eLawyer is honoured to be invited to the Christmas party organised by David Gurupatham & Koay (“DGK”) on Monday, 23 December 2013 at The Roof @ First Avenue, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. DGK is a well-established law firm focusing on both litigation and conveyancing & banking practices.
Graced by approximately 60 invited guests, the event was a huge success as it was meant to celebrate the close ties and amiable co-operation that was forged between the guests (being the ever supportive business partners of the firm) and the DGK family since the firm was founded. The invited guests come from a diverse background wherein most of them represented financial institutions such as CIMB Bank, RHB Bank and UOB Bank, and developers like See Hoy Chan, Nadayu, Country Garden, RK Group and Twin Pavilion.
Equally strong presence was felt from the DGK family led by the partners, Dato’ David Gurupatham, Mr Koay Eng Hooi and Mr Chan Tuek Seng, 15 lawyers and 50 supporting staffs. Together they form one sturdy yet fun-loving team. This is evident from the night itself when the planning and execution of the event went on so smoothly and how the DGK family carried themselves throughout the night.
The event started at approximately 8:15 pm when the emcees for the night, Joshua Chin (a Legal Assistant with the Dispute Resolution group) and Stephanie (a Chambering Pupil) went up on stage to greet and welcome the people present. They subsequently invited Dato’ David Gurupatham to present his opening speech wherein he spoke about the firm, the achievements that the firm has documented to-date and recorded his gratitude and thanks to the invited guests for their support and the DGK family for contributing immensely to the firm’s success. Subsequently Mr Koay shared about the vision of the firm which is to deliver legal services of high quality to their clients and to have regional presence over the next 2 to 3 years’ time, followed by a short appreciation speech by Mr Chan. The event was then officiated by the three partners. Thereafter on the agenda was dinner. Guests were treated to a scrumptious buffet selection.
Among the highlights of the event was that the people were entertained to a few song selections by Chelsia Ng, a Malaysian actress well known for her roles in Kopitiam, Homecoming, Papadom, etc. Speaking of entertainment, invited guests and the DGK family were also greeted by Dato’ David Gurupatham himself who dedicated a few songs to everyone present. The atmosphere was nothing other than light and jovial as some people were seen to be immersed with the entertainment while the rest was busy catching up with each other.
Everyone was asked to bring along a gift for the night. It was put to good use during the ice-breaking session when people have to exchange it with one another continuously until the music stopped. As people exchanged the gifts, they briefly introduced one another and exchanged pleasant words too. That definitely helped to break the ice and got people moving around instead of just being seat warmers.
There were of course a few rounds of lucky draw that people looked forward to. Prizes such as electrical and electronic items, traveling gear, hampers, etc. were up for grab. The lucky draw prizes were generously contributed by some of the guests present being the business partners of DGK.
The event ended rather early at approximately 11:00 pm in view of the fact that the following day was still a working day. As guests made their way out, each of them had the opportunity to pose for the camera with a striking red backdrop carrying the DGK logo and the season’s greeting.
Reported by Donovan Lee