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Date: 1 July2021

Tay & Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Wong Mei Ying as Partner.

Mei Ying joins Tay & Partners’ Corporate Advisory Department under the stewardship of our Senior Partner, Chang Hong Yun from 1 July 2021.  Mei Ying’s core expertise is in corporate finance, M&A, equity capital markets and corporate advisory.

With 12 years of post-qualification legal experience, Mei Ying brings with her a new vigour and blended skill-set in the corporate environment.

“Mei Ying’s appointment as Partner strengthens the firm’s corporate and commercial capabilities and indicates the continued growth of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial practice,” remarks Chang Hong Yun, Tay & Partners’ Head of Corporate Advisory.

The appointment very clearly reflects the firm’s commitment to invest in highly experienced young partners and legal talent to ensure greater capabilities and exceptional client service.

Date:16 June 2021

Our partner and Head of Intellectual Property, Franchising and TMT, Lee Lin Li and associate, Lim Jing Xian crafted the Malaysian chapter in the Life Sciences Global Guide on Medicinal Product Regulations and Product Liability for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law.

Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law provides legal know-how and accurate legal guidance for lawyers.

To read the chapter, go to  https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/w-016-8707?transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true

For questions on Life Sciences and Healthcare sector in Malaysia, please contact Lin Li Lee.

RFI Interview: Should vaccination be made mandatory for employees?

Date:11 June 2021

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Our Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups, Leonard Yeoh was recently invited by Radio France Internationale (RFI) to give his views on compulsory vaccination for employees and how companies can play a role in the fight against Covid-19 in Malaysia.

Listen to a recording of his interview with journalist, Gabrielle Maréchaux.


Radio France Internationale, a subsidiary of France Medias Monde is one of the most listened international radio stations in the world.

For more news and updates, follow us on LinkedIn at Tay & Partners.

To know more about Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please get in touch with Leonard Yeoh

Workplace cluster: Should vaccination be made mandatory for employees?

Date:8 June 2021

Our Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups Leonard Yeoh gave his opinion on workplace clusters and compulsory Covid-19 vaccination for employees in Malaysia on Astro’s Awani Tonight on 8 June 2021.

For questions on dispute resolution and/or employment and industrial relations, please get in touch with Leonard Yeoh.

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Awards 2021 – Competition Law and Antitrust Firm of the Year finalist

Date:20 April 2021

We are thrilled that Tay & Partners has made the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Awards 2021 shortlist for Competition Law and Antitrust Firm of the Year. Tay & Partners is at the forefront of competition law practice in Malaysia. Our team handles contentious cases and also actively assist clients in advisory and compliance matters. Our team is led by Tay Beng Chai, a top-ranked competition/antitrust lawyer in Malaysia.

Benchmark Litigation, a publication under Euromoney Institutional Investor is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. For details, please visit https://lnkd.in/gqwASvA

For more information on Competition Law and Antitrust in Malaysia, please contact our Head of Practice, Tay Beng Chai and/or our Partner, Nicole Leong.

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Awards 2021 – Firm of the Year finalist

Date:19 April 2021


We are thrilled that Tay & Partners has made the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Awards 2021 shortlist for Firm of the Year. Our Litigation partners, Leonard Yeoh and Soo Chuan Cheah are leading practitioners with extensive legal experience in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, labour and employment disputes, building and construction, fraud and white collar crime, corruption and money laundering, projects and infrastructure, private equity, banking and finance, defamation, professional indemnity, insolvency, aviation law and common law claims.

Benchmark Litigation, a publication under Euromoney Institutional Investor is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. For details, please visit https://lnkd.in/gqwASvA

For more information on Dispute Resolution and/or Employment and Industrial Relations in Malaysia, please contact our Head of Practice, Leonard Yeoh.

Asia’s Top 50 Disputes Lawyers

Date:16 April 2021

We are thrilled that our Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups, Leonard Yeoh has been recognised as one of Asia’s Top 50 Disputes Lawyers by Asian Legal Business. He is one of only 4 leading dispute resolution lawyers from Malaysia recognised under this prestigious list. Leonard Yeoh is a leading practitioner with extensive experience in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, labour and employment disputes, building and construction, fraud and white collar crime, defamation, media and entertainment law, professional indemnity, insolvency and common law claims.

Published by Thomson Reuters, Asian Legal Business is a leading provider of legal news and information for legal professionals in Asia. For details, please visit https://lnkd.in/gT8xvZh

For more information on Dispute Resolution and/or Employment and Industrial Relations in Malaysia, please get in touch with Leonard Yeoh.

Asian Legal Business IP Rankings 2021 – Top Tier Firm for Patents & Copyright/Trade marks in Malaysia

Date:14 April 2021

We are pleased to share that Tay & Partners has been ranked in the top tier yet again by Asian Legal Business IP Rankings 2021 for Patents & Copyright/Trade marks in Malaysia. Our firm offers comprehensive services to cover the needs of intellectual property and technology owners. Our reputation is built on our innovative and practical client-centric solutions.

As a full service IP practice, we offer services such as registration of trademarks, geographical indications, patents and industrial designs, brand protection in anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting strategies, IP dispute resolution, transactional IP, franchising, copyright & new media, data protection, technology, multimedia & telecoms, domain names, healthcare & life sciences and food, drugs & medical devices regulatory approvals.

Asian Legal Business is the leading provider of legal news and information for legal professionals in Asia.

For questions regarding Intellectual Property, Franchising and Technology, Multimedia and Telecommunications, please contact Lee Lin Li.

Asia Business Law Journal’s The A-List 2021 Top 100 Lawyers in Malaysia

Date:8 April 2021

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Partner and Head of Antitrust and Competition Law, BC Tay ; Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial Practice, Chang Hong Yun; Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups, Leonard Yeoh; and Partner and Head of Intellectual Property, Franchising and Technology, Multimedia and Telecommunications, Lin Li Lee have been ranked yet again in Asia Business Law Journal’s The A-List 2021 Top 100 Lawyers in Malaysia.

To read more, please go to https://lnkd.in/gKYrrnp. Asia Business Law Journal is a leading legal magazine in Asia.

For information on Competition Law; Corporate & Commercial Law; Dispute Resolution, Employment & Industrial Relations; and Intellectual Property, Franchising and Technology, Multimedia and Telecommunications in Malaysia, please get in touch with Tay Beng ChaiChang Hong YunLeonard Yeoh and Lee Lin Li, respectively.


LIVE webinar Via Zoom:


“Are employers on the losing end with recent changes to the Industrial Relations Act 1967?” :: 16 March 2021 :: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Tay & Partners in collaboration with the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) will be hosting a webinar titled, “Are employers on the losing end with recent changes to the Industrial Relations Act 1967?” on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 at 4:00pm.


If you are keen to know how recent amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (“IRA 1967”) which came into force on 1 January 2021 will affect employers and industries in Malaysia, join our Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups, Leonard Yeoh at this free LIVE webinar!

Scan the QR code on the poster to register or click here!




For queries on Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh


Date: 1 March 2021


Commentary by our partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations practice groups, Leonard Yeoh and associate, Nurul Qarirah Md Kahar on the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims’ jurisdiction and powers in relation to a recent landmark case, published as Top News by national business newspaper, Focus Malaysia.


Homebuyer’s Tribunal – Let the buyer beware!

The Tribunal was established to simplify the process for homebuyers in seeking legal recourse against developers who may have breached certain terms of the sale and purchase agreement (SPA).

After almost 20 years since the establishment of the Tribunal, the Federal Court in a recent landmark case, Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd vs. Tribunal Tuntutan Pembeli Rumah & Anor had the opportunity to explore the scope of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction and powers.

To read more, please go to https://focusmalaysia.my/opinion/homebuyers-tribunal-let-the-buyer-beware/

For more information on dispute resolution and/or employment and industrial relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh.

Live via MS Teams:
Briefing on Amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967

AMCHAM Malaysia (American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce) in collaboration with Tay & Partners and ManpowerGroup Malaysia will be organizing a briefing on amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 on Tuesday, 2nd March 2021.

Our Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations practice groups, Leonard Yeoh will be giving an overview of the current changes to the Act whilst Vishnu Jeevapragasan, Head of Legal & Industrial Relations at ManpowerGroup Malaysia will provide insights and things to look out for from an employer’s perspective.

Details as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Platform: MS Teams Meetings

TICKETS

This event is free for AMCHAM Malaysia Members and staff of member companies. Non Member tickets are subject to a registration fee. Registration is compulsory for access to the webinar.

To register, please go to https://lnkd.in/gVntQgu or contact AMCHAM at events@amcham.com.my

For more information on dispute resolution and/or employment and industrial relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh.

In 2021, Malaysians welcomed the amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (“IRA 1967”) which came into force effectively on 1 January 2021. Known as the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020, many lawmakers foresee that the amendments will bring a tsunami of changes to the current industrial relations landscape.

How would the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020 affect employers and industries in Malaysia? Join our Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups, Leonard Yeoh to get answers.

Date : 26 February 2021, Friday
Time : 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Register your interest with the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) at micci@micci.com

For queries on Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh

On January 1st 2021, new amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (IRA 1967) came into force. They affect unfair dismissal cases, direct appeals against Industrial Court awards and harsher penalties for non-compliance of awards, among others. These amendments have not been well received by some parties, as they may put employers at a disadvantage. Leonard Yeoh, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups at Tay & Partners breaks down these amendments for us, and how they will affect corporations and SMEs moving forward.

Tune In
Date : Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021
Time : 11am
Enterprise at BFM 89.9MHz

For queries on Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh

Tay & Partners’ Litigation team led by Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups, Leonard Yeoh scored a huge win for Country Garden Group in a landmark decision that will clear the air on the nature of cases that the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims is empowered to decide between homebuyers and housing developers. The Federal Court also ruled on the issue of Estoppel against a homebuyer who had taken possession and renovated the premises.

Yeoh was assisted by Senior Associate, Chong Ping Chuah and Associate, Nurul Qarirah Md Kahar.

To read more about the case ruling, please visit:

Bernama – Federal Court allows developer’s appeal to quash compensation awarded to Singaporean housebuyer
The Edge Markets – Federal Court allows developer’s appeal to quash compensation awarded to Singaporean housebuyer
Malaysiakini – Federal Court allows developer’s appeal to quash compensation to housebuyer
Free Malaysia Today – Federal Court puts limit on compensation claims by house buyers
The Iskandarian – Federal Court Ruled in Favour of Country Garden Danga Bay in Landmark Decision
Astro Awani  – Federal Court allows developer’s appeal to quash compensation to housebuyer
Malay Mail  – Federal Court allows developer’s appeal to quash compensation awarded to Singaporean housebuyer
Focus Malaysia  – Apex court ruling on Danga Bay housing issue timely, housing tribunals must act within scope

For queries on Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh

Tay & Partners organized an online legal, employment law and compliance training for the Board of Directors and top management of public listed company, Ocean Vantage Holdings Berhad yesterday. Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups,Leonard Yeoh was speaker cum trainer for the event. Participants of the training session also included staff from Vantage Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

For queries regarding Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh.

Our Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups, Leonard Yeoh shared his thoughts on “Retrenchment in the time of Covid-19” on Bernama TV’s Midday Update at noon today. The interview was broadcast LIVE on Astro Ch 502 / unifi TV631 / myFreeview 121 and streamed on Bernama TV’s FB and YouTube channels.

You may view a recording of the interview here : Click Here

For queries regarding Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh.

Tay & Partners in collaboration with Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) will be organising a FREE WEBINAR entitled, “You’re fired! Retrenchment due to Covid-19 : Can employers retrench their employees due to the Covid-19 outbreak?” on Wednesday, 16th December 2020 at 2:00pm.

The webinar will feature our partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations practice groups, Leonard Yeoh as speaker with Shaun Cheah, Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) Executive Director as moderator.

The webinar will be streamed LIVE on Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI)’s official Facebook page at https://lnkd.in/fpDx-dk. To register or for further information, please email to micci@micci.com.

For queries regarding Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please contact Leonard Yeoh.

Retrenchment in time of Covid-19

Date: 9th December 2020

Time: 11.15am

Radio Channel: TraXXFM 90.3 MHz

Astro Channel: 872

Retrenchment in time of Covid-19

Our partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment & Industrial Relations, Leonard Yeoh will be speaking on the topic, “Retrenchment in time of Covid-19” on TraXXFM’s What Matters, this Wednesday, 9 December at 11:15am. Tune in to the LIVE interview on 90.3 MHz or Astro Channel 872 !

For more information or queries on Dispute Resolution and/or Employment & Industrial Relations, please get in touch with Leonard Yeoh

CLJ Webinar:You’re fired! Retrenchment due to Covid-19

Date: 7th December 2020

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 P.M

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For those who missed out on the webinar, “You’re fired! Retrenchment due to Covid-19” on 23 November, CLJ will be hosting another session with our partner, Leonard Yeoh on Monday, 7 December at 2:30pm.

Do sign up to learn more about the prerequisites and legal procedures for a retrenchment exercise during this Covid-19 pandemic.

Among the topics that will be covered include best practices for responsible retrenchment, retrenchment benefits and managing wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims arising from employers’ organisational restructuring and retrenchment..

Register your interest with CLJ today! 

To register, please visit: Click Here

For more information on the speaker : Leonard Yeoh

CLJ Webinar:You’re fired! Retrenchment due to Covid-19

Date: 7th December 2020

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 P.M

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For those who missed out on the webinar, “You’re fired! Retrenchment due to Covid-19” on 23 November, CLJ will be hosting another session with our partner, Leonard Yeoh on Monday, 7 December at 2:30pm.

Do sign up to learn more about the prerequisites and legal procedures for a retrenchment exercise during this Covid-19 pandemic.

Among the topics that will be covered include best practices for responsible retrenchment, retrenchment benefits and managing wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims arising from employers’ organisational restructuring and retrenchment..

Register your interest with CLJ today! 

To register, please visit: Click Here

For more information on the speaker : Leonard Yeoh

International Webinar: Ahead of the Curve – Navigating the New Workplace: Comparing Malaysia and China

Date: 3rd September 2020

To register, please visit: Click Here

For more information on Speakers:
Leonard Yeoh
Ying Wang
For more information on Moderator:
Hilda Liow

High Court strikes out four suits against Country Garden Danga Bay

Date: 8th June 2020

The Edge Prop: High Court strikes out four suits against Country Garden Danga Bay.

The Johor Bahru High Court on June 7, 2020 has struck out four suits against Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd (CGDB) filed by purchasers of its Danga Bay development, according to CGDB in a statement released last night.

CGDB was represented by Leonard Yeoh and Eri Fu.

To read more, please visit: Click Here

For more information on Dispute Resolution in Malaysia, please get in touch with Leonard Yeoh

“BETWEEN ROCK & A HARD PLACE – SERIES 1” WHAT ARE OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS TO HANDLE EMPLOYEE ISSUES DURING COVID19 PERIOD?

Date: 19 May 2020

We are pleased to invite you to join our Head of Litigation & Employment, Leonard Yeoh, for a webinar series organised by the Malaysian International Chambers of Commerce & Industry (MICCI).

He will speak on “Cost Reduction and Retrenchment during and after the MCO/CMCO”.

Registration at :- micci@micci.com
Live stream at :- https://www.facebook.com/micci.official

Should you have any queries on the above or for more information on Tay & Partners’ Dispute Resolution or Employment and Industrial Relations Practice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the following:

Leonard Yeoh

Partner

Email: leonard.yeoh@taypartners.com.my

CAN YOU BE REINSTATED AFTER RESIGNING AND ACCEPTING SEVERANCE PAYMENT?

Date: 20 March 2020

It is trite law that an employee may accept a severance package and yet file a wrongful dismissal claim subsequently. The law goes as far as to state that an employee or workman may even sign a clause stating that he has no further claim and yet he may still file such a claim. It is well settled that estoppel has no place in industrial jurisprudence.

In the recent reported Industrial Court case of Ng Wei Jye v Kaspersky Lab SEA Sdn Bhd (case no.: 7/4-1568/18), the employee had agreed to the Separation and Release Agreement (“SRA”) and accepted the severance payment. The employee then filed a for wrongful dismissal claim at the Industrial Court and wanted to be reinstated to her original position.

The Court found that the conduct of the Claimant in agreeing to the SRA and by negotiating for a separation package, has indeed negated the elements of purported coercion and duress by the Company. The Court further observed that there was an element of willingness on the part of the Claimant when she negotiated for a separation sum which was more favourable to her.

The Court, having considered the circumstances, found that the Claimant’s employment had ceased by mutual agreement and that the Claimant had voluntarily negotiated and accepted the SRA. There was no dismissal of the Claimant within the context of Section 20 of the Industrial Relations Act 1967.

The Company in this case was represented by Leonard Yeoh, our partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Employment and Industrial Relations Practice Groups, who was assisted by our associate, Pua Jun Wen.

Should you have any queries on the above or for more information on Tay & Partners’ Dispute Resolution or Employment and Industrial Relations Practice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the following:

Leonard Yeoh

Partner

Email: leonard.yeoh@taypartners.com.my

Talk on Trademarks Act 2019

Date: 5th September 2019

Venue: Black Box

Following the recently passed Trademarks Act 2019 that is anticipated to come into force in the fourth quarter of the year, Tay & Partners was invited to speak and train members of staff and senior management of client, a leading infrastructure and development group of companies at the Black Box on 5th September 2019. The training concluded with a lively question and answer session. Our IP partner, Lim Bee Yi and senior associate, Shawn Voon conducted the training.

Annual Directors Training Session

Date: 11th September 2019

Venue: Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur

We are honoured to be given the opportunity to speak and train the directors of one of Malaysia’s premier listed conglomerate group of companies at the Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 11th September 2019. Our partner and head of our dispute resolution practice group, Mr. Leonard Yeoh, was invited to train the directors in conjunction with the Group’s Annual Directors Training Session. This annual training session was attended by over 100 directors from the Group.

30th Anniversary Dinner

Date: 21 June 2019
Venue:Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Trade & Investments with China: Post Investment Laws Seminar (29 April 2019)

Tay & Partners, in co-operation with Bird & Bird organised a seminar on Trade & Investments with China: Post Investment Laws held at EQ, Kuala Lumpur on 29 April 2019.

At the seminar, we discussed the much anticipated new foreign investment trade law developments in China which was presented by Mr. John Shi, Partner of Bird & Bird and a comparative study on the employment law and practice in Malaysia & China which was presented by our Employment & Industrial Relations partner, Mr. Leonard Yeoh and Ms. Ying Wang, Partner of Bird & Bird.

Corporate Liabilities under Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering in Malaysia Seminar (14 March 2019)

Tay & Partners’ seminar on Corporate Liabilities under Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering in Malaysia held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre on 14 March 2019.

The seminar provided an overview of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act 2018 which was presented by Ms. Nicole Leong and the general overview of Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, as well as preventive measures to anti-money laundering allegations which was presented by Mr. Leonard Yeoh. We have also invited guest speaker, Mr. Zakaria Mohamad of SIRIM QAS International to speak on the ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management System Certification.

The presentation materials are available to download for those who attended the seminar: here

MICCI Business Luncheon 2018

Date: 25 October 2018

Business lunch with clients at MICCI business luncheon graced by YB Ong Kian Ming, the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry who addressed the business community on the business challenges and opportunities following the 14th Malaysian General Elections.

Clients have been quoted as saying:
“Excellent firm with a fantastic focus on the client. Very professional and a pleasure to work with.”
“The team is knowledgeable and has good connection with the registry. Can provide a quite accurate timing and follow up works.”

Asialaw Profiles, a global legal directory that provides up-to-date information and rankings analysis of law firms in 25 jurisdictions in Asia by conducting interviews with firms’ clientele, peer review and independent research to identify leading lawyers and law firms.

Asialaw Profiles 2019

Date: 03 October 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Tay & Partners has been ranked as an Outstanding firm in Malaysia by Asialaw Profiles 2019!

Asialaw Profiles 2019 has ranked Tay & Partners in following practice areas:

Aviation & Shipping: Outstanding
Banking & Finance: Recommended
Competition & Antitrust: Highly Recommended
Corporate/M&A: Recommended
Dispute Resolution: Recommended
Intellectual Property: Recommended
Labour & Employment: Recommended
Real Estate: Recommended

Below is the list of our lawyers that were named by Asialaw, along with the practice area in which they were recognised.

Tay Beng Chai – Market-leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A
Chang Hong Yun – Market-leading lawyer for Banking & Finance and Corporate & M&A
Lee Lin Li – Market-leading lawyer for Intellectual Property
Teo Wai Sum – Leading lawyer for Banking & Finance, Construction & Real Estate, Corporate/M&A
Leonard Yeoh – Leading lawyer for Dispute Resolution

Clients have been quoted as saying:

“Excellent firm with a fantastic focus on the client. Very professional and a pleasure to work with.”

“The team is knowledgeable and has good connection with the registry. Can provide a quite accurate timing and follow up works.”

Asialaw Profiles, a global legal directory that provides up-to-date information and rankings analysis of law firms in 25 jurisdictions in Asia by conducting interviews with firms’ clientele, peer review and independent research to identify leading lawyers and law firms.

Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018

Date: 08 August 2018

We are very pleased to announce that our Partner, Mr. Leonard Yeoh has been named as one of the top 8 Dispute Stars of the Year for the Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018!

Leonard heads the Dispute Resolution and Industrial Relations Practice Groups at the firm. He is recognised as one of the top Dispute Stars of the Year for his extraordinary achievements and constant strive for excellence. He has been nominated for this award, which is the most prestigious award for litigation lawyers in Asia Pacific for 4 consecutive years.

The fourth (4th) annual Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018 will be held in Hong Kong on September 20, 2018.

Tay & Partners Advised Transaction Awarded as Asia Business Law Journal’s Deal of the Year for 2017

Date: 07 May 2018

Tay & Partners acted as Malaysian counsel to Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (“CACIB”) in its financing of a portfolio of fourteen CFM56-5B spare engines (the “Engines”) to Asia Aviation Capital Limited. The transaction has been awarded as the Deal of the Year 2017 by the Asia Business Law Journal.

The deal was valued at US$65 million and involved multiple jurisdictions including Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Japan.

The lenders involved in the transaction include The Korea Development Bank and NTT Finance. CACIB also acted as mandated lead arranger, security trustee and facility agent in the transaction. The Korea Development Bank acted as the arranger.

The Tay & Partners team was led by Yip Jia Hui and assisted by Mendy Tan.

For more details, please read https://www.vantageasia.com/deals-of-the-year-2017-asia/

Congratulations to our Dispute Resolution Practice Group who won at the Court of Appeal

Date: 17 August 2017

Former Malaysia Tourism Promotion chairman and Ex-Member of Parliament loses his appeal against AirAsia Berhad to obtain discovery of certain documents in a widely reported defamation suit brought by the leading low-cost airline.

Lead Counsel Leonard Yeoh, appearing for the airline, argued successfully that when relying on the defence of justification, the appellant cannot seek discovery of documents from the respondent (AirAsia Berhad) to justify his statements, especially when the orders sought amounted to a fishing expedition.

Leonard Yeoh represented AirAsia Berhad, assisted by Yeoh Jit Wei and Yeo Yen Hock.

Feel free to read the news reports:
https://www.thesundaily.my/news/2017/08/17/former-malaysia-tourism-promotion-chairman-loses-appeal-against-airasia-civil-suit
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/08/17/ex-mp-fails-again-to-get-documents-in-airasia-defamation-suit/

Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 – shortlist announced

Date: 13 July 2017

We are delighted to announce that our Partner, Leonard Yeoh is being awarded as one of the top 5 Disputes Star of the Year Nominees by Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017.

The third (3rd) annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 will be held on September 28, 2017. Asia’s leading dispute resolution lawyers will gather at The Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong to celebrate the progress of litigation and dispute resolution in the legal profession, while awards are bestowed to the top dispute resolution lawyers in Asia Pacific.

To see full list of nominees, please go to https://www.asialaw.com/articles/asialaw-dispute-resolution-awards-2017-shortlist-announced/areqgagw and scroll down under disputes star of the year nominees’ category.

Delighted to be recognized yet again by IAM Patent 1000 as the world’s leading patent professionals 2017. IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals recommends those it considers to be the leaders in the field: only those delivering top-quality patent services make the cut. To see full list of rankings, please go to: https://www.iam-media.com/Patent1000/Rankings/Detail.aspx?g=96b61a50-bbc4-43f4-bee1-79e85c32561f

Copyright IP Star 2017 for Malaysia by Managing Intellectual Property

Date: 13 April 2017vv

We are delighted to be recognised Copyright IP Star 2017 for Malaysia by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP).

Malaysia is one of the new countries in MIP’s inaugural copyright table for new countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates. MIP ranks firms alphabetically in tiers or as ‘Recommended’ with the total number of firms listed and the number of tiers, varying depending on jurisdiction. To see full list of rankings, please go to: https://www.ipstars.com/countries/malaysia/my.

T&P BreakfastTAPS – Key Highlights of the Companies Bill 2015

Date: 10 August 2016
Venue: Tay & Partners Kuala Lumpur

An exclusive breakfast talk was organised by Tay & Partners on 10 August 2016. Our partner and speaker Ms. Teo Wai Sum shared the key highlights of the Companies Bill 2015 which was anticipated to come into force by the middle of 2017 in Malaysia. While enjoying their breakfast, our invitees from different business sectors, engaged in interactive discussion and shared their valuable experience.

AirAsia’s Legal Workshop

Date: 30 May 2016
Venue: AirAsia’s Office at LCC Terminal

Tay & Partners and Bird & Bird held a legal workshop for the legal team of AirAsia Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad. The workshop was attended by our managing partner Tay Beng Chai, our senior associate Nicole Leong, our legal associates Choy Wan Ching and Mendy Tan and two partners from Bird & Bird, Paul Briggs and Leo Fattorini. Nicole gave a talk on the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 and Case Study on the MAS/AirAsia case during the workshop. Paul and Leo gave a legal update on aviation financing and also conducted a mock negotiation with all the participants.

UM Law Career Convention

Date: 26 April 2016
Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

Tay & Partners was invited by The Law Society of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya to be a part of their annual Law Career Convention. The Convention was the avenue for participating organisations to recruit prospective job seekers, chambering pupils and attachment students to join their distinguished team. It was targeted to engage participants mainly made up of undergraduates and postgraduates who were currently pursuing law, be it here in Malaysia or worldwide.

Antitrust in Asia

Date: 25 April 2015
Venue: Singapore

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Tay Beng Chai attended this second edition of the Antitrust in Asia conference which was held in Singapore, on April 25, 2016, jointly organised by Concurrences Review, ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School and discussed the latest antitrust developments in the ASEAN countries. The Panel Sponsors were Baker & McKenzie, White & Case, Linklaters, Clifford Chance and RBB. The media sponsor was PaRR.

Talk on Fundamentals of Competition Law and Case Study on the MAS/AirAsia Case

Date: 30 March 2016

Venue: KL Bar Auditorium

Our partner, Wong Weng Yew and senior associate, Nicole Leong gave a talk on Fundamentals of Competition Law and Case Study on the MAS/AirAsia Case at a seminar organised by The KL Bar Young Lawyers Committee. The seminar was attended by members of the Bar.

Invest Japan Symposium

Date: 15 March 2016

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Malaysia has organised the “Invest Japan Symposium” on 15 March 2016 which was attended by our partners Chang Hong Yun, Wong Weng Yew and Mohd Khairil. The event which was officiated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry is to provide information on Japan’s business and investment environment and to stimulate interest in doing business in Japan. The event featured prominent guest speakers, panelists and representatives from companies operating successfully in the Japan market.

Chinese New Year Lou Sang Lunch

Date: 15 February 2016

Venue: China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre

Tay & Partners Wins for AirAsia

Date: 4 February 2016

Picture source: Free Malaysia Today

Tay & Partners represented AirAsia Berhad in a competition law appeal against a decision alleging market sharing between the budget airline and Malaysia Airlines System Berhad. Tay Beng Chai heads the team of Leonard Yeoh, Wong Weng Yew, Nicole Leong and Lynette Yee who secured a landmark victory decision before the Competition Appeal Tribunal which ruled that the Malaysia Competition Commission’s market sharing infringement decision and the financial penalty of MYR10 million must be set aside. This unanimous decision by the five-member tribunal marks the first decision delivered by the Competition Appeal Tribunal after the Competition Act 2010 came into force 4 years ago in Malaysia.

More news at the following links:
https://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=1213174
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/02/04/tribunal-orders-rm10m-fines-returned-to-airasia-mas/
https://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/02/125775/rm10m-fines-mas-and-airasia-overturned
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/02/05/tribunal-sets-aside-rm10m-fine-panel-allows-airasia-and-mas-appeal-and-orders-mycc-to-refund-money/

Meeting with Russian Delegation

Date: 6 November 2015

Venue: National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia

Our partner, Mr. Leonard Yeoh attended a meeting organised by National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia with some Russian businessmen who are looking to expanding businesses with the ASEAN countries. About 10 Russian companies from the mineral, media, ceramic, construction and manufacturing sectors were involved in the meeting

Business Tea Talk & Network

Date: 29 October 2015

Venue: EXIM Bank Malaysia

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Tay Beng Chai moderated the open discussion on a talk themed “Going Global” at a business tea talk jointly organised by Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) and EXIM Bank Malaysia. The talk was aim to provide an avenue for members and corporate guests of MICCI and EXIM Bank Malaysia to meet, share and exchange views on matters concerning business and the economy, particularly on useful tips and elements in expanding businesses across borders. En Baharuddin Muslim, the Vice President of Corporate Banking for Exim Bank presented the topic of “Business and Economic Outlook” and the founder and the Executive Chairman of Silverlake Axis Ltd, Mr Goh Peng Ooi presented to the attendees the topic of “Going Global – The Experience Journey”.

T&P BreakfastTAPS – Introduction to Derivatives

Date: 28 October 2015

Venue: Tay & Partners Kuala Lumpur

Tay & Partners held an exclusive breakfast talk on 28 October 2015 for representatives from financial institutions and the banking industry sector. Our Corporate, Banking & Finance partner En. Mohd Khairil Ezane provided an overview of derivatives transactions in Malaysia and the related regulations. The talk covered the various types of derivatives products, related regulations, ISDA Master Service Agreements, Tahawwut Master Agreement and the latest case law applicable for derivative transactions. The attendees were treated to a scrumptious breakfast whilst sharing their valuable practical experience in dealing with local and international derivative transactions.

T&P BreakfastTAPS – Intellectual Property

Date: 5 August 2015

Venue: Tay & Partners Kuala Lumpur

An exclusive breakfast talk was organised by Tay & Partners on 5 August 2015. Our partners and speakers Ms. Lee Lin Li and Ms. Lim Bee Yi shared the latest updates in Intellectual Property law, particularly in key areas of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Malaysia. While enjoying their breakfast, our invitees from different business sectors, engaged in interactive discussion and shared their valuable experience.

T&P BreakfastTAPS – IR/Employment

Date: 24 June 2015

Venue: Tay & Partners Kuala Lumpur

An exclusive breakfast talk was organised by Tay & Partners on 24 June 2015. Our partner and speaker, Mr. Leonard Yeoh and the Labour & Employment team shared the latest updates in IR, particularly the procedures and laws governing Reductions In Force/Retrenchment. While enjoying their breakfast, our invitees from different business sectors, engaged in interactive discussion and shared their valuable experience.

T&P BreakfastTAPS – Competition Law

Date: 26 May 2015

Venue: Tay & Partners Kuala Lumpur

An exclusive and first of many breakfast talk was organised by Tay & Partners on 26 May 2015. Our speaker Ms. Nicole Leong presented the latest updates on competition law and discussed selected case studies. While enjoying their breakfast, our invitees from different business sectors, engaged in interactive discussion and shared their valuable experience in relation to competition law in their relevant industry.

Data Protection Summit

Date: 12 February 2015

Venue: Parkroyal Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Tay & Partners together with Bird & Bird had presented a half day seminar on Data Protection Summit on 12 February 2015 at Parkroyal Hotel Kuala Lumpur with 53 participants. The seminar provided an overview of the EU data protection regime which was presented by Mr. Gabriel Voisin from Bird & Bird UK and the recent developments in Asia Pacific data protection laws which was presented by Mr. Dharma Sadasivan from ATMD Bird & Bird Singapore. Our partners Ms. Lee Lin Li and Mr. Chang Hong Yun spoke on the Malaysian legislation with particular focus on the transfer of personal data overseas. The seminar also outlined the various ways in which companies should handle issues relating to the transfer of personal data overseas. The speakers also explained the challenges faced by data users.

Expanding Your Business Across Borders

Date: 20 January 2015

Venue: Parkroyal Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Tay & Partners had presented a talk entitled “Expanding Your Business Across Borders” together with Bird & Bird and KK Advocates. Our speaker, Ms. Lee Lin Li was joined by Dr. Mark Abel and Mr. Graeme Payne from Bird & Bird UK, Dr. Sven-Michael Werner from Bird & Bird China and Mr. Justisiari Kusumah from KK Advocates Indonesia. The talk was held on 20 January 2015 at Parkroyal Hotel Kuala Lumpur with 60 participants. The seminar outlined the various ways in which franchising can be used as part of an international growth strategy and focused on the regulatory issues that are encountered on entering both the Chinese and Indonesian markets. The seminar also highlighted the challenges that Malaysian companies face when bringing foreign franchise concepts into Malaysia.

25th Anniversary Dinner

Date: 13 November 2014

Venue: Neo Tamarind Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast Briefing on Personal Data Protection

Date: 28 November 2013

Venue: Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie

As part of a series of sector specific briefings on the newly implemented Personal Data Protection Act 2010, a talk was held exclusively for a select group of Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) members on 28 November 2013 at the Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie. The firm was pleased to have Dr Zainal Abidin, the Deputy Director General from the Personal Data Protection Department as its honorary speaker and the presence of Ms Noreen Iszani, the Head of Registration Unit. Our partners, Ms. Su Siew Ling and Ms. Cheah Chiew Lan, spoke on compliance and legal issues that affect property developers and there were exciting exchanges of questions and issues from the floor. We have put up brief information on the Act on our website.

Clients’ Appreciation Dinner

Date: 22 November 2012

Venue: Hakka Republic Kuala Lumpur