Abhay Sharma is a Partner in the Tax practice of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Abhay specialises in direct taxation, and has more than 16 years of experience in dealing with a range of cross border and domestic tax issues. His areas of expertise include inbound/outbound investment structuring as well as corporate restructuring.
Abhay advises some of the largest global private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and multi-national corporations cutting across sectors. He has helped set up the Indian investment platforms for some of the largest pension boards, sovereign and private equity funds in the world and routinely advises clients on large ticket investments in and exits from India. His diverse client portfolio includes companies in the field of information technology, real estate, banking, infrastructure development, pharmaceuticals, education, manufacturing, electronic media, online gaming and logistics amongst others. He also acts as an advisor to one of global leaders in financial communication networks and advises Fortune 500 telecommunication service providers. Tax litigation is another focus area especially in cases involving high-pitched tax assessments. Litigation assistance and strategic advisory services to companies undergoing insolvency is also an increasingly prominent practice area.
Abhay is a member of the International Fiscal Association. He has also been the country tax reporter for the International Bar Association for multiple years. He periodically conducts training sessions for the Chamber of Tax Consultants, as well as the Income Tax department on a host of tax issues including those in the private equity and M&A space.
Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
International Fiscal Association
Chamber of Tax Consultants
L.L.B, National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India
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