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Mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, takeovers, security dealings, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, demergers, listings, corporate exercises and general corporate advisory and planning work.


She has advised on the local incorporation of the banking industry as well as the listing of companies on Bursa Malaysia. She also advises on regulatory compliance, corporate governance and foreign investments. Her recent work has involved a number of takeovers and mergers and acquisitions both in Malaysia for local and foreign clients and outside Malaysia for Malaysian clients.

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Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology (ENRGT)

Her experience in this area includes advising on agreements such as joint ventures in respect of ENRGT projects and related licensing, operation and management agreements as well as other associated agreements and providing assistance on steering clients past issues associated with energy projects. She also assists clients in liaising with the relevant regulatory authorities such as the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water as well as other government ministries.

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Qualifications

• LL.B (LSE)
• LL.M (London)
• Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
• Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple

Admission to the Bar

• England and Wales (1984)
• Malaya (1985)

Professional Memberships

• Member of the Malaysian Bar
• Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Awards and Recognition

• Asialaw Profiles 2013 - "Partner Grace Yeoh frequently acts for multinational clients on both their Malaysian acquisitions or on aspects of Malaysian law required in regard to divestments and acquisitions."

• Asialaw Profiles 2014 - "Grace Yeoh heads the firm’s corporate practice..."

• Asialaw Profiles 2015 - A "Recommended Lawyer".

• Asialaw Profiles 2016 - "Head of the corporate practice Grace Yeoh, is recognised for handling landmark deals."

• Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2015 and 2016 - a "Leading Lawyer" in Corporate/M&A and Energy and Natural Resources practice.

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2010 - "Heads the group and recently worked on the Mead Johnson foreign group restructuring."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - "Heads the corporate group. She has worked on numerous takeover deals, both inside and outside Malaysia."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Has been particularly focused on M&A and over the past year was involved in a substantial outbound investment into an established foreign retailer with market share in Singapore and a number of other jurisdictions."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Heads this practice and is a very experienced practitioner. She has handled a wide range of corporate matters, including regulatory compliance, foreign investments and corporate governance. She has also advised numerous foreign and domestic clients on takeovers and M&A transactions."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 - "Heads the corporate and commercial practice and maintains an active transactional practice. She has handled numerous takeovers and acquisitions for domestic and foreign clients in Malaysia."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - "Lead partner Grace Yeoh handles a wide range of work, from joint ventures and takeovers to listings, corporate governance and foreign investments. She also heads the energy and natural resources practice and advises on all aspects of such projects, including joint venture agreements and regulatory matters. Recent work includes acting for Malaysian Resources on the sale of its 30% stake in Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway for MYR228 million."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - "Experienced and analytical" practitioner Grace Yeoh heads the firm's corporate division and offers a wealth of expertise in M&A and corporate governance issues. She recently acted as lead partner to Malaysian Resources Corporation Sentral Properties on its conditional sale and purchase agreement with Maybank Trustees as trustee of Quill Capita Trust for the disposal of real estate."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - "Grace Yeoh has an established corporate offering that spans M&A, corporate restructuring and joint ventures. Her recent work includes assisting DyDo DRINCO with its purchase of substantial shareholdings in both MDD Beverage and Milk Specialities Distribution."

• Chambers Global 2013 -2017 - one of the "Leaders in their Field" - Corporate/M&A

• Expert Guides 2015 - Women in Business Law in Corporate Governance.

• IFLR1000 2014 - "Lead corporate partner Grace Yeoh led a multi-partner team that acted for Aeon Co, Japan's largest retailer, on its purchase of France-based Carrefour's Malaysian hypermarket business operations for an enterprise value of €250 million. Yeoh also acted for a subsidiary of US-based Darden Restaurants in its $300 million investment, together with two Malaysian companies, to develop the world's first lobster aquaculture park in Sabah."

• IFLR1000 2015 - "Head of practice Grace Yeoh advised Malaysian Resources Corporation in entering into a conditional sale end purchase agreement with Maybank Trustees. In a confidential matter, she is also advisor in a joint venture deal between a large corporate with global presence and another entity connected to the education sector."

• IFLR1000 2016 - "Head of corporate and commercial Grace Yeoh with ... acted as Malaysian counsel for Repsol on the $8.3 billion acquisition of Talisman Energy – Canada's fifth-largest independent oil producer – through its subsidiary TAPBC Acquisition. Yeoh also advised Malaysian Resources Corporation in relation to a joint venture with Kwasa Land to develop a real estate asset."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011 - "Have excellent reputations."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012 - "Practice head Grace Yeoh handled Bonia Corporation’s acquisition of shares in Singaporean retailer Jeco."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013 - "Department head Grace Yeoh advised Taisho Pharmaceutical on its RM370m acquisition of Hoepharma Holdings."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 - a "Leading Lawyer". "..., and team head Grace Yeoh attracts praise for her ‘overall transactional expertise’. Yeoh led the team’s advice to Sanyo during the $130m cross-border divestment of several of its Japanese and Southeast Asian operations to Haier Singapore Investment."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 - a "Leading Lawyer". "Grace Yeoh represented Malaysian Resources Corporation on the RM750m sale of Platinum Sentral."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - a "Leading Lawyer". "The eight-partner team at Shearn Delamore & Co is led by Grace Yeoh, who advised Repsol on the purchase of Canadian oil producer Talisman Energy for $8.3bn."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 - a "Leading Lawyer". "At Shearn Delamore & Co, practice head Grace Yeoh advised United Malacca on its $66m investment in Indonesian company Lifere Agro Kapuas."

Publications

Has written and contributed in the following publications: CCH Malaysian and Singapore Company Law and Practice, Getting the Deal Through - Insolvency and Restructuring, and Global M&A.

Other Interests

• Financial planning.
• Member of the Corporate and Commercial Law Committee and also the GATS Committee of the Bar Council.

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia

Contact

Telephone: +603 2027 2869
Fax: +603 2072 6503 / +603 2078 5625
Email: gcgyeoh@shearndelamore.com

 
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