July 31, 2021

Volume XI, Number 212

Rajesh Simhan

Rajesh Simhan leads the International Tax & Tax Controversies Practice at research & strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates.


Over the years, the International Tax & Tax Controversies Practice at Nishith Desai Associates has been consistently recognized as the leading tax practice in the country by Chambers & Partners and the Tax Directors Handbook amongst other noteworthy sources.


Rajesh, is a leading expert on international and transactional tax matters and is renowned for the legal services he offers to those involved in some of the most complicated tax controversies of India; including advising Vodafone in NDA’s role as special counsel to Vodafone on its landmark tax litigation relating to indirect transfer taxes in India. He has successfully represented clients before various forums including different Tribunals, Authority for Advance Rulings, and in High Courts (pan India) as well as at the Supreme Court of India in relation to disputes on international and transactional tax on various issues such as availability of treaty benefits, indirect transfer tax, beneficial ownership issues etc.


Outlining his journey from the National Law School of India to his LL.M in Taxation Laws from Georgetown  University Law Center, Washington D.C. Rajesh represents clients in a wide-range of sectors with a special focus on complex cross border tax and corporate structuring transactions. An established name, when it comes to providing clients with the highest level of analytical arrangement on tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, Rajesh has represented many marquee private equity entities such as Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, KKR etc. on tax issues pertaining to their investments in India and also represented a number of clients in tax litigation matters. With a wide swarth of expertise across industries, he has advised multiple clients in the BFSI, Private Equity and Technology space on various tax issues relating to operating in India.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Rajesh Simhan