LEADERSHIP

Kapil Mahani

Partner

Kapil Mahani is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has around 8 years of experience in Indirect Tax consulting including Ernst and Young. He has been managing VAT, Service tax, Excise, Customs, SEZ related regulatory advisory, Foreign Trade benefits, Professional tax advisory including VAT Compliance for different companies. He is passionate towards the learning and Development. He  had trained in various Indirect Tax areas including GST to 200 CA’s , Lawyers and interns newly recruited in EY on PAN India basis during his tenure with EY. Kapil as Managing Partner of GST Expertise has imparted training to various companies, Goa Chambers of Commerce, various trade union wherein they have provided the impact of GST on various sectors.

Sector Experience:  Logistic Industry, Textile Industry, Hospitality, Tour and Travel, E-commerce, Manpower Security, Leasing, Telecom including government projects etc.

Kapil has effectively handled a wide range of indirect taxation matters which include

  • Handled Pre Implementation support of GST for the Hospitality Industry, Tourism, Event Management, Textile Manufacturing Industry, Media and Publishing House, Logistics, Telecom companies and top security companies
  • Transaction structuring, tax reviews, due diligences, tax modelling, compliance, litigation and end-to-end indirect tax advisory.
  • Prepared handbook of the Frequently asked questions on GST for various companies
  • Assisted Logistics Company in setting up bonded warehouse in Dubai
  • Filed representations before the CBEC on various Indirect Tax issues under the present regime.
  • Successfully plotted GST impact for Telecom and Top Security Companies with range size of Rs 100 Cr – Rs 3000 Cr of turnover
  • Successfully obtained positive judgments by represented before various Appellate Authorities on technical grounds.
  • Kapil has been liaisioning with consultants and tax authorities of multiple states for undertaking VAT/CST compliances and litigations
  • Assisting the Companies the companies in identifying the issues which are there under the GST regime on which representation needs to be filed before the GSTN
  • Awarded for successfully conducting Indirect Tax Schools i.e. NCEP and Star Tax Programmes in Big Four consulting firm.

Devan Gupta

Partner

Devan Gupta is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has around 7 years of post-qualification experience in Auditing and Assurance.

Sector Specialization : Media, Telecom, Healthcare, Automobiles, E-commerce, Logisticss

Devan has worked in the area of Audit and Assurance wherein he has worked for 7 years for multiple clients which are Public and Private Limited Companies which include the following: –

  • Successfully implemented IFC on listed client under the Companies act 2013 which is adding edge for successful implementation GST.
  • Handled various technical issues on Barter transaction , Fair value under IAS 18/11, Grossing vs Net Accounting, Transaction with related parties, ESOP, Challenges faced by E-Commerce Companies etc
  • He is good in understanding the client business and providing solutions to the client.
  • Has participated before the various Audit Committee and Board of Directors of various companies.
  • He has played a key role in conducting various Due Diligences and diagnostic reviews.
  • Handled various certification related to FEMA, RBI, Service tax, Core investment company, VAT etc.

Jai Tahalani

ED Legal

Jai Tahalani is a qualified practicing Advocate and has around 6 years of post-qualification experience in litigation related to Taxation, Banking Law & Bankruptcy, Recovery Matters, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional law, Contract law, Intellectual Property Rights, Legal drafting & pleadings, Drafting, vetting and reviewing of commercial contracts and agreements.

Has been practicing representing clients before various forums, including Supreme Court, various High Courts across India, and all District Courts at Delhi and several tribunals such as ITAT, CESTAT, BIFR, DRT, CAT, and NCLT.

  • He has successfully represented clients before Supreme Court, various High Court and other judicial, quasi-judicial and adjudicating authorities.
  • He has handled various arbitration proceedings at DAC at Delhi High Court and ICA pertaining to complicated commercial matters.
  • Actively engaged in providing advisory related to a range of indirect tax issues and litigations.
  • Exquisite drafting skills: Drafted numerous documents such as Legal Notice, Plaint, Written Statement, Rejoinder, Petitions, Appeal, Application, Complaints, Writ, SLP and vetting of agreements.
  • Well versed with court procedure such as filing of case, tendering evidence, cross examination, presenting case before court and assisting court to decide case on merits.

K Suryanarayanan

FCMA, B Com (Cost and Management Accountant)

K Suryanarayanan is a qualified Cost Accountant and has more than 2 decades of post-qualification experience in Accounts, Audit , Costing and indirect Tax.  More than one decade experience in teaching for Professional and Management Students. Speaker in various seminars and visiting faculty for NACEN and Corporate Trainer. He is Member of Institute of Valuers and a Registered Professional under Wealth Tax.  He has been elected as Regional Council Member of SIRC of ICAI.

  • Handled Special Audit, Desk Review under Central Excise Act for large Corporate and MNCs.
  • Implemented Costing System for large Corporate.
  • Handled various works relating to Valuation and Certification related to Central Excise and Customs.
  • Participated before Audit Committee of large Corporate and Board of Directors of various Companies.
  • Liaising with Consultants and Tax Authorities of multiple states for undertaking Indirect Tax litigations.
  • Effectively managed VAT and Service Tax and Excise Compliance of large Corporate.

Aparna Nanda kumar

Senior Associate -Legal Taxation

Aparna is a fourth generation lawyer practicing in the Indirect Taxation field  With 25 year of experience in Bar. She has been representing clients before various forums including High Court of Madras, Kerala and Karnataka, in the Indirect and Direct taxation field.

Areas of Excellence

  • Has presented study papers on different topics with respect to the Sales Tax laws (both State and Central) and Service Tax in the All India Indirect Taxes seminars organized by the Madras Chamber of   Commerce (MCCI), Revenue Bar Association, The Indian Tax Payers Association  Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, ICAI-SIRC, Chennai, ICAI-SIRC-Erode, ICAI-SIRC, Coimbatore, CA Study Circle, AIIMO
  • Has been the faculty member of ICAI –SIRC training for ICAI Certificate course on Indirect Taxation;
  • Is a visiting faculty member of Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad
  • Is presently a member of the GST Study Group on Indirect Taxes IDTC, ICAI Chennai
  • Was awarded by the Women Lawyers Association for 25 years of professional service in the Bar and excellence in field of taxation

 

Naresh Dhoot 

Market Leader India and UAE 

Mr Naresh Dhoot who is chartered accountant with an experience of more than 30 years

Areas of Excellence

  • He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been practicing since 1986.
  • Has done article ship from renowned CA firm  Khimji Kunverji & Co.
  • He has been proficient in the fields of Indirect Tax, Auditing and having wide knowledge in project and investment advisory.

Achievements

  • He is brilliant in understanding the client business and providing solutions to the client.
  • Has participated before the various Audit Committee and Board of Directors of various companies.
  • He has played a key role in conducting various Due Diligence and diagnostic reviews.
  • Having an experience of handling the team size of more than 10-15 team members which comprise of Audit team, Direct & Indirect tax team and IT team
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