Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership


Level 16, Menara 1 Dutamas
No. 1. Jalan Dutamas 1
Kuala Lumpur, 50480

+603 6209 5400

Key contacts:

Partner: S. Saravana Kumar
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Associate: Amira Azhar
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Business Development Executive: Afiqah Farieza
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Quick facts:

Number of advisors: 12
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership is a full-service law firm that is focus and committed in providing pragmatic legal solutions to our clients. Our Tax, SST & Customs practice is one of the leading tax practices in Malaysia. Our partners have consistently been ranked highly by leading industry publications. Notably, our Partner S. Saravana Kumar, is a Band 1 tax lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 and has been ranked a Leading Individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

In line with our motto, “Re-imagining Tax Solutions”, our goal is to proactively identify integrated commercial tax-saving solutions, as well as resolve tax issues that could have a significant impact on your business. Our expertise spans across all kinds of indirect and direct tax matters including sales and service tax, customs duty, transfer pricing, double taxation treaties, permanent establishments, real property gains tax, petroleum income tax and stamp duty.

We are experienced in all aspects of tax advice for corporate and private clients. We have advised Government Linked Companies, Multinational Corporations, Local and Foreign companies and High net worth individuals on general tax issues as well as tax issues arising from cross-border transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, we have successfully represented our clients in cases before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. We also represent clients in various trade actions or investigations in respect of anti-dumping, safeguard duties, countervailing duties, anti-circumvention, free trade agreements and cross-border transactions.

Income Tax

  • Tax Litigation & Dispute Resolution Proceedings
  • Tax Planning & Advisory
  • Tax Audit & Investigation
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Thin Capitalisation
  • Defence Mechanisms For Tax Avoidance & Tax Evasion
  • Challenging Civil Tax Recovery Proceedings & AMLA
  • Criminal Tax Investigation

International Tax

  • Cross-Border Transaction Tax
  • Withholding Tax
  • Permanent Establishment
  • Business Profits
  • Tax Residency
  • Mutual Agreement Proceedings
  • Advance Pricing Applications
  • Automatic Exchange Of Information
  • BEPS
  • ESR

Sales & Services Tax

  • SST Litigation
  • SST Legal Advisory
  • SST Audit & Investigation
  • Anti-Profiteering
  • Tariff Classification 


  • Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Safeguard Duty & Anti-Dumping Duty
  • Real Property Gains Tax
  • Petroleum Income Tax
  • Stamp Duty

S. Saravana Kumar

Recent matter highlights:
Petroliam Nasional Bhs (Petronas) and Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) against Inland Revenue Board (IRB)

High Court grants Petronas, TNB interim stay against IRB for multi-billion tax claims

Petronas granted stay on RM3.6 bil additional tax demand

  • Accounting
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Mining
  • Utilities


Suite S-21-E & F, 21ST Floor, Menara Northam,
55, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah,
10050, Pulau Pinang
T: +04-370 1122