Mr Jason Tan Jia Xin > Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
LEVEL 6, MENARA 1 DUTAMAS, SOLARIS DUTAMAS
NO. 1, JALAN DUTAMAS 1
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Work Department

Tax, SST & Customs

Position

Partner

Career

Jason’s primary area of practice is income tax and customs litigation, trade remedy investigations, tax and customs investigations and trade facilitation.

He has been involved in many of the largest income tax and customs disputes before all levels of Court on major points of tax law. The disputes involve issues on transfer pricing, withholding tax, income recognition, capital allowance, reinvestment allowance, double taxation agreements, deductibility of expenditure, excise valuation and customs procedures.

Jason also represents a sizeable number of manufacturers in local and foreign trade remedy investigations such as anti-dumping, safeguard duties, countervailing duties and anti-circumvention investigations.

He is also particularly active on issues relating to excise duty valuation, import and export controls, customs compliance, international trade regulations, customs valuation, sales and services tax and customs penalties.

Jason is a regular speaker in the tax scene on issues relating to income tax and customs. Jason was recently recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 and is acknowledged as a “Future Star” in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2022 rankings. In the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 rankings, Jason was also ranked as “Up and Coming” in the tax practice.

Languages

English, Malay, Mandarin

Education

LLB (Hons), Cardiff University; BPTC

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Jason Tan Jia Xin – Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Nitin Nadkarni and ‘solid tax adviser’ Jason Tan Jia Xin co-lead the team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, which is noted for its ‘remarkable tax expertise’. The practice advises international clients on major audits and tax transactions, and has demonstrable experience handling tax-related disputes, whilst regularly dealing with appeals and judicial review applications at the High Court. A recent highlight for the team is its successful representation in a landmark case against the Special Commissioners of Income Tax in Malaysia regarding the taxability on gains arising from a joint venture development. Noteworthy promotions in the team include that of Ivy Yieng Ping Ling to partner and of Chris Toh Pei Roo to senior associate.