malaysia with a team of nearly a hundred strong. 

DGK has earned notable accolades which include the Lifetime Member of the Branding Association of Malaysia (2018), the Belt and Road Operation Centre for the Malaysian Region (2016 to 2019) by LD (International) Legal Alliance, the nomination as West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year by Thomson Reuters and Top Panel Lawyer for Consumer Financial Services by OCBC Bank (2013 to 2015).

DGK is headquartered in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, with offices located in Johor Bahru, Penang and Jinan, China.

“We strongly believe that as advocates and solicitors, we have a duty to always act fearlessly to uphold not only our clients’ interests but also the justice and dignity of the legal profession as a whole.”

Dato’ David Gurupatham

Co-founder & Managing Partner

“We pride ourselves for our ability to understand, adapt and to put forth personalised, pragmatic and cogent legal advice with appropriate care, skill and diligence in the most cost-effective manner whilst maintaining high levels of professionalism and confidentiality.”

Koay Eng Hooi

Co-founder & Senior Partner


DGK was invited and is currently a Lifetime Member of the Branding Association of Malaysia 2018.


DGK was nominated for West Malaysia Law Firm of the Year in Asian Legal Business Awards 2017 hosted by Thomson Reuters.


DGK was awarded ‘Belt and Road Operation Centre’ for the Malaysian Region 2016-2019 by LD (International) Legal Alliance.


DGK was awarded Top Panel Lawyer for 3 consecutive years, from 2013 to 2015, for Consumer Financial Services by OCBC Bank.