Tax practice with its innovative solution has created a niche for itself. We offer commercial advice across the full spectrum of domestic and international tax matters and have extensive experience in managing cross-border transactions. The depth and breadth of our knowledge ensures that we are able to provide complete support to our clients and deliver high quality, practical tax solutions in the increasingly complex area of tax legislation and practice.
Our Clientele range from global businesses to small enterprises that have come to trust and rely on the expertise of our team of dedicated lawyers based across our network of offices. To ensure our clients are on top of the risks and opportunities arising from the changes in law, we track and anticipate the latest legislative proposals in India and foreign jurisdiction that could be important to their business.
Corporate, M&A & Joint Ventures Tax – Our tax lawyers has advised on some of the most complex M&A and corporate finance transactions including:
Mergers and Acquisitions
Investment into and from Asia, Europe, US & Middle East
Management buy-outs and buy-ins
Goods & Service Tax – Tax structuring & optimization including advice and assistance in relation to all kinds of issues, having implications under GST. Preparing and filing GST returns, due diligence and sector specific structuring.
Transfer pricing tax – We assist our clients with developing transfer pricing policies and advise on the implications of complex cross-border transactions, including inter-company transfer pricing policies for tangible goods, intangibles and services. We also help with General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR), Place of Effective Management (POEM), interplay of tax treaties and taxation aspects relating to online marketplaces and digital transactions.
Custom Duty – We offer specialist advice on FEMA Rules, Import / Export Compliances, Exemptions, Custom Valuation and other custom compliances related to cross border supplies of goods and services.
Tax Litigation – Our Tax Disputes team is among the most experienced in the country and is strategically well-placed to provide a holistic and practical advice on any tax related disputes, compliance and controversies. We particularly cover following areas:
1. Representing before all tax authorities, forums, courts, specialist tax tribunals, High Court and the Supreme Court of India
2. Corporation Tax and GST disputes;
3. Negotiation and drafting of settlements with tax authorities
4. Advising clients on preliminary tax assessment and investigations
5. Cross-border issues including permanent establishments, employment
6. Advising on the negotiation of tax treaties or bilateral/multilateral trade agreements with a significant tax component, and tax treaty disputes
Restructuring Tax – Our restructuring tax expertise covers debt restructurings, refinancing of corporate funds, reorganizations and insolvency. With a wide international network, we are used to structuring cross-border transactions where one structure must comply with the legal and tax requirements in more than one jurisdiction.
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Tax – We advise on full range of financial products including lending, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, project finance, derivatives, insolvency & restructuring and structured finance. We also assist with tax issues in relation to debt and equity market transactions.
Private Equity Tax – Advisory on private fund structures (including private equity, debt funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and funds of funds) and on private equity/infrastructure deals.
Real estate tax – We handle broad range of direct and indirect taxation issues which include establishing funds, joint ventures, real estate securitization structures, LLPs, unit trusts and special purpose vehicles.