Ashish is a leader of the International tax practice group at the multi-skilled and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. He focuses on cross border tax and corporate structuring transactions including tax litigation. He regularly advises clients on various cross border issues relating to tax treaty interpretation, capital gains, applicability of minimum alternate tax, indirect transfer tax issues. He has also acted and advised on several cross-border mergers and acquisitions and has significant experience on private equity investments. He regularly advises foreign education institutions, EdTech companies, pharmaceutical companies, not-for-profits on Indian tax and exchange control laws.
He has also been involved in regularly advising the gaming industry, BPOs, healthcare and IT/ITES with respect to issues on withholding tax, goods and service tax. He regularly represents clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Tribunals. He has successfully represented investment funds before the High Court on matters relating to applicability of Minimum Alternate Tax, withholding tax issues in the healthcare industry. He has also represented clients before various tribunals on matters relating to indirect transfer taxes, transfer pricing applicability and other such international tax disputes.
Ashish graduated holds a bachelor’s degree in law from esteemed Government Law College, Mumbai, India (University of Mumbai). He regularly writes articles which are published in international leading publications.
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