Ms Goh Ka Im

Goh Ka Im

Lawyer biography

Partner since 1997
Tax & Revenue (Head)
Private Wealth & Family Business (Head)
Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology (ENRGT)
LL.B (Hons), University of Bristol
Barrister-at-Law, Gray’s Inn
Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
England & Wales (1987)
Malaysia (1988)
Singapore (1994)


Corporate Tax

Legal professional privilege and director general of inland revenue's powers
Malaysia | May 11 2018

Members of the Malaysian Bar recently complained that Inland Revenue Board officers had carried out raids on them in order to audit their clients' accounts and gain access to those records. The Malaysian Bar then wrote to the director general of inland revenue (DGIR), stating that such audits breached the principle of solicitor-client privilege. However, the DGIR held that the Income Tax Act overrode the provisions of the Evidence Act that conferred solicitor-client privilege.

Client Choice 2014 International winner

Client Choice 2016 International winner