Datuk D. P. Naban

Malaysia

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Level 16, Menara Tokio Marine Life
No.189, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +03-2170 5858
Fax: +03-2161 3933

Email: dpn@lh-ag.com
Web: www.lh-ag.com

Datuk D. P. Naban is a Senior Partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill and heads the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group as well as Tax, GST & Private Clients Practice Group. He was called to the English Bar in 1980 and admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1981. Datuk Naban has been active in civil and commercial litigation and corporate advisory practice for nearly 30 years.

As a tax practitioner, he has appeared before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, High Court and Court of Appeal for various tax matters. Besides tax litigation, Datuk Naban advises businesses on various tax matters including indirect tax, stamp duty, tax advisory and planning, tax audit and investigation and transfer pricing. He has authored numerous tax related articles and is a frequent speaker at tax conferences.

Datuk Naban’s role as a tax practitioner is complemented by his active involvement in corporate work. As a member of the firm’s Corporate Department, he advises clients on an extensive range of corporate and commercial transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, project financing and issuance of financial instruments, government linked companies and privatisation, and real property; where he brings with him his immense experience as a seasoned litigator.

Datuk Naban also advises private clients on a broad range of issues covering family matters, estates and private property, the establishment of trusts, tax planning, and management of private companies, and helping clients to preserve their wealth. Drawing on the resources and talents available from other practice groups within the firm, he focuses on developing solutions for private clients in tax, corporate and litigation matters.

Our Tax, GST & Private Clients practice group is widely respected for its practical and in-depth advice to clients.

Our tax advisory practice covers all spectrums of corporate tax advisory matters including transfer pricing, double taxation treaties, permanent establishments, customs duty and stamp duty. We have also been consulted on tax issues arising from cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and issuance of financial securities. In recent years, we have successfully represented taxpayers at various levels of court and resolved tax disputes via negotiations with the Inland Revenue Board, Royal Malaysian Customs and the Ministry of Finance.

Building from our tax expertise, we are the pioneers of private client practice in Malaysia. By drawing on the resources and talents from other practice groups within the firm, our private client practice focuses on developing solutions for private clients in tax, corporate and litigation matters. The group advises clients on a broad range of issues covering family matters, estates and private property, the establishment of trust, tax planning and management of private companies, and helping clients to preserve their wealth.

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is a multi-practice law firm offering top quality service as well as providing personalised legal representation to both businesses and individuals. The firm is recognised for its ability to combine all areas of expertise and experience, giving our clients a competitive edge as well as optimum results.

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill was formed when the partners of Lee Hishammuddin and Allen & Gledhill decided to combine their strengths into one entity. With its expanded wealth of knowledge and experience the firm has established itself amongst the top multi-practice firms in Malaysia.

We have offices throughout Malaysia, with the head office in Kuala Lumpur, and other offices in Johor and Penang.

“D P NabanFirst ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2009. is a prominent tax litigator and the head of the firm’s tax practice. “His advice is always prompt as he appreciates the urgency clients are faced with, and he provides practical and ingenious solutions,” enthuses one interviewee. “
Chambers & Partners, 2015