We firmly believe that we owe our clients not only a legal obligation to provide legal service up to the par but, on top of that, a moral obligation to treat our clients’ cases as our own.
LL.B. (Hons.), University of London – 2016
Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) – 2017
Date of Admission to Malaysian Bar
28th September 2018
With the strong belief that young age is not the obstacle of being excellent and legal profession is a calling, Etrus Tan has consistently performed excellently even during his pupillage period. He has been appointed as the Head of Department of Litigation Cum Sub-Sale Department of Messrs Yee & Associates when he was in the midst of completing his pupillage at Yee & Associates. During his working tenure in Messrs Yee & Associates, he has acquired the skill of handling the sub-sale matters and independently attending the loan matters for local banks which include Public Bank and Hong Leong Bank.
After he joined our firm, Esther Ong Tengku Saiful & Sree, he has also exhibited his passion for law, perseverance toward success, as well as his capability of independently handling litigation matters and advisory matters.
Etrus Tan has conducted many trials and hearings independently from lower courts up to Federal Court from his first year of practicing till now. He has successfully obtained the decisions in favour of his clients during his first year of practicing in almost every case that he handles. Further, he has also successfully obtained injunctions for his clients which includes Mareva Injunction.
He has also won many compliments from clients and his clients have commended him for “demonstrates commitment, a competitive nature, passion and can count on his determination and analytical approach when a strategic discussion is called for” and “always provided the best solution as well as the most holistic and pragmatic approach to solve problems”.
Due to his excellent performance and talents in litigation, he was made a junior partner of our firm during his first year of practicing in 2018 to head the Litigation Cum Advisory Department of our firm.
Further, he has also exhibited the characteristics of not only a “supervisor” but a true leader who always practices what he preaches as well as becoming the precedent to be followed by the others. He has always selflessly shared all his knowledge and skills of advocacy with the young lawyers, pupils and interns and even conducting training for them. As a recognition for his leadership, talents, initiatives and contributions to the firm, he was promoted to be the managing partner of the firm in the year 2019 which was his second year of practicing.
Under the leading and management of the firm by Etrus Tan from 2019 till now, the firm has been transformed into a boutique law firm that focuses mainly on corporate litigation, intellectual property litigations and employment matters.
He is one of the mentors for ELM Insights which is an initiative by Malaysian law students for the development and learning purpose of Malaysian Law Students.
He has also been invited by the Malaysian Law Student Network (MLSN), IQI Properties Sdn. Bhd. and International Entrepreneur Network to be the speaker for legal talks.
Recently, Etrus Tan is also selected as one of the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Rising Stars 2021