Anand Raj was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1996 and was admitted as a partner of Shearn Delamore & Co. in 2003.
Anand regularly represents and advises MNCs, GLCs, foreign and Malaysian enterprises on Competition Law in industries as diverse as financial services, telecommunications and multimedia, pharmaceuticals, insurance, logistics, hospitality, FMCG, manufacturing and the automotive sector, amongst others. He is actively engaged in conducting competition law audit and review exercises, trainings, and workshops for clients and event organisers. Anand has successfully handled several competition law investigations resulting in closures without findings of infringement, and also represents several clients in respect of on-going investigation defence cases. He is also active in providing feedback to the relevant authorities and agencies on issues relating to Competition Law in Malaysia.
For his work in this field Anand has been recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific as being a Band 1 Leading Individual for Antitrust in 2015 - 2018, a “Leading Lawyer” in Competition & Antitrust between 2015 - 2018, and an “Expert” by the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers from 2013 - 2018. Anand is the inaugural chair of LAWASIA’s Antitrust Committee and is also the Co-Chair of The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA’s) Competition Law Committee.
His Firm, Shearn Delamore & Co.’s Competition and Anti-trust practice group is recognized by the Global Competition Review in 2017 and 2018 as being an “Elite” firm and by Asialaw Profiles as an “Outstanding Firm” in 2017 and 2018.
Anand also has vast experiences in tax law. In 2017, Anand was named Asia Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year by the International Tax Review and has been recognized as a Band 1 Leading Individual by Chambers Asia Pacific for Tax between 2011 - 2018. He has also been recognized as a Tax Controversy Practice Leader by the International Tax Review from 2013 - 2017 and as an “Expert” in the Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers between 2016 - 2018.