Management Partner – Head of Intellectual Property & Technology and Head of Corporate & Commercial
(Member of the Firm’s Executive Committee)
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Phye Keat is a seasoned practitioner in corporate, commercial, ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and intellectual property laws, having handled a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions including those in respect of joint ventures, manufacturing, telecommunications, computer contracts, information technology, licensing, franchising, foreign investment, immigration, sale of goods, construction, privatisation and infrastructure (including the first light rail transit project in Malaysia, STAR).
In the ICT field, Phye Keat has done considerable work, in particular pertaining to the MSC flagship applications including the Government multipurpose smart card and the smart school projects. Phye Keat also has expertise in mobile related matters, including mobile content agreements and licensing of software relating to mobile banking.
Phye Keat was one of the founding members of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) and is its immediate Past President. On the international front, Phye Keat is the immediate Past President of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association.
Recently, Phye Keat has been focusing on competition law as a new niche of his practice. He led (and still leads) the task force set up by the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce that interacted with the Malaysian Government on the drafting of the Competition Bill. Since the Competition Act came into force in 2012, Phye Keat has been very active in helping various clients become compliant with the Competition Act.
In 2010, Phye Keat was appointed by the Minister of International Trade and Industry to sit (and continues to do so) on the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council, a private sector body entrusted to facilitate trade and exchange of commerce between the two countries.
Phye Keat is listed as a Leading Individual by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 for 2017 – 2019 (Anti-Trust & Competition and Intellectual Property), a Market-leading Lawyer in AsiaLaw Profiles for the years 2017 and 2018 and a top-ranked Band 1 Leading Individual for Competition/Antitrust in Chambers Asia Pacific for 2015, 2016 and 2019.
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