Yeo.Tan.Othman offers a wide range of legal services to meet the general legal needs of companies and businesses. The firm is experienced in handling varied and complex matters particularly in the following areas:-

  1. Company incorporation, corporate and regulatory services (including obtaining operating licences and statutory approvals) and nominee services;

  2. Mergers and acquisitions (Shareholders Agreement, Share Sale Agreement, Subscription Agreement, Purchase of Business, with or without goodwill, Assignment of Contracts, Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights);

  3. Trade and commerce (Joint Venture, Agencies, Distributorship, Supply Agreement, Advertising and Promotion);

  4. Legal Due Diligence of companies involved in fields as diverse as biotechnology, food and beverage, fast moving consumer products/goods, software engineering, telecommunications, wellness and recreation;

  5. Banking documentation (Conventional loans, Islamic loans, Corporate loans, Restructuring of loans, Settlement Agreements) for financial institutions for amounts ranging from RM100m to RM200m;

  6. Commercial and Banking Litigation, Debt Collection;

  7. Family and Probate; and

  8. Employment Law and Industrial Relations.

Our clients are assured of personal attention from our lawyers in each matter handled by the firm. We assist our clients by drafting, vetting and where instructed, negotiating their agreements or contracts, liaising with relevant parties and authorities, filing necessary forms and attending to all other ancillary/related issues.


Notary Public

Margaret Yeo was appointed a Notary Public in 2003 by the Attorney General, Malaysia. She is experienced in vetting and certifying documents and advising on requirements of various jurisdictions for purposes such as registration of marriages and work permits, incorporation of companies abroad, submission of tender documents etc.


Trade Mark Agent

Yeo.Tan.Othman provides comprehensive trade mark services including trade mark searches, trade mark protection, trade mark registration advice on branding and product, trade mark applications (Malaysia and world-wide), registry hearings, trade mark opposition proceedings, assignments and renewals.


Company Secretary

Yeo.Tan.Othman offers corporate/company secretarial services to its clients as part of the firmís aim to provide a fully comprehensive range of legal services from incorporation of companies to commencement of commercial activities and collection of debts and other ancillary services. A significant portion of the firmís company secretarial portfolio comprises foreign-owned Malaysian companies requiring in-depth assistance with Malaysian legal requirements and practices. In conjunction with the firmís company secretarial services which include preparation and lodgment of statutory returns with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM), attendance at board and membersí meetings, minute-keeping and liaising with clientsí external auditors to ensure timely filing of accounts, we also provide nominee directors and nominee/trustee shareholder services. Yeo.Tan.Othmanís comprehensive range of corporate services supported by its professional legal services and tax planning services provided by the firmís associates, assists clients in long term planning and corporate structuring, and factors strongly in the firmís high rate of client retention.


Specific Industries

In addition to the firmís general Commercial Law practice, Yeo.Tan.Othman offer special expertise with specific industries and their respective statutory obligations and market practices. Our lawyers are well-versed with a wide range of Malaysian regulatory requirements, enabling us to assist our clients in every aspect to achieve desired outcomes. Our industry-specific areas of expertise include:-

  1. Banking & Financial Services

Currently, Yeo.Tan.Othman is on the panel of lawyers for the following financial institutions:-

  1. Affin Bank Berhad;

  2. Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad;

  3. Ambank (Malaysia) Bhd;

  4. Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad;

  5. Malayan Banking Berhad;

  6. Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad;

  7. RHB Bank Berhad;

  8. United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad;

  9. Hong Leong Bank Berhad (Ad Hoc);

  10. Public Bank Berhad (Ad Hoc); and

  11. Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad (Ad Hoc)


  1. Fast Moving Consumer Products (FMCP)

Yeo.Tan.Othman represents major manufacturers and distributors of various FMCG. We have been involved in negotiations and documentation including preparation of Distributorship & Agency Agreements, Transportation & Logistics, e-Commerce, Advertising and Promotion Agreements, registering of Trade Marks and advising on product liability issues.

  1. Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)

Yeo.Tan.Othmanís experience in ICT-related legal matters began in 2000 with the firmís involvement in conducting due diligence on emerging as well as established players in the ICT industry in Malaysia, providing the firm with wide exposure to the technologies involved, the business structures and the legal arrangements common within the industry, including technology transfer agreements, joint technology development agreements, business collaboration agreements, licensing agreements and contract manufacturing agreements.

Yeo.Tan.Othmanís capacity to understand our clientsí business structures, plans and technology and our continued involvement in this constantly evolving area of law allows us to benefit our clients with up to date and relevant legal advice.

  1. Property Development

Yeo.Tan.Othmanís clientele includes property developers as well as contractors in the construction industry. Due to the firmís wide experience in this area, we are able to step in at any stage of the process to assist our clients. Our involvement has been as early as negotiating land acquisitions for development or joint venture purposes and the appointment of contractors and sub-contractors, to the sale and purchase of individual parcels/units constructed, advising on tax and stamp duty issues, and preparation of financing documents such as developerís bridging loans and purchaser end-financing.

  1. Construction/ Infrastructure Industry

Ancillary to our involvement in the property development industry, Yeo.Tan.Othman is experienced in preparing legal documentation used in the construction industry, particularly in the construction of basic infrastructure projects typically worth RM50m-RM200m. In accordance with the briefs received, we have prepared and advised on memoranda of understanding, concession agreements, consortium agreements, tender documents, construction agreements and letters of award.





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