Rakesh Nangia is the Founder & Managing Partner of Nangia & Co LLP. In his vast professional lifespan of over 40 years, he has accumulated extensive experience in almost all fields of professional services and industrial sectors with a diverse portfolio of clients. Rakesh is well-known as a corporate international tax specialist, having 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, and tax controversy across a range of sectors. He has developed expertise in practice domains ranging from entry level strategy, income tax, indirect taxes, transaction advisory, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, regulatory matters 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 previously been rated as the tax controversy leader in India by the 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 the Co-Chairman of International of Taxation Council – ASSOCHAM and member of various trade associations. He is the Director of Cosmo Films Ltd and member of various business Chambers.
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.
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.
Srinivasa Rao has over 20 years of forensic experience and more than 25 years overall. He has worked on more than 1000 forensic engagements across sectors. Srinivas’s experience and expertise include performing large forensic assignments for domestic and multinational companies, law firms and regulators in India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Ghana. Srinivas’s forensic expertise comprises investigations including but not limited to fraud & misconduct, conflict of interest, financial statement fraud, collusion, price / bid rigging, unethical business practices, regulatory and compliance reviews, FCPA review, fraud risk management, dispute resolution assistance, anti-money laundering reviews, due diligence for senior management hires, integrity and background check on stakeholders viz., business partners, investee company etc., Srinivas worked with global consulting firms during his earlier employment and he is an eminent speaker at both domestic and global platforms on forensics. He also wrote various articles in business journals on forensics and risk management.