Tan Yang Wah
Yang Wah has more than 19 years of experience in practising corporate and commercial law. Over the years, she has advised on various restructuring and reorganisation exercises involving both public listed companies and small and medium enterprises. These include a reverse takeover of a public listed company, selective capital repayments, mergers carried out pursuant to the Companies Act and various restructuring and reorganisation involving private limited companies.
Yang Wah also advises on various other corporate and commercial matters, ranging from the establishment of joint ventures and other investment vehicles to business acquisitions and corporate takeovers.
She has advised on debt and equity capital market work as well as initial public offerings and flotation on Bursa Malaysia and the issuance of private debt securities.
She has also been involved in advising clients on information technology contracts and other commercial contracts.
In terms of banking and finance matters, she has acted for both lenders as well as borrowers in respect of corporate and retail loans. Yang Wah has also advised on land matters and joint land development agreements. She has also been involved in Labuan IOFC work.
Yang Wah graduated with LL.B (Hons) from King's College, University of London, United Kingdom and was admitted as a Barrister with Lincoln's Inn in 1997. She was the top student being called to Lincoln's Inn in July that year. In 1998, she was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. Yang Wah received her secondary education in Singapore under an ASEAN Secondary Scholarship from the Singapore Ministry of Education.
She was a Senior Associate with the Corporate & Commercial and Foreign Investment practice group in Zaid Ibrahim & Co. prior to setting up Foong & Partners in 2003. She briefly joined CSHee & Co as a partner in 2010 before leaving to set up Tan Partnership (now Tan & Omar).