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Goh Yau Jun

Partner

Practice Area:

Construction & Projects
Corporate Commercial
Energy & Resources

LLB (Hons), University of Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn
Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

T +60 3 2273 1919
E [email protected]

Yau Jun is presently a Partner dealing with project development, corporate & commercial, construction & infrastructure, and power related transactions.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Experience

His main practices are as follows:

  • engineering, procurement, commissioning, and constructions (“EPCC”) of infrastructure related projects, which covers the documentations, preparation, negotiation, and finalisation of, the letter of award, EPCC contract, operations and maintenance contract, lease contract, joint venture and shareholders’ contract (including any other pre-bid or teaming agreement), off-taking contracts, utility and power supply contracts, and various other documents incidental and required under the relevant project.
  • general corporate and commercial advisory services including documenting, preparing, negotiating, and finalising agreements such as management agreement, services contracts, specific design agreement, supply agreement, power of attorney and other ancillary documents.
  • mergers and acquisitions related transactions including documenting, drafting, preparing, negotiating, and finalising assets and/or share sale and purchase agreement, joint venture agreement, and other such ancillary documents.
  • hotel operations and management transactions which cover the preparation, negotiation and finalisation of various operation services agreement, design review agreement, license agreement, and other such ancillary documents.
  • legal compliance matters – such as compliance with the Board of Engineers and/or Architects Malaysia requirements, Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia (CIDB) requirements, occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, manufacturing licence application and others.
  • review and advise client on the risks exposures relating to various tender documents including concession agreement and grant documents.
  • perform and assist clients on their contract administration, daily operational related corporate and commercial advisory services, especially providing legal inputs, including drafting and negotiation of documents related to a project or to a client.
Notable Transactions

Some of Yau Jun’s notable transactions, thus far, are as follows:

  • Assisted and advised on the feasibility studies and preliminary works related agreement in respect of a development and construction of a highway tunnel project in Malaysia.
  • Advised an investee company in its bidding exercise for the development, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a 365,000tpa waste to energy waste treatment facility in Malaysia, including drafting the term sheet for the engineering, procurement and construction contract, the operation and maintenance agreement, technology agreement and providing legal advice on the project structure.
  • Advised an investee company of the national strategic investment fund on both the engineering, procurement, commissioning, construction, as well as the operations and maintenance, of a 100tpd scheduled waste to energy plant complete with interconnection facilities in Malaysia.
  • Advised an investee company on the design, development, construction, and completion of a special one-of-its-kind landfill, including drafting, amending, negotiating, and finalising the construction contract.
  • Advised a multinational conglomerate involved primarily in the beverage industry, including reviewing, amending, and commenting, on its construction contracts templates (including other documents related to such relevant construction contracts), to be adopted, as master copies, by its contractors and suppliers, as part of contract documents.
  • Advised an investee company on its expansion of various materials handling system for conveyor line in respect of a terminal, including drafting the engineering, procurement and construction contract, and all relevant documents connected therewith.
  • Advised an investee company, as its foreign counsel, on a cross border sale and purchase of casino cum hotel transaction, including drafting and advising on the sale and purchase agreement, management agreement, security bonds, and other ancillary documents.
  • Advised an investee company on the development and laying of fibre optic cables in a Southern State of Malaysia, including drafting, advising, and finalising the development and construction contract, and other such ancillary documents.
  • Assisted and advised a service provider on the development, operation, and management of a newly built hotel, on a centralised basis, including advising, amending, negotiating and finalising the centralised services agreement, design review agreement, operating services agreement, license agreement, and other such ancillary documents.
Memberships/Directorships
  • Member, Malaysian Bar
Publications
  • Author, “Ensuring Timely Payment in Construction Industry”, the Sun (26 May 2014)