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

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

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

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

Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation

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.

Tan Wei Gan

Partner —

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

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.

Ong Zeiyin

Associate Partner —

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

Wong Xin Yan, Kelvin

Associate Partner —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Matrimonial & Family Law

Wong Xin Yan, Kelvin

Date of Admission: 15-05-2020

Education & Bar Admission

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

Toh Hui Ling

Associate Partner —

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

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

Lim Xin Ying

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Mining

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

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)

Kiong Sze Min, Bernard

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil litigation
  • Criminal Litigation

Kiong Sze Min, Bernard

Date of Admission: 17-01-2020

Education & Bar Admission

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

Nurzila Binti Selamat

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Nurzila Binti Selamat

Date of Admission: 21-01-2011

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Tong Mood Mei, Angie

Senior Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Tong Mood Mei, Angie

Date of Admission: 10-10-2021

Education & Bar Admission

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

Ong Hui Beng, Michelle

Senior 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

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

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

Divesh Ramani

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Divesh Ramani

Date of Admission: 01-04-2022

Education & Bar Admission

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

Mirdhulekha Muralidharan

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Mirdhulekha Muralidharan

Date of Admission: 09-10-2020

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Queen's Belfast
  • Barrister of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Yau Cha Yi

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Yau Cha Yi

Date of Admission: 24-07-2020

Education & Bar Admission

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

Liew Xiang Yi

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Liew Xiang Yi

Date of Admission: 17-03-2023

Education & Bar Admission

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

Nurina Khaliesya Binti Azman

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Nurina Khaliesya Binti Azman

Date of Admission: 07-04-2017

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Yeong Wei Yin

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Yeong Wei Yin

Date of Admission: 17-03-2023

Education & Bar Admission

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

Loh Ying Le

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Loh Ying Le

Date of Admission: 19-05-2022

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) Liverpool
  • Barrister, MIddle Temple
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Lee Wan Wei, Rene

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Conveyancing

Lee Wan Wei, Rene

Date of Admission: 23-06-2023

Education & Bar Admission

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

Ng Yi Ying

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking
  • Conveyancing
  • Probate & Administration

Ng Yi Ying

Date of Admission: 29-07-2022

Education & Bar Admission

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

Madhuri Kaur

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate

Madhuri Kaur

Date of Admission: 20-10-2023

Education & Bar Admission

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

Yeap Zhe Jian, Eugene

Associate —

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Yeap Zhe Jian, Eugene

Date of Admission: 6-1-2023

Education & Bar Admission

  • LLB (Hons) University of Leeds
  • Barrister of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya