Baker McKenzie

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Impressive department providing outstanding tax advisory expertise, especially on behalf of leading multinational companies. Also well placed to handle tax disputes, the team is skilled in transfer pricing, GST and SST issues, as well as wealth management and tax planning. Experienced in helping clients with the tax aspects of corporate restructuring exercises, as well as advising on tax exemptions. Draws on the Baker McKenzie network to provide extensive cross-border coverage.

Strengths A client reports: "Their insight is broad and comprehensive, and they always give us more than the facts of the law, including the thinking behind it. They give full explanations so that we fully understand, and they are very proactive."

Another interviewee notes: "They have a good relationship with the tax authority, which is helpful for us when explaining our situations and articulating things well."

Work highlights Advised Abbott Laboratories on tax matters regarding its integration with St. Jude Medical in Malaysia, which included a Malaysian law tax feasibility study and tax structuring advice.

Notable practitioners

Adeline Wong
is a leading tax lawyer especially in relation to advisory matters, with expertise in the technology industry among many others. She is well versed in advising on the tax aspects of business restructuring, tax exemptions and wealth management.

Jason Liang
is developing a strong reputation in the contentious tax space, frequently representing clients before Malaysia's tax authorities. A client notes that he "is easy to work with and has good knowledge and insights on tax-related disputes in Malaysia. He is very persistent in achieving results and is helpful for clients wanting to understand the pros and cons of the legal actions involved."

Krystal Ng
has expertise in transfer pricing and often advises on the tax aspects of business integrations and company restructuring. A client notes that she "has always been reliable in providing us with professional feedback."

Yvonne Beh
has a robust tax practice, often advising on issues relating to digital services, as well as tax incentives and exemptions. A client says that she has "a deep knowledge base and is responsive and available."