MUKESH BUTANI


Mukesh is the non-executive Chairman of the firm and Managing Partner of BMR Legal. With a specialisation in corporate international tax and transfer pricing, he has experience in advising Fortune 500 multinationals and Indian business houses on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organisations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy across a range of sectors.

Mukesh has several authorships to his credit – including works published by LexisNexis Butterworths and a treatise on Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution for the Cambridge University Press. His other authorships include the Wolters Kluwer CCH online guide to Transfer Pricing in Asia and titles on Business Restructurings and Customs Valuation, co-authored for the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). Mukesh participated in the Kelkar task force (2002) tax reforms and was a member of the Indian Ministry of Finance (MoF) committee on e-commerce taxation. He is presently representing International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC) on the MoF Standing Committee on TDS and Foreign Tax Credit.

Mukesh has served as member of expert task force on International Tax and Transfer Pricing set up by MoF in July 2012. He is a member of Tax bureau of OECD- BIAC, Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA and Vice Chairman of Taxation Commission of ICC.

He is presently member of Focus Group on administrative practices on tax disputes under the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) set up in August 2013 by the MoF. Mukesh is part of the eminent expert panel of NITI Aayog, a policy think tank of the Indian government chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is a founder member 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.

He has been consistently featured amongst leading international tax and transfer pricing advisors in independent surveys, most notably Euromoney’sInternational Tax Review, Legal Review expert guides, Asia Law Leading Lawyers, Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal of Corporate Tax Lawyers. Mukesh has been ranked as the top Tax Controversy Leader in India 2014 by International Tax Review. Mukesh is a Commerce graduate from the University of Bombay and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and enrolled as an Advocate in 2010 and is member of Bar Council of Delhi and practices in various Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court of India.