Cynthia Lian

Partner , Competition Law & Antitrust and Tax & Revenue Practice Group

Ms. Cynthia Lian was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2005 after obtaining an LLB (Hons) degree in 2003 and the Certificate of Legal Practice in 2004. She has practiced with the firm since 2005 and was admitted as a partner in 2014. Cynthia is a member of Shearn Delamore & Co.’s Competition Law & Antitrust Practice Group and Tax and Revenue Practice Group.  Cynthia has been recognized by the Global Competition Review “GCR” Malaysia Survey and by the International Tax Review.
Cynthia represents and advises foreign, multinational,  government linked companies and Malaysian enterprises on Competition Law in industries such as financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, general  insurance, hospitality,  life  insurance,  fast moving consumer goods, paint manufacturing and production and automotive. She is very actively engaged in  conducting competition due  diligence exercises for clients including interviewing key members of management and front-line staff, reviewing documentation, practices, compliance and risk levels in such  enterprises. She also regularly conducts trainings and workshops for clients and event organizers on Competition Law.

She advises corporate and multinational clients covering a broad spectrum of commercial activities and investments such as oil and gas companies and related service providers/equipment suppliers, telecommunications, housing and commercial developers, holding companies, insurance and financial institutions on tax and corporate law matters. Over the years, she has various experiences in dealing with governmental authorities.
She is one of the authors of BNA Bloomberg’s and CCH’s tax publications.

Cynthia appears regularly before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax and the Superior Courts of Malaysia to litigate tax cases.

Certificate of Legal Practice (2004)
LL.B., University of Northumbria (2003) honors 

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
7230 T.M., Business Operations in Malaysia (co-author)