SPECIALIST

VIKNA RAJAH

Phone

+65 6232 0597

Specialism

Tax and Trust, Private clients practices, Income Tax and GST stamp duty evasion

Vikna Rajah is recognised as a leading lawyer in both Tax and Trust & Private Client practices. He, who also has a degree in accountancy, is praised in the legal directories as being an “experienced litigator” with “extensive tax knowledge”, who is “an extremely intelligent man” and is “excellent to work with”. He also combines “very deep technical expertise with acute commercial acumen’, while ‘carefully listening to his clients and putting himself in their shoes”. Vikna was recently ranked ‘Leading Individual’ in both tax and private wealth, and the private wealth practice he led was also ranked ‘Band 1’ by The Legal 500 (2018). In addition, he led the tax practice to clinch Singapore’s Tax Disputes and Litigation Firm of the Year (Asia Awards, International Tax Review 2017), and was recognised by The Asia Legal Awards 2017 as Private Client Lawyer of the Year.

He is recommended by Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2017 as a leading individual in Tax and in Chambers Asia Pacific (2018 Edition) as a recognised practitioner in Tax. He is also noted as one of the world’s leading experts in Private Client practice by Who’s Who Legal 2017. Aside from being recognised by the Singapore Business Review 2015 as one of Singapore’s Top 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under, Vikna was also one of Prestige Singapore’s 40 Under 40 (2017), being heralded as one of the “movers and shakers and the dream makers to watch”.

Experience

  • Tax

  • Trust & Private Wealth

  • Arbitration

  • Civil Tax Litigation

Memberships/Directorships

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

  • Member, Rotary Club of Singapore (Raffles City)

  • Director, Beyond Social Services

Publications and Speeches

  • Singapore Branch Reporter for the 2018 International Fiscal Association (“IFA”)

  • Author for the Anti-Avoidance chapters of Lexis® Practical Guidance (Tax)

  • Author for the Singapore Chapter on Corporate Tax for the International Comparative Legal Guide

  • Speaker at Harvard Law School’s

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