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Wei Lih’s areas of practice include public and private mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, corporate restructuring, joint ventures and general corporate advisory work.

Wei Lih represents private equity funds and multinational corporations as lead counsel in transactions spanning the ASEAN region. Her advisory roles are extensive, ranging from private investments in public equity, privatisations to acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses spanning a broad spectrum of industries, in Malaysia and abroad.

Wei Lih leads the China Practice Group of the firm and has advised various Chinese listed companies on M&A transactions. She also regularly advises foreign clients and firms on cross-border corporate transactions and restructuring.

Well regarded for her expertise and innovative deals in the technology, education, energy, healthcare sectors and property development, Wei Lih’s forte in matching client needs with customized solutions has won her wide clientele appeal and respect by competitors, according to Asian Legal Business.

Graduating with first class honours degree in law, she subsequently completed a Master of Laws degree in Corporate & Commercial Law from University College London.

Wei Lih is noted for her Corporate and M&A work in The Legal 500 and is recognised by IFLR 1000 as a Notable Practitioner. In IFLR 1000, she is praised for being "commercial as in she knows what to defend and what to let go in negotiations". In Chambers Asia-Pacific, she has been endorsed by clients as being "very commercial, responsive and hard-working." In year 2020, she was recognised in Asian Legal Business’ 40 under 40 list which profiles the most accomplished lawyers in Asia under 40 years of age.

Work Highlights

  • Advised StarHub Ltd., one of the four major telecommunications company in Singapore listed on the Singapore Exchange, in its acquisition of Strateq Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based leading data-driven business solutions and information and communications technology (ICT) company with international presence.
  • Advised GP Network Asia Pte. Ltd. in connection with its joint venture with Maybank Alliances Sdn. Bhd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malayan Banking Berhad) to jointly develop a digital lifestyle and cashless payment ecosystem in Malaysia through GPay Network (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Advised Korea Power Corporation in its acquisition from Tadmax Resources Berhad of 25 per cent equity interest in Pulau Indah Power Plant Sdn. Bhd., being the project company undertaking the construction of a new 1,200-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine power plant.

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