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The Firm


Ipoh Clock TowerGIBB & CO. is one of the oldest firms in Malaysia with his historical beginnings dating back to 1892. The historical origins of the firm when its founding partners, A.M.Gibb and Ashworth Hope arrived in Penang on the British East India ship from Britain, where it set up practice under the name of Gibb & Hope.

Ipoh Clock TowerWith the discovery of tin, the partners expanded their practice to Ipoh, Taiping and even Kuala Lumpur and since the 1930's had its chambers at the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Building in the "old town" overlooking the historical Ipoh "padang". The firm was instrumental in the development of the state of Perak during the early settlement in the state.

Its principle office in Ipoh in the state of Perak, which is centrally, located within the Malayan Peninsular, between the Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown, Penang. Within the state it has a branch office in Teluk Intan (formerly known as Teluk Anson).

Up until the mid 1980's Ipoh was known as the "the city that tin built" as it was the largest producer of tin in the world. Since the collapse of the price of tin, Ipoh has had to re-engineer itself and today Ipoh is known for the quality of life that it offers with it good food and low cost of living and low density residential living. It is the choice of many individuals looking to start a family or retire. Ipoh is also a choice location for those looking to live in Malaysia under "My Malaysia Second Home Programme"

Hong Kong Shanghai BankWith the ever evolving legal landscape in Malaysia and to meet the demands of the communities and its clients the firm expanded its offices to Georgetown, Penang in 2009 and Kuala Lumpur in 2011.

In 2009, the firm made its return to the island of Penang where it originally began practice by its founding partners in the 1892.

The state of Penang and the Klang Valley is the economic hub in Malaysia offering numerous opportunities in manufacturing, commercial & property investments. Our partners who are based in the Georgetown and Kuala Lumpur offices have the Special expertise to meet those needs.

The firm has been in existence for over 120 years and today, Gibb & Co has 8 partners and 7 legal assistants.