Mr Vijey Krishnan > Raja, Darryl & Loh > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Raja, Darryl & Loh
Level 26, Menara Hong Leong
6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara
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Partner; Tax


Vijey obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of London in 1995 after which he worked as a consultant in the Tax and Business Advisory Division of a major accounting and tax advisory company.  While working, Vijey studied for the Certificate in Legal Practice, which he successfully obtained in October 1998, and was called to the Peninsular Malaysian Bar in October 1999.   He became a partner of the firm in 2005.

As a tax lawyer, Vijey has extensive experience in income tax, custom duties, GST, service tax, real property gains tax, tax incentives and stamp duty and has provided tax advice to clients from virtually every business sector.

Unlike many other tax advisers, Vijey’s experience extends to tax litigation – he often appears before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, Customs, Appeal Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal on major points of tax law.  He has successfully represented clients in a wide range of tax cases, including cases concerning transfer pricing, deductibility of employee share option charges claimed by subsidiaries of listed companies, timing of recognition of income for property developers, refusal of the Minister of Finance to remit taxes, taxation of interest income as a business source and taxability of compensation received for termination of a contract.

Vijey has been named as a Leading Individual for Tax in Asia Pacific Legal 500 in its 2018 – 2023 editions, a Leading Lawyer in AsiaLaw Profiles for the years 2012 – 2015, 2018 and 2019, a Highly Regarded Lawyer (formerly titled “Leading Lawyer”) in IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review) for 2011 – 2022 and a Distinguished Practitioner in AsiaLaw Profiles for 2020-2023.  Benchmark Litigation has also named him as a “Litigation Star”.

He has also been highly ranked in the area of Tax in Chambers Asia Pacific from 2010 – 2023.


English; Bahasa Malaysia.


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (since 1999); Associate of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.


LL. B (Hons), (Lond) [1995]; Certificate in Legal Practice [1999].

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Malaysia > Tax

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