tan-shi-wen-new Tan Shi Wen

Partner, Corporate Division

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Tan Shi Wen was admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in February 2011 and joined Skrine as an Associate in the Corporate Division. Shi Wen is a Barrister of the Lincoln’s Inn, London and holds an LL.M in International Commercial Law from the College of Law, London and a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from the King’s College, London. She was made Partner in Skrine in January 2018.

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Areas of Practice

Merger & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Foreign Investments, Joint Ventures, Shipping, Ship Financing, Licensing, Competition Law, Healthcare, Corporate Division.


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • LL.M in International Commercial Law, London College of Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King’s College London
  • Bar Vocational Course, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Manchester


Competition Law

  • Conducted a study for Tenaga Malaysia Berhad on the possible effects of the Malaysian competition policy on the Malaysian electricity supply industry.
  • Engaged by the Suruhanjaya Tenaga for the preparation and drafting of Competition Guidelines to be issued to govern competition within the domestic gas supply industry in anticipation of the gas market liberalisation by the Malaysian Government.
  • Assisted the international liner shipping owner and operators in making an application and its renewal to the Malaysian Competition Commission (“MyCC”) for a block exemption. Note: This is the only block exemption order ever granted by the MyCC under the Malaysian Competition Act 2010 to date
  • Currently assisting an international airline in making an application to the Malaysian Aviation Commission for an individual exemption under the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015. Note: This application, if granted will be the only exemption order ever granted by the MavCom under the MavCom Act to date.
  • Assisted Life Insurance Association Malaysia and Malaysian Takaful Association in making an application to the MyCC for a block exemption under the Competition Act 2010.
  • Assisted a Swiss company and a financial institution in drafting, compiling documents and/or information and submitting to the MyCC for a leniency application under the Competition Act 2010.
  • Assisted and advised the liner shipping operators and the Malaysian ship trade associations, who are acting as intervening parties, in preparing and drafting submissions to the High Court in Sabah at Kota Kinabalu in response to an application for judicial review.
  • Assisted various companies and industry groups including a Malaysian airport operator, a container depot operator, two pharmaceutical companies and four general insurance companies in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations by the MyCC.
  • Conducted legal audit for companies and trade associations (for example HSBC, BMW, ING, the Cement and Concrete Association of Malaysia etc) in relation to the Malaysian competition law particularly on issues relating to sharing of information and assisted in ascertaining company's degree of compliance and recommend areas and action to be taken.
  • Assisted clients (including HSBC, BMW, the Cement and Concrete Association of Malaysia, ING, Aspen, Great Eastern, BP, Mitsubishi, Akersolution, Lexis-Nexis and Maersk etc) in reviewing, structuring and adapting clients’ global competition policies, drafting and establishing internal competition law policies, compliance procedures and “dawn raid” protocols for purposes of compliance with the Malaysian competition law.
  • Advising clients in various industries (such as HSBC, UOB, Servier, MSD, Eily Lilly, ASDA, Burger King, Paris Baguette, the Sun (newspaper), Suzuki, BMW, Genting, Novartis, Khazanah, Ingenico, SCA Hygiene, Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia, GAP, Telekom Malaysia, Tan Chong Motor, Lendlease, Coca-cola, JPMorgan Malaysia, MAHB, BP, the Pacific Insurance etc) on competition law issues including but not limited to joint ventures, cartels, collaborations, bancassurance, franchising and distribution arrangements.

Corporate M & A

  • Acted for Lundin Petroleum Ab in the sale the 100 percent issued share capital of Lundin Services Limited (which owns the FPSO Bertam oilfield) to M3nergy Investment Ltd.
  • Lead Malaysian counsel for the proposed acquisition of PTT in 10% of the issued share capital of Petronas LNG 9 Sdn Bhd from Petroliam Nasional Berhad.
  • Advised and acted for PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) in its cross border acquisition of 6 downstream companies in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia representing PDB's first overseas acquisitions in its history.
  • Acted as Malaysian counsel for USG Corporation in its US$1.6 billion joint venture with Boral Limited.
  • Advised and acted for a consortium of short-listed bidders in the acquisition of Esso Malaysia Berhad, ExxonMobil Malaysia and ExxonMobil Borneo from ExxonMobil Corporation.
  • Advised and acted for CBRE Group in its acquisition of shares in Malaysia’s leading real estate services provider, C H Williams Talhar & Wong Sdn Bhd, WTW Real Estate Sdn Bhd and WTW Property Services Sdn Bhd.
  • Advised clients including Sodexo Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Hereema Marine Contractors, ROC Oil Malaysia (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company ASA and Foster Wheeler Sdn Bhd on the setting-up of the Malaysian operations and PETRONAS licensing and assisting in the drafting of agreements and/ or documents such as shareholders agreements and memorandum and articles of association in order to comply with laws, guidelines and requirements.
  • Led numerous due diligence team and assisted clients (including CIMC Vehicles (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad, Ekuinas National Berhad, Pickles Auctions Pty Ltd, KJ Technical Services Sdn. Bhd etc) in its acquisitions and/or joint-ventures.


  • Advised, negotiated and drafted legal documentations for several banks including MayBank, HSBC Amanah, HSBC Bank, DBS Bank and AmBank on ship financing and asset-based financing and mortgage registration of vessels.
  • Advised and acted for clients in the incorporation of subsidiary company, setting up of representative office and registration of branch of foreign company in Malaysia.
  • Advised clients in the drafting and reviewing of shareholders, sale and purchase and tenancy agreements and memorandum and articles of association.
  • Advised companies in various industries on issues relating company law and other applicable laws relevant to the particular industry including regulatory authorities' policies and requirements in Malaysia.
  • Seconded to Talisman Malaysia for provision of various legal services.


Authored the following:

  • Expert contributor, the Annotated Malaysian Companies Act 2016 published by Sweet and Maxwell in November 2017
  • Competition Law Part, the Practical Law Global Guides 2016 - second edition of "Franchising"
  • Comptetion Law Part, Skrine's Doing Business in Malaysia 2016
  • Competition Law Part, "Doing Business in Malaysia Global Guide 2015/16: Q&A"
  • “Dangling the Carrot?”, Legal insights 1/2014 (March) issue
  • Competition Law Part, The Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2014, 8th Edition, Malaysia
  • Co-Author, Malaysia, GCR - The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2014
  • Presenter - Aspen Malaysia Competition Law Training 5 January 2017
  • Presenter - MMC Group Competition Law Training 27 September 2017
  • Presenter - Rockwool Malaysia Competition Law Training 12 July 2017
  • Presenter - Skrine's 3C Conference 2 March 2017
  • Presenter - BMW Competition Law Training 15 and 17 June 2016
  • Presenter - Mitsubishi Competition Law Training 15 December 2015
  • Presenter - Huhtamaki Competition Law Compliance Training 18 June 2015


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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