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.

Tax, Customs & Trade

Our Tax, Customs & Trade 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, the 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

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 Nadkarni | Jason Tan Jia Xin