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Joon Liang Foo

Joon Liang Foo

Gan PartnershipD-32-02, Menara SUEZCAP 1, KL GatewayNo.2, Jalan Kerinchi, Gerbang Kerinchi LestariKuala LumpurMalaysia59200

Future Leader

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say:

“He is a creative and respected advocate among judges and his peers"

“He is a subject matter expert on construction adjudication and has an impressive track record of arguing law-defining cases on construction adjudication in Malaysia”

"He thinks out of the box”


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), United Kingdom, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), and Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb). 

Joon Liang is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Malaysian Branch of CIArb and a Committee Member of the ICC Malaysia Arbitration Committee. He sits on the panel of arbitrators and adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC)’s Panel of Mediators and Adjudicators. He is one of the first 10 Malaysian appointees to the panel of arbitrators of the Hainan International Arbitration Court. 

Joon Liang has over 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution, including arbitration, litigation and adjudication. He regularly appears as counsel in arbitration as well as at all levels of the Malaysian courts. His expertise covers a broad spectrum of complex and high value disputes, especially in engineering, construction, and energy.

His notable representations include the first and oft-cited Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA) case decided by the Malaysian apex court, a landmark decision on the interplay between the direct payment provision of CIPAA and insolvency laws which ensures financing of on-going construction projects in Malaysia, and a series of disputes arising from a bridge collapse which involved leading engineering experts from Europe and Asia. He also appeared for the engineering consultants in a highly publicised hill slope failure before a State Commission Inquiry.  

Joon Liang often speaks at conferences and trains with the Malaysian Bar’s advocacy training programme for advocates. 

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