The best of criminal defence lawyers when visited by the “Taxman”, may be left tongue-tied, not because they are in the wrong but because their accounting records, income and expense treatment perhaps do not meet the expectations of the Inland Revenue Board. What are these expectations and how to manage these expectations will be addressed by the speaker, who will also cover the dos and don’ts in managing your tax affairs. This closed-door session is tailored specifically for advocates and solicitors practising in the area of criminal defence.
S Saravana Kumar holds a LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London and went on to do his Masters of Law degree in taxation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a Barrister-at-Law of Inner Temple.
Saravana has appeared in benchmark litigations with a volume of wins in tax disputes. Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 acknowledged Saravana for being “dynamic, efficient and helpful”, and Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 commented that clients have remarked: “His tax knowledge is very in-depth and he is fast at responding”.
Saravana was recently recognised as one of Asia's leading lawyers in Asialaw Profiles 2019 and named one of the 40 top lawyers under 40 years old in Asia by the Asian Legal Business. He is consistently ranked highly on Chambers Asia and The Legal 500. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 named Saravana as a “Leading Lawyer”.
Saravana is an Adjunct Professor with Universiti Tenaga Nasional (“UNITEN”) and chairs the Taxation Section of LAWASIA. He was recently elected to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Executive Committee 2019/2020 term, where he chairs the Professional Development Committee.
Ravi Nekoo is an active litigator and has appeared at all levels of the courts in Malaysia. He has also authored several books and conducts training programmes organised by the Bar Council for Members of the Malaysian Bar. He is the Co-Chairperson of the Bar Council Professional Standards and Development Committee, and was previously the Co-Chairperson of the Bar Council Criminal Law Committee.
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