Vikna RajahHead Tax, Trust & Private Client at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Vikna Rajah is the Head of Rajah Tann Singapore’s Tax and Trust Private Client Practices.
Vikna advises clients on complex income tax, GST, stamp duty, property tax and tax treaty issues and specialises in contentious civil tax disputes with IRAS, tax structuring and criminal tax litigation He has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of the Singapore Courts, including the Court of Appeal.
He has a track record of successfully and effectively resolving multimillion dollar disputes with IRAS and is regularly instructed by multinational companies, other top tier law firms, magic circle firms and Big 4 accounting firms He is known for his expertise in advising clients on Singapore’s general anti avoidance provision found in section 33 ITA.
Vikna is acclaimed as a leading Trust Private Wealth lawyer. He is regularly engaged to advise leading trust companies and ultra-high net worth families to create multi-generational trusts that best address their succession planning needs, ensuring smooth transition of management and ownership of operating companies to preserve their value.
He is recognised as the go to lawyer for novel, complicated cross border estate planning and structuring that often incudes private trust companies as well as exotic assets such as high value art pieces, and whisky, wine and pen collections Clients value his expertise in tax especially when establishing complicated trust structures that hold residential properties which give rise to complex stamp duty issues.