Partner Profile

Raphael Tay, having been in practice for more than 27 years, has extensive legal experience in various areas notably corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions and information technology law.

Raphael’s keen interest and vast knowledge of the economics and politics of South East Asia results in many invitations to present seminars and conduct conferences organised by both private and government sectors.

Other Experience
  • Chairman of the LAWASIA Moot Standing Committee
  • Co-Chairperson of the Professional Standards and Development Committee (2013 - 2015)
  • Co-Chairperson of the Publications Committee of the Bar Council of Malaysia(2013 - 2015)
  • Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the 15th Malaysian Law Conference (2012)
  • Member of the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre
  • Panel member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates & Solicitors’ Disciplinary Board
  • Dorsett Institute of Higher Education
    B.A. (Hons), Law and Politics
  • 1984
  • University of Kent, Canterbury
    Post Graduate Diploma in South East Studies
  • 1985
  • Legal Qualifying Board of Malaysia / University of Malaya
    Certificate of Legal Practice
  • 1986
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
    Admitted on 23 August 1986
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Associate, Head of Litigation Department
    Nordin Hamid & Co., Advocates & Solicitors, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1989 - June 2013
  • Managing Partner
    Tay Kuan Teck + Son, Advocates & Solicitors, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1998
  • Registered Trade Mark Agent
  • 2007
  • Notary Public
Publication and Presentations
    Asia Business Forum
  • 11-12 October 2004
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Practical Advice on How to Successfully Negotiate and Manage Merger &
    Acquisition Deals.

    28 September 2004
    Public- Private Partnerhip
    Examining The Challenges and Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerhip.

    10-11 May 2004
    Corporate Legal Counsel
    Critical Success Factors in Structuring and Managing a Legal Agreement
    for International and Cross-Border Investments/Joint Ventures

    9-10 June 2003
    Corporate Legal Counsel
    Legal Strategy for an Effective Cross- Border Joint Venture

    30-31 October 2002
    Privatization of Government and State Owned Enterprises in Malaysia
    Moderator on Panel Discussion for End of Day Two

    23-24 October 2002
    Company Secretaries
    Chairman on Day Two

    29-30 July 2002
    Legal and Tax Updates for Successful Business Venture in China
    Chairman on Day One

    6-7 May 2002
    Corporate Legal Counsel
    Legal Strategy for an Effective Cross-Border Joint Venture and as Chairman on Day Two

    4-5 February 2002
    Directors’ Duties and Corporate Governance
    Chairman on Day Two

    3-4 December 2001
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Chairman on Day One

    3-4 September 2001
    Legal and Tax Aspects of Joint Ventures and Alliances
    Legal Strategy for an Effective Joint Venture

    18-20 July 2001
    Service Level Agreements
    Effective Processes to Negotiating Outsourcing Agreements and SLAs in Malaysia

    8-9 March 2001
    Strategic E Commerce
    Legal and Regulatory Issues Pertaining to M-Commerce

    14-15 December 2000
    Company Secretaries
    Chairman on Day One

    27-28 November 2000
    Internet Banking
    Regulatory and Considerations for Internet Banking

    15-16 November 2000
    IT/Cyber Security
    Legal Implications on Breaching IT Securities

    16-17 October 2000
    Venture Capital
    Legal Aspects on Venture Capital Financing

    21-22 August 2000
    Strategic E Commerce
    Chairman on Day One

    31 July 2000 to 1 August 2000
    Company and Securities Law
    Role and Accountability of Company Directors-New Directions

    20-21 June 2000
    Public Listing
    Chairman on Day One

    29-30 May.2000
    Corporate Legal Counsel
    The Legal Perspective on Joint Ventures and Technology Transfer

    20-21 January 2000
    Public Listing
    Chairman on Day One

    16-18 August 1999
    Strategic E Commerce
    Contractual Issues in E-Commerce

    26-27 July 1999
    Y2K Contingency Planning for Business Continuity
    Chairman on Day Two

    19-20 October 1998
    Outsourcing Information Technology and Telecoms
    Legal Issues in Outsourcing Contract Negotiations

    6-7 October 1998
    Smart Card
    Legal Issues Surrounding Smart Cards and Digital Signatures

    15-16 July 1998
    Company Secretaries
    The Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions

    15-16 June 1998
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    The Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Mergers and Acquisition

    2 April 1998
    Corporate Restructuring
    Legal Perspective – Debt Restructuring

    25 November 1997
    Successfully Increasing Capitalization though Mesdaq
    The Legal and Regulatory Framework of Listing of the Mesdaq

    1-2 October 1997
    Company Secretaries
    Chairman on Day One

    23-24 July 1997
    Evaluation and Capitalization of High Technology Companies for Mesdaq
    Technology Transfer in Joint Venture

    25-21 June 1997
    Corporate Expansion – Legal and Tax Updates
    Workshop on Key Issues Drafting a Joint Venture Legal Agreement

    29-30 May 1997
    Public Listing
    Tackling the Legal Issues and Requirements in An Initial Public Offering (IPO)

    14-15 April 1997
    Technology Transfer in Malaysian Joint Venture
    Legal Aspect of Joint Venture and Technology Transfer in Malaysia

    14-16 January 1997
    The Company Secretaries
    Ensuring Professionalism

    22-23 July 1996
    Corporate Governance 1996
    Implication of the Directors’ Code of Ethics
  • Strategic Forum Expertise
  • 21-22 July 1998
    In House Training on Mergers and Acquisitions in Insurance Industry

    27-28 October 1997
    International Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
    Technology Transfer in Joint Venture

    27-28 May 1997
    Private Debt Securities
    The Legal and Regulatory Aspect of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mentor Centre for Business Research Sdn Bhd
  • 26 November 1997
    Drafting and Managing Employment Contracts
    Confidentiality & Restraint of Competition: Are You as An Employer Protected?
  • Fokus Jujur Sdn Bhd
  • 14-15 August 2001
    E Practices for Legal Counsel
    Ensuring Total Data Privacy in An Electronic Environment

    4-6 August 2001
    Asia FiTech 2001 Summit

    5-6 December.2000
    E Legal
    Enforceability of Electronic Contracts

    19-20 September 2000
    Legal Forum
    Enforceability of Electronic Contracts

    18-19 May 1999
    Business Risk and Continuity Planning
    Legal Implications Arising from the Y2K Problem

    6 September 1997 and 24 October 1997
    CEM Owners/Directors Responsibilities
    Legal Responsibilities
    Marcus Evans Sdn Bhd
    (formerly known as International Conference for Management)

    3-4 July 1997
    Breaking New Frontiers in Public Listings
    Tackling the Legal Issues and Requirements in an Initial Public Offering (IPO)
  • Imak
  • 26 May 1998
    Corporate Governance
    Legal Implications of Joint Ventures

    30 April 1998
    New Emerging Role and Function of Corporate Legal Counsel in Organization
    Termination and Dismissal: How Far is Your Capacity in Making Decisions
    and Complying the Nature of Domestic Inquiry

    9 March 1998
    Retrenchment, Termination and Dismissal
    Key Methods of Selection and Providing Notice of Retrenchment
  • The Knowledge Group of Companies
  • 21 April 2003
    Contact Center 2003
    Permission and Data Privacy
  • Professional Knowledge Centre
  • 27-28 July 1999
    Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IBC Asia Limited
  • 10-11 March 1997
    Company Secretaries
    Stock Exchange and Listing Rules-Corporate Disclosure, Due Diligence
    and Transparencies
  • Economic Society of Singapore National University of Singapore
  • 26 September 1997
    Fund Management Issues in Malaysia and Singapore
    Regulatory Framework for Fund Management in Malaysia

  • Acturial Society Malaysia
  • 28 May 1999
    Y2K & Legal/Insurance Implications
  • Iqpc Wordwide Pte Ltd
  • 29-30 September 1999
    Preparing for 01-01-00 Zero Day and Beyond
    The Legal Issues and Implications of the Y2K Problem
  • Horwath Mok & Poon
  • 25-26 April 2000
    Public Listing 2000
    Corporate Governance and The Role and Obligations of Company Directors
  • Latri
  • 16-17 April 1997
    Analysis of Disposal and Acquisitions of Companies
    The Legal and Regulatory Aspect of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Link Sdn Bhd
  • 21-22 October 1997
    The New Stock Exchange for High Technology and High Growth
    Companies –MESDAQ
    Technology Transfer for High Tech Companies
  • M2 Asia Sdn Bhd
  • 25 January 2010
    Understanding Key Boilerplate Clauses in Commercial Contracts

    23 September 2008
    Successful Strategies for Drafting and Structuring of IT Contacts

    18 June 2008
    Key Consideration before Entering into a Contract Agreement
  • Malaysia Institute of Management
  • 22 November 2008
    Essential Elements of Contracts
    What you need to know before entering into one
  • Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • 3 November 2009
    The Malaysian Legal Market Overview