DATUK ROGER TAN KOR MEEManaging Partner
Datuk Roger Tan is the founder and managing partner of Roger Tan & Partners (RTNP). On January 1, 2010, the senior partners took over the entire practice of Nik Saghir & Ismail, Johor Bahru of which he had been the managing partner from 1995 to 2009.
He has acted for various corporations and institutions in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and as a legal consultant to various statutory bodies and government authorities in Malaysia.
He sat in the legislative drafting committees of Johor State Government and the Federal Ministry of Housing and Local Government with regard to Water Supply Enactment 1993 of Johor, Water Supply (Successor Company) Enactment 1993 of Johor, Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) (Amendment) Act 2002 and its regulations, Housing Development (Control And Licensing) (Amendment) Act 2007 and its regulations, and the Solid Waste And Public Cleansing Management Act 2007.
Datuk Roger was an elected member (2004-2008) of the Bar Council of Malaysia - the governing body of the Malaysian Bar. He had served the Malaysian Bar
in various capacities including the Webmaster of the
Malaysian Bar Website, Chairman of the 14th Malaysian Law Conference Organising Committee, Conveyancing Practice Committee and the National Young Lawyers Committee.
He is also the head of the Bar Council's Evaluation Team set up by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board to assess the law degree programmes from local universities to determine whether their law graduates should be exempt from the Certificate in Legal Practice examination before they could become 'qualified persons' to be called to the Malaysian Bar.
In 2008, he was appointed by the International Bar Association as part of an international team to evaluate the state of judiciary and the rule of law in Fiji.
Between March 2009 to March 2015, Datuk Roger served the maximum term of six years as a Board Member of the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation of Malaysia, a position appointed by the the Minister of Housing & Local Government under the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation Act, 2007.
He had also served as a member of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board from April 2013 - April 2015.
Currently, he is a Commissioner of the National Water Services Commission of Malaysia (SPAN), having been appointed by the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water since 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of SPAN.
On July 1, 2015, he was appointed as a president of the Strata Management Tribunal when the new Strata Management Act 2013 came into force on the same day.
He is an independent director of Cityneon Holdings Limited, Singapore, a member of the Star Media Group.
Datuk Roger writes regularly and has contributed many articles in local and foreign legal periodicals and news media. His column in The Sunday Star is known "With All Due Respect".
As a recognition of his services to the nation, he was conferred the award of Panglima Jasa Negara by His Majesty DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV which carries the title "Datuk".
Admission to the Bar
Areas of Practice
Secretary: Ms Sarah Halmi