Choo Lye Tan


44th Floor, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

Ms. Tan is a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. She practices in the areas of securities, corporate finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, funds and public and private equity issues. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Tan practiced in international law firms based in Malaysia and Hong Kong, advising her clients on general corporate issues in relation to the laws of Malaysia, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. As a result of her background in offshore and Asian laws, she frequently advises on cross-border transactions, including the strategic structuring and reorganisation of groups of companies to best benefit from local corporate legislation, particularly in the areas of asset protection, fund-raising, securities offerings, employment, prospectus registration and tax.

She has a particular interest in utilising corporate procedures such as takeover offers, capital reorganisations, anonymous associations, trusts and schemes of arrangements to achieve clients’ aims, and has been involved in the structuring and establishment of funds using such procedures to invest in Japanese and Chinese assets. As a result of the strong investor base in Asia, she has also advised extensively on offers of securities in Asian jurisdictions on both a public and private basis and licensing and registration of securities, investment and financial entities. Her mandates have involved investments in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guyana, Australia, Philippines, Mongolia, the United States, England, Italy, and New Zealand in such diverse businesses as timber, investment advisory and management, venture capital, microcredit, real estate, resort and property development, logistics, telecommunications, banking, finance and securities, oil palm, mining, hydropower and water and wastewater treatment, retail and manufacturing.

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