Chew Phye Keat

Management Partner – Head of Intellectual Property & Technology and Head of Corporate & Commercial
(Member of the Firm’s Executive Committee)
+603-26949999 (Ext 205) | chewphyekeat@rdl.com.my

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 now its current 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.

 

Phye Keat is listed as a Leading Individual by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 for 2017 and 2018, a Market-leading Lawyer in AsiaLaw Profiles for the years 2017 & 2018 and a top-ranked Band 1 Leading Individual for Competition/Antitrust in Chambers Asia Pacific for 2015 & 2016.

TERTIARY QUALIFICATION

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Malaya)
  • Master of Laws (University of Malaya)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & MEMBERSHIP

  • Admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 14 March 1987
  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Registered Patent Agent (Malaysia) since 1995
  • Registered Trade Mark Agent (Malaysia) since 1997
  • Registered Industrial Designs Agent (Malaysia) since 1999
  • President of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association
  • Council Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Malaysia National Group –
    • Chairman of the Executive Committee
    • Chairman of the Intellectual Property Sub-Committee
    • Chairman of the Commercial Law & Practice Sub-Committee
    • Chairman of the Competition Law Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee of  the International Association For The Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Malaysian Chapter
  • Head of the Task Force on the Competition Bill of the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Board of Examiners of Patent Agents in the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia
  • Deputy Chairman of IPR Committee of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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