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We, at Khaitan Legal Associates, are committed to providing knowledge-based and solution-oriented tax advisory services to our clients. To provide holistic solutions both from a technical/legal and commercial perspective, in addition to lawyers, the firm’s tax team also includes a chartered accountant.

The tax team has expertise across various areas of Indian domestic taxation and cross-border taxation (including international taxation) with a dedicated focus on advising on issues arising out of double taxation avoidance agreements, general anti-avoidance rules, multi-lateral instrument (MLI), information exchange treaty, place of effective management (PoEM), etc.

Resultantly, the team provides tax advisory on complex transactions including tax efficient structuring of inbound and outbound investments, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, domestic/group restructuring, withholding taxes, permanent establishment (PE) exposure in India, transfer pricing, tax efficient structuring of Funds [foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)], etc.

The tax team works with independent clients, and clients of other practices at Khaitan Legal Associates, across various sectors including pharmaceutical, e-commerce, IT & ITES and manufacturing sector. The team has also successfully established its presence in the start-up ecosystem and offers tax advice to start-ups including those engaged in fintech, aggrotech and artificial intelligence.

KLA is also part of the International Tax Specialist Group (ITSG), a network with tax specialist members in over 50 countries around the world. This enables KLA tax team to provide global tax solutions to clients which are customized to achieve the overall objective of being tax efficient and compliant.

Abbas Jaorawala

Senior Director and Head – Direct Tax

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