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Hong Yun Chang

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Hong Yun heads the Mergers & Acquisitions as well as the Banking and Finance practice groups. Hong Yun has been a partner of Tay & Partners since 2000. He also handles real estate, personal data protection, regulatory compliance, corporate and commercial matters for a variety of clients both local and foreign. He regularly advised on cross-border transactions relating to mergers and acquisitions as well as banking and finance. Hong Yun also advises on foreign direct investment and acts for venture capital and private equity. 


Hong Yun is a regular contributor to the Malaysian chapter for the World Bank on ‘Starting a Business in Malaysia’. He also contributed to the Worldbank on laws and regulations that affect agricultural markets and productivity. He is the co-author for Malaysia chapter of the publication of “Mergers & Aquisitions 2nd Edition” by Global Legal Insights and "Private Mergers & Acquisitions in Malaysia" by Global Practical Law.


English, Bahasa Malaysia (Malay language), Chinese


- Member of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI)
- Member of Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (KLSCCCI)
- Member of the Disciplinary Committee for the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board of Malaysia.


Graduated from Monash University, Australia with double degrees in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1991 and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1993.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Chang Hong Yun heads the practice at Tay & Partners, which is especially strong in advising commercial and investment banks. Yip Jia Hui acted as Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank's Malaysian counsel on its $65m loan to Asia Aviation Capital to finance a portfolio of 14 spare aeroplane engines.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Tay Beng Chai heads the team at Tay & Partners, which is especially active on the transactional side. Key partner Chang Hong Yun acted for Selangor Dredging on its sale of Project Una in Jalan Peel, Kuala Lumpur, and advised Chuang's China Investments on its RM175m purchase of Central Plaza in Kuala Lumpur. PPB Hartabina is also a client. Hoong Wei En is a particularly active associate.

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