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Best friends with KPMG, the accountancy juggernaut and part of the global BIG 4.

Advaita is well known for its tax practice and for its close working relationship with KPMG. They recently boosted their practice with the addition of Madhav Rao, who until recently was a Partner with BMR Legal. He will be working with Sujit on indirect tax litigation. Another notable hire was Satyajit Gupta, who joined the firm’s corporate practice from Khaitan & Co.
ALMT Legal

Experts at Tax structuring for investments to and from India.

Aliff Fazelbhoy has established himself as an all round corporate lawyer for his clients. When it comes to seeing a deal through from start to finish, Aliff takes care of all relevant issues that a client/transaction may have, tax being one of them. Ably assisted by Statira Ranina at the firm, both of them provide solid transaction friendly advice for structuring as well as restructuring, amongst other aspects.

AZB Led by named Partner Ajay Bahl.

AZB's tax practice is based out of its Delhi office with named Partner Ajay Bahl at the helm. Ajay is known to be excellent in structuring, restructuring and transfer pricing related issues which often emerge from the Corporate M&A and Investment practices of the firm. The practice is most popular with clients looking to make inbound investments into India.
BMR Legal Flamboyant firm that has attracted top tax professionals.

BMR Legal is the legal firm started by BMR & Associates, a breakaway of E&Y which came into existence in 2004. With a majority of its partners being ex-Arthur Anderson, BMR is an out and out accountancy firm with services similar to the Big 4. BMR Legal began in 2010 after its Managing Partner Mukesh Butani took the responsibility of jumping into the driver's seat of the legal business. This also included enrolling as an advocate. BMR Legal now boasts of a highly enviable clientele with tremendous contentious matters on its roster. Along with BMR Advisors and BMR Legal, BMR forms a massive juggernaut.
ELP Focused firm with a tremendous Mumbai presence.

When ELP was formed in 2001, tax was one of their main areas of practice with Managing Partner Rohan Shah at the helm of the team. Rohan has a terrific background of having worked with Crawford Bayley in the 80's when the firm was at its peak, then with Justice Hidayatullah who was also the Chief Justice of India and a Former Vice-President of India. Rohan has been extremely active in associating with various chambers of commerce as well as Indian ministries in always providing a helping hand when it comes to tax advisory and policy related discussions. The firm has over 100 lawyers at present and in spite of its Delhi practice not getting off the ground, the firm is still one of the go-to firms for tax work in the country.
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Tax litigation powerhouse with a special focus on indirect taxes.

The firm has a tremendous focus on Taxation, which is one of its core practice areas. The firm is known for its ability to handle all tax related issues in-house in both direct and indirect tax, however it is their expertize in indirect tax which has made the firm's reputation sky rocket. The named partners are known for their dedication and integrity, which is perhaps one of the reasons why a lot of their attorneys have been with them for decades.
Nishith Desai Strong cross border practice.

Nishith Desai Associates has great strength in direct tax matters for all its clients ranging from High net worth individuals, sports houses, domestic industries as well as large multinational corporations. Nishith also excels in providing multijurisdictional advice to the firm's clients on their structuring and restructuring from a tax point of view. The firm's global offices in Singapore, Palo Alto and Munich are all aimed at tapping the investment potential from these countries and the emerging legal and tax work therefrom.
PDS LEGAL E&Y Best friend relationship bodes well for this excellent firm.

Prakash Shah is very well known as a tax expert based out of Mumbai. He was also the founding partner of DSK Legal, which had also formed an affiliate relationship with Andersen Legal. Now Prakash works closely with E&Y and has been slowly but steadily adding expert teams from other law firms under the PDS banner. The firm is highly regarded for its litigation work, with a full fledged disputes team operating from its Delhi office.
SDA Atul Dua continues to be highly regarded as a Tax attorney.

For Atul Dua taxation runs in his blood. Apart from the fact that his father OP Dua is considered as a leading expert before the ITAT, Atul also has the distinction of setting up the legal team of Arthur Andersen, the Delhi legal office of KPMG and to head the legal team of PWC. Since setting up Seth Dua & Associates, Atul has specialized in tax structuring and advisory work for international companies looking to set up a presence in India. He is widely regarded as an astute business oriented lawyer.
VAISH ASSOCIATES ADVOCATES  Continuing legacy and vision of Late Mr. OP Vaish.

Mr. OP Vaish was one of the most respected and visionary tax attorneys of the country. The firm continues to bank upon its strength in both direct and indirect taxes in Delhi to deliver precise and flawless advice to its clients. The firm is known for handling tax disputes and recently Ajay Vohra, one of the senior most partners at the firm has been designated as a Senior Advocate. With its sister concern Vaish & Associates Chartered Accountants, the firm caters to the complete spectrum of tax and accounting services.


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