Tan Wei Xian Partner

T +603 2081 3999 ext 844
E wei.xian@skrine.com


Wei Xian graduated from the University of Reading. She completed the Bar Professional Training Course in 2014 and was thereafter admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2015. She commenced her legal practice in a leading law firm in Malaysia before joining Skrine as Senior Associate in 2021. She is made Partner of the firm in January 2024.

Wei Xian is part of the firm’s Corporate Department and primarily focuses on transactional matters. Wei Xian’s experience includes public and private company M&A, issuances of debt capital market instruments and corporate advisory with particular focus on the oil & gas, energy, data centres, financial institutions and technology industries. She is also a member associate of the firm’s China Desk.


Key Practice Areas

  • Oil & Gas, and Energy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Advisory

  • Acted for International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”) – in the Global Spin Off of Managed Infrastructure Services business of IBM to Kyndryl. The spin-off of the managed infrastructure services business into Kyndryl Inc is now listed on NYSE.

  • Involved in the negotiation and drafting of the termination agreement between Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (“MRCB”) with the Government of Malaysia in relation to the termination of concession for the Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (“EDL”) and advising MRCB on the possible legal implications stemming from the termination of EDL concession in respect of the RM1.3 billion sukuk.

  • Acted for Urbanfox Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Logistic, in its proposed business of last-mile courier delivery and operation of multi-channel commerce platform in Malaysia.

  • Acted for a tobacco company based in China and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in relation to its proposed joint venture with a local entity in the business of heat-not-burn tobacco products.

  • Involved in detailed due diligence of a leading insurance provider in Malaysia and worked on the research of regulatory approvals required by Bank Negara Malaysia and various stakeholders, conducted study on all relevant guidelines imposed on insurance providers in Malaysia pertaining to a proposed acquisition by a sovereign wealth fund.

  • Acted for PGIM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in relation to its disposal of commercial properties located in Penang, Malaysia.

  • Acted for Maxis and worked on the major overhaul, drafting and streamlining of all consumer contracts and restructuring of contractual matrix offered to its nationwide customers, including consumer contracts for its broadband services and mobile service plans.

  • Acted as counsel to Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (“SCB”) in respect of the potential investment by SCB in Silvrr Technology Co., Ltd. doing business as Akulaku (“Target”) through the acquisition of shares in the Target’s Series E equity fundraising round.

  • Acted as Malaysian counsel for Foot Locker Inc. on the acquisition of atmos, a digitally led, premium, global retailer headquartered in Japan, for $360 million.

  • Acted for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. for its Investment into JF Technology Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia and a joint venture between the said entities in the production of semiconductors in China.

  • Acted for Tricor Axcel Limited (a subsidiary of the Tricor Group) in relation to its acquisition of Axcelasia Inc’s subsidiary, Axcelasia Taxand Sdn. Bhd. which owned most of the revenue generating business of Axcelasia Inc (a company listed on the SGX), conducted extensive legal due diligence and drafting of share purchase agreement.

  • Acted for Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP) for  potential  investment  in  Aerodyne  Ventures  Sdn.  Bhd.,  in  Series  B  + fundraising  round  for  the  additional  funds  of  up  to  USD10,000,000. Aerodyne Group, as global top ranked drone company.

  • Advised Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) for its  investment and establishment of manufacturing locations in Johor to produce its Omnipod Insulin Management System.

  • Advised Techtronic Industries Company Limited (HKSE listed) as Malaysian counsel on the restructuring of its global entities.

  • Acted for Footlocker Inc. in the sale of Foot Locker entities in Singapore and Malaysia to Athletica International Holdings Pte. Ltd.

  • Acted for Ekuiti Nasional Berhad as lead counsel in respect of the acquisition of 51% shares of Xenergi Sdn. Bhd. through its portfolio company Davex (M) Sdn. Bhd. to facilitate Ekuinas’ diversification and expansion into energy solutions business.

  • Acted for shortlisted bidder of proposed acquisition of TIME DotCom’s data centre business, AIMS data centres in Malaysia.

  • Lead counsel for BP in the proposed acquisition of an entity which is a market leader in the business of recovery and recycling of waste and residue generated by the palm industry.

  • Acted for ST Telemedia in investment into data centres in Cyberjaya and MRANTI Park, Bukit Jalil with local joint venture partner.

  • Lead counsel for OMYA (Schweiz) AG - in respect of OMYA’s acquisition of Prima Inter- Chem  Sdn.  Bhd., a  diversified  distributor  of  ingredients  and  specialty chemicals in Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • Part of the team that acted for shortlisted bidder for the acquisition of Shell’s non-operated Sarawak assets.

  • Lead counsel for Reach Energy Berhad (upstream oil & gas corporation listed on Main Market of Bursa) debt capitalisation exercise with additional listing of 1.03 billion shares.

  • Acted for Aker AS in Aker’s sale of subsea business globally to Schlumberger. Skrine is engaged as Malaysian transaction counsel.

  • Acted for Halliburton for its acquisition of Resoptima group of companies.

  • Part of the team as Malaysian counsel for Repsol Exploracion SA for its divestment of its Malaysian and Vietnamese upstream assets to Hibiscus Petroleum.

  • Lead counsel for acquisition of Vietnamese and Malaysian solar assets by Leader Energy in competitive bid process.

  • Acted for Industrialization & Energy Services Company (TAQA), a Saudi based specialised oilfield equipment and service provider on Malaysian law elements in respect of its acquisition of the entire issued share capital in Tendeka B.V., an engineering and manufacturing company which specializes in offering reservoir monitoring and optimization solutions.

  • Acted for one of the selected bidders and conducted detailed legal due diligence and analysis on risk matrix for the proposed acquisition from Talisman Energy Inc of a substantial stake in its upstream oil and gas assets located in Malaysia.

  • Involved in legal due diligence and analysis on risk matrix for the proposed business integration of JX Holdings Inc. and Tonen General Sekiyu K.K in its energy business, conducted thorough review on the Production Sharing Contracts, Joint Operating Agreements, Unitization Agreements and Gas Balancing Agreements.

  • Acted as solicitor to the issuance of Islamic medium-term notes of RM470 million in nominal value, which is the world’s first greenfield mini-hydro green SRI Sukuk, under the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar by Telekosang Hydro One Sdn. Bhd. and Telekosang Hydro Two Sdn. Bhd.

  • Acted for Malakoff Corporation Berhad for its proposed acquisition of shares in an independent power producer that owns coal-fired power station.

  • Acted as solicitor to the issuance of Sukuk Murabahah Programme by Gas Malaysia Distribution Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gas Malaysia Berhad with combined issuance limit of up to RM1 billion in nominal value, conducted thorough due diligence on the gas supply and distribution business of the relevant entities.

  • Acted for Manila Water Company, Inc. for its proposed acquisition of shares in a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia which specialises in power generation industry and water services businesses.

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2015)
  • Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn) (2014)
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Reading (2013)

  • IFLR1000 2023-2024 (33rd edition) – Leading Lawyer – Rising Star
  • Legal 500 2023 edition – Key Lawyer – Corporate M&A
  • Legal 500 2024 edition – Rising Star – Corporate M&A