The youngest practitioner in Malaysia to be named Recognized Practitioner by Chambers Asia Pacific in 2018, Jian who was also ranked Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500 that same year handles complex and contentious litigation with a wealth of experienced focus in IP, having trained it in since his first year of practice.

Jian began his career in Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. He was made Partner in 2018 before joining Gan Partnership 3 years later.

In addition to litigation, Jian advises on protection, management and monetization of IP for his clients which include Fortune 500 entities, domestic and international public listed companies, government linked companies and tech startups.

Jian went on to be awarded further recognition the following year when he was ranked Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500, Up and Coming Lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific, Future Star by Benchmark Litigation and together with Bahari Yeow formed part of the team that won Firm of the Year by World Trademark Review. Among others, Jian has been recognized by independent rankers and client testimonials as, inter alia:

  • “first rate”
  • “subject matter experts who provide fast responses, customized service and flexible arrangements”
  • “leverages its unparalleled attentiveness, commitment and enthusiasm in client work to set the gold standard in cost-effectiveness, expertise and commercial acumen for top-tier law firms“
  • “go the extra mile in order to secure the most favorable outcomes”.
  • “Amazing work quality aside… extra careful around situations of potential conflict of interest.”
  • “With a detailed understanding of the client’s business and how various areas of law are interconnected, they show a high degree of agility and creativity, with robust expertise in industry-specific regulations and consumer protection to boot”.
  • “…the kind of lawyer who “open to discussing legal arguments and ideas with clients and render well-considered and commercially attuned advice”
  • “ability in capturing and distilling complex technical notions into plain language makes it easy for clients’ easy comprehension and decision-making”
  • “resourceful, efficient, accommodating, committed and solution-driven”
  • “thinks outside the box.”


Lim Zhi Jian

Jian has authored/ co-authored various publications including:
• Trade Marks Act chapter of the Malaysian Civil Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015)
• Trade Marks Act chapter of the Malaysian Civil Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018)
• Intellectual Property, Global Comparative Guide (the Legal 500 Series, 2017)
• Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World (Multilaw, 2018)
• Expert Guide — Intellectual Property (2018)
• Trademark Navigator (Lexology, 2019)
• Copyright Q&A (Chambers, 2019)
• Patent Litigation Guide (Chambers, 2019)
• Trademark Guide (Chambers, 2019)
• The In-House Lawyer (Legal 500)
• Corporate Disputes Magazine - Trademark (Financier Worldwide, 2019)
• Trademarks 2020 Law and Practice in Malaysia
• Copyright 2020 Law and Practice in Malaysia
• Patent Litigation 2020 Law and Practice in Malaysia

In his pro bono capacity, he is a panel judge for an annual international moot competition.