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Sujit Ghosh

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.)


Pratik Jain

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


Gagan Kumar

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


Rohan Shah

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


Kunj Vaidya

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)


Sanjay Sanghvi

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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Arun Chhabra
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Sole practitioner

Arvind Datar
Sole practitioner

Nishith Desai
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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

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EY

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Deloitte

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ELP

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Sole practitioner

G Shivadass
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Hasnain Shroff
BSR & Co

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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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