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India

Sujit Ghosh

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Partner and National Head

Advaita Legal

New Delhi

+91 11 3323 2716

sujitghosh@advaitalegal.com

Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali

Bar admissions: Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi, Supreme Court Bar Association.

Biography

A partner and National Head of Advaita Legal, Sujit founded Advaita in 2013. With around 23 years of experience, Sujit is considered a pioneer in indirect tax laws in India and has received numerous local and international accolades. An "arguing counsel" in the field of taxation, he has represented multinationals before different judicial fora.

Recent matter highlights

  • Represented CGPL before CESTAT, Mumbai. He formulated a strategy whereby, he applied certain Constitutional law principles, while challenging some of the more egregious actions of the Department. The Tribunal passed a favorable order.

  • Represented Vedanta Limited in challenging the constitutionality of the Department's circular, which denied the assessee the benefit of levying tax at a reduced rate.

  • Represented KPMG in a matter involving the recovery of significant tax benefits under the FT

Practice areas

Litigation, Controversy management, VAT, GST, Customs

Sector specialisations

Aviation, Construction and materials, Energy, Oil and gas, Transport

Association memberships

Indian National Bar Association (INBA)

All India Federation Of Tax Practitioner (AIFTP)

Academic qualifications

BA.LLB (Hons.)

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Pratik Jain

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Partner – India Indirect Tax Leader

PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited

Gurgaon

+91 (124) 330 6507

pratik.p.jain@pwc.com

Languages: English

Biography

Pratik Jain is a Partner and the National Leader for Indirect Tax and GST in PwC India. Before joining PwC, he had a 10 year tenure with KPMG and an earlier stint of 6 years with EY/Arthur Andersen. He works with clients across the industry verticals and also frequently interacts with Tax Regulators in India.

Practice areas

Tax consulting, Indirect Tax – GST, Customs & Supply chains

Sector specialisations

Consumer goods and services, Government and public policy, Real estate

Academic qualifications

Chartered Accountant – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Law Graduate

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Gagan Kumar

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Founder

Krishnomics Legal

New Delhi

+91 8810302091

gagan@krishnomics.in

krishnomicslegal.in

Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu

Biography

Kumar has specialised in tax advisory and litigation services for more than two decades. He presently operates from his venture named Krishnomics Legal. He has represented clients before many courts including Supreme Court and advised clients on Corporate Tax, Transfer Pricing, Mergers, Foreign Contribution, etc. He has authored a book named Prosecution under Income Tax.

Recent matter highlights

  • Successfully represented reputed food chain before the Delhi High Court against the imposition of VAT on a franchisee fee.

  • Successfully represented a globally recognised inspection and testing organisation before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal-Delhi Bench where the issue was whether the inspection and testing services provided outside India to its Indian customers constitutes make available under Article 13 of India-UK DTAA.

Practice areas

APAs, M&A, Litigation, Tax consulting, Transfer pricing

Sector specialisations

Accounting, Consumer goods and services, Industrials

Association memberships

Delhi High Court Bar Association, Income Tax Appellant Tribunal Bar Association, American Bar Association, Indian Lawyers Association

Academic qualifications

B.Com (Hons.), FCA, LL.B

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Rohan Shah

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Counsel

Chambers of Rohan Shah

Mumbai

+91 (0)22 2287 0101

rohan@shahchambers.in

Languages: English

Bar admissions: Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Law Society of UK

Biography

Rohan Shah is a practicing counsel in the Bombay High Court and Supreme Court. He received his law degree from the Government Law College of Bombay University. Rohan worked with Crawford Bayley and Co. from 1988 to 1989 and founded Economic Laws Practice in 2001, where he was the Managing Partner. In 2016, he moved on to practice independently as a litigating Counsel.

Practice areas

Corporate taxes, Litigation, Tax consulting, GST, Customs

Sector specialisations

Automotive, Banking, Oil and gas, Real estate, Shipping

Academic qualifications

LLB, Government Law College of Bombay University (now the University of Mumbai), 1987

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Kunj Vaidya

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Partner | Leader, Transfer Pricing

PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited

Chennai

+91 996 209 5555

kunj.vaidya@pwc.com

www.pwc.in

Biography

Kunj is the National Transfer Pricing leader for PwC India with over eighteen years of experience in providing quantitative and strategic analyses to companies interested in establishing pricing policies. Kunj has also assisted various companies with alternative dispute resolutions in the US, Australia, and India.

Recent matter highlights

Kunj has assisted companies with operational transfer pricing, both in planning and implementation phases; and intellectual property (IP) migration. In recent times, he has also been closely working with transfer pricing matters for companies operating in the digital economy. Kunj has also lead various APAs with complex structures adopting non-conventional approaches.

Practice areas

Policy design, Restructuring, APAs, Value chain, MAPs/ADRs, Transfer pricing

Sector specialisations

Automotive, Pharma and life sciences, Tech and telecoms, Engineering

Academic qualifications

Kunj is a Chartered Accountant and has a Master's degree in commerce. He has also completed his Master's in Business Administration from Sam Walton School of Business, US and is a Certified Public Accountant from the US (Not licensed)

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Sanjay Sanghvi

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Partner

Khaitan & Co

Mumbai (Maharashtra, India)

+91 22 6636 5000

sanjay.sanghvi@khaitanco.com

www.khaitanco.com

Languages: English, Hindi

Bar admissions: 2008

Biography

Chartered Accountant and Tax Lawyer with over 22 years of experience in advising clients on domestic and cross border taxation matters across various sectors of economy; advising, arguing & handling large tax litigations (before Tax Tribunal/High Courts/Supreme Court/Authority for Advance Rulings); high end tax representation before tax and transfer pricing authorities

Recent matter highlights

Legal Tax Counsel for:

  • Mahindra-BT Investment Co (Mauritius) Ltd-Outcome-successful; Nuances-applicability of India Mauritius Tax Treaty

  • Avendus Capital Pvt Ltd: Outcome-successful; Nuances-legal tenability

  • Confidential (fast food business): Outcome-on going; Nuances-certain fundamental aspects of transfer pricing rules

  • Varian Medical Equipments Group: Outcome-on going; Nuances-crucial aspects of comparability for arms-length requirement

Practice areas

M&A, Corporate taxes, Litigation, Controversy management, International tax advisory, Transfer pricing

Sector specialisations

Automotive, Banking, Construction and materials, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Investment management, Pharma and life sciences, Real estate, Utilities

Association memberships

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

  • Bombay Chartered Accountants' Society

  • The Chamber of Tax Consultants

  • Bar Council of India

Academic qualifications

Chartered Accountant, Bachelor of Law

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Neeru Ahuja

Deloitte

Sunil Badala

BSR & Co

Arvind Baheti

Khaitan & Co

Mukesh Butani

BMR Legal

Arun Chhabra

Walker Chandiok & Associates

Soli Dastur

Sole practitioner

Arvind Datar

Sole practitioner

Nishith Desai

Nishith Desai Associates

Pinakin Desai

EY

S Ganesh

Sole practitioner

Sujit Ghosh

Advaita Legal

Tarun Gulati

PDS Legal

CA Gupta

Deloitte

Manisha Gupta

Deloitte

Akil Hirani

Majmudar & Partners

Vijay Iyer

EY

Pratik Jain

PwC

Rohit Jain

ELP

Porus Kaka

Sole practitioner

Waman Kale

BSR & Co

Dinesh Kanabar

Dhruva Advisors

Samir Kapadia

VoxLaw

Sudhir Kapadia

EY

Kanchun Kaushal

PwC

Nihal Kothari

Khaitan & Co

Subramanian Krishnamani

Deloitte

Gagan Kumar

Krishnomics Legal

V Lakshmikumaran

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Sunil Moti Lala

SML Tax Chamber

Jehangir Mistry

Sole practitioner

Rahul Mitra

Dhruva Advisors

Hardik Modh

ELP

Jitendra Motwani

ELP

Vikram Nankani

Sole practitioner

BL Narasimhan

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Badri Narayanan

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Rajendra Nayak

EY

Percy Pardiwala

Sole practitioner

Karishma Phatarphekar

Deloitte

Rohan Phatarphekar

Deloitte

Abhishek Rastogi

Khaitan & Co

Harish Salve

Sole practitioner

Sanjay Sanghvi

Khaitan & Co

Pranav Sayta

EY

KR Sekar

Deloitte

Nishant Shah

ELP

Rohan Shah

Sole practitioner

G Shivadass

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Hasnain Shroff

BSR & Co

Hardev Singh

BSR & Co

SP Singh

Deloitte

Himanshu Sinha

Trilegal

Rajesh Srinivasan

Deloitte

Vikas Srivastava

Luthra & Luthra

Naresh Thacker

ELP

Sanjay Tolia

PwC

Kunj Vaidya

PwC

S Vasudevan

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Ajay Vohra

Sole practitioner

Rajan Vora

EY

Alok Yadav

Sole practitioner

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