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

David Lai & Tan
LEVEL 8-3 & 8-4, WISMA MIRAMAS
NO 1 JALAN 2/190E, TAMAN DESA
JALAN KLANG LAMA
Malaysia

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 3

David Lai & Tan has developed from being litigation specialists to include a corporate and commercial practice and increasingly capital markets. It advises small and medium sized clients on fund raisings, take-overs and acquisitions, joint venture and business co-operations and IPOs. Recent work includes IPOs and listing on both the Bursa Malaysia and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tan Yee Boon was previously best known for commercial litigation involving securities law; his practice now focuses on non-contentious equity capital markets work.

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Testimonials

‘Being a boutique firm, their knowledge and dedication in advising clients in equity capital markets and corporate finance exercises is spot on and accurate. The team is dynamic and working with them is a pleasure as they cater to the client’s needs very well. ’

‘Tan Yee Boon is knowledgeable in this field of practice and is always able to solve our questions and give us very viable solutions when needed.’

Key clients

ICT ZONE ASIA BERHAD

HAILY GROUP BERHAD

5E RESOURCES LIMITED

KULIMMAS HOLDINGS LIMITED

VERTICE BERHAD

JIANKUN INTERNATIONAL BERHAD

NWP HOLDINGS BERHAD

BRAHIM’S HOLDINGS BERHAD

YB VENTURES SDN BHD (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS YI-LAI BERHAD)

LOTUS KFM BERHAD

CN ASIA CORPORATION BERHAD

Work highlights

  • Acted for Haily Group Berhad on its proposed IPO on the Ace Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
  • Advised ICT Zone Asia Berhad on its proposed IPO on the Leap Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
  • Acted for Kulimmas Holdings Limited on its proposed IPO on the GEM of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

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 nine  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 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and Commercial Tan Yee Boonybtan@dlt.my+603-79727968
Dispute Resolution David Lai Chung Yewdavid@dlt.my+603-79727968
Dispute Resolution and Real Estate David Cheong Peng Leongdc@dlt.my+603-79727968
Corporate and Commercial Joaana Kengjoaana@dlt.my+603-79727968
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