Our Practice Areas
Starting with just two broad traditional practice areas - Corporate and Dispute Resolution - the firm has since grown by leaps and bounds. We are now organised into a wider range of more nuanced practice areas catering to ever-increasing complexity in the law and transactions. Our lawyers specialise in both direction and depth across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.
We have established a number of practice working teams or groups, each headed by an experienced partner with a reputable track record, for the efficient delivery of our services. This ensures that clients are always dealing with familiar lawyers who would already be well-attuned to their needs. We regularly work across practice groups to provide synergistic and effective solutions in the most cost-efficient manner.
Our commercial practice has worked with various multinational and local corporations and businesses from multiple sectors. We provide a full range of services geared at helping our client to achieving their commercial objectives. Our services include commercial negotiations, regulatory and licensing requirements, logistics and transportation advice as well as customs and taxation. The commercial team is supported by a reputable dispute resolution practice with a strong background in commercial disputes
- Foreign investment
“An enduring full-service firm with a distinguished foreign investment practice, advising multinational entities looking to set up in Malaysia through joint ventures or acquisitions. Highly active in corporate deals in the insurance and financial services sectors” – Chambers Asia Pacific
Our Foreign Investment Practice effortlessly combines current market-awareness with unparalleled international reach and in-depth experience. Having close contacts with the financial and business community gives us the edge to offer insights and quick solutions.
Acquisition of Private Equity & Property Trust Funds Brown Field & Green Field Acquisitions Commercial & Legal Issues Cross Border Structuring Commercial Contract Reviews Corporate Legal Advice Integration of Merged Entities to Enhance Investor Value Intellectual Property Information Technology Licensing & Regulatory Compliance Mergers & Integration Structuring Business Ventures & Organisations
- Logistics & transport
Our lawyers, based on their working experience with multinational logistics providers, transporters and shippers, are able to provide solutions and support to transactions and contentious issues.
Bills of lading Charter parties Commercial disputes Customs International trade Shipping contracts Warehousing agreements
- Regulatory & compliance
We are one of the very few firms in the country with a specialised Regulatory & Compliance Practice. Our unique and structured approach allows us to accurately determine the level of compliance required for each organisation.
Our services include legislative drafting and advisory work on compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA), the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (MACCA) and the Consumer Protection Act 1999.
We also conduct privacy impact assessments and MACCA compliance exercises, and develop regulatory compliance frameworks for organisations. Additionally, we provide training to employees of organisations for them to better understand their compliance obligations under various legislations.
Our clients include government agencies, industrial associations, multinational corporations and government-linked companies spanning various industries such as automobile, banking and finance, defence, FMCG, healthcare, insurance, media, property development, technology, telecommunications and utilities.
Anti-bribery & Corruption Consumer Protection Government and Statutory Regulation Information Governance & Data Protection Policy & Legislative Drafting Public Procurement
- Tax, SST and Customs
Our Tax, SST & Customs Practice has been consistently ranked as a top tier practice by leading industry publications like Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Asialaw Profiles.
The services we offer are comprehensive and cover all spectra of corporate tax advisory matters including transfer pricing, double taxation treaties, permanent establishments, customs duty, sales and services tax, real property gains tax and stamp duty. We also consult on tax issues arising from cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions as well as issuance of financial securities.
We also regularly act for clients in trade actions or investigations dealing with anti-dumping, safeguard duties, countervailing duties, anti-circumvention, free trade agreements and cross border transactions.
We have successfully represented taxpayers at various levels of court and also resolved tax disputes via negotiations with the Inland Revenue Board, Royal Malaysian Customs Department and the Ministry of Finance.
As pioneers of private client practice in Malaysia, we advise on a broad range of issues covering family matters and estates, trust establishment, tax planning and management of private companies as well as wealth preservation.
Chambers Asia Pacific
“They are a high-quality team with good depth, and they are very client-focused and responsive.” – 2020
“very professional and highly efficient” – 2020
“We are highly impressed with the firm. They are technically sound, very professional and provide quick responses.” – 2019
“They are very good, straight to the point and strategists. There is a sense of assurance from the solicitors that every strategy adopted is with a purpose.” – 2019
“they are one of the top legal firms where tax litigation matters are concerned.” – 2018
“The firm is very capable and gives us the distinct feeling that we can trust their advice.” – 2018
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
‘highly responsive and technically sound’ – 2017
“provides prompt and valuable feedback” – 2018
Advance Pricing Arrangement & Mutual Agreement Procedure Anti-Dumping Duty, Countervailing Duty & Safeguard Duty Criminal Tax Investigation & Money Laundering Double Taxation Agreement, Withholding Tax & Cross-Border Transactional Matters Indirect Taxes — Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Service Tax, Sales Tax & SST Industry Tax Issues Labuan Offshore Tax Incentives Land Taxation Private Clients & Trusts Real Property Gains Tax Stamp Duty Tax Advisory & Planning Tax Appeals & Litigation Tax Audits & Investigations Tax Incentives Tax Issues in Financial Transactions Transfer Pricing & Thin Capitalisation