Shearn Delamore & Co


7th Floor, Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No.1, Leboh Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, 50100

+603 2027 2727

Key contacts:

Partner: Anand Raj
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Partner: Irene Yong
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Partner: Foong Pui Chi
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Quick facts:

Number of advisers: 7
Network memberships: the World Law Group (WLG), the World Services Group (WSG), the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and the Drew Network Asia (DNA)
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin.

We advise and represent a broad range of clients in all areas of tax and revenue law and appear frequently before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, Customs Appeal Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.  We handle all types of tax and local government rates controversies, disputes, audits and investigations. We have a special interest in Labuan which offers preferential tax treatment to Labuan entities. We have been widely and consistently recognised by tax directories and publications over the years.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution With Tax Authorities
  • Corporate and Income Tax
  • Goods and Services Tax (“GST”)
  • Labuan Business Activity Tax
  • Tax Litigation on Local Government Rates under the Local Government Act 1976, up to the Federal Court level
  • Sales Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duties and Other Indirect Taxes including Tax Litigation before the Customs Appeal Tribunal
  • Taxation of Specialised Industries (Oil and Gas Companies, Financial Institutions and Telcos)
  • Tax Audits and Tax Investigations
  • Tax Law Advice for Employers
  • Tax Controversy, Disputes and Litigation
  • Tax Law Advice for M&A, Joint Ventures and Corporate Reorganisations
  • Tax Law Advice on Capital Markets Instruments and Transactions
  • Tax Law Advice On International Transactions, Foreign Direct Investments and Private Equity Investments
  • Tax Risk Management
  • Tax Treatment of Land and Development Activities
  • Tax Treatment and Incentives for Investments into Malaysia and Holding Companies
  • Transfer Pricing and Taxation of Cross Border Transactions

  • Asialaw Awards (2020) – Asia Tax Firm of the Year
  • Asialaw’s Client Service Excellence (2021) – Best Overall Firm in Tax
  • Asialaw Profiles (2017 - 2023) – Outstanding Firm for Tax
  • Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Awards (2017) – Tax Firm of the Year
  • Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards (2015) – Best in Tax
  • Asialaw Profiles (2013 - 2016) – Highly Recommended Firm for Tax
  • Asialaw Profiles (2009 - 2012) – First Tier Firm in Tax
  • Asian Mena Counsel (2019 and 2020) – Honourable Mentions for Taxation (Malaysia)
  • Asia Business Law Journal’s Malaysia Law Firm Awards (2022) – Winner for Taxation
  • ALB SE Asia Law Awards (2014) – South East Asia Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
  • Asian Mena Counsel (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2021) – In-House Community Firm of the Year in Taxation
  • Benchmark Litigation (2020-2023) – Tier 1 Firm in Tax
  • Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards (2022) – Tax Firm of the Year (winner)
  • Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards (2021) – Tax Firm of the Year (runner-up)
  • Chambers Asia Pacific (2009 - 2023) – Band 1 Firm for Tax
  • International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards (2016 and 2017) – Malaysia Tax Disputes and Litigation Firm of the Year
  • International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards (2018) – Malaysia Tax Firm of the Year, Malaysia Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year and Asia Tax Transactions Firm of the Year
  • International Tax Review Asia-Pacific Tax Awards (2020-2022) – Malaysia Tax Disputes Firm of the Year
  • International Tax Review Asia-Pacific Tax Awards (2021) – Impact Case of the Year: Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor v United Plantations Berhad
  • International Tax Review (2019 – 2023) – Tier 1 Firm for Tax Controversy, General Corporate Tax and Indirect Tax
  • International Tax Review (2019) – Tier 1 Firm for Best Tax Transactional Firm
  • International Tax Review (2012 - 2018) – Tier 1 Leading Tax Advisory Firm
  • International Tax Review (2020-2023) – Tier 2 Firm in World Transfer Pricing
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2007 - 2022) – Top Tier Firm for Tax
  • Chambers Asia Pacific (2009 - 2024) – Band 1 Firm for Tax
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2007 - 2024) – Top Tier Firm for Tax