Tax is often perceived as a niche and complex area that only a select few can practise tax law. This event aims to dispel this misconception: Tax law is not an exclusive club; any lawyer can practise tax law. Tax affects everyone, from the man on the street to multinational companies. Every dealing or transaction will have tax consequences. You are affected too – hence you should attend this event.
With tax authorities stepping up their enforcement and collection efforts, it is imperative that you, as a taxpayer and lawyer for your clients, are equipped with the knowledge and tools to protect their rights and yours. This event will provide a roadmap for the Malaysian tax system and the dispute resolution process. The panellists will also share their experiences and tips in dealing with tax issues and the tax authorities. These sessions aim to empower more lawyers nationwide to take up tax law as an additional practice area.
Jeff Sum is an associate in the tax, trade and wealth management practice group of Wong & Partners. He focuses on tax disputes, audits and investigations. He regularly advises and represents clients before the national courts and tax tribunals on all areas of tax, including income tax, indirect tax, RPGT,stamp duty, tax incentives and transfer pricing. He has also advised clients in corporate exercises, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and joint ventures for clients from various industries. Jeff is also experienced in civil and commercial litigation, having been in asset recovery for fraud matters.
Desmond Liew Zhi Hong is a tax partner at Halim Hong & Quek. He has more than nine years of Malaysian taxation experience, including four years as a tax consultant at one of the Big 4 audit firms. He works on all aspects of tax law; in particular, he represented taxpayers in tax disputes and regularly renders taxadvice to them. Legal 500 Asia Pacific has recognised him as one of the key tax lawyers in Malaysia for 2022 and 2023.
Chang Ee Leen is a partner at Raja, Darryl & Loh and is a tax lawyer who recently returned to legal practice after some years as a tax consultant in the international tax and transaction services practice of one of the major accounting/tax firms in Kuala Lumpur.
Throughout the course of her legal and tax practice, Ee Leen has been involved in various stages of a tax audit and investigation; beginning from the audit and investigation stage to the appeal before the courts. She has represented clients before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, the Customs Appeal Tribunal, the High Court as well as the Court of Appeal. The reported cases in which she played a key role involved various crucial tax issues.
In addition, she has experience in tax technical work and has frequently rendered opinions to both taxpayers and tax consultants, from interpretation of laws to cross-border transactional tax issues. She has also submitted applications and appeals on behalf of clients to tax authorities and the Ministry of Finance to clarify on key tax technical issues.
Prior to diverging into tax consultancy practice, Ee Leen was ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the practice area of tax by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018). She has been listed as a “Recommended Lawyer” in the 2023 publication of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Ee Leen is an Associate Member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (“CTIM”).
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Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
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