Tax is often perceived as a niche and complex area that only a select few can practise. 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.
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 tax advice to them. Legal 500 Asia Pacific has recognised him as one of the key tax lawyers in Malaysia for 2022 and 2023.
Nicholas Mark Pereira is a partner of Juen, Jeat, Nic & Nair. His primary area of practice is tax. He handles both advisory and contentious tax work. Nicholas represents clients in tax appeals before the courts and tax tribunals. He also assists clients in dealing with tax audits or investigations. Additionally, he frequently renders legal opinions to both taxpayers and tax consultants on technical tax issues. He also assists clients in dealing with complex tax issues that may arise from commercial transactions and restructuring exercises.
Abhilaash Subramaniam graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from University of Warwick, United Kingdom, and completed the Bar Professional Training Course at University of Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. 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.
Terms and Conditions
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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.
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- No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
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