Chris Tan

LEGAL ADVISOR
ASEAN

Chris founded CHUR ASSOCIATES® in 2003. Chur Associates is a boutique legal service provider that delivers 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.

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 the FIABCI Medal of Honour for his outstanding services to FIABCI one of the youngest ever recipient of such honor 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 Awards, Property Guru Asia Property Awards and Realty TV Show “Anyone can be a Millionaire”.

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