Biography

Janet is a UK and Malaysian qualified lawyer with over eight years of international tax and legal experience in the Middle East, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Janet practised in the top-tier tax, trade and wealth management team at Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She also worked for a Magic Circle firm in London, United Kingdom.

Janet specialises in advising on all taxes including corporate tax, withholding tax, VAT and excise tax in a broad range of industry sectors, including finance, technology, luxury retail, real estate and telecommunications. She has in-depth experience and knowledge on complex tax litigation, international tax structuring and tax aspects of cross border M&A, restructuring and private equity transactions.

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Recent Experience

  • Advised a prominent state established foundation on cross-border tax issues arising from its fund investments across Europe
  • Successfully represented one of the largest advertising and communications corporation in a EUR 40 million landmark tax litigation before the highest appeal committee in the GCC region
  • Successfully represented a leading international insurance company and global oil and gas player in their tax disputes (combined value of USD 10 million) before the UAE Federal Supreme Court
  • Advised a well-known multinational conglomerate on the tax considerations arising from the restructuring of its joint ventures and investments in the United States, Middle East and Asia.
  • Assisted a leading industrial development organization with conducting a VAT impact assessment to facilitate the implementation of VAT in its business operations in the UAE.
  • Acting for multinational corporations, private equity groups, financial institutions, real estate investment companies in complex, high-value tax disputes as well as advising on the corporate tax, withholding tax and VAT impact in relation to their business activities in the Middle East region.

Language(s)

  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia

Education

2013 – Masters of Law, LLM, BPP Law School

2012 – Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School

2011 – Bachelors of Law, LLB (Hons), University of Manchester

Admission

2015 – Advocate and Solicitor of the Malayan High Court

2013 – Barrister-at-Law in England & Wales