Changing The Future, One Law At a Time

LLB Hons., Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn)

A Penang-born (island-side) lad and proud product of the oldest school in Southeast Asia, Penang Free School (trivia: founded in 1816). Was active in theatre, debate, football, Law Society and Student Union (college) in his youth.

A graduate from University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom in 2003. Called to the English Bar in 2005 as a Barrister-at-Law and is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Pupilled at Messrs Ghazi & Lim in Penang and was called to the Peninsular Malaysian Bar in 2006. He was a 5th year Senior Associate at Messrs Raja Darryl & Loh in their Dispute Resolution department before leaving to become a founding Partner of this firm.

Pursued and obtained his law degree in Northumbria University at Newcastle, United Kingdom in 2003, and subsequently admitted into the English Bar in 2005 as a Barrister-at-Law. He is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, UK.

Primarily a civil litigator, Yu Jian’s main area of practise revolves around corporate litigation, debt recovery, insolvency scenarios, contentious probate & trust law, land law, intellectual property, entertainment law and tortious claims. Over the years, he has acquired specialist knowledge in those areas of practice and represented various prominent clients, from institutions to individuals, both foreign and local.

He also renders corporate advisory, deal negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts & agreements, across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions.

Yu Jian is also a firm believer in legal development and raising awareness to both the Bar and society, and to this end he has actively involved himself in talks, seminars, presentations and contributed interviews and/or articles for both the KL Bar, Malaysian Bar and also selected clients on various current legal developments.

Outside of office, he is passionate about animal welfare, football, fantasy football, travelling and considers himself an amateur chef. Does not care whether the cup is half full or empty but rather how the water got there. Also fancies himself a bit of a fashionista (though his wife disagrees).