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Irene Yong

Irene Yong

Partner

Expertise

  • Private Wealth & Family Business
  • Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws
  • Tax & Revenue
  • Technology, Media & Telco

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Activity

WSG Leadership

Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws
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Profile
Irene Yong 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.

Bar Admissions

Malaysia (1999)

Education

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

Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws | Private Wealth & Family Business | Tax & Revenue | Technology, Media & Telco

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Bloomberg Tax (2018) - International Tax Contributor of the Year
International Tax Review Tax Controversy Leaders (2013 – 2017); Leading Advisor
International Tax Review (2017); Indirect Tax Leaders
International Tax Review Women in Tax Leaders (2015 - 2017); Leading Advisor
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2012 and 2014); a Recommended Lawyer in Tax


Professional Associations

Malaysian Bar
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Fiscal Association (IFA-Malaysia)


Professional Activities and Experience

Malaysian Bar Council's Tax Sub-Committee
Articles

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update August 2020 (Tax and Revenue)
Shearn Delamore & Co., September 2020

Income tax The following public rulings and guidelines have recently been published on the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia’s official website: i. Tax Treatment of Research and Development Expenditure Part I – Qualifying Research and Development Activity (Public Ruling No. 5/2020) issued on 13 August 2020; ii. Tax Treatment of Research and Development Expenditure Part II – Special Deductions (Public Ruling No. 6/2020) issued on 13 August 2020; iii...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Update July 2020 (Tax and Revenue)
Shearn Delamore & Co., July 2020

Tax and Revenue Income tax The following technical guidelines have recently been published on the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia’s official website: Garis Panduan Mengenai Duti Setem ke atas Suratcara Pindah Milik Saham bagi Saham dalam Syarikat yang Tidak Tersenarai di Bursa Malaysia Berhad (available in Malay language only) — issued on 23 June 2020 to replace Technical Guideline dated 6 November 2019;Garis Panduan Permohonan untuk Kelulusan Ketua Pengarah Hasil Dal

Tax and Customs Matters During Movement Control Order ("MCO") and Conditional MCO Period
Shearn Delamore & Co., July 2020

The Inland Revenue Board (“IRB”) has published an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) on tax matters arising during the MCO and CMCO period. For the updated FAQ (as at 10 June 2020), please refer to this link.  The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) has also recently issued two updated announcements pertaining to payment of taxes due during the MCO and CMCO period. Find information here and here...

Additional Articles

Articles & Publications:

Yong, I (2020). INSIGHT: Malaysia's Economic Stimulus Package 2020-Tax Measures. Bloomberg Tax. Retrieved from https://news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report-international/insight-malaysias-economic-stimulus-package-2020-tax-measures

Yong, I (2019). Forging a robust tax system with a common law tradition. ITR World Tax. Retrieved from https://www.itrworldtax.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Forging-a-robust-tax-system-with-a-common-law-tradition/Index/305

Yong, I., Goh, K. I., Anand Raj, Foong, P. C. et al (2017). Malaysia. World Tax 2017. Retrieved from http://www.shearndelamore.com/pdfs/International-Tax-Review-World-Tax-2017.pdf

Yong, I (2017). Growth of REITs in Malaysia - A Tax Perspective. Bloomberg BNA: Tax Planning International. Retrieved from http://www.shearndelamore.com/pdfs/Bloomberg%20BNA%20Tax%20Planning%20International%20Asia-Pacific%20Focus%202017.pdf

Yong, I., Goh, K. I., Anand Raj, Lian, C. et al (2016). Malaysia. World Tax 2016. Retrieved from http://www.shearndelamore.com/pdfs/International-Tax-Review-World-Tax-2016.pdf

Yong, I., Goh, K. I., Anand Raj, Lian, C. et al (2015). Malaysia. World Tax 2015. Retrieved from http://www.shearndelamore.com/pdfs/International-Tax-Review-World-Tax-2015.pdf

Yong, I., Goh, K. I., Anand Raj et al (2014). Malaysia. World Tax 2014. Retrieved from http://www.shearndelamore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/International-Tax-Review-World-Tax-2014.pdf

Yong, I., Goh, K. I., Anand Raj et al (2013). Malaysia. World Tax 2013. Retrieved from http://www.shearndelamore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/International-Tax-Review-World-Tax-2013.pdf

Yong. I & Anand Raj (2011). Malaysia - Judicial Systems: Legal Remedies in the Tax System. Asia Pacific-Tax Bulletin, 17(6).

Yong. I & Anand Raj (2010). Malaysia - A New Transfer Pricing Regime. Asia Pacific-Tax Bulletin, 16 (4).

Yong. I. & Wong, M. E. M (2008). Companies Act and Budget. International Financial Law Review. Retrieved from https://www.iflr.com/article/b1ltyx4y5fsp94/companies-act-and-budget.

Yong, I (n.d). Recent Developments in Taxation Malaysia. International Bar AssociationTax Committee National Reporter. Retrieved from https://www.ibanet.org/Document/Default.aspx?DocumentUid=5B1AC67B-4F6D-4B39-AC7B-365B1B014799

One of the authors of Bloomberg BNA's Business Operations in Malaysia

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


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