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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP


Head, Tax, Private Client




Vikna Rajah is recognised as a leading lawyer in both Tax and Trust & Private Client practices. He, who also has a degree in accountancy, is praised in the legal directories as being an “experienced litigator” with “extensive tax knowledge”, who is “an extremely intelligent man” and is “excellent to work with”. He also combines “very deep technical expertise with acute commercial acumen", while "carefully listening to his clients and putting himself in their shoes”.

Vikna won “Private Client Lawyer of the Year” at The Asia Legal Awards 2017 and is recognised as one of the world’s Top 250 Private Client Lawyers by Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2018 and one of the world’s Leading Experts in Private Client Practice by Who’s Who Legal 2017. He is also ranked as a Leading Individual for Private Wealth by both The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018. The Private Wealth Practice which he leads is also ranked Band 1 by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Vikna led the Tax Practice to clinch Singapore’s Tax Disputes and Litigation Firm of the Year by the International Tax Review 2017 and he is ranked Tier 1 for Tax by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and a leading tax lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018. Aside from being recognised by the Singapore Business Review 2015 as one of Singapore’s Top 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under, Vikna was also one of Prestige Singapore’s 40 Under 40 (2017), being heralded as one of the “movers and shakers and the dream makers to watch”.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Tax: local firms

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Vikna Rajah

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP is a leader in acting for multinational corporates in cases against the IRAS. It also has a fine standing in broader tax disputes and is a growing presence in tax advisory and transactional matters, including a series of landmark capital markets offerings. Much credit goes to notable tax disputes specialist Vikna RajahPeter Tan has joined from Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow to reinforce the transactional and advisory side.

Singapore > Private wealth: local firms

Within: Leading individuals -

Vikna Rajah

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

The team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP provides ‘clear and concise‘ advice and is praised for its ‘very good insight into the local tax authority’s way of thinking‘ and ‘excellent communication skills‘. The practice counts high-net-worth families, private banks, trust companies, institutional fiduciary services, family offices and non-profit organisations among its clients, and is best known for its strengths in trust structuring, business succession and estate wealth planning. Lead partner Vikna Rajah is ‘a superb adviser with great insight and understanding of the local laws and the local tax authorities‘.