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.
Suraj Nangia is a Partner of Nangia & Co LLP. He did his schooling from the prestigious The Doon School, Dehradun. He is a Commerce graduate from Delhi University, qualified Chartered Accountant and a law graduate. He is an Alum of The Wharton School, UPENN where he completed his executive MBA. He is also a Certified Mergers & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA).
Suraj possesses rich professional experience of more than 9 years post qualification in handling International Corporate Tax matters of domestic/ multi-national enterprises. He has been involved in advising clients on various domestic and international tax matters for mitigating tax exposures and ensuring compliance etc. 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. His experience also encompasses advising clients in the field of Corporate M&A, buy-side/sell-side advisory, corporate fund raising (debt and equity syndication) and transaction structuring involving tax, regulatory (FEMA and FDI regulations), corporate law, SEBI and transaction financing issues.
Suraj has written a book titles “Doing Business in India – Simplified”, intended to act as a reference tool for businessmen, entrepreneurs, professionals and executives providing them with necessary information about relevant legislations for setting-up and expanding business in India.
Suraj has been instrumental in collaboration of Nangia Advisors and Andersen Global for India. He has also been instrumental in taking the company internationally with its opening of office in Singapore and forming alliances in different parts of the world viz, Singapore, Japan, USA, UK, China, Netherlands and Germany.
Suraj actively participates in charity events and raised funds for ABETO and Childreach India with help of his mountaineering skills. His contributions to the society also includes sponsoring and supporting underprivileged children.
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.