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Meileng Tam

special counsel, commercial

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about Meileng

legal assistant: sharyn notley-frangalas t: +61 3 9208 9859 e: sharyn.notley@mk.com.au

about Meileng

Initially wanting to become a doctor, Meileng found herself drawn to her law subjects at university instead and decided medical school wasn’t going to be for her. Despite making the successful decision to switch to law, her curiosity about the healthcare, innovation and medical industry never waned. This natural interest means Meileng immerses herself in her clients’ businesses, understanding how they work and how she can help evolve them.

Whether she is working with clients in the medical devices industry or in medical, dental or pharmacy practices, or whether she’s assisting in mergers and acquisitions, Meileng supports them to achieve their business aspirations.

“A client once said to me, ‘There are two people you need when you embark on starting a business, a good accountant and a good lawyer.’ That client has been with me for a long time, so it’s good to know you have been a part of their success.”

Areas of Expertise

buying/selling business
commercial contracts
health and pharmacy specific commercial experience
mergers and acquisitions

industries

health
pharmaceutical

recent experience

  • building an australian presence

    Meileng was the lead solicitor advising in the acquisition of a number of day hospitals by a global firm as they aimed to secure their presence for their dialysis treatment clinics in Australia and New Zealand. This acquisition was complex as the client was headquartered in Germany and the vendor’s position on providing warranties created commercial risks that required a detailed evaluation. The acquisitions expanded the client’s footprint from product supplier to an essential medical service provider in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Since the completion of the acquisition, the client has opened further clinics.

  • investment to embark on us expansion

    Meileng advised a family owned food business on securing an investment to help them expand into the US. Unfortunately the investment company provided a template investment and shareholder position, which would have been detrimental to the client. Working against strict time constraints due to the client’s US commitments, Meileng was able to shift the investment company’s mindset through significant negotiations. Meileng helped the client retain the family interest and value in the business whilst gaining them access to private equity funds enabling them to embark on their US expansion.