Guat Hong was admitted to practice in Malaysia in 2006. She graduated with a First Class Honours in law from the University of London and was the recipient of the Tun Hamid Omar Foundation prize for graduating first in the Certificate of Legal Practice examinations. She subsequently continued her studies at Cambridge University as a Shell-Cambridge Centenary scholar where she obtained her Master in Law, specialising in Corporate and Commercial law. In addition to degrees in law, she holds a postgraduate degree in biosafety in plant biotechnology from the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Guat Hong first trained and qualified in an international law firm, specialising in the practice areas of dispute resolution and intellectual property. She then went on to be part of the intellectual property team of the world’s largest publicly-funded agricultural research organisation. In that capacity, she worked as an international intellectual property specialist involved in advising her clients on issues involving intellectual assets management, policy and law surrounding biological and agricultural resources, the environment and contract law. She also advised on various public-private partnerships, negotiated research collaboration/consortium contracts and material transfer agreements, and provided training to scientists, research managers and other intellectual property professionals. She was an integral part of a team that raised approximately €5 Million to set up an international community of intellectual property practitioners based in both the developed and developing world.
Since her return to practice, she has been involved in advising clients on a diverse range of legal topics such as construction, corporate and commercial, conveyancing, probate and dispute resolution. She continues to consult on international law and intellectual property issues for non-profits in Asia and Latin America.
More recently, Guat Hong was empanelled as an Adjudicator with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) for construction disputes under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA).
Teh Guat Hong
Certificate in Legal Practice
Certificate in Adjudication (AIAC)
Certificate in Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology (Ghent)