Mr. Christopher Leong
Director, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
Christopher Leong is the President of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, and the 30th President of the Malaysian Bar (2013 – 2015).
Christopher has extensive experience in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation, shareholders’ disputes, banking litigation and insolvency. Additionally, he practices in the area of constitutional and administrative law, and public interest litigation.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), a non-profit cross-partisan think tank foundation in Malaysia, and a member of the Taylor’s University Law School Legal Profession Advisory Panel.
Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in economics and philosophy in 1984 from Monash University, Australia, and completed reading law (LL.B) at the University of Nottingham in 1988. He was called to the Degree of Utter Barrister of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1989 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1990.