Dr Sok Siphana

Designation

Director

Types of Service

  • Consulting
  • Legal Services

Practice Areas

  • Taxation & Trust
  • Corporate Commercial

Education and Qualifications

  • Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws (Distinctions) from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Economics (Accountancy and Banking) degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants

Experience

Kelvin is a senior partner in ZICOlaw and is the EXCO partner in charge of finance and operations. He has been instrumental in the structuring and expansion of the ZICOlaw network into the ASEAN region. In his legal career, he has advised and structured investments into Malaysia for multinational corporations, including the practical, legal and tax issues of doing business in this region. Kelvin has procured tax exemptions and concessions on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in Malaysia and has been involved in major privatisation projects in Malaysia and Asean countries. He has also advised the Government of Malaysia on the drafting of cyberlaws, the E-Commerce White Paper and the harmonisation of laws to facilitate e-commerce growth as well as aircraft companies on their leasing arrangement in Malaysia.
Kelvin has travelled extensively in the Asia-Pacific region to provide consultancy advice to multi-national corporations in relation to foreign investment laws, international trade and international tax planning. He has held directorships in various major companies in Malaysia. Kelvin is also a director and trust officer of ZICO Trust Limited in Labuan and a director and company secretary of ZICOlaw Corporate Services in Malaysia.

Career

Kelvin has practised as a Senior Tax Advisor in Australia, Hong Kong and China with chartered accountancy firms. In 1994, Kelvin returned to Malaysia and commenced legal practice. He was made a Partner in 1999 and subsequently an EXCO partner in 2004.

Kelvin is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and has been a registered tax agent with the Ministry of Finance.

Kelvin actively participates and contributes in seminars and has presented papers on international tax planning, taxation of e-commerce, international trade and other matters relating to international financial centres. He has written articles comparing various tax regimes, e-commerce and the use of international financial centres as a tax planning mechanism.

Languages

English
Chinese
Bahasa Malaysia