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Mukesh  Butani
Mukesh Butani


Mukesh is Chairman of BMR Advisors and Managing Partner of BMR Legal. With a specialisation in international tax and transfer pricing, he has over 30 years’ experience in advising Fortune 500 multinationals and Indian business houses on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, entry strategy, business re-organisations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy across a range of sectors.

A former national tax Director and international tax Partner at two Big Four firms, Mukesh currently serves as a member of the board of Taxand, the world’s largest independent tax organisation, and as Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Taxation. He is presently serving as Council Member of the European Business Group, CII’s national committee on dispute resolution, ASSOCHAM’s National M&A Council and Corporate Affairs Committee of PHD chambers. Mukesh is serving as a member of the International Fiscal Association’s Permanent Scientific Committee and OECD-BIAC committee. He is a member of the Advisory Group on International Tax and Transfer Pricing constituted by the Indian Ministry of Finance. He is also a member of the OECD Business Restructuring Advisory Group. Mukesh is actively associated with Washington D.C. based advocacy bodies, US-India Business Council and US Council for International Business.He is an independent board member of GSK Health Care and Hindustan Oil & Exploration Company Limited.

Mukesh is an acclaimed expert in the areas of international tax transfer pricing and India tax & regulatory policies. He has several authorships to his credit – including works published by LexisNexis Butterworths and most recently, 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 tax reforms and was a member of the Indian MoF’s committee on e-commerce taxation. He is presently representing ICC on the MoF Standing Committee on withholding tax and Foreign Tax Credit. Also Mukesh has been ranked as the top Tax Controversy Leader in India 2012 by International Tax Review.

Mukesh has consistently featured among the leading international tax and transfer pricing advisors in independent surveys, most notably the International Tax Review, Legal Review expert guides, Asia Law Leading Lawyers, Chambers & Partners and Legal Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers. He also featured in the Business Today survey, of ‘India’s top 50 Managers‘ in 2004.

Mukesh is a graduate in Commerce from the University of Bombay and holds a bachelor’s degree in law. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and is enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi.

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Email: mukesh.butani@bmrlegal.in