Our Team Member

Amelia Tan Ru Wen

Amelia Tan Ru Wen

Senior Legal Associate
(Divorce & Family Litigation)

Amelia Tan graduated from the University of Malaya (UM) with honors in Bachelors of Laws (LLB) and she then underwent her pupillage in Messrs. Zul Rafique & Partners under the Dispute Resolution and Industrial Relations/Employment Practice Group.

Amelia’s main practice area is civil litigation particularly handling divorce & family law, corporate/commercial law, employment law and land disputes.

Amelia commenced legal practice with Messrs. Sheah Tan & Rahman and has also experience in corporate commercial and conveyancing. Amelia’s corporate and commercial background consist of undertaking due diligence and drafting of several commercial agreements for purposes of share acquisition, joint venture, debt repayment, licensing programmes, and including guarantees.

Before joining Messrs. Tam Yuen Hung & Co. (TYH & Co.), Amelia was previously attached to Messrs. Wong & Loh and had undertaken various High Court appeals and judicial review, lower court trial, hearings, and mediation.

Amelia presently handles mostly contentious and complex divorce & family litigation in TYH & Co. spearheading the firm’s litigation department resolving disputes.

Highlights:

  1. Acted for the applicant husband in a custody application in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur in 2021 where the Court’s ruling is in favour of the applicant husband in terms of visitation/overnight access and maintenance payable.
  2. Acted for the petitioner wife in a contentious dissolution of marriage (divorce) due to respondent husband’s adultery and successfully negotiated for a generous sum of settlement in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur in 2020.
  3. Obtained Grant of Probate for the estate of a non-Commonwealth foreign national deceased with assets in Malaysia whereby the last will and testament had been deposited in the foreign Court in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur in 2020.
  4. Represented developer in challenging the decision of the Home Buyers Tribunal on late payment damages despite extension of time granted by Housing Controller prior the Sri Istana Condominium Federal Court decision.
  5. Successfully argued in the High Court of Johor Bahru before Johor Bahru Judicial Commissioner via Online Hearing for an interlocutory application appeal during the Movement Control Order (MCO) in 2020.
  6. Acted and defended directors and companies in a frustrated multiple tranche share sale agreement dispute coupled with derivative action and breach of fiduciary duty of directors in Penang High Court in 2019.

Amelia is passionate about the law and is an ardent believer that the law seeks to protect, works to establish justice and trample over tyranny.

Amelia is conversant in:

  • English;
  • Bahasa Melayu; and
  • Hokkien dialect.