Rakesh Nangia

Rakesh Nangia is the Founder and Managing Partner of the firm Nangia & Co LLP In his vast professional lifespan of over 36 years, he has accumulated rich experience in almost all fields of professional services, industrial sectors and diverse clients.

Rakesh is well-known as a corporate international tax specialist, having significant experience in advising Fortune 500 multinationals and large Indian business houses on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organizations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy across a range of sectors. Having developed expertise in practice domains ranging from Entry Level Strategy, Income-tax, Indirect taxes, Transaction Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transfer Pricing to Regulatory and most recently GST, he strongly believes that exceptional client service represents a dedication to going above and beyond expectations in every working relationship.

Rakesh has been rated as the tax controversy leader in India by International Tax Review.Over the past decade, Rakesh has been an active speaker on international tax matters such as BEPS, GAAR, etc. at various domestic and international forums.

Rakesh is on the Board of Directors of a major Indian Telecom Company and various other leading corporates. Rakesh is the National President of Indo-Canadian Business Chamber and Co- Chairman of International Taxation Council – ASSOCHAM and member of various Trade Associations. speaker on Taxation matters in Federation of UP Chambers of Commerce and Industries.

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Neeraj Agarwala

Neeraj Agarwala was a Senior Tax Consultant with erstwhile Arthur Andersen, then a part of the Ernst & Young for 8 years prior to starting his own practice. He qualified in 1996 and founded the propriety concern in 2003. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University. He has joined as a partner in the firm in 2013.

He has accumulated rich experience in almost all fields of professional services. He has 18 years of vast and in-depth experience in International Tax, Transfer Pricing, Service tax and FEMA. His specialization in income tax is especially in the Oil & Gas Industry practice. He has advised leading multinational and transnational players, on complex issues like mitigating the impact of Income tax at both the Corporate as well as the Expatriate level. Over his professional lifespan he has gained expertise in FEMA and provides advisory to clients on the Entry Level Strategies for setting up office in India, dealing with regulations regarding remittances as well as Inbound/ Outbound investments.

He also represents some companies on their Board as director. He has set up an NGO by name “The Cuddles Foundation” whose mission is to impact the lives of children from low income groups suffering from Cancer, by giving them access to best medical equipment, medicines and environment that aid faster recovery.

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Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta is a partner in the firm and heads the audit and assurance practice. He qualified in 1996 and joined the firm as partner in 2008. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from HNB Garhwal University.

He possesses rich experience in the field of Auditing and Assurance Services, Corporate Law as well as Income Tax and has successfully served clients across all service, trading and manufacturing industries during the course of his practice. His areas of expertise encompass Statutory and Internal Audit, Risk Advisory, Corporate Governance, Investigations and Special Audits, SOX compliances, Tax Audits, IFRS Services, Entry Level Strategy, Information Technology Audit and Corporate Financial Advisory.

Over his professional practice of more than 20 years with Nangia & Co LLP, he has successfully advised clients from all business and economic sects, domestic and foreign, with complex financial accounting issues related to matters such as valuations, pensions and share plans, listing, IFRS conversions and corporate treasury and company secretary functions.

In his current role he leads a team of over 50 professionals from diversified backgrounds and skill across the firm’s domestic presence. Vikas also leads from the front, establishing cogent practices of team management, including gender inclusiveness, concepts based on principles of respect for integrity, hard work, dedication, and commitment.

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Amit Agrawal

Amit is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Masters Degree in Finance from IP university. He is also a qualified lawyer. His previous organizations include Deloitte, Price WaterHouse Coopers and BMR Advisors. Amit has over 10 years experience in the fields of Transfer Pricing, Mergers and Acquisitions and International Tax matters.

Over the past years, Amit has provided transfer pricing services to leading multinationals across a range of industries such as Consumer durables, industrial goods, software and ITES, Pharmaceutical, Infrastructure, FMCG, and many more. He has been actively involved in providing litigation support, transfer pricing documentation, transfer pricing planning and structuring services to a number of national and multi-national companies. He has extensive experience in advising clients on transfer pricing structuring, transfer pricing valuations including intangible valuations, and has been involved in various assignments involving IP structuring, TESCM, Intra-group cost allocations and implementation of global transfer pricing policy.

He has extensive experience in assisting multi-national companies resolve complex transfer pricing disputes at almost all appellate forums and has also assisted various multi-nationals in resolving disputes through the Mutual Agreement Procedure and APA proceedings. He has contributed articles on transfer pricing to various journals and is a regular speaker at various forums.

Amit considerable experience in advising clients on M&A tax matters, corporate laws, foreign investment, exchange control and other regulatory issues. He has worked on multiple assignments involving complex issues concerning mergers and acquisitions and specializes in structuring and implementing M&A transactions including business re-organizations, tax restructuring, financial restructuring, divestment, spin-offs and cash repatriation planning. He has served several multi-national and domestic clients in a cross-section of industries on diverse matters relating to entry strategy, acquisitions, business consolidations, re-alignment and exit structures.

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