A graduate of the University of Malaya with Honours in 1986, Phye Keat was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in March 1987, whereupon he joined the Firm. He was admitted as a partner of the Firm on January 1, 1991. Phye Keat obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Malaya in 1996 majoring in Advanced Company Law, Copyright, Construction Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution. Phye Keat is a commercial and corporate lawyer with a current focus on intellectual property and competition law. This portfolio also include laws on personal data protection. He was part of the consultation group interacting with the Government on the drafting of the Competition Bill.