Income Tax

INCOME TAX ACT, 1961

 Tax Compliance and Advisory:

  • Assistance in applying TDS, PAN etc.
  • Advisory services in terms of the Indian Income Tax Laws
  • Statutory Compliances like preparation and filing of income  tax return, handling notices received from tax department;
  • Computation of Advance Tax
  • Advice on Withholding tax and assistance in filing withholding tax returns
  • Assistance in obtaining lower deduction certificate
  • Assistance in tax compliance
  • Advising on entry strategy of foreign company;
  • Advice on tax planning opportunities and structuring;
  • Advice on business re-organization from a fiscal perspective

International Tax:

  • Advice on cross border transactions;
  • Advice on double tax treaties and foreign tax systems/implications;
  • Tax efficient structuring of cross border transactions;
  • International tax dispute resolution;
  • Advising on cross-border tax challenges with respect to investment and transaction structuring;
  • Inbound and Outbound Investment advisory including entity set up Holding company structures;
  • Financial instruments and planning strategies to achieve and implement sound global tax policies;
  • Assistance on use of alternate dispute resolution mechanism for treaty related controversies;
  • Advisory in relation to Expatriate taxation;
  • Foreign Remittance Certificates (Form 15 CA & 15 CB)

Due diligence and Health Check:

  • Examine applicability of various provisions of direct taxes to a given situation
  • Review pending litigation issues & report exposure/ disputes
  • Review compliance status
  • Report on material tax exposure due to non-compliance relating to indirect tax laws
  • Examine eligibility of tax exemptions and deductions
  • Review statutory returns/ records and documentation

Representation services:

  • Tax authorities (including Dispute Resolution Panel);
  • Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals);
  • Income Tax Appellate Tribunal
  • Authority for Advance Rulings
  • Settlement Commission
  • Any quasi judicial bodies incorporated under any legislations
  • Indian and International courts
  • Tax briefings and support to the external counsel in respect of representations before High Courts/Supreme Court
  • Diagnostic review of litigation history and assistance in litigation risk analysis
  • Assistance in evaluating sustainability of tax positions and taking remedial actions

Transfer Pricing

  • Assistance in drafting Intercompany agreement and Transfer Pricing Policy
  • Transfer pricing documentation
  • Issuance of Accountant’s Report
  • Planning & documentation for Specified Domestic Transactions (SDTs)
  • Litigation support & representation services before Transfer Pricing Officer and Dispute Resolution Panel
  • Advance Pricing Agreements
  • Assistance in maintaining enhanced documentation under Country by Country reporting and master filing

 CRIMINAL MATTERS

The services in the area of Criminal matters include:

  • Bails
  • Bank / Financial Institutions Frauds
  • Corporate Frauds
  • Criminal Writs / Revisions / Appeals
  • Criminal Complaints
  • Defamation Cases
  • Dishonor of Cheques
  • Department of Company Affairs – Serious Frauds
  • FEMA Violations
  • Insider Trading
  • Misappropriation and Siphoning of Funds
  • Prevention of Money Laundering Act
  • Prevention of Corruption Act
  • Quashing of FIRs
  • Smugglers Act including COFEPOSA and SAFEMA
  • Trials
  • Violation of Intellectual Property Rights / Cyber Laws
  • White Collar Crimes / Economic Offences

COMMERCIAL LAWS:

The services in the area of Commercial matters include:

  • Drafting and vetting of varied kinds of Contracts and
  • Agreements;
  • Structuring of arrangements and transactions including from tax perspective;
  • Pre and post litigation advisory;
  • Advising on Contractual Arrangements;
  • Corporate Governance;
  • Joint Ventures
  • Legal and compliance Audit
  • Regulatory, Compliance and Secretarial advisory, approvals and related matters;
  • Advisory on Foreign Exchange Control Regulations
  • Due Diligence;
  • Formation of Companies, Partnerships, Trusts and other body corporate in India and overseas jurisdictions;
  • Technology Transfer Agreements;
  • Stamp Duty related issues;

The Firm represents its clients before various regulatory authorities such as the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), Department of Corporate Affairs (DCA), Registrar of Companies (ROC), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and other regulatory bodies.

BANKING MATTERS

The services in the area of Banking matters include:

  • Project Finance and Public Private Participation;
  • Securitization;
  • Debt Restructuring and re-financing;
  • Regulation and Compliance;
  • Corporate Debt, including Syndicated Loans;
  • Acquisition and Leveraged Finance;
  • Mezzanine and Subordinated Debt;
  • Real Estate Financing;
  • Debt Capital Markets encompassing issues of rupee denominated bonds and debentures;

 DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION:

The services include:

  • Cross Border Litigation and Investigations;
  • Finance and Securities Litigation;
  • Insurance Disputes;
  • Intellectual Property related Litigation;
  • Real Estate Litigation;
  • Trade Secrets And Other Proprietary Rights;
  • Antitrust and unfair competition disputes;
  • Economic Offences;
  • Labour litigation;
  • Technology disputes;
  • Litigation in administrative courts;
  • Tax related litigation;
  • Domestic and international arbitrations;
  • Oppression and mismanagement cases before company law board/company courts;
  • Recovery Issues