Tay & Partners

Malaysia

Analysis

Overview

Tay & Partners is a full service commercial law firm with offices in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. The firm is particularly known for its competition strength, and is active in both contentious and advisory matters. The firm also boasts expertise in the aviation and real estate sectors. Beng Chai Tay is a key partner.

Labour and employment
Work highlights

Representing PUMA Sports Goods in relation to a constructive dismissal claim brought by its former employee.

Key clients

Country Garden Pacificview, Cuckoo International, SDB Teambuild, Voith Paper Fabrics Ipoh

Intellectual property
Work highlights

Advising Kingtime International on alleged infringement of its Malaysian patents by Petronas Carigali through its use of a mobile offshore production unit, which utilises a detachable wellhead support structure.

Key clients

Celltrion Healthcare, Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications, Honda Motor, Lazada South East Asia

Dispute resolution
Work highlights

Representing Country Garden Danga Bay, a subsidiary of Country Garden Holdings, against the purchasers of condominium units at Country Garden Danga Bay, alleging that the low quality of workmanship and materials used were not in accordance with the details stated in the sale and purchase agreement.

Key clients

Malayan Banking, OCK Group, Radius Fuel Cards, Saint-Gobain Weber, WA Skills Training Malaysia

Corporate and M&A
Work highlights

Acted as Malaysia legal advisers to AirAsia Group in connection with the sale of a portfolio of 25 aircraft to Castlelake for $740 million.

Advised Hengbao International, a subsidiary of a leading Chinese smart card manufacturer, on its proposed acquisition of smart card business in Malaysia.

Key clients

Avery Dennison Corporation, Priceworth International, Topwin Investment Holding

Competition/antitrust
Work highlights

Acted for Grab concerning MyCC’s allegations of Grab’s abuse of dominant position by imposing restrictive clauses on its drivers and preventing them from promoting and providing advertising services. Among all the previous infringement decisions issued by the MyCC, this is the first time it imposed the maximum statutory limit of 10% worldwide turnover under section 40(4) of the Competition Act 2020.

Key clients

AirAsia, Novatis, PhAMA, Telenor Group