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 of the Asian International Arbitration Centre and 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 including reputational claim. 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.
Khong Aik 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. Asia Business Law Journal listed Khong Aik as one of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2021 and 2022, and recognised his practice in arbitration & ADR, Corporate Governance, Insurance & Reinsurance, Labour & Employment and Litigation. 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 was listed as a Litigation Star in Commercial and Transactions, Dispute Resolution, and Labor and Employment by Benchmark Litigation.
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” and “Law and Practice of Employment Law in Malaysia”. He is recently appointed as International Organisations Liaison Officer of the International Commerce and Distribution Committee, International Bar Association.
- Boardroom Risk & Reputation
- Construction, Engineering, Infrastructure & Projects
- Corporate Governance & Compliance
- Corporate Litigation & Risk Management
- Employment, Benefits and Incentives & Industrial Relations
- Insurance & Reinsurance
- Regulatory & Compliance
- Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom
- LL.B (Hons), University of Malaya
- LL.M (Commercial and Corporate Law), University of London
- Postgraduate Diploma in Laws (International Business Law), University of London
- Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Insurance Law), University of London
- Diploma in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom
English, Malay, Mandarin