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Verene Tan 
Yeen Yi


Dispute Resolution    


GL   +603 2691 0803 ext 190


Practice Focus

Verene’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation, including property and strata matters. 

Experience & Credentials

Verene has a broad range of litigation experience, both trial and appellate, in franchise matters, real estate matters, professional negligence cases, tort and contract claims, product liability cases, fiduciary claims and shareholders' disputes.


She also advises on contentious and non-contentious strata matters including strata disputes, construction defects and levy recoveries. She has experience with judicial management proceedings and constitutional proceedings relating to judges' pensions. She is also part of the legal team handling the complex and extensive litigation related to Melaka Gateway.


Verene is solution-oriented. She considers her clients’ commercial objectives and strategically analyses the direction of a matter when resolving litigation.


Verene has been involved in the following matters:

  • Class action for payment of liquidated ascertain damages, damages for misrepresentation and damages for unjustified maintenance costs: Soon Tiek Development Sdn Bhd v Lim Hoo Kim & Ors [2017] 5 MLJ 583.

  • Repossession of land and eviction of squatters.

  • Directors seeking indemnity from the company for costs incurred in successfully defending a claim against the directors: Tengku Dato' Ibrahim Petra bin Tengku Indra Petra & Ors v Perdana Petroleum Bhd (FC) 

  • Engaged and advised various directors/lawyers in a multi-jurisdictional corporate dispute involving more than 40 separate lawsuits involving one of the largest timber and palm oil conglomerates in East Malaysia. The notable actions include (1) Sections 181, 132D and 162 of the repealed Companies Act 1965; (2) anti-suit injunction; and (3) conspiracy and fraud.

  • Appeal against the sanction of a public reprimand by the Malaysian Companies’ Commission against the independent non-executive director of a listed company for breach of the Main Market Listing Requirements.

  • Trial concerning defective goods and alleged breach of the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

  • Setting aside and staying of an adjudication decision under the Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012.

  • Review of Federal Court decision to refuse leave and application for the leave motion to be reheard on the ground that there was no properly constituted court within the meaning of section 74 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.

  • Clarification of the scope and application of Section 66 of the Contracts Act 1950 in relation to agreements void for breach of mandatory statutory provisions: Tan Chee Hoe & Sons Sdn Bhd v Code Focus Sdn Bhd [2014] 3 CLJ 141.


Verene graduated from the University of Western Australia with a double degree and holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Australia.


She was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 2011 and admitted as an advocate and solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in 2013.

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