LHAG Advocates And Solicitors LHAG Advocates And Solicitors

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.

Commercial

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.


      Key Services:

      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

      Partners:

      Aaron Gerard SankarRaphael Tay Choon Tien
  • 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.


      Key Sectors:

      Bills of lading Charter parties
      Commercial disputes Customs
      International trade Shipping contracts
      Warehousing agreements  

      Partners:

      Mong Chung SengAndrew Chiew Ean Vooi
  • 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.


      Key Sectors:

      Anti-bribery & Corruption Consumer Protection
      Government and Statutory Regulation Information Governance & Data Protection
      Policy & Legislative Drafting Public Procurement

      Partners:

      Adlin Abdul Majid
  • 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.

      Accolades
      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

      Asialaw Profiles
      “provides prompt and valuable feedback” – 2018


      Key Sectors:

      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  

      Partners:

      Dato’ Nitin NadkarniJason Tan Jia Xin