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PHANG THAM TEOH & COOUR PEOPLE

PARTNERS

KYLE PHANG

MANAGING PARTNER

LLB (Hons) (Uni of Tasmania)
Masters in Int. Business (Hons) (Uni of Tasmania)
CLP

Kyle Phang completed his pupillage under Mr. Teh Lip Jin and he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2013.

Kyle specialises on corporate governance advisory works (especially initial public offering, joint ventures and corporate restructuring), mergers and acquisitions and constructions related matters. Throughout his practice, Kyle is involved in: –

  • more than 10 proposed listings in Malaysia as well as Hong Kong; and
  • merger and acquisition transaction totalling more than RM2.0 billion in value including acquisition of controlling stake in more than 5 Main Market listed companies in the past 5 years.

In addition to his corporate and commercial portfolio, Kyle also advises on land related matters such as joint development with renown developers like Naza, Tropicana and YNH group of companies. Kyle gives talks on “Legal Due Diligence from the Listing Perspective” to entrepreneurs and conducts management corporation meeting for high value condominium.

Some Kyle’s notable assignments in the past include: –

Capital Market

  • Mandatory takeover offers of Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad by Hextar Rubber Sdn. Bhd. and Dato’ Ong Choo Meng
  • Transfer listing of Solarvest Holdings Berhad from the ACE Market to the Main Market of Bursa Securities Berhad
  • Acquisition of 30% stake in DUKE highway concession holder by Ekovest Berhad from Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) for RM228 million
  • Re-composition of board of directors of Silver Ridge Holdings Berhad and NWP Holdings Berhad requisited by shareholders
  • Stamp duty exemption for restructuring exercise yielding stamp duties saving of approximately exceeding RM700,000

Merger & Acquisitions

  • Acquisition of 75.0% stake in Corten Interior Solutions Private Limited for RM160.50 million (SGD 47.8 million) by Signature International Berhad
  • Acquisition of controlling stake in Fiamma Holdings Berhad for RM225.0 million
  • Acquisition of 24.7% stake in Ajiya Berhad for RM104.4 million
  • Disposal of 19.3% stake in Solarvest Holdings Berhad for RM103.3 million
  • Acquisition of 50.8% stake in Chin Hin Group Property Berhad for RM88.8 million
  • Acquisition of 31.2% stake in Signature International Berhad for RM93.6 million

Commercial

  • Supply and distribution of Sinovac vaccines by Pharmaniaga Lifescience Sdn Bhd
  • Construction of 50 MW large scale solar photovoltaic plant in Gambang by Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Offtake of coal ash from power plants of Malakoff Corporation Berhad

Joint Development

  • Joint development of project with Ivory Properties Group Berhad with gross development value of RM475.0 million
  • Strategic partnership with Naza TTDI for development within the KL Metropolis enclave with an estimated GDV of RM650 million
  • Investment by Rubberex Corporation Berhad into Empire City Mall Project with an estimated GDV exceeding RM1 billion
  • Proposed investment by Ekovest Berhad in the Bandar Malaysia project with an investment outlay of approximately RM1.5 billion.

Cross-Border Transaction

  • Joint venture between a Malaysian pharmaceutical distribution company with Suzuken Co Ltd, a Japanese company listed on Nikkei 225
  • Leasing of equipment and machineries by Wasco Energy group of companies in Finland
  • Acquisition of oil barge berthed at Tanoto Shipyard, Singapore
  • Subscription of 30% equity in construction material distributor in Philippine
  • Proposed joint venture with an English company for the production and distribution of rubber tracks in European countries and the United Kingdom
  • Proposed disposal of stake in agriculture concession holder in Congo

Email:  kyle@pttlegal.co 

THAM GIAP CHI

PARTNER

LLB (Hons) (Aberystwyth University)
CLP

Given Giap Chi’s family background that is involved in property development and construction, Giap Chi is astute and has strong acumen on real estate related matters. Giap Chi specialises on various types of real property transactions, property development projects, property joint ventures, commercial leasing and tenancy, corporate/individual financing and banking.

Giap Chi has represented major developers, real estate investment trust, private and public companies, commercial banks and individuals in conveyancing matters. She has also handled and managed projects conveyancing on residential and commercial projects exceeding RM1 billion in total and project tenancies for one of the largest mall and grade A office buildings in Malaysia.

Some Giap Chi’s notable assignments in the past include: –

  • Proposed disposal of commercial land by Tex Cycle Technology (M) Bhd for RM29.0 million
  • Acquisition of an approximately 11.53 acres of commercial land in Selangor involving Sukuk financing.
  • Injection of development land into joint venture company formed between Malaysia and Singapore public listed group of companies.
  • Transfer of lands between the companies for restructuring purposes.
  • Disposal of 60% stake in a development company to Sunway group of companies.
  • Proposed leasing of Fortune 500 companies headquarters in Malaysia.
  • Proposed “retirement village” development by high-end developer listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.
  • Structuring of rental guarantee for developers.
  • Stamp duty exemption for transfer of lands pursuant to restructuring exercise yielding stamp duties saving of approximately exceeding RM800,000.

Email: giapchi@pttlegal.co 

TEOH CHIA HOW

PARTNER

LLB (Hons) (University of Sheffield)
Masters in Business Management (Business School of Shanghai)
CLP

He obtained his Certificate of Legal Practice in 2019 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2020. Chia How is also a Certified Blockchain Associate Developer under Human Resources Development Corporation Malaysia.

He focuses on corporate advisory works (including initial public offerings, scheme of arrangement, joint venture, mergers and acquisitions as well as commercial drafting), fintech related works (including preparation of white paper for token launching and advisory works for security token offering under Labuan Financial Services Authority) and litigation matters (including debt recovery and strata management dispute).

Chia How also specializes in advising private equity and venture capital funds. He also assists client in procuring capital market services license.

Some Chia How’s notable assignments in the past include: –

  • Listing of A Plus Boss on Singapore 1X Exchange
  • Initial public offerings and listing of Solarvest Holdings Berhad on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad
  • Unconditional mandatory take-over offer of Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad by Hextar Rubber Sdn Bhd and Dato Ong Choo Meng
  • Voluntary takeover offers of Complete Logistic Services Berhad by Hextar Tech Sdn Bhd and Dato’ Ong Choo Meng
  • Bonus Issue and Employee Share Option Scheme of Solarvest Holdings Berhad
  • Private placement of various companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (including Solarvest Holdings Berhad, HB Global Limited)
  • Stamp duty exemption for restructuring exercise yielding stamp duties saving of approximately exceeding RM250,000

Email:  chiahow@pttlegal.co 

OUR LAWYERS

CHUA BOON PING

LLB (Hons) (University of London)
CLP

Boon Ping graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws in 2018 and thereafter obtained his Certificate of Legal Practice in 2019. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in February 2021.

He focuses on corporate advisory works (including initial public offerings, scheme of arrangement, joint venture, mergers and acquisitions as well as commercial drafting) and litigation matters (including debt recovery and strata management dispute). Additionally, he is involved in conveyancing matters for developers.

Some Boon Ping’s notable assignments in the past include: –

Capital Market

  • Initial public offerings and listing of Nestcon Berhad (2021), CEKD Berhad (2021) and Yew Lee Pacific Group Berhad (2022) on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad
  • Internal reorganisation via a members’ scheme of arrangement of K-Star Sports Limited vide transferring of Singapore listing vehicle to Malaysia listing vehicle
  • Voluntary takeover offers of Complete Logistic Services Berhad by Hextar Tech Sdn Bhd and Dato’ Ong Choo Meng

Merger & Acquisitions

  • Acquisition of controlling stake in Tex Cycle Technology (M) Bhd and K. Seng Seng Corporation Berhad
  • Acquisition of controlling stake in Fiamma Holdings Berhad for RM225.0 million
  • Acquisition of 24.7% stake in Ajiya Berhad for RM104.4 million

Commercial

  • Collaboration between Opcom Holdings Berhad and Global Forway Sdn Bhd in activities and projects in relation to 5G technology and infrastructure

Joint Development

  • Investment by Rubberex Corporation Berhad into Empire City Mall Project with an estimated GDV exceeding RM1 billion

Appeal to the Federal Territory Appeal Board

  • Appeal against Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur’s decision in rejecting an application for a development order under the Federal Territory (Planning) (Appeal Board) Rules 1997 and the Federal Territory (Planning) Act 1982

BAY HONG LEY

LLB (Hons) (University of London)
CLP

Bay graduated with a LLB Bachelor of Law from the University of London External Programme and thereafter obtained her Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP), Second Class Division in 2019 from the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board. Bay completed her pupillage at Teh & Lee and she was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in December 2021.

Bay primarily specialises on corporate governance advisory works (especially initial public offering, private placements, joint ventures, and commercial drafting), mergers and acquisitions and construction related advises. Outside of corporate and commercial, Bay also undertakes conveyancing matters such as development projects, leasing and tenancies, and sub-sales.

Bay’s experience also extends to debt recovery, companies winding-up matters, and advisory works on will as well as non-contentious intellectual property matters such as trademark applications.

 

Some Bay’s notable assignments in the past include: –

Capital Market

  • Listing of A Plus Boss on Singapore 1X Exchange
  • Initial public offering and listing of company to ACE Market of Bursa Securities Berhad
  • Voluntary takeover offers of Complete Logistic Services Berhad by Hextar Tech Sdn Bhd and Dato’ Ong Choo Meng
  • Private placement of various companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad

Merger & Acquisitions

  • Acquisition of 75.0% stake in Corten Interior Solutions Private Limited for RM160.50 million (SGD 47.8 million) by Signature International Berhad
  • Acquisition of controlling stake in Ge-Shen Corporation Berhad
  • Acquisition of 45.0% stake in Zig Zag Builders (M) Sdn. Bhd. for RM13.05 million

Commercial

  • Joint development of project with Ivory Properties Group Berhad with gross development value of RM475.0 million
  • Offtake of coal ash from power plants of Malakoff Corporation Berhad
  • Review of construction contracts with aggregate contract sum exceeding RM1 billion

William Koh

LLB (Hons) (University of London)
CLP

William graduated with a LLB Bachelor of Law from the University of London External Programme and thereafter obtained his Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) in 2022. William completed his pupillage at Michael Chen & Co and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in April 2023.

William has a strong passion for real estate. Prior to joining our firm, William joined Kith and Kin Realty Sdn. Bhd as a real estate negotiator. William specialises in the area of real estate particularly in project development, property financing and acquisition of properties.

William also acts for public listed company on their real estate transaction matters including the disposal of commercial land by Tex Cycle Technology (M) Bhd for RM29.0 million.

Siow Pey Yiaw

LLB (Hons) (University of London)
CLP

Pey Yiaw graduated with a LLB Bachelor of Law from the University of London External Programme and thereafter obtained his Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) in 2020. Pey Yiaw completed her pupillage at Jeyaratnam & Chong where she was exposed to real estate related matters and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2021.

After completing her chambering,  Pey Yiaw pursued her interest in litigation practice by joining Tam Yuen Hung & Co where she was involved in family laws related matters including divorce  and annulment of marriage. Thereafter, she joined Shukor Baljit & Partners where she involved in criminal litigation including dangerous drugs , SOSMA, MACC, criminal breach of trust matters.

Pey Yiaw is currently focusing on civil litigation and debt recovery matters including shareholders dispute and EPCC contract related dispute.

Florence Mary Kwek

LLB (Hons) (University of Leeds)
CLP

Florence graduated with a LLB Bachelor of Law from the University of Leeds and thereafter obtained her Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) in 2019. Florence completed her pupillage at Michael Chen & Co and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2021 and subsequently began her practice at Michael Chen & Co until June 2023.

Prior to joining our firm, Florence has been exposed to and handled a variety of conveyancing matters, in particular, project development, property financing, acquisition of property and drafting of wills.