Lakshmi Sankar

Lakshmi Sankar is a Chartered Accountant with around 11 years experience in assisting clients navigate Indian tax & regulatory challenges. He has worked with Indian promoters & MNEs from Middle East & western world, build their business in India and is currently focusing on dealing with the Government at the Centre State level, on emerging fiscal policies with specific context to financial sector reforms. He is currently working in the capacity of Associate Director- Financial Sector with the firm.

He has been involved in establishing financial undertakings in India for large foreign banks, foreign venture capital investors and helping promoters/ Indian conglomerates to set up financial service business, navigate acquisition opportunities, create structure that unlock and preserve value creation.

He has extensively worked on engagements/ projects cutting across the financial services spectrum of FinTech, family offices, estate planning, banks, NBFC, peer to peer lending platforms and insurance players. He has successfully helped start-ups and their promoters by exploring the expansion opportunities in India & globally and holds significant experience in advising clients in the areas of transaction advisory, fund structuring, inbound investment advisory, corporate & international tax.

Lakshmi Sankar has worked on tax dispute resolution certainty initiatives including focused discussions with CIT & need based advocacy with the CBDT, Ministry of Finance. He has assisted clients in obtaining complex regulatory approvals with the key arms of the Govt including RBI, DIPP, SEZ.

Amit Arora

Amit Arora is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 11 years of professional experience. He has extensive professional experience in handling Direct Tax and International Tax matters of domestic/ multinational companies. He is a commerce graduate from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, University of Delhi.

Apart from being a multi-disciplinary professional, he has over the years developed expertise in domestic and international taxation and has since assisted the firms’ clients on numerous tax strategies and tax policies. He is representing the firms’ clients before various levels of tax forums – be it the first level assessment stage, transfer pricing officers, or the appellate forum at Commissioner (Appeals), Dispute resolution panel, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. There are several reported decisions in cases argued by him, which have set precedents in the field of Direct Taxation.

He has also had the privilege of working with some of the best known lawyers in the country on the tax matters of the firms’ clients whenever the need has arisen to engage them for representation before the High Courts or the Supreme Court of India.

He is an avid reader and he loves traveling to distant locales with his family during vacations. He has a prior experience of working in Tax and Regulatory practice with renowned Tax Firm. Currently, he is a part of the Direct Tax team in the capacity of Director with the firm.

Ahetesham Khan

Ahetesham is a Director at Nangia & Co LLP India. He has immense 15 years of experience working at Deloitte, EY, GT, FICCI, XIX CWG, Delhi, Afro-Asian Games, Hyderabad, even International experience in New York with New York Futsal & with Real Madrid Foundation in Madrid, Spain.

Expert in Government Policy frameworks and documentations, Conceptualizing, planning, and execution of marquee events, Brand compliances, Sports Policy framework, organizing various Sports conferences, Tendering and Bid documents drafting, Conceptualizing Sports University Projects such as National Sports University, Imphal, Manipur, Identification of opportunities for participation in government-sponsored/aided schemes, Public-private partnerships.

Program Management Unit: Planning and Execution of various Sports Projects in many States, Such as Jharkhand, Goa, Chhattisgarh, etc. Project Management, Project planning and strategy, Project Budgeting, Project implementation, and Team building, Volunteering.

He is a former national-level football player with an M.B.A in Sports Management from Real Madrid Graduate School, Madrid, Spain. He graduated from prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, New Delhi.

Led to set up Sports Advisory Practice for Big4s in India: Set up Sports Advisory Service Division, Managing the entire administration, Creation of sports-centric team, Developing a business plan for Regulatory Compliances, Preparation of Sports Policy.

He represented many International Brands and helping them grow business in India. He also worked closely with prominent celebrities like M.S Dhoni, Neetu Chandra.

He worked closely with all the stakeholders of the sports ecosystem of India and abroad.