A tax veteran and thought leader – Rakesh Nangia is the Founder and Managing Partner of Nangia & Co LLP, one of the top premier tax consulting and advisory firm in India. He has defined the future of various Fortune 500 multinationals and Indian business houses, by leading their advisory on a wide range of matters associated to FDI policy, International Tax, Cross-border tax structuring, Tax policy advocacy, Entry Level Strategy, India inbound/outbound, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cyber Security, Risk Advisory. He is known for his expertise in structuring, restructuring and transfer pricing related issues and has been awarded as “Economic Times Most Promising Entrepreneur of year, 2020”. He is recognised by his clients as a trusted business advisor and has also been ranked as the ‘Top Tax Leader’ in India by International Tax Review, UK.
In capacity of Chairman of Nangia Advisors, he has been consistently rated as the ‘Top-Tier Tax and Regulatory Firm Owner’ since last 7 years. He has served as the president of The Indo-Canadian Business Chamber. He serves as a part of board of directors for major Indian telecom corporation, along with other leading organisations.
Positioned as Co-Chairman at ASSOCHAM’s International tax council, Member FICCI’s Council for Taxation, CII’s committee for Taxation, PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Indo-American Chamber for Commerce, Rakesh has been playing a vital role in representing India Inc. as well as foreign companies doing business in India before the tax and regulatory authorities of India.
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.
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.
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.