Mei Ying’s key practice areas are corporate, mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets and corporate finance. She also advises on personal data protection laws.
EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
Mei Ying has advised on numerous M&A transactions including the acquisition of the entire equity interest in a premium supermarket chain and the acquisition of a minority stake in a tertiary education provider by private equity funds. Mei Ying has also advised a public listed company on various acquisitions of digital media platforms and the subsequent disposal of its subsidiaries involved in the business of internet social media services to a well-known media group. Other notable transactions include the acquisition of shares of a pharmaceutical company as well as the disposal of equity interest in an insurance company by public listed companies.
On cross-border transactions, Mei Ying has been involved as the Malaysian counsel for a company listed on the NASDAQ on its acquisition of shares of a semiconductor company in Malaysia as part of its multi-jurisdictions acquisitions. She has also been involved in the disposal of business assets relating to automotive publications and shares of a Malaysian company involved in the provision of online car classifieds to an Australian company to facilitate listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Her experience in equity capital markets transactions and corporate finance work include rights issue, subscription of securities in public and private companies, private placement, employees’ share option scheme and dividend reinvestment plan. She has been involved in initial public offerings in the Main Market and ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia.
Mei Ying has advised on matters relating to corporate and commercial laws such as advising on issues under the Companies Act, shareholders’ rights under shareholders’ agreement and joint ventures as well as drafting of various commercial agreements and transaction documents. She has also advised on issues relating to personal data protection laws.
Mei Ying graduated from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom with Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and then completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional and Legal Skills (Bar Vocational Course) at the City University London, United Kingdom.
A member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, she was called to the Bar of England & Wales in October 2007. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in October 2008.