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Malaysia as an Investment and Intermediating Hub: Key Legal & Tax Insights (Singapore)
Malaysia, located in heart of Asia has long been recognised as one of the most economically vibrant countries in Southeast Asia, being a key investment destination for decades. In fact as of September 2016, foreign direct investment into Malaysia accounted for RM525.5 billion, and this amount is expected to grow in 2017 as Malaysia shifts into a valued added manufacturing and services led economy.
In the background too, work has been done to ensure the legal and tax ecosystem is ready to embrace the Malaysia’s change in economic direction from a low value manufacturing centre to a higher value services led economy.
Come and learn how these changes make the Malaysian proposition even more attractive, and how a midshore centre like Labuan IBFC can play a role in your regional expansion plans or your plans to partake on the growing Malaysian economy.
    Mr Danial Mah Abdullah is currently Chief Executive Officer of Labuan IBFC Incorporated Sdn Bhd (Labuan IBFC Inc), the official promotion and marketing agency for Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC).
    His experience spanning numerous years as a central banker has put him in good stead in promoting Labuan IBFC as the ideal midshore jurisdiction in Asia Pacific.

    Mr Danial is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) and the Financial Stability Committee; alternate Board member of the IIFM; and a Board member of Labuan IBFC Inc, LabuanFSA Incorporated Sdn Bhd and Pristine Era Sdn Bhd.

    Mr Danial has a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) from the University of Malaya, Malaysia; and a Masters in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School, UK. He is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
    A Senior Partner of the firm, Datuk Naban is a highly-acclaimed Band 1 tax lawyer (Chambers Asia). He has appeared in some of Malaysia’s most significant recent tax disputes, where clients describe him as “outstanding” and recommend him for his “superb” advocacy skills.
    A client remarked to the Legal 500 that “Despite many years at the bar, he (Naban) still exudes a fresh and tireless enthusiasm for the law, which translates to immaculate service”.
    Bee Hong represents clients in a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial related transactions, with a particular emphasis on foreign direct investments in Malaysia. She presently acts for a range of top-notch international clients on their investments in Malaysia, including Western Digital, Novartis, Yamato Holdings, Vinda International Holdings and Schenker Logistics.
    She frequently advises on matters such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial agreements, project development, company law, company incorporation and corporate restructuring, and real estate.
    Saravana has appeared in benchmark litigations with a sizeable volume of wins in tax disputes. Praised for his ability to “think outside the box” and “innovative approach” in interpreting the law, Chambers Asia Pacific acknowledged Saravana for being "dynamic, efficient and helpful".
    Saravana is an Adjunct Professor with Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) and chairs the Taxation Section of LAWASIA.
Date :
11-Apr-2017 (Tue)

Time :
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Vista 2 & 3, Level 3
581 Orchard Road

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