Ms Irene Yong > Shearn Delamore & Co > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

  • Tax & Revenue
  • Personal Data Protection & Privacy Laws
  • Technology, Media & Telco
  • Japan Desk


Partner since 2008


Irene practices in all aspects of Tax and Revenue law advisory, structuring, planning, audits, investigations, dispute resolution (including advising taxpayers on the settlement of tax cases or in dealings with governmental authorities) and litigation (including tax appeals, declaratory proceedings, judicial review applications, civil suits, windings up etc.), sales tax, service tax, goods and services tax (GST), transfer pricing, income tax, real property gains tax, indirect taxes, stamp duty, taxation of oil and gas companies, tax incentives, trusts, and asset protection and planning.  Irene has appeared as counsel for taxpayers before the GST Appeal Tribunal, the Special Commissioners of Income Tax and the Superior Courts of Malaysia.

Irene also practises in the area of Personal Data Protection & Privacy Laws, and provides information and data management strategies and solutions, business practice and process reviews, as well as template and document reviews for business enterprises. She has advised and conducted reviews and audits for various business enterprises, including financial institutions. She has presented many papers on personal data protection law and regularly conducts training and workshops for clients and event organisers.


English, Malay


  • Member, Malaysian Bar
  • Member, Malaysian Bar Council’s Tax Sub-Committee
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, International Fiscal Association (IFA) and its Malaysian Branch
  • Malaysian representative, Women of IFA Network (WIN)


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



  • One of the authors of Bloomberg BNA’s Business Operations in Malaysia
  • Contributed to Tax Planning International Asia-Pacific Focus and Tax Planning International Indirect Taxes published by Bloomberg Tax
  • Contributed to The International Tax Review published by Euromoney Institutional Investor plc.
  • Contributed to The Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam
  • Contributed to the Tax Nasional published by the Malaysian Institute of Taxation

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Tax

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.