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Chan Kok Keong


LL.B. (Hons) (Leicester)

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance Litigation
Shipping & Maritime
Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement


Telephone Extension Number – 237
Email: [email protected]
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Kok Keong joined Shook Lin & Bok in 1998 and became a partner in 2004. His area of practice is Dispute Resolution with a principal focus on Banking & Finance Litigation and Shipping & Maritime.

He regularly assists financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in an advisory role and in litigation whether they are claimant or defendant and before all levels of the Malaysian Courts. In this role, he has had conduct of debt recovery actions (conventional/Islamic retail/trade financing), enforcement proceedings, security realisation and insolvency practice as well as claims involving negligence, defamation, breach of contract and asset ownership disputes (i.e. land, maritime vessels).

He has also acted in claims concerning fraud/misappropriation of assets, minority oppression/shareholders disputes, land acquisition and reference, judicial reviews, tenancies as well as property recovery seized/forfeited under anti-money laundering/terrorism financing/drug offence related laws.

When not in court, Kok Keong speaks at conferences and in-house events as well as conducts legal workshops. He is a member of the International Bar Association, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia and INSOL International. He is a contributor to Sweet & Maxwell’s The Annotated Malaysian Companies Act 2016 and has appeared on RTM’s TV programme “Dari Meja Peguam”. He is also named as one of Legal 500’s Asia Pacific Recommended Lawyers 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Mr Chan Kok Keong is always ready to assist and is steadfast and reliable. His calm demeanour is definitely a plus point when assisting clients handling a litigation crisis.’ – Legal500 Asia Pacific [2022]

‘Chan Kok Keong is a very experienced and client-centric lawyer who is always able to provide speedy legal advice and insightful ideas in addressing complex legal matters.’ – Legal500 Asia Pacific [2024]