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Pertinent Issues In Structuring Land JV Agreements 2017

October 6, 2017 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm UTC+8

(Land Law, Tax Implications & Commercial Terms)

Date: 6 October 2017 | Time: 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Venue: Wisma REHDA


How to structure land joint ventures for development? In this current business climate, more property developers may prefer to source for land through joint venture with land owners rather than an outright purchase. Contractors keen to move up the value chain may be looking to secure land to venture into property development for the first time through joint venture. Land owners may be seeking the best ways to monetise their land investments through favourable commercial joint venture terms.

Listen to industry practitioners on current issues when embarking and structuring land JV agreements and most importantly, how to resolve them.

Experts on different facets in structuring land JV agreements including (tax implications, land law and planning implications, commercial and financial structuring and terms) will be sharing their extensive experiences being involved in land JVs.


  • Property developers
  • Government related agencies
  • Contractors interested to move up the value chain to be property developers
  • Land owners keen to JV with others on property development
  • Parties interested to go into joint venture property developments
  • Real Estate agents and valuers


  • The former Secretary General for Ministry of Land and Cooperative (Prof. Datuk Dr. Nik Mohd Zain), one of the authorities in land law matters in Malaysia will be there. Listen to his experiences and direct your questions to him.
  • Listen and direct your questions to experienced M&A experts in land matters.
  • How to structure your deals to manage tax and legal implications?
  • Covers all pertinent angles, get updated on current issues impacting land law JV (Tax implications, Commercial terms and financing, Government and planning laws).


Prof. Datuk Dr Nik Mohd Zain Bin Nik | Former Secretary General of Ministry of Land and Cooperative Development

Prof Dr. Nik graduated with Honours from University of Malaya in 1969, obtained his Masters in Winsconsin, USA in 1979 and later earned his PhD in law from University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom in 1989. He is the first PhD holder on Land Law in Malaysia. He has decades of experience and is often sought for his expertise in various councils, committees and land consultancy. He had held key positions in both private and government bodies namely Director General Land and Mines Malaysia and Federal Lands Commissioner of Malaysia, Secretary General of Ministry of Land and Cooperative Development. He served the Ministry of Land in various capacities for more than 34 years.

Mr. Tan Hwa Chuan | Founder of B.I.G Group

Tan Hwa Chuan graduated from Warwick University, UK, in Master of Science in Engineering Business Management.Tan Hwa Chuan is a merger and acquisition specialist for land investment and development. He is the Director of B.I.G group of companies, an organization specializes in property development, investment, real estate advisory, merger and acquisition. He weighs pros and co ns via his proprietary feasibility study methods and is able to make good and accurate decision swiftly. His M&A daily job scopes cover: Business development and marketing for property development, sourcing land, government study, market study, draft design, preparing feasibility study and cashflow for property development. He also conducts grouping for enblock marketing to ease the cashflow of a property development.

Mr. Chang Hong Yun | Partner, Tay and Partners

Hong Yun heads the Mergers & Acquisitions as well as the Banking and Finance practice groups. He also handles real estate, personal data protection, regulatory compliance, corporate and commercial matters for a variety of clients both local and foreign. He regularly advised on cross-border transactions relating to mergers and acquisitions as well as banking and finance. Hong Yun also advises on foreign direct investment and acts for venture capital and private equity. Hong Yun graduated from Monash University with a LL.B and a B.Sc (Computer Science). He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1991 and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1993.


Mr. David Lai | Chairman of GST Technical of CTIM, Executive Director of BDO Malaysia

David is the Head of Tax Advisory and Executive Director for Tax at BDO Malaysia. He has over 25 years of work experience both in professional practice and in a multinational commercial organisation. David’s area of specialisation is in corporate tax and goods and services tax (GST) advisory work for local and multi-national companies from various industry sectors, many of which are from the property development and construction sector. David has extensive tax experience advising businesses on efficient structuring of their corporate structure (eg. incorporated vs unincorporated joint ventures), transaction structure and financing structure. He has also led numerous GST implementation and transfer pricing engagements for both domestic and multinational groups.

Speaker Presentation Slides Download Here:

  1. Mr. Tan Hwa Chuan (Founder of B.I.G group)
  2. Prof. Datuk Dr. Nik – Development of Malay Reserve Land
  3. Prof. Datuk Dr. Nik – Fraud In Land Dealings & Land Transactions
  4. Mr. David Lai (Chairman of GST Technical of CITM)
  5. Mr. Chang Hong Yun (Partner of Tay and Partners)

For further inquiries, please contact: 

Tel: 03 – 7803 6006

Email: register@rehdainstitute.com


October 6, 2017
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
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REHDA Institute
03 7803 6006


No 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Bangsar South City
Kuala Lumpur, 59200 Malaysia
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