ABOUT US

ILLUMINATING PATHS
SINCE 2014

OUR FIRM

Izad Kazran & Co (IKC), formerly known as Izad Kazran Partnership, was established by Izad Kazran in 2014.

In a thrilling transformation, IKC emerged in September 2018 after a dynamic rebranding effort, solidifying its position with the addition of our esteemed Managing Partner, Kho Sze Jia.

Today, IKC stands proudly as the Rising Law Firm of the Year 2024, Malaysia, by Asia Legal Business, Thomson Reuters. We are a full-service law firm located in Mont’ Kiara, Kuala Lumpur and Southkey, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, primarily on Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Real Estate, led by its Managing Partner, Kho Sze Jia, and principal partners, Izad Kazran, Chris Yee Ziherng, and Patricia Jayne Noeb who practiced in Malaysia’s largest law firm.

IKC serves clients across a diverse range of industries and has represented both local and international clients in a multitude of cases and transactions.

OUR VISION

An Asian Firm with local expertise, world-class standards.

OUR MISSION

Providing personalised, tailored, and comprehensive legal services with responsiveness and an unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and ethical practice.

Long-term Partnerships

We aspire to be your lifelong, trusted legal advisors.

10

more than 10 years of dispute resolution, corporate and real estate experience locally and internationally

10

more than 10 years of dispute resolution, corporate and real estate experience locally and internationally

Our success is driven
by our dedicated lawyers

MEET OUR TEAM
DIVERSE PRACTICES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
DIVERSE PRACTICES
CORPORATE & REAL ESTATE
DIVERSE PRACTICES
PROJECT, UTILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
GLOBAL REACH

We help clients around the world through our associated network of reputable and independent law firms, especially in China, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

Izad Kazran & Co

Rising Law Firm of the Year 2024, Malaysia, by Asia Legal Business, Thomson Reuters

Kho Sze Jia

Young Lawyer of the Year 2024, Malaysia, by Asian Legal Business, Thomson Reuters

Chris Yee

Deal Maker of the Year 2024, Malaysia, by Asian Legal Business, Thomson Reuters

Kho Sze Jia

LexisNexis® 40 UNDER 40 2023, Asia Pacific

PROVEN TRACK
RECORD

We consistently achieve successful outcomes, affirming our dedication to your success.

SEE KEY ENGAGEMENTS & EXPERIENCE

Client-centered Approach

We’re here, listening, communicating, collaborating—for your best legal outcomes.

MEET TEAM IKC

OUR ILLUMINATING
TEAM OF NAVIGATORS

PARTNERS & MANAGEMENT

Managing Partner

Founding Partner

Partner

Partner

Office Manager

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Senior Associate II

Associate

Associate

Associate

Associate

Associate

Associate

Associate

Associate

Trainee Associate

Trainee Associate

Senior Associate

Senior Associate II

Associate

Associate

Trainee Associate

  • KHO SZE JIA

    MANAGING PARTNER

    Email

    szejia@ikclaw.com

    Contact number

    • +603 6419 9788

    Practice area

    • Adjudication & Construction
    • Arbitration
    • Corporate, Contractual & Commercial Disputes
    • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    • Fraud & Forensic Investigation

    EXPERIENCE

    Sze Jia is recognised as one of the LexisNexis® 40 UNDER 40 2023 Asia Pacific’s rising stars. He is also among the finalists for Young Lawyer of the Year 2024 by Asian Legal Business, Malaysia, by Thomson Reuters.

    He has experience in a wide variety of disputes, including arbitration, banking and financial disputes, construction, corporate, contractual, and commercial, defamation, energy, fraud, insurance and reinsurance, insolvency, oil and gas and tort.

    Sze Jia’s clients include local and international developers, manufacturers, major corporations, statutory bodies, universities, and private clients.

    Sze Jia is the lead retained counsel for a Chinese Developer ranked in Fortune Global 500 and its entities in Malaysia, adeptly manages a diverse range of disputes encompassing construction, contracts, commercial, fraud and employment issues. Currently overseeing over 60 cases, Sze Jia and his team navigate disputes exceeding a cumulative quantum of more than RM80 million.

    He has also been frequently instructed to conduct complex claims and disputes where forensic investigation and securing freezing orders urgently are required. He has recently been instructed to act for a group of private international clients in a claim for multijurisdictional fraud and conspiracy where the quantum is approximately USDT 100 million in cryptocurrency Tether.

    Sze Jia has appeared as counsel in various Malaysia Courts, including the Superior Courts and in Arbitration Proceedings involving energy, oil and gas, construction, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications, and international commercial disputes.

    CAREER

    Sze Jia started his career in Zaid Ibrahim & Co’s largest Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He left ZICO together with Ariff Rozhan in 2015 and joined Ariff Rozhan & Co as a Senior Associate. He was part of Ariff’s Team for more than 7 years until he left in September 2018.

    Sze Jia is now the Managing Partner and the Head of Dispute Resolution, the largest practice group in IKC. He also heads the China Businesses and Enterprises Desk in IKC.

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

    Arbitrator, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

    Arbitrator and Mediator, Borneo International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (BICAM)

    Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

    Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association

    Commissioner for Oaths

    Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

    Certificate of Legal Practice, Legal Profession Qualifying Board Malaysia

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Cardiff University, United Kingdom

    LANGUAGES

    English

    Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)

    华语 (Mandarin)


  • IZAD KAZRAN

    FOUNDING PARTNER

    Email

    kazran@ikclaw.com

    Contact number

    • +603 6419 1118 (ext 133)

    Practice area

    • Corporate Commercial
    • Projects, Utilities & Infrastructure
    • Company Secretarial
    • Intellectual Property (Trademark Registration)

    EXPERIENCE

    Kazran advises and represents both foreign and local clients in project management and development of various industries, including energy and power, oil and gas, highways, and construction.

    He also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.


    CAREER

    Kazran founded IKC in 2014.

    Prior to founding IKC, Kazran was practicing in the Projects, Utilities, and Infrastructure Practice Group of Zaid Ibrahim & Co.

    He was a former Non-Executive Director (Malaysia) of a leading global investment firm and a former Corporate Affairs Director (Malaysia) of the largest steel manufacturer company in Korea.


    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

    Registered Trademark Agent

    Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

    Certificate of Legal Practice, Legal Profession Qualifying Board Malaysia

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University, Australia


    LANGUAGES

    English

    Malay


  • CHRIS YEE ZIHERNG

    PARTNER

    Email

    chris@ikclaw.com

    Contact number

    • +603 6419 1118 (ext 118)

    Practice area

    • Real Estate & Commercial Banking
    • Corporate Commercial

    EXPERIENCE

    Chris has been recognised as a finalist for Deal Maker of the Year 2024 by Asian Legal Business, Malaysia, by Thomson Reuters.

    Chris has vast experience in advising private clients and corporations on the sale, purchase, leasing of commercial and residential properties, and on real estate and corporate financing, including Real Property Gains Tax.

    He represents the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves on its tenancy and property transactions, including in the purchase and tenancy of various properties for workers’ dormitories within a short period of time during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Chris also acted for one of the international bubble tea chains in acquiring its new headquarter in Selangor, Malaysia.

    He frequently negotiates various contracts for both foreign and local clients, including sale and purchase agreements, individual and master tenancy, property financing and joint development.

    Chris also has experience in commercial transactions including in merger and acquisitions, sales of shares and shareholders’ agreement.


    CAREER

    Prior to joining IKC, Chris was the Head of Real Estate (Sub-sales) of Manjit Singh Sachdev, Mohammad Radzi & Partners.

    Chris now manages the Real Estate Practice of IKC.


    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

    Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

    Certificate of Legal Practice, Legal Profession Qualifying Board

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Northumbria University, United Kingdom


    LANGUAGES

    English

    Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)

    华语 (Mandarin)


  • PATRICIA JAYNE NOEB

    PARTNER

    Email

    patricia.noeb@ikclaw.com

    Contact number

    • +603 6413 8788

    Practice area

    • Adjudication & Construction
    • Arbitration
    • Contractual & Commercial Disputes
    • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    • Employment & Industrial Relation
    • Land Reference

    EXPERIENCE

    Patricia has a wide experience in navigating the complexities of both commercial and civil disputes, including breaches of contract, tortious actions, fraud, insolvency (including injunctive reliefs) and reinsurance where she has acted for both the local and international corporations and private clients before various Courts in Malaysia.

    Patricia has also handled numerous adjudication proceedings pursuant to Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012 where the projects range from refurbishment and renovation of hotels/offices to equipment installation for cellular services in various states in Malaysia.

    Further, Patricia also advises clients on employment related matters such as ensuring the clients’ operations align with legal requirements and implementing strategic legal measures in matters such as poor performance, employee misconduct and termination.

    Patricia has also represented private and government-linked companies in claims for unfair and unjust dismissal including claims of constructive dismissal.


    CAREER

    Patricia began her legal career in Zain & Co’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

    Prior to joining IKC, she was a Senior Associate with Ariff Rozhan & Co.

    Patricia is now a Partner in Dispute Resolution Team, the largest practice group in IKC and in charge of Human Resource. She also heads the Asean Businesses and Enterprises Desk.


    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

    Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Malaya


    LANGUAGES

    English

    Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)


  • NORZULIANA ZULKIFLI

    OFFICE MANAGER & PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO MANAGING PARTNER

    Email

    norzuliana@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • Bachelor of Aquatic Resource Science & Management (UNIMAS)
  • PHANG JA MEIN

    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Email

    jamein@ikclaw.com

    Contact number

    • +607 291 9868

    Practice area

    • Banking & Financial Disputes
    • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    • Insurance

    EXPERIENCE

    Ja Mein manages and handles banking and financial disputes for the largest bank in Malaysia and other financial institutions, digital banks and financing platforms.

    She also has experience in dealing with professional indemnity insurance matters and has successfully acted for lawyers in claims for professional negligence and fraud.

    CAREER

    Ja Mein started her practice in Yeo Chambers, Johor Bahru, before joining Tay & Partners.

    She joined IKC in October 2020 as a Senior Associate. She is instrumental in setting up IKC Johor in 2022 and now heads IKC’s Practice in Johor.

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

    Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Multimedia University

    LANGUAGES

    English

    Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)

    华语 (Mandarin)


  • ALEEYA ELYANA

    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Email

    aleeya@ikclaw.com

    Contact number

    • +603 6419 4499

    Practice area

    • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    • Land Reference

    EXPERIENCE

    Aleeya has experience in handling civil and commercial matters, including debt recoveries, fraud, negligence, construction, and employment disputes. She has advised and acted for government agencies and statutory bodies in a wide array of matters, including in negligence to land acquisition disputes.

    Aleeya also represented international protection and indemnity clubs in shipping and maritime disputes. She has conducted trials and hearings at all levels of Courts, including appeared as counsel at the Court of Appeal, Federal Court, and in Arbitration and Adjudication Proceedings.

    She is also able to draft and review various business agreements.

    CAREER

    Aleeya started her practice in Tommy Thomas, before joining Ariff Rozhan & Co. She later joined Tan Norizan & Associates as a Senior Associate. She is now a Senior Associate of Dispute Resolution, the largest practice group in IKC.

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

    Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

    LANGUAGES

    English

    Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)


  • AIK YIN CHIEN

    SENIOR ASSOCIATE II

    Email

    yinchien@ikclaw.com

    Contact number

    • +603 6413 8789

    Practice area

    • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    • Family

    EXPERIENCE

    Yin Chien has extensive experience in dealing with disputes involving developers under the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966.

    She has also represented clients in Arbitration and Adjudication Proceedings involving various kind of construction contracts, from construction of buildings on man-made islands, prefabricated units to car park lining services.

    Yin Chien handles contentious commercial and civil disputes, including contractual, tortious and fraudulent claims, debt recoveries, and tenancy disputes, for local and international clients.

    She also acts for local and international private clients in family disputes.

    CAREER

    Yin Chien began her career at IKC under the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in September 2019. She is promoted as a Senior Associate II in 2022.

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

    Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Universiti of Malaya

    LANGUAGES

    English

    Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)

    华语 (Mandarin)


  • MUHAMMAD AL MUHAYMIN BIN FAISAL

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    amin@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (MMU)
  • JEFF HO CHAN CHON

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    chanchon@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (Cardiff)
    • Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn
  • NURDIANA BINTI ROSMIN

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    nurdiana@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (UKM)
  • SIA JIA XIAN

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    jiaxian@ikclaw.com

    Education

    LLB Hons (Leeds), CLP

  • TERN XIN CHUN

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    xinchun@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (Cardiff), CLP
  • RAEDATUL MARHYNEE

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    marhynee@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (MMU)
  • WONG CHUEN ZEN

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    chuenzen@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (Cardiff)
    • Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn
  • HAN XIN YI

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    xinyi@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (Leeds), CLP
  • LEE YAN LI

    TRAINEE ASSOCIATE

    Education

    • LLB Hons (UOL), CLP
  • LEORNAD SIM WEN HAO

    TRAINEE ASSOCIATE

    Education

    • LLB Hons (UOL), CLP
  • CHUA VI CHER

    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Email

    vicher@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (Nottingham)
    • Barrister-at-Law
  • CHIN CEE YEN

    SENIOR ASSOCIATE II

    Email

    ceeyen@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (Oxford Brookes), CLP
  • NURUL AIN SOFIYA

    ASSOCIATE

    Email

    sofiya@ikclaw.com

    Education

    • LLB Hons (University of Malaya)
  • JEREMY LIM WEI CHIANG

    ASSOCIATE

    Education

    • LLB Hons (Northumbria)
    • Barrister-at-Law
  • KEE YI HONG

    TRAINEE ASSOCIATE

    Education

    • LLB Hons (Queen’s University), CLP