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Jade YAP, Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Jade YAP

Jade graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney in 2005 and was called to the Bar in 2008 She also holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from the University of Sydney which she obtained in 2003.


Jade is an experienced transactional counsel, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

She also has an extensive corporate and commercial background with non-transactional experience in preparing commercial contracts, regulatory and compliance matters, corporate governance and general corporate law.

Career To Date

2017   Senior Associate, Lim Jo Yan & Co

2015   Senior Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2014   Senior Associate, Wong & Partners (a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

2008   Associate, Wong & Partners (a  member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

2008   Called to the Malaysian Bar

2007   Pupil-in-Chambers

Educational Achievements

2007    Certificate of Legal Practice

2005    Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney (Honours Class 1)

2003    Bachelor of Economics (University of Sydney)

Corporate and Commercial Experience
  • Acted for a leading Malaysian payment instrument issuer in respect of an initial public offering on an American stock exchange.

  • Acted for a global travel retailer in respect of the potential acquisition of a Malaysian duty free business.

  • Acted for a Middle Eastern tyre and automative products distributor in respect of the acquisition of a minority interest in an Indonesian tyre manufacturing company.

  • Advised a multinational logistics company on the Malaysian aspects of its outsourcing arrangement with a multinational computer, technology and IT consulting company.

  • Acted for a private equity firm in relation to its acquisition of a stake of a Malaysian company which is involved in the provision of global traceability services.

  • Acted for a Singaporean company in respect of the progressive acquisition of a 100% interest in a Malaysian group of companies involved in the manufacture of rubber gloves.

  • Acted for a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in respect of an internal reorganisation exercise.

  • Claim for outstanding progress claims for the construction of a residential development project.

  • Acted for two public listed companies in the sale,
    by way of an auction process, of their entire equity interests in a local insurance company to a foreign investor  for RM654 million.


  • Acted for a publicly listed integrated paper and pulp products producer in India in its proposed acquisition of a local manufacturing company as part of an auction sale by a leading private equity fund.

  • Acted for a Malaysian listed company in the potential acquisition of a global provider of process equipment and services in the upstream oil and gas industry.

  • Advised in a successful voluntary general offer in relation to the shares of an established local publishing company the Malaysian Take Overs & Mergers Code.

  • Acted for a leading global producer and distributor of petrochemical products in relation to the RM490,000,000 acquisition of a 50% stake in a global oleochemical producer.

Advisory Experience
  • Regulatory, compliance and licensing.

  • Employment issues including unfair termination, constructive dismissal, retrenchment, employee stock options as well as issues arising from the acquisition of business and shares.

  • Sale of goods, consumer protection, product liability.

  • Data privacy.

  • Regulation of payment systems and designated payment instruments.

  • Regulation of the Malaysian travel and tourism industry.

  • Regulation of interests under section 84 of the Malaysian Companies Act.

  • Corporate governance and corporate secretarial matters.

  • Real property (including tenancies and leases).

  • Incorporation and winding-up of companies.

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