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

Chooi & Company

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

The team at Chooi & Company focuses on equity capital markets, acting for domestic and international clients across multiple industries, including technology, renewable energy, manufacturing and distribution. The practice regularly handles equity fundraising exercises, as well as the listing of high-value IPOs, a key area of speciality for Tan Ming-li, who led on the team’s advice to several financial institutions across Malaysia, the US and the UK on one of the largest IPOs on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2021.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

Chooi & Company’s corporate and M&A practice routinely advises on cross-border and domestic joint ventures. The team is also well-versed in private equity and venture capital set ups, including fund formation, deal structuring and financing. The firm has sector expertise in healthcare, insurance, pharmaceuticals and telecoms. Tan Ming-li is experienced in corporate and securities transactions, while Yoon Ming Sun advises manufacturing businesses and social media companies and Yeat Soo Ching advises on take-over transactions of public companies.