Ms Tan Ming-li > Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Work Department

Capital Markets, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Wealth Management


Ming-li is a partner of the firm. Her expertise is in the practice area of corporate and securities law where she is involved in advising on capital market transactions and related corporate finance work, cross border mergers and acquisitions as well as the setting up of corporate and trust structures for her corporate clientele.

She was also actively involved in corporate and commercial litigation in her early years of practice and has had experience in arbitration matters and intellectual property disputes.


Ming-li has advised on many notable corporate and securities transactions over the years, including the listing of one of the first Malaysian owned companies on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIMs), the successful acquisition of a business division of Royal Philips B.V. involved in the manufacture of high-tech plastic lenses for the telecommunications industry and also the disposal of the Sheraton Hanoi Hotel through an international tender process.

She also has extensive experience in corporate and debt restructuring and has spearheaded during the last financial crisis in Malaysia, the corporate and debt restructuring of some of the largest debt restructuring exercises in Malaysia.

In addition, Ming-li advises trust companies and selected number of substantial net worth families on asset protection and the establishment of private trusts and foundations including charitable foundations.

She is a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates & Solicitors’ Disciplinary Board of Malaysia.

Ming-li has been consistently recognised by independent publications as a leading individual for her corporate and capital markets practice. More recently, she was recognised in IFLR 1000 as a Highly Regarded Lawyer in 2018 and she has been ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A in both the 2016 and 2017 editions of Asialaw Leading Lawyers.


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya


Ming-li graduated with a double degree in both Law (Hons) and Science from the University of Melbourne. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Tan Ming-LiChooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff

Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff handles a wide variety of both equity and debt capital markets matters. On the equity side, the team assists clients with domestic offerings, including IPOs, convertible securities and employee share schemes, as well as with cross-border equity offerings on the Australian Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Labuan Stock Exchange. The practice assists issuers, managers and shariah advisors on debt capital market transactions such as medium term notes and structured bonds under both conventional and Syariah principles. Key names within the group are Tan Ming-li , Chong Wei Lung , Yeat Soo Ching  and Yoon Ming Sun .

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

Tan Ming-li , Chong Wei Lung  and Karen Cheah Yee Lynn  are key contacts within the corporate practice at Chooi & Company and Cheang & Ariff. The department advises an impressive range of both domestic and international clients on local and cross-border M&A and disposals. The team has a strong offering for financial institutions, stockbrokers and insurance companies. Sector strengths encompass property and infrastructure; healthcare; telecoms, social media and IT; education; manufacturing; and retail and consumer goods.