Mr Anand Raj > Shearn Delamore & Co > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Shearn Delamore & Co
7th Floor Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No. 1 Leboh Ampang

Work Department

Head, Tax Disputes
Co-Head, Competition Law & Antitrust


Partner since 2003


Anand (partner of Shearn Delamore & Co. since 2003) was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996. Anand’s practice areas include all aspects of tax and transfer pricing disputes and litigation as well as competition law & antitrust. Anand is the Co-Head of the firm’s Antitrust Practice.

Anand was recognized as the 2017 Asia Tax Disputes and Litigation Practice Leader of the Year by the International Tax Review (ITR). Asialaw   Leading Lawyers (2020 – 2021) recognized Anand as an “Elite Practitioner” in Competition/Antitrust as well as Tax. Anand is recognized as a “Highly Regarded Practitioner” in Indirect Tax and Tax Controversy 2019 – 2021 by the ITR. Anand is ranked by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2019 – 2021) as a “Leading Individual” in Tax. Asia Business Law Journal (2020 and 2021) recognized Anand as one of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers in Competition Law & Antitrust and Tax Disputes & Controversy. Anand is recognized as a “Global Leader” (2019 – 2021) in Competition as well as Corporate Tax Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal.

Anand has acted in numerous leading tax cases, including for the Malaysian Bar, United Plantations Berhad, Castrol (Aspac Lubricants), MUI, ExxonMobil, Multi-Purpose Holdings Berhad, Seabanc Kredit, Paramount (M) (1963) Sdn Bhd, Bandar Utama City Corporation, SGS Singapore, Wincor Nixdorf, Petronas Penapisan, AIACL, SUEP Properties Berhad, Repsol, Flextronics Shah Alam Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd, Shell Refining, United Malacca Berhad, Kompleks Tanjung Malim Sdn Bhd and many others.

Anand has also been recognized in the International Who’s Who Legal: Competition Lawyers for 2013 – 2020 and as a Tier 1 leader in his fields by the Global Competition Review (GCR), Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles and other directories. Anand regularly represents and advises MNCs, GLCs, foreign and Malaysian enterprises on Competition Law in industries as diverse as financial services, telecommunications and multimedia, pharmaceuticals, insurance, logistics, hospitality, FMCG, manufacturing and the automotive sector, amongst others. Anand regularly conducts trainings and workshops for clients and is active in providing feedback to the relevant authorities and agencies.


English, Malay


  • Member, Malaysian Bar
  • Inaugural Chair, LAWASIA Antitrust Committee
  • International Member, American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section (ABA)
  • Former Chair, International Fiscal Association (IFA) Malaysian Branch
  • Chair, Tax Sub-Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Member, Competition Law Sub-Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Co-chair, IPBA Competition Law Committee
  • Former Chairperson, American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)’s Tax Committee
  • Rapporteur for Malaysia, International Bar Association (IBA) Antitrust Committee
  • Member, IFA Asia-Pacific Regional Committee


  • LL.B (Hons), University of London
  • Certificate in Legal Practice
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya



Anand is one of the authors of Bloomberg BNA’s Business Operations in Malaysia. He has also contributed to various domestic and international tax and accounting journals such as:

  • Tax Nasional published by the Malaysian Institute of Taxation
  • Akauntan Nasional (now known as Accountants Today) published by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  • The Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Antitrust and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Anand Raj Shearn Delamore & Co

‘Expert in the field’ Anand Raj and K Shanti Mogan co-head the antitrust and competition offering at Shearn Delamore & Co. The team regularly advises multinational, government-linked and Malaysian enterprises across the consumer goods, entertainment, insurance and oil and gas, on matters pertaining to alleged infringement of the Competition Act 2010, price fixing, as well as general compliance and due diligence. Recent work highlights include advising one of the largest global technology companies on competition issues in relation to data protection. Lilien Wong, who represents clients in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, is another key member of the team.

Malaysia > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Anand RajShearn Delamore & Co

The tax team at Shearn Delamore & Co is led by Anand Raj and has a strong reputation in advising on the full range of direct and indirect tax matters, on issues involving structuring, planning, pricing, transfer and dispute resolution. Key areas of expertise include goods and services, corporate and income, as well as audits and investigations. Many of its cases are international in nature, a high proportion of which are prevalent in the oil and gas industry. Irene Yong is a standout member in the practice, ‘experienced and well-versed’ in the provision of advice across the full spectrum of tax mandates. The team successfully acted for the Malaysian Bar on a landmark High Court case regarding the Tax Revenue’s powers to undertake audits on law firm clients’ accounts, and the appeal of this matter was dismissed in 2021.