David Lai & Tan > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Firm Profile

David Lai & Tan

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 3

David Lai & Tan’s capital markets practice is led by Tan Yee Boon, who is active in handling shareholder disputes, securities laws, and fundraising matters. The team is frequently instructed by a range of local clients to act and advise on IPOs, corporate exercises, takeovers and acquisitions, and proposed listings. Joaana Keng Li Xin is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Tan Yee Boon

Other key lawyers:

Joaana Keng Li Xin; Stephanie Chan Pik Jia


The firm’s practice is unique because of its strong focus on providing tailored solutions that are designed to meet the specific needs of the clients. One of its strengths is the depth of their expertise and experience in the relevant industries.’ 

The team has a unique approach to problem solving that sets them apart from competitors. They consistently demonstrate a high level of professionalism, industry knowledge, and expertise.’

Excellent team.’

‘Tan Yee Boon and Stephanie Chan Pik Jia are knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and helpful.’

‘Out of the box thinking to provide innovative solutions when faced with obstacles.’

‘Tan Yee Boon is one of the sharpest corporate lawyers in town.’

Key clients

CPE Technology Berhad

Azam Jaya Group Berhad

Wellous Holdings Sdn Bhd

United Oil Palm Holdings Limited

KGW Group Berhad

Jati Tinggi Group Berhad

Wentel Engineering Sdn Bhd

AGX Group Berhad

Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited

SMTrack Berhad

Pegasus Heights Berhad

G Capital Berhad

Sunview Group Berhad

Swang Chai Chuan Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Swang Chai Chuan Limited on the listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
  • Advised CPE Technology Berhad on the proposed listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
  • Advise Wellous Holdings Sdn Bhd on proposed business combination of Wellous Holding Limited and its subsidiaries, Wellous Holdings Sdn Bhd, Wellous Sdn Bhd, MOH Pharmaceuticals Technologies Sdn Bhd, MOH Research Sdn Bhd, Afyaa Sdn Bhd, Trader2u Sdn Bhd and Pinmore Sdn Bhd with Kairous Acquisition Corp. Limited  on the Nasdaq capital market.

David Lai & Tan is a firm of advocates and solicitors established by Mr Tan Yee Boon, Mr David Lai Chung Yew and Mr David Cheong in 2013, offering legal advice and legal services for both contentious and non-contentious matters within the corporate and commercial arena.

The firm is dedicated and committed in responding professionally to clients’ needs in providing practical, realistic and practicable legal advice and believes in providing consistent, prompt, proactive and high-quality legal services.

The firm now has a total of fourteen  lawyers across various practice areas.

Main areas of practice
Dispute resolution: The firm is experienced in handling complex and high-profile civil and commercial litigation matters with particular emphasis in shareholders disputes, minority oppression suits, contractual disputes, insider dealings, securities laws, disputes over land/property and contentious probate proceedings and other related companies and commercial litigation matter.

The firm also handles insolvency and receivership matters, various aspects of banking litigation including foreclosure and civil recovery. It also has vast experience in technology law, property and family law related litigation, and represented clients in arbitration and quasi-criminal proceedings.

The firm also provides pre-litigation advice.

Corporate exercises and fund raising: The firm advises a diverse clientele on complex corporate exercises and restructurings ranging from shares split, rights issues, issuance of irredeemable convertible loan stocks with warrants attached and capital reductions.

Take-overs and acquisitions: The firm also has strong capability in a wide range of transactions including acquisition of companies, business and assets and take-over of Malaysian listed and private companies.

Capital fund raising: The firm provides high calibre advice on corporate finance law and capital markets transactions. We have extensive experience in advising companies seeking early financing or pre-IPO investments where we advise across a variety of industries.

Joint venture and business co-operations: The firm regularly advises on structuring, drafting and negotiating cross-border and domestic joint venture and strategic partnerships, whether as part of a reorganisation of an existing business or as a new venture.

Initial Public Offering (IPO): The firm also has extensive experience in representing various IPO candidates and public listed companies in capital raisings on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Real estate: The firm regularly advises developers in their project developments, which includes development of residential units, service apartments and retail lots. The firm’s experience in conveyancing also extends to tenancy matters, non-project sale transactions, representation(s) in sale and purchase transactions for local properties to both Malaysians and foreigners.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and Commercial Tan Yee Boon ybtan@dlt.my +603-79727968
Dispute Resolution David Lai Chung Yew david@dlt.my +603-79727968
Dispute Resolution and Real Estate David Cheong Peng Leong dc@dlt.my +603-79727968
Corporate and Commercial Stephanie Chan Pik Jia stephaniechan@dlt.my +603-79727968
Bahasa Malaysia
Chinese (Putonghua)