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Competition Law & Antitrust

Irene practises competition and anti-trust law and advises foreign, multinational and Malaysian enterprises on the same. This encompasses key aspects such as documentation review, assessment of the level of risks and compliance for business enterprises, and conducting trainings and workshops on competition and anti-trust laws for clients as well as event organisers.

Personal Data Protection & Privacy Laws

Irene practises in the area of privacy and personal data protection laws and provides information and data management strategies and solutions, business practice and process reviews, and template and document reviews for business enterprises. She has presented papers on personal data protection law and regularly conducts trainings and workshops for clients and event organisers on personal data protection law. 

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Tax & Revenue

Tax and revenue law advisory, structuring, planning, transfer pricing, audit, investigation and advisory work in the field of tax and revenue law i.e. income tax, real property gains tax, taxation of petroleum and gas companies, indirect taxes, offshore investments, stamp duty, tax incentives, structuring, trusts and asset protection planning. She has appeared as counsel for taxpayers before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax and the Superior Courts of Malaysia.

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

Admission to the Bar

Malaya (1999)

Professional Memberships

• Member of the Malaysian Bar
• Member of the International Fiscal Association
• Member of the International Fiscal Association – Malaysian Branch
• Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Awards and Recognition

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012 - Provided cross-border advice and won High Court judicial reviews

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 - a "Recommended Lawyers".

• International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders - Leading Advisor for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

• International Tax Review’s Women in Tax Leaders - Leading Advisor for 2015 and 2016.


Irene has written articles on Malaysian Tax and Revenue Law and contributed to domestic and international tax journals such as the Tax Nasional (published by the Malaysian Institute of Taxation), the Asia Pacific Tax Bulletin, published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, Amsterdam and the International Tax Review published by Euromoney Institutional Investor plc. She is one of the authors of Bloomberg BNA's Business Operations in Malaysia.


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