Jade Yap Wei-Li

Malaysia Office

Profile and Expertise

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.


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


Bachelor of Laws (Hons Class 1), University of Sydney
Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney

Bar Qualifications



English, Malay