Tan Wei Xian Senior Associate

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

Key Practice Areas

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

Note: This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Skrine. 
  • 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 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. for its Investment into JE 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 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 for PGIM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in relation to its disposal of commercial properties located in Penang, Malaysia.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 as solicitor to the issuance of Green SRI Sukuk by Telekosang Hydro One Sdn Bhd and Telekosang Hydro Two Sdn Bhd for the financing of construction and development of renewable hydropower plant in East Malaysia.
  • 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 issued for the financing of the EDL construction.

Note: This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Skrine. 
  • 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 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 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 water services businesses and power generation industry.

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