Datin Grace Yeoh has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of CIMB Bank Berhad on 21 August 2013. She is an alumna of the United World College of South East Asia and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and also a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of London. She was called to the English Bar in 1984 and to the High Court of Malaya in 1985.
She has been in active practice since 1985 and is currently a partner of Shearn Delamore & Co. where she heads the Corporate and Commercial Law Department as well as the Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology Practice Group. Prior to joining the Corporate and Commercial Law Department, she practised in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group for more than 10 years. She currently sits on the Management Committee of Shearn Delamore & Co.
She has advised on the local incorporation of the banking industry as well as the listing of companies on Bursa Malaysia, advises on regulatory compliance, corporate governance and foreign investments. Her recent work has involved a number of mergers and acquisitions both in Malaysia for local and foreign clients and outside Malaysia for Malaysian clients. Her experience in the area of Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology includes advising on agreements such as joint ventures in respect of ENRGT projects and related licensing, operation and management agreements as well as other associated agreements and providing assistance on steering clients past issues associated with energy projects.
Datin Grace has been involved in the editing of the CCH Malaysian and Singapore Company Law and Practice Manual and has written and contributed to publications such as Getting the Deal Through - Insolvency and Restructuring and Global M&A.
She is currently a member of the Corporate and Commercial Law Committee and the Trade in Legal Services Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council.
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