Foo Joon Liang is a partner at Gan Partnership, a firm he co-founded in 2011. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), UK; and is presently the chairman of the Malaysian branch of CIArb. He sits on the panel of arbitrators and adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and is one of the first 10 Malaysian appointees to the panel of arbitrators of the Hainan International Arbitration Court.
Since his admission to the Malaysian Bar in 2000, Joon Liang has held an active dispute resolution portfolio in litigation, arbitration and adjudication. He regularly appears as a counsel at all levels of Malaysian courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations. In the past 10 years, his focus has largely been on construction dispute resolution and advisory. His forte is in complex engineering and geotechnical matters, particularly in engineering failures and collapses. He is also involved in disputes involving power plants and the full spectrum of other construction and infrastructure issues.
Some of his recent matters include the first Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 decided at the Malaysian apex court; the highly publicised hill slope failure that led to a state commission inquiry; and a series of disputes arising from the collapse of a bridge, which involved leading engineering experts from Europe and Asia.
Joon Liang often speaks at conferences and trains with the Malaysian Bar’s advocacy training programme for advocates. He also authored articles on emerging legal issues for international publications.