Our Lawyers

Our Lawyers

Dato’ David Gurupatham

Managing Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Corporate Advisory

Dato’ David Gurupatham

Date of Admission: 17-12-1994

Education & Bar Admission

  • United Kingdom Barrister of The Honorable Society of the Middle Temple
  • LLM
  • LLB (Hons) University of Wolverhampton
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Certified Mediator

Dato’ Dato’ David Gurupatham is the co-founder and Managing Partner of DGK. He was called to the bar in England and Wales as a Barrister in 1992 and has been in practice for 30 years. He has extensive experience in Dispute Resolution and Corporate Advisory Services and is a certified mediator. Dato’ Gurupatham regularly conducts International Arbitrations and is well versed in Arbitration Rules and Procedures and provides corporate advisory services, both locally and abroad. Dato’ Gurupatham has also actively participated in various committees of the Bar Council and State Bar Committees.

Koay Eng Hooi

Senior Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Mining

Koay Eng Hooi

Date of Admission: 06-01-2000

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB University of Tasmania
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Koay Eng Hooi is the co-founder and Senior Partner of DGK. He is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya with over two decades of legal practice under his belt. Koay possesses vast experience in the specialised field of mining, complemented by extensive knowledge in the matters pertaining to banking and real estate laws. Koay is also actively involved in corporate advisory for institutions, both locally and abroad.

Chan Tuek Seng

Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Land Matters

Chan Tuek Seng

Date of Admission: 04-11-1999

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of Wales
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Commissioner for Oaths

Chan Tuek Seng currently heads the Banking and Conveyancing department and is vastly experienced on banking and real estate matters, including professional advice on day-to-day operations. With a legal career spanning over 20 years, Chan attends to a wide range of clients, ranging from real estate developers to financial institutions and is particularly adept at providing practical and effective solutions for DGK’s clients.

Mohd Sabri Bin Muhammad Yusuf Hong

Associate Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Mohd Sabri Bin Muhammad Yusuf Hong

Date of Admission: 08-12-2017

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of Tasmania
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Sabri graduated from the University of Tasmania, Australia in 2014. He has been part of DGK since 2015 as a paralegal while taking on the Certificate in Legal Practice course on a part-time basis. Sabri then continued his pupillage after the completion of CLP in 2016 and was then admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in December 2017. Sabri specialises in the areas of banking, conveyancing and corporate transactions.

Lee Long Sern, Andrew

Associate Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Probate & Administration
  • Matrimonial & Family Law

Lee Long Sern, Andrew

Date of Admission: 28-06-2013

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB University of Tasmania
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Andrew graduated with LLB (Hons) from the University of Malaya in 2012 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in 2013. Lee had previously headed the Conveyancing Department in another law firm before joining DGK and is currently practicing as an Associate Partner in DGK’s Johor Bahru office.

Venothani Raja Gopal

Associate Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration
  • Corporate & Commercial Law

Venothani Raja Gopal

Date of Admission: 31-05-2019

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Northumbria University
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Venothani graduated from the University of Northumbria, United Kingdom with an LLB (Hons) degree. She is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2019. Raja Gopal is currently an Associate in our Litigation Department, she specialises in dispute resolution ranging from civil and corporate disputes to matters involving contract law, employment, intellectual property, industrial relations, family law as well as tortious matters such as defamation.

Chee Suwen

Associate Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Advisory

Chee Suwen

Date of Admission: 14-12-1996

Education & Bar Admission

  • BCom LLB, University of New South Wales
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  • Certified Practicing Accountant, CPA Australia, Certified Public Accountant, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Chee Suwen started his career as an Advocate & Solicitor in Malaysia. During the 1997 financial crisis, Chee headed to Hong Kong where he was engaged in an insolvency practice and was later appointed by a private fund to oversee its corporate affairs in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and China. Chee was also previously a group director of corporate affairs and group secretary of government-linked companies in Malaysia.

Datin Satwant Kaur

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Datin Satwant Kaur

Date of Admission: 04-11-1994

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of Wolverhampton West Midlands
  • Barrister of The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Melisa Hong Mun Ching

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Advisory

Melisa Hong Mun Ching

Date of Admission: 02-08-2007

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of West England Bristol
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Dianne Foo Chee Ping

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Advisory

Dianne Foo Chee Ping

Date of Admission: 21-09-2001

Education & Bar Admission

  • Certified Diploma in Finance and Accounting
  • CLP, B.Econ.
  • London M.B.A
  • U.S.A
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Chang Lian Sze, Vivien

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Conveyancing

Chang Lian Sze, Vivien

Date of Admission: 13-04-2006

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of Malaya
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2006)
  • Advocate, High Court of Sabah and Sarawak, in the state of Sarawak (2015)

Chuah Jie Ni

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Advisory

Chuah Jie Ni

Date of Admission: 08-07-2011

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Multimedia University
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Toh Hui Ling

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Toh Hui Ling

Date of Admission: 24-06-2011

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Multimedia University
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Ong Zeiyin

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Ong Zeiyin

Date of Admission: 20-08-2010

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Reading University
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Tan Ying Yin

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Tan Ying Yin

Date of Admission: 08-07-2011

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of London
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Lee Fook Khong, Jonas

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil litigation

Lee Fook Khong, Jonas

Date of Admission: 01-10-2012

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of London
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Ng Weng Lee, Alvix

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Ng Weng Lee, Alvix

Date of Admission: 28-10-2016

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Northumbria University
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Khoo Yin Zhang

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Khoo Yin Zhang

Date of Admission: 28-09-2017

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Multimedia University
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Lim Xin Ying

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Advisory

Lim Xin Ying

Date of Admission: 06-03-2020

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Northumbria University
  • LLM International Commercial Law
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Yap Ai Choo, Fermy

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Yap Ai Choo, Fermy

Date of Admission: 10-12-2020

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of London
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Tan Wei Gan

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Tan Wei Gan

Date of Admission: 15-01-2021

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Northumbria University
  • Barrister at Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Leena Ang Binti Basil Ang

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Leena Ang Binti Basil Ang

Date of Admission: 07-12-2018

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of London
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Ismalisa Irdina binti Ismail

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Ismalisa Irdina binti Ismail

Date of Admission: 04-09-2020

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of
  • Technology MARA (UiTM)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Chu Yeng Tze

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Chu Yeng Tze

Date of Admission: 28-07-2020

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Cardiff University
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor , High Court of Malaya

Ong Hui Beng, Michelle

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Advisory

Ong Hui Beng, Michelle

Date of Admission: 28-10-2016

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Northumbria University
  • CLP
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Nur Izlyn Qistina Binti Anuar

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation

Nur Izlyn Qistina Binti Anuar

Date of Admission: 24-09-2021

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Universiti Teknologi MARA

Khor Hui Hui, Esther

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Khor Hui Hui, Esther

Date of Admission: 10-09-2021

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of Essex
  • LLM Legal Practice (Barrister)
  • Barrister of The Honourable Society of Middle Temple