Joyce Teh Yen Yen

Partner – Corporate & Commercial
+603-2632 9882 |

Joyce commenced legal practice in another large firm in Kuala Lumpur, where she handled a litigation portfolio involving primarily banking and securities disputes. She joined Raja, Darryl & Loh in 2001 and became a partner in 2006.

In practice since 1999, Joyce supports local and international clients from various industries in a multitude of corporate and commercial endeavours including: 

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestments, Joint Ventures, Corporate and Business (employees, assets etc) 
  • Restructuring and Takeovers;
  • Companies Law Advisory;
  • Securities Dealings and Offerings, Equity Investments and Equity Option Schemes;
  • Foreign Investments into Malaysia, Cross Border Transactions into or out of Malaysia and Foreign Exchange Control Issues;
  • Corporate Governance; 
  • Banking and Finance;
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance Advisory and Legal Audits;
  • Commercial Transactions.

Joyce is particularly active in mergers and acquisitions and has been involved in leading the end-to-end support for these transactions, from the pre-acquisition bidding processes, due diligence investigations, regulatory advisory, pre-M&A structuring, the negotiation of all related transactional documents to the post-M&A integration exercises. 

She has acted in the acquisition and/or disposal of businesses, assets and/or shares and the restructuring of group companies across a broad spectrum of industries including but not limited to manufacturing, distribution (from wholesale to direct retail businesses), healthcare and pharmaceutical, aviation services and maintenance, oil and gas, energy, hotel and hospitality, logistics, courier services, farming and agriculture, food, education and travel and tourism. The transactions which Joyce has led originate from a diverse list of countries.

Intertwined with her M&A work is the assistance given to foreign clients (many of which are multi-national companies) that wish to invest in Malaysia and to establish a local business presence, as well as advising on and conducting the necessary legal and regulatory compliance audits.

In addition, Joyce has acted as Malaysian counsel in sizeable cross-border financing deals pertaining to the foreign clients she supports.

Particular mention should be made of the fact that Joyce and her team have extensive experience in advising clients on the legal aspects of the rapidly developing healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, from regulatory advisory to documentation in regard to the management and operations of healthcare facilities; the practice of medicine and dentistry, the practice of tele-medicine and tele-nursing; the launch of medical, health and/or wellness applications (Apps) or by other new technological means; the sale of medical devices and the business of aesthetics and cosmetic procedure facilities, to name some examples.

Joyce has been listed as a Notable Practitioner and a Recommended Lawyer in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Extracted from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 – 2024 editions: 

  • ‘Joyce Teh is my go-to for corporate and commercial work. She is responsive, very competent, gives clear advice, and is reasonable on pricing. She also always makes herself personally available.’ 
  • ‘Joyce Teh is very dynamic with quality work. Responsive and her approach to fees is long term.’ 
    ‘Joyce Teh is extremely attentive and provides top-notch responses.’

The 2023-2024 edition of asialaw quoted a client as saying of Joyce:

  • “Strong corporate knowledge and client focus.” 


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Leicester, England)


  • Barrister-at-Law (admitted as a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Admitted to the Bar of England and Wales: 29th August 1998
  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Admitted to the Malaysian Bar: 30th September 1999
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