CPD Live: Tax Litigation is for Lawyers, Not Accountants!

17 Apr 2020 - Fri / 1 day / 11:00am - 12:30pm / CPD Live Session at ezTalks

This CPD Session will explore the fundamentals of tax law.


Highlight: Due to the overwhelming response received, registration is now closed.
Law Student: RM 0
Member: RM 0
Members admitted from 1 July 2011: RM 0
Non-Member: RM 0
Pupil in Chambers: RM 0
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 1
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This CPD Live Session carries 1 CPD point.

It is free of charge, but advance registration is required.

Upon successful registration, a link to the CPD Live Session will be emailed to registered participants only. Registration will close on 15 Apr 2020 (Wednesday). Please note that no additional registration will be accepted once the closing date is passed, or if the CPD Live Session is full.

We are pleased to present a session on tax law that will cover the following:

  • Basic and essential principles of tax statutes and cases
  • Introduction and insight into tax litigation
  • Differences between tax law and tax accounting
  • Some practical tips on tax law

Please note that there will a 30-minute question-and-answer session after the 1-hour talk.

CPD Live is an initiative by the Bar Council during the Movement Control Order period, so that Members and pupils are not deprived of continuous learning even at this time.

Come join the CPD Live Session in the comfort of your own home!

This CPD Live Session is organised by the Bar Council Continuing Professional Development Department.


Anand Raj was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996 and has been a partner of Shearn Delamore & Co. since 2003. Anand’s practice areas include all aspects of tax and transfer pricing disputes and litigation as well as competition law and antitrust. Anand is the Co-Head of the firm’s Antitrust Practice.

Anand has experience in corporate and investment work, and in all aspects of tax and revenue law advisory, structuring, planning, litigation, transfer pricing, audit and investigation work. Anand regularly appears as Counsel for taxpayers before the Special Commissioners and the superior courts of Malaysia, and many of his cases have been reported and are landmarks in Malaysian tax law.

Anand was recognised as the 2017 Asia Tax Disputes and Litigation Practice Leader of the Year by the International Tax Review (“ITR”), as an “Elite Practitioner” in Tax by Asialaw Profiles 2020, as a “Highly Regarded Practitioner” in Indirect Tax and Tax Controversy 2019-2020 by the ITR, by Who’s Who Legal 2019 as a “Global Leader” in Corporate Tax Controversy, and by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017 as a “Market Leading Lawyer” in Tax. Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014–2019) recognised Anand as a “Leading Lawyer” in Taxation and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2009–2020) recognised Anand as “Leaders in their Field” in Tax. Anand is ranked by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2019–2020) as a “Leading Individual” in Tax.

Anand has acted in tax cases, including for the Malaysian Bar, Castrol (Aspac Lubricants), MUI, ExxonMobil, Multi-Purpose Holdings Berhad, Seabanc Kredit, Paramount (M) (1963) Sdn Bhd, Bandar Utama City Corporation, SGS Singapore, Wincor Nixdorf, Petronas Penapisan, AIACL, SUEP Properties Berhad, Shell Refining, United Malacca Berhad, Kompleks Tanjung Malim Sdn Bhd, and many others.

Abhilaash Subramaniam graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, and completed the Bar Professional Training Course in the University of Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Abhilaash also holds an LLM degree from the University of Cardiff.

Abhilaash was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2016, and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2017. He has been a member of Shearn Delamore & Co.’s Tax and Revenue Practice Group since 2017.

Abhilaash practises many aspects of Malaysian tax and revenue advisory, dispute resolution (including advising taxpayers on the settlement of tax cases with the Revenue or in dealings with governmental authorities) and litigation work (including tax appeals).

Sharon Lau Foong Yee was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2018. She obtained her LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London in 2016.

Sharon has been a member of Shearn Delamore & Co.’s Tax and Revenue Practice Group since 2018.

Sharon practises many aspects of Malaysian tax and revenue advisory, dispute resolution (including advising taxpayers on the settlement of tax cases with the Revenue or in dealings with governmental authorities) and litigation work (including tax appeals, judicial review applications, civil suits, etc). She has also appeared in tax appeals before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax.

Terms and Conditions

A Step-By-Step Guide to Join the CPD Live Session

(1) You will be given a link to the CPD Live session once your registration has been confirmed.

(2) We are using ezTalks Webinar for the Live CPD Session. You may visit its website here to participate via on the laptop or desktop. You may also download the ezTalks mobile app for iPhone or Android.

(3) Once you open the link, you are required to fill in the necessary registration particulars. When you have submitted the details, a confirmation email by ezTalks will be automatically sent to your registered email. It will contain a webinar ID and a 4-digit invitation code.

(4) To join the ezTalks Webinar, you will be required to provide the webinar ID and 4-digit invitation code. If you are a Member of the Bar or pupil in chambers, please use the format below when you are prompted to provide your last name for identification purposes:

Last name | Bar Council membership number or petition number

If you are a non-Member, please provide only your full name.

(5) Please do not share the link (including webinar ID and password) to any persons that have not registered for the CPD Live Session.

(6) Please ensure that you have a strong internet connection. You are encouraged to use an earpiece with microphone for clarity.

(7) If you wish to raise a question, please type in the chat box, and the speaker will respond accordingly during the Question-and-Answer Session.

(8) Strictly no screen recording, sharing, or reproducing the content of the CPD Live Session on any platform is allowed. Failure to adhere to this may result in disciplinary action against you by the Bar Council.


Event Policy

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.

For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.


Cancellations must be made in writing.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.


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.



The personal information that you provide to the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.


  • Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
  • No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
  • No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).



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