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

David Lai & Tan

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 3

The corporate offering at boutique firm David Lai & Tan, is led by Tan Yee Boon, who is noted for his ‘dedication and commitment towards his firm and his clients’. The team regularly advises companies on listing rules, regulations and compliance. In addition, it advises Malaysian companies across various industry sectors on IPOs and equity capital. Joaana Keng Li Xin is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Tan Yee Boon

Other key lawyers:

Joaana Keng Li Xin; Stephanie Chan Pik Jia


‘The firm is dedicated to its clients. They have a deep understanding of the equity capital markets and the various corporate exercises undertaken by listed companies.’

‘Tan, as a corporate lawyer, has shown his dedication and commitment towards his firm and his clients. Work performed by them for us has always been timely and professional.’

Key clients

5E Resources Limited

Paragrene Land Berhad

Haily Group Berhad

Swang Chai Chuan Limited

EC Excel Holdings Limited

YB Ventures Berhad (formerly known as Yi-Lai Berhad)

HPP Holdings Berhad

Vizione Holdings Berhad

Ageson Berhad

AppAsia Berhad

G Capital Berhad

CPE Technology Berhad

Work highlights

  • Acted as the sole legal counsel for 5E Resources Limited for its proposed listing on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Limited.
  • Acted as the legal counsel for Paragrene Land Berhad and advised for its proposed initial public offering on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.
  • Acted as the legal counsel for Haily Group Berhad and advised for its proposed initial public offering on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities.

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.

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
Bahasa Malaysia
Chinese (Putonghua)