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Mukesh Butani

Mukesh Butani is Founder & Managing Partner of BMR Legal setup in 2010. With specialization in domestic corporate international tax and transfer pricing, he has over three decades of experience in advising multinationals and Indian conglomerates on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organizations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy across a range of sectors. He has led International Tax & Transfer Pricing practice for 2 of the Big 4 firms and was Co-founder & Tax Practice Leader of BMR Advisors leading transaction advisory a firm that transitioned into big 4 firms in 2017. He was member of Tax Bureau of OECD - BIAC, Permanent Scientific Committee member of IFA (2012 – 2016) and is presently Chairman of IFA India branch, and a non-resident Senior Associate at Wadhwani Chair In US-India Policy Studies at Centre of Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. He is presently serving as Vice-Chairmen of ICC Taxation Commission. He is a founder member (2015) of ITRAF, a think tank to carry out research and analysis in International Taxation to ensure superior tax policy and effective tax administration in India and is presently Chairman of IFA India branch. Mukesh is a Trustee at Foundation of International Tax and Joint Conference Director with IBFD for its annual Conference. Mukesh is a commerce graduate from University of Mumbai, holds a bachelor's degree in Law and practices as an Advocate. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and enrolled as an Advocate in 2010. He is a member of Bar Council of Delhi and practices in various Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

India is developing fast as a major international center for cross-border trade and investment. As a country that favors source-based taxation, it largely follows the United Nations Model in its treaties. Moreover, its domestic tax law and practice often promote its national economic and social policies and are not determined by just fiscal considerations. This course will provide a broad understanding of the current Indian tax system. In particular, the course will cover the international tax framework (both law and practice) under domestic law and the role and interpretation of tax treaties based on various administrative and judicial decisions in India and rulings given by its Authority for Advance Rulings.

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