Sim Miow Yean Sim Miow Yean
Partner, Corporate Division

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Sim Miow Yean was admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 2009 and joined Skrine as an Associate in the Corporate Division. She was made Partner in Skrine in January 2017.

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Areas of Practice

Real Estate, Banking, Joint Ventures, Wills, Probate and Administration, Mining and Mineral Resources Development, Private Wealth/Wealth Management, Trust and Charities


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Oxford Brookes University 2007
  • Certificate of Legal Practice 2008
  • Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) from Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


  • Drafting and advising on sale and purchase documentation (including sale of property from a deceased estate, under receivership or liquidation), tenancy and lease agreements, tenancy novation agreements, deeds and security documentation.
  • Advising and acting on behalf of clients in submission of applications to the relevant authorities for regulatory and compliance of land/real estate matters including applications for approvals and exemptions.
  • Advised and acted for vendors in the sale of their rights under the principal sale and purchase agreements of an abandoned housing project which involved a Section 176 Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Assisted in the drafting of agreements relating to joint ventures.
  • Advising on probate, trust and estate related matters and also represent executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries as well as coordinating with foreign legal counsels for administration of assets in other jurisdictions.
  • Drafting and obtaining the relevant grant of representation in respect of estate matters including grant of probate, grant of letters of administration as well as resealing of foreign grants in Malaysia.
  • Advising trust companies, trustees, local and international charities and non-profit organizations on trust and administration issues.
  • Advising individuals with multi-jurisdictional assets and trust arrangements in planning and drafting their wills and trust agreements/deeds and other relevant documents.
  • Assisted in the due diligence exercise in respect of limestone quarry operations in the States of Perak, Pahang and Terengganu.
  • Represented a foreign client in the acquisition of the corporations owning the Penjom gold mines in State of Pahang including providing advice on applicable laws and regulations in respect of gold mining in Pahang, conducting the due diligence on the business including gold mining tenements in Pahang and on the Malaysian companies which hold and operate the tenements, attending to the closing of the acquisition transaction of corporations and advised in the Malaysian aspects of the financing of the acquisition including the creation of security over the assets in Malaysia.
  • Advised a foreign client on the applicable laws and regulations in respect of mining leases and mining licenses of iron ore mines and processing sites in the State of Pahang.
  • Advised and assisted in the drafting and negotiation of the licensing agreement in respect of quarry for granite rock materials in the State of Penang.
  • Part of a due diligence team acting for a Chinese entity in respect of iron ore mining tenements in the State of Pahang.
  • Part of due diligence team for various on-site and virtual site acquisitions due diligence exercises particularly on the real estate and banking aspects.


  • Herbert Smith Guide to Private Wealth in Asia – Malaysian Chapter on Private Wealth in Asia (2012/2013)
  • Legal Insights- An Assessment of the Proposed Rate Increase – December 2013
  • Herbert Smith Guide to Private Wealth in Asia – Malaysian Chapter on Private Wealth in Asia (2013/2014)
  • Herbert Smith Guide to Private Wealth in Asia – Malaysian Chapter on Private Wealth in Asia Third Edition 2016



IFLR 1000 2019 Rankings


IFLR 1000 2019 has ranked Skrine as a Tier 1 firm in four practice areas. In addition, eight of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.


Asialaw Profiles 2019 Rankings


Asialaw Profiles 2019 has ranked Skrine as an ‘Outstanding’ firm in seven industry and practice areas. In addition, 10 of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.


Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018


We are pleased to announce that our firm is recognised as a Top Tier Firm in the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018. Some of our partners were also listed in the rankings.



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