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The coronavirus stopped meetings and events in their tracks. It’s an unprecedented time for the industry—but it will undoubtedly recover. Are we ready to go back to face-to-face seminars? Can online seminars be more efficient than physical ones? Let’s find out and join our expert speakers ranging from various experiences who will share their insights and best practices in taxation.
Current Tax Issues and Opportunities Facing Businesses
Determination of Foreign Source Income – Salient points to consider
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) – Key Tax Considerations
New Tax Audit Framework and Transfer Pricing Audit Framework
The Tax Treatment of Interest & Borrowing Costs
Chow Chee Yen is currently the Senior Executive Director of Grant Thornton Malaysia. He has more than 30 years of tax experience and was involved in tax engagements concerning cross border transactions, tax due diligence review, restructuring schemes, corporate tax planning, group tax review, inbound investments and good and services tax (GST). Chee Yen’s expertise is in high demand and he is a prolific trainer/facilitator for tax workshops and seminars organised by professional bodies in Malaysia. In addition, he conducts in-house training for government ministry, professional firms and corporations as well as guest speaker for national and international conferences. He is the President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (FCTIM), a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (CA). He is also a graduate of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Examinations.
Harvindar Singh is a Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) as well as the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). Harvindar was attached to the firms of PWC and E&Y as a tax consultant and is currently the Managing Partner of Harvey & Associates, a boutique firm that specialises in taxation consulting services as well as the Tax Partner in SCS Global Consulting (M) Sdn Bhd. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of taxation. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Budget Commentary and Tax Information Booklet which is produced jointly by MIA, CTIM and MICPA. Harvindar has extensive experience in taxation advisory, transfer pricing documentation preparation, tax planning as well as tax audits and investigations and he serves as a tax consultant to SK International (M) Sdn Bhd, numerous accounting firms and MNEs. He in a Council Member of CTIM.
Saravana Kumar is a Tax Lawyer & Head of Tax, SST & Customs at the law firm Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership. He hold an LL.M Taxation from the London School of Economics. Saravana has been recognised as one of the leading lawyers by Asialaw Profiles 2019 and has been named one of the 40 leading lawyers under 40 in Asia by Asian Legal Business. He was recently named as one of the top 100 lawyers in Malaysia in 2020 by Asia Business Law Journal.
Sharon Yong is a partner in the International Tax and Transaction Services team in Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd. She has more than 19 years of tax experience in tax advisory work involving corporate income tax, withholding tax, stamp duty and real property gains tax (RPGT) matters, as well as international tax advisory engagements. Sharon has advised on many M&A transactions, assisting clients with tax structuring, conducting tax due diligence reviews and reviewing transaction documents. She has advised on international and local M&A transactions across various sectors. Sharon is currently the Council Member of CTIM and a member of its Technical Committee – Direct Tax II.
Steve Chia is a Council Member of CTIM and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK). He has over 22 years of experience within the tax practice and has undertaken high-value tax and business consulting projects for local conglomerates as well as multinational clients in various industries including property, infrastructure, logistics, manufacturing, trading, construction, as well as education. He has conducted client workshops and seminars on taxation matters as well is currently, a tax examiner for a leading UK professional body. Steve is a Tax Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn. Bhd.