Tai Chu Wei
Chu Wei, or “Tai” as he prefers to be known, is a corporate finance specialist and has been involved in many highly intensive corporate deals, often advising Malaysian and foreign clients (including multi-national corporations) on domestic/cross-border mergers & acquisitions in their various permutations and corporate and commercial transactions. Notable projects were in acting as Malaysian counsel to German conglomerate Bayer in its USD62.5 billion acquisition of US-based Monsanto and advising on the divestiture of the Elanco animal health business from the Eli Lilly corporate group. He also advised long-time client, Microsoft, in respect of the Malaysian leg of the sale of its entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy for USD350 million.
Tai has worked on the floatation of companies on Malaysian and overseas stock exchanges, takeovers, privatisations, corporate finance transactions and debt and secondary equity raisings. Examples of these are the listing of Plover Bay Technologies Limited on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, working with Stephenson Harwood (Hong Kong office), and the listing of Cloudaron Group Berhad on Bursa Securities’ Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (LEAP) Market. Formerly appointed as a panel interviewer and industry coach for the Ministry of Finance’s Cradle Fund GoIPO Coach and Grow Programme for small and medium enterprises and industries, Tai has been ranked by the IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review) as a Highly Regarded Lawyer (formerly called “Leading Lawyer”) in the area of Capital Markets for 2011 – 2021 and in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions for 2017 – 2021. Tai has been described by a client as being “responsive, technically sound and commercially oriented.” He was also named as a Leading Lawyer by AsiaLaw Profiles in 2014.
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of London)
- Master of Laws (University of Malaya)
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & MEMBERSHIP
- Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
- Admitted to the Malaysian Bar: 24th August 2000
- Certificate in Legal Practice, Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board
- Member of the Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries