AZB & Partners

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Established practice providing a wide variety of direct and indirect tax assistance to prominent international clients. Well versed in handling an array of issues such as income and the Goods and Services Tax as well as advising corporate clients on tax planning. Recognised for advising on the tax implications of headline mergers and demergers. Good track record acting on tax disputes, including transfer pricing and international tax mandates. Maintains an impressive roster of clients from various sectors including TMT and life sciences.

Strengths Clients say the team "is knowledgeable, responsive, shows good judgement and provides constructive advice."

Sources note: "They are excellent in general and very knowledgeable on all aspects of corporate tax in India."

Work highlights Acted for Honda Cars India before the ITAT in a case concerning the tax treatment of royalty and technical know-how payments made to its parent entity.

Notable practitioners

Deepak Chopra
is a respected practitioner who is often noted for his impressive client base and handling of high-stakes tax litigation. Market commentators describe him as "a seasoned litigator." Notable clients of his include multinationals in the technology and manufacturing industries.

Shreya Rao
focuses on advising high net worth individuals and promoters. She is well regarded by her clients for her advice on tax-efficient structuring of transactions.