About Chris Tan

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About Chris Tan 2018-10-03T15:01:31+00:00

Chris founded CHUR ASSOCIATES® in 2003. Chur Associates is a boutique legal service provider that deliver friendly solution for its clients on a niche positioning from Corporate Advisory in “Legal Department Outsourcing” to “Everything Real Estate” serving the entire value chain including civic litigation.

Real Estate

Gaining the entry through FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation), Chris advised FIABCI on constitutional and policy matters particular on setting up of the FIABCI Asia Pacific Regional Secretariat that has impacted the FIABCI structure today. In addition to his service as an evaluator of the Malaysia Property Award™, Chris is elected to serve the Malaysian Chapter (www.fiabci.com.my) for two terms from 2006 to 2010 as its National Council Member. Chris is then appointed to the Board of Directors of FIABCI International (www.fiabci.org) to preside over the portfolio of Young Members aged 35 and below for the term 2009/ 2010. For his contribution, Chris has been awarded with the FIABCI Medal of Honour for his outstanding services to FIABCI one of the youngest ever recipient of such honour in the history of FIABCI.

In addition to delivery papers on real estate related legal issues locally and overseas including a lecture in Tsinghua University, property investors from Dutch, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Middle East and etc, Chris regularly offers his comments for newspapers and medias both on-line and off-line. With the knowledge in international property, Chris is appointed as Legal Advisor for Institute of Estate Agents, Singapore (IEA).

Chris was praised as being the first lawyer for speaking at the Edge Investment Forum on Real Estate in 2009. Chris also started his column in the Star newspaper called “Real Legal” as well as his monthly “Legal Clinic” on air at the “Property Show for BFM89.9. As Strata Expert, he is regularly sharing the strata issue to educate the public about living in strata community as well as in house training for developer on how to plan a good strata development.

With such background, Chris was part of the Technical Committee under the National Economic Action Council of the Prime Minister’s Department to devise strategies to stimulate the property sector in Malaysia responsible for the blue print of the Malaysia Property Inc (www.malaysiapropertyinc.com) set up under Prime Minister Abdullah’s administration as the very first Public-Private Initiative (PPI) to position Malaysia as an international real estate investment destination.

As Chris was appointed as one of the ambassadors of Iskandar Malaysia by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) in year 2013 who takes on a significant role in the campaign and thoughts on the Iskandar moving forward. Besides, as a property expert, he was appointed as the panel judge for the inaugural iProperty People’s Choice Award, TheEdgeProperty.com Malaysia’s Best Managed Property, Property Guru Asia Property Awards and TV Realty Show “Anyone can be a Millionaire”.

Entrepreneurship (Startups and SME)

Being the entrepreneur that he is, Chris also speaks as the guest host on BFM 89.9 sharing his views on entrepreneurship and legal related matters. He was featured as one of the Gurus in “Pimp My Biz” and giving out advice in “Speed Consulting” as well as “Up The Ante”on the station  for startups and SME.

Chris presided over the very first National Youth Entrepreneur Convention in 2008 and appeared as the featured speaker in the inaugural Facebook Developer Garage in Malaysia in the same year. Since then, Chris has been a regular speaker and commentator for events on startups; e-commerce, digital marketing and SMEs. Also, he was a facilitator to help the companies to draft out their very own Vision and Mission. With such experiences, he is appointed as Legal Advisor in Persatuan Usahawan Maju Malaysia (PUMM).

Chris  together with the partner Freda Liu has conducted workshop for startups and step-ups, to share the hard and soft skills in sustaining a business especially in this critical economy. Also, he conducted an Entrepreneur Study Trip to Australia on 2016  with various background of entrepreneurs. Being an invited lecturer, he was participated in MBA in Business Transformation & Start up by Akamai University too. As an entrepreneur, he understands the importance of communication, and so he is also a Certified Trainer and Consultant of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Chris is awarded by the Prestige “Top 40 under 40” (Top Outstanding Young Malaysian Award) in year 2013 for his entrepreneurship. On 2016, Chris is awarded by the Entrepreneur Insight “The 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneur”. And at the same year, he is awarded by The Malaysian Australian Alumni Awards 2016 “Young Entrepreneur Award”.

Regional Business Expansion

Being appointed as the Secretary of Operation that facilitates the organization of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2005 is a testament of Chris’ ability in handling regional issues. This is useful for clients intending for regional expansion to ASEAN and beyond, particularly through the established network of firms built and connected by Chris.

Environment and Waste Management

For many years now, Chris gives in-house advice to the country’s only integrated Industrial Waste Management Center at Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Chris has negotiated many contracts with multinational corporations on pertinent issues in the handling of hazardous and toxic wastes such as the regulatory limitations, treaty provisions, pollution, transboundary movements, treatment methods and costs, waste recovery and recycling as well as other services throughout the value chain.

Media and Entertainment

Chris is a recognized music author that has been granted membership from MACP (Music Authors’ Copyright Protection) since 2003. His close relation with the media and also his in-depth understanding at the media and entertainment industry, made him a friendly target for comments on legal related current issues and also his in-depth understanding at the media and entertainment industry and a preferred moderator for forums and seminars from time to time as well as a frequent guest on radio and TV.