Tan Yan Yong, who goes by YY, holds a Bachelor of Laws/ LLB (Hons) from University of West of England. He was admitted and enrolled as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. Being a general litigator, he regularly appears in the High Court of Malaya and the Appellate Courts. YY has also represented clients in various tribunal and arbitration matters across the country.
Prior to joining Messrs Afif Rahman & Chong, YY was attached to Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners, a large, broad-based commercial legal practice. He was exposed to a multitude of areas in legal practise during his time there, with a particular focus on corporate finance and litigation. He has assisted in advising on exercises in Mergers and Acquisition (M&A), and was also involved in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of both ACE and MAIN during the process of their market listings.
YY then did his pupillage with Messrs Ranjit Singh & Yeoh (RSY), a highly regarded boutique law firm for litigation practice in Malaysia. Retained thereafter, YY was exposed to a wide range of litigation works, including commercial practise, defamation, land disputes and judicial review proceedings. He has successfully represented clients to file and defend Mareya and Anton Piller Injunctions, assisting in defending a number of high-profile cases.
With his experience with both big and small firms, YY is well-versed in different areas of legal practice, giving him a holistic view of any legal issues and disputes. YY is also a committee member of the Joint Management Body of a prestigious condominium in the Klang Valley, regularly advising and giving talks on public forums.