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Taxing the Digital Economy in India.
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FIT CONFERENCE 2019 - SPEAKER BIODATAS
OUR FORMER HONORARY PRESIDENT
Professor Klaus Vogel (Germany): Professor Klaus Vogel was professor emeritus at the University of Munich. Prior to that date, he had been a professor at Erlangen-Nurembourg University (1964-66), Heidelberg (1966-77) and Munich (from 1977), where he retired as professor of public law and head of the Research Centre for German and International Tax Law. He was a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association from 1974-1990 and a visiting professor at Harvard, Berkeley, Perugia and Vienna universities. Over the years, he had written about 15 books and 240 articles on constitutional, administrative and tax law. He was the principal author of the renowned book on "Double Taxation Conventions". Professor Vogel passed away in December 2007 in Germany.
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OUR "KLAUS VOGEL" SPEAKER
Pascal Saint-Amans (France) is our Klaus Vogel ("Keynote") Speaker at our conference this year: Pascal is the Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA). He joined OECD in September 2007 in its International Cooperation and Tax Competition Division in September, where he played a key role in the advancement of the OECD tax transparency agenda in the context of the G20. In October 2009, he was appointed the Head of the Global Forum Division, created to service the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. He is the initiator and driving force of the current G20-led OECD initiative on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) since its inception in 2013.
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OUR OECD SPEAKERS
Grace Perez-Navarro (France): Grace is the Deputy Director of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. She plays a key role in the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, improving international tax cooperation, tackling illicit financial flows, promoting better tax policies and engaging developing countries in OECD tax work. Since joining the OECD in 1997, she has held several key positions, including having led the OECD's work on bank secrecy, tax and e-commerce, harmful tax practices, money laundering and tax crimes, the tax aspects of countering bribery of foreign officials, and strengthening all forms of administrative cooperation between tax authorities. Prior to joining the OECD, she was a Special Counsel at the IRS Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International).
Richard Collier (France): Richard joined OECD in February 2019. His main focus is on the work on digitalisation of the economy, with particular reference to the ongoing "Pillar 1" work stream. Prior to joining the OECD, he worked on tax policy matters at the Centre for Business Taxation in Oxford. He has recently completed a major tax policy research project on capital markets with particular relevance to financial products and financial markets. He has also been working on a couple of projects on the income allocation rules. and also on a lengthy project on the development and application of the arm's length principle. This has led to his book, Transfer Pricing and the Arm's Length Principle after BEPS, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. He is also a visting lecturer in various Universities in Amsterdam, Lausanne and UK.
Melissa Dejong (France): Melissa has worked at the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD since 2013. She leads two teams, on harmful tax practices and on tax & crime. Her first two years at the OECD were in the Secretariat for the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, where she led a series of training events on the standard for automatic exchange of financial account information, reviewed member jurisdiction's compliance with the international standard on exchange of information on request, and provided technical assistance to developing countries. She started her career as an Associate to the Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. She has also worked in tax in private practice at a top tier law firm in Sydney and as Tax Advisor, Deloitte & Touche, Singapore.
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OUR SPECIAL SPEAKERS
Robert Danon (Switzerland): Robert is a Professor of International Tax Law at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) where he heads its Tax Policy Center, Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation and Executive Program in Transfer Pricing. He is a member of various academic and professional tax organizations and currently serves as the Chairman of the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) of the International Fiscal Association.
Guglielmo Maisto (Italy): Guglielmo founded Maisto e Associati in 1991. He is a Professor of international and comparative tax law at the Universit'a Cattolica di Piacenza. He is President of the Italian Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in Amsterdam, member of the Advisory Board of the Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation of the Lausanne University, member of the Practice Council of New York University (NYU) Law's International Tax Program and member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. He represents the Italian Association of Industries (Confindustria) at the OECD Business Industry Advisory Committee in Paris. He acted as a consultant to the Ministry for European Community Affairs and was a member of the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum. He is a member of several law societies and of the editorial board of various Italian and foreign tax legal journals. He usually participates as speaker to several annual tax conferences.
Jeffrey Owens (UK): Jeffrey is a Professor and the Director of the Global Tax Policy Center at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business). In addition to his academic role, Jeffrey is also the Senior Policy Advisor to the Global Vice Chair of Tax at Ernst & Young, and to several governments and other organizations. For over 20 years, Jeffrey led the OECD Tax Work based in Paris. He is active in academia, tax practice and policy. For his contributions to the International tax community the Queen of the United Kingdom awarded him the "Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George", in 2013.
Sol Picciotto (UK): Sol is emeritus professor of Lancaster University, Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Tax and Development, a Senior Adviser of the Tax Justice Network, and coordinator of the BEPS Monitoring Group. He has taught at the Universities of Dar es Salaam (1964-8), Warwick (1968-1992), and Lancaster (1992-2007); and was Scientific Director of the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (2009-2011). He is the author of International Business Taxation (1992), Regulating Global Corporate Capitalism (2011), several co-written books, and numerous chapters and articles on various international tax issues and other aspects of international business and economic law.
Sam Sim (Singapore): Sam was until recently the Regional Vice-President (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America), for Tax Executive Institute and chair of Capital Markets Tax Committee Transfer Pricing sub-committee. He was previously Deputy Global Head of Transfer Pricing at a leading European multinational Transfer Pricing Leader of the largest US IT multinational. He is the author of Singapore Master Transfer Pricing Guide (Walter Kluwer CCH). He has lectured widely on international and transfer pricing issues at various tax programmes in universities and professional bodies.
Mark van Casteren (The Netherlands): Mark is a partner in Loyens & Loeff's International Tax Services practice group and a member of the Transfer Pricing team. From 2001 to 2005 Mark headed Loyens & Loeff's New York office. Mark's practice focuses on North American clients. He has wide experience in structuring international acquisition and financing transactions of US based private equity funds and US and Canada based multinationally operating enterprises, specifically Canadian mining groups and US (bio)pharmaceutical companies. Mark advised many North American groups (including various US pharma companies) on how to set up their European business.
Mike Williams (UK): Mike is Director Business and International Tax at HM Treasury in the UK. He is responsible for all direct and international taxes. His main tax expertise is in international tax and banking in the UK. He is the UK delegate to the OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs, Chair group to create the BEPS multilateral instrument on tax treaty measures. Previously, he was a member of the Steering Group of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. He has held several positions in the UK Revenue dealing in both direct and direct taxes at the HM Treasury. During 2001-2004, he was Deputy Director (International) and Competent Authority in UK.
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OUR JOINT CONFERENCE DIRECTORS
Roy Rohatgi (India/UK): Roy retired as Worldwide Partner in Arthur Andersen (London office) in the mid-nineties after nearly 25 years with the firm. In the eighties, he spent several years in Mumbai (Bombay)where he established and ran the Indian member firm of Arthur Andersen. Over the years, he has been a Visiting Professor in international taxation in several universities and also an author of the book "Basic International Taxation". Roy is Settlor and Managing Trustee of the Foundation for International Taxation, which he set up in 2006 to run this conference visualized and run by him annually in India since 1995.
Belema R. Obuoforibo (The Netherlands): Belema is the Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre and Member of IBFD's Executive Board based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is also Chair of the Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT). Before joining IBFD, she worked in London for many years as a UK Chartered Tax Adviser, specializing in the taxation of high net worth individuals and owner-managers. Belema has widely published in the field of cross-border taxation and has worked in an advisory capacity for various African governments.
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IFA WORLDWIDE PRESIDENTS
Murray Clayson (UK): Murray is the current President of the International Fiscal Association Worldwide, appointed for the next four years in October 2017. He is a tax partner in the international law firm of Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer in London, United Kingdom. He specializes in international tax transactions, tax dispute resolution and transfer pricing. He also holds a PhD from London University for research in financial transfer pricing.
Porus Kaka (India): Porus is Senior Advocate the immediate past President of the International Fiscal Association Worldwide. He was the first President from the Asian Region in its 75 years' history. Previously, he represented India in the IFA's Permanent Scientific Committee. He is a Trustee of International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (Netherlands). He is also on the Editorial Board of the World Tax Journal published by IBFD.
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OUR IBFD SPEAKERS
Walter Andreoni: Walter is a Tax Partner in the Italian independent law firm Mercanti e Associati based in Milan, Verona and Lugano (CH) since 2017. His main areas of specialization are tax aspects of MNEs, international tax law, VAT and transfer pricing. He is presently also in the faculty of the International Tax Center Leiden (NL), an active member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and a speaker in several international congresses.
Julia de Jong: Julia is a manager in the Government Consultancy Department of IBFD with a multi-disciplinary professional background. Since early 2017, her focus has been is on the impact of emerging disruptive technologies on the public sector. She has issued a number of publications on the topics of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for tax administrations and beneficial ownership registers, shared economy and digital platforms, artificial intelligence and citizen-centric policies.
Ridha Hamzaoui: Ridha is the Regional Tax Manager for Africa and Middle East regions under the IBFD Africa, Middle East and Latin America Knowledge Group. He is an expert on tax law and tax treaties for the United Nations Development Programme in the Middle East and North African regions. .Before joining IBFD, he worked for four years as a senior tax advisor within the Tax Legislation General Directorate of the Tunisian Ministry of Finance. He is a regular speaker in the Africa-Middle East region on international tax issues, an instructor for the IBFD open and in-house courses and has also lectured at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Dauphine University in Paris and Strathmore University in Kenya.
Ferdinand Nji Tanji: Ferdinand is Associate Director at EY Cameroon and heads its Tax Practice office. He specializes in international tax law. Prior to joining EY 6 years ago, he worked for 17 years in the Cameroonian Tax Administration and Ministry of Finance in various top positions. He holds, amongst several degrees, a master's in financial strategy from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and an advanced master's in international tax law from the University of Leiden. He is also a qualified and accredited Tax Counsel for the CEMAC Region.
Mustapha Ndajiwo: Mustapha is currently the Executive Director of the African Centre for Tax and Governance. He is a tax policy expert working in the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria. Since leaving the government, Mustapha has worked with the Tax Justice Network based in London and has consulted for the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) UK, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Public Service International (PSI) and the German Development Cooperation among others. University of South Africa. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in Nigeria and the BEPS Monitoring Group, His main research areas are the digitalisation of the economy and tax incentives. Mustapha has experience in government, civil society and academia.
Mohamed Ben Mlik: Mohamed is Senior Manager Group Tax at MTN Group (Africa's largest mobile operator). He is a tax expert within the telecon industry with 13 years of tax experience in Africa and the Middle East, working for Orascom Telecom and then for MTN Group. He has gained considerable experience in the areas of supply chain and transfer pricing structuring, M&A, business expansions and restructurings, transfer pricing documentation, and the management of tax disputes, controversy and negotiations with tax administrations.
Annet Wanyana Oguttu: Annet is Professor of tax law, Department of Taxation and African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria. She holds a Doctorate in tax law and has authored "International Tax Law: Offshore Tax Avoidance in South Africa"; co-authored "Tax Law: An Introduction", contributed several book chapters and published many articles. She's a rated researcher of South Africa’s National Research Foundation; member of the Davis Tax Committee that assessed South Africa's tax system (chaired "BEPS" and corporate tax subcommittees); Commissioner of South African Law Reform Commission, UNDESA's "Expert Group member" that developed a double tax treaty course. She wrote: IFA's 2017 report on "Assessing BEPS origin, standards and responses in South Africa";UNECA's 2017 report on "BEPS in Africa", UNECA's 2015 report on "Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Africa - South Africa". She is Board resident of South African Institute of Tax Practitioners; board member of IFA South Africa branch and African Tax Research Network.
A.(Ola) Ostaszewska: Ola is the Head of the European Knowledge Group at IBFD, and, in that capacity, she is the most senior technical (tax) Manager in IBFD. She is also the Chief Editor of European Taxation, the flagship IBFD journal on European tax issues. Ms Ostaszewska is also Chair of the EU Tax Law Study Group which is IBFD's in-house think tank on EU law. She is also a lecturer at several universities, including Maastricht University, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Cape Town. She has special significance in this FIT conference because she is the Managing Editor of our new book, "Roy Rohatgi on International Taxation". She led the technical team that redesigned, wrote and edited this latest volume. As Managing Editor of the book, she was in charge of all the technical work on the book and was responsible for ensuring the high quality work which has now been produced by IBFD.
Alessandro Turina: Alessandro is a Senior Research Associate in the IBFD Academic Department, where he focuses on international and European tax law and where he serves as managing editor of the "International Tax Studies" publication. Previously, he has been a post-doctoral research fellow in the Tax Policy Center of the University of Lausanne, focusing on international tax challenges. He also co-operates as an adjunct lecturer with the University of Fribourg (Fribourg, Switzerland) and with Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), delivering courses in International and EU Tax Law. He has authored several articles and book chapters for Italian and international peer-reviewed publications and he regularly presents at international conferences and seminars.
Rachel Saw: Rachel is the Head of IBFD's Asia & Pacific Office located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rachel has extensive experience in dealing with cross-border tax issues from both a tax administration and tax policy perspective. Her work and expertise is currently focused on regions, with particular attention to the challenges faced by developing countries in today's tax environment. Before joining IBFD, she worked as a Manager in the tax practice of Ernst and Young specializing, amongst other fields, in individual tax compliance and advisory services. Rachel regularly teaches in IBFD's International Tax Training courses and is a prominent speaker in regional circles.
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OUR INDIAN REVENUE SPEAKERS
Akhilesh Ranjan (India): Akhilesh was Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes till his very recent retirement in November, in charge of direct tax policy and legislation. Previously, he was the Indian Competent Authority in the Ministry of Finance for three years (2013-16). Over the years, he has successfully led India's participation as a G20 member in the OECD's BEPS Project and has been guiding India's contribution to the ongoing discussions on taxation in the digitalised economy. He is also the Chair of the G-24 Working Group on Tax Policy and has been instrumental in placing the developing nation's viewpoint before the Inclusive Framework. As head of a Task Force set up by the Government of India, he has recently submitted a report on comprehensive direct tax reforms in India. He has figured thrice in the ITR Global Tax 20 listing of persons who have majorly impacted tax policy globally, the last being in 2018.
Rajat Bansal (India): Rajat is a Joint Secretary (Foreign Tax & Tax Research) in the Ministry of Finance and the Indian Competent Authority for treaty-related matters. He is the central contact point in India for several BEPS Action Points including the Ad-hoc Group for Multilateral Instrument. Currently, he is actively involved in the G20 discussions at the OECD on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting as one of India's lead representatives.
Rasmi Ranjan Das (India): Rasmi is the Joint Secretary (Tax Policy & Legislation)-I, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Government of India. He has wide experience as Member of Indian Revenue Service in policy making and implementing Direct Tax Laws in India. He is also the Indian delegate in OECD's Tax Force on Digital Economy and Member of TFDE Bureau and involved in finalization of interim report of TFDE/IF in March 2018, He is part of the team responsible for Tax Policy Legislation in India.
Sanjeev Sharma (India): Sanjeev is presently working as an APA (Advance Pricing Agreement) Commissioner with the Indian Revenue Service. He has more than 29 years of working experience in the Indian Tax Administration and has represented the Revenue in the tax proceedings as well as in various committees constituted by the Central Board of Direct Tax dealing with Indian taxation of multinationals, including under the BEPS Project. He was an advisor in the OECD Secretariat in Paris for more than three years (2010 to 2013) where he worked on tax transparency and exchange of information issues. His articles dealing with issues of international taxation are published in various national and international journals.
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OUR SESSION CHAIRMEN AND PANEL LEADERS

Clive Baxter (Denmark): Clive is the Chief Tax Counsel at Maersk, a listed global transportation enterprise headquartered in Denmark. Maersk's activities are focused on transportation and logistics in over 120 countries throughout the world with revenues of over $39 billion. He is a qualified chartered accountant in the UK and Denmark. He has been President of the EMEA Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute, Vice President of Region XI (Asia, Latin America and EMEA) and a member of the Executive Committee. He is currently a member of the ICC Taxation Commission.

Pranay Bhatia (India): Pranay is a Partner with the Tax & Regulatory practice of BDO in India and operates out of its Mumbai office. He leads FATCA-CRS team and has assisted financial institutions to comply with FATCA and CRS. Before joining BDO, he has worked with Economic Laws Practice (ELP) in the Direct Tax team. He has also advised and assisted in implementing M&A transactions and other restructuring exercises from corporate and tax laws perspective.

Mukesh Butani (India): Mukesh is the Managing Partner and Tax practice leader of BMR Legal in India, as an international tax lawyer. Previously, he was the Tax practice leader in India at one of the Big Four firms until August 2004, and then as managing partner of BMR Advisors until October 2017, prior to its merger with Deloitte recently. He is currently a member of OECD's Business Restructuring & Advisory Group, Vice-Chairman of ICC Paris Taxation Commission, and a member from India on the IFA Permanent Scientific Committee. He was recently appointed as the Trustee of Foundation for International Taxation, an educational charity engaged in promoting international knowledge in India and organiser of this conference.

Nishith Desai (India): Nishith is the Founder of his firm, Nishith Desai Associates, a research-based law firm. He is an international tax and corporate lawyer, researcher, author and lecturer. He has been recognized as one of the leading tax lawyers in the country for many years now by most directories. He was ranked No. 28 in a global top 50 "Gold List" of tax lawyers by Tax Business, a UK-based international tax journal.

Dinesh Kanabar (India): Dinesh is the CEO of Dhruva Advisors LLP, a boutique tax and regulatory advisory firm he set up in 2014. Prior to founding Dhruva Advisors, he was the Deputy CEO of KPMG India. He has been active in several government committees. Previously, he was a Member of the Rangachary Committee, which dealt with tax reforms in the IT/ITES sector and evolved the Indian Safe Harbour Rules. He is renowned for his wide experience in international tax matters in India.

Sunil M Lala (India): Sunil is an advocate as well as a qualified Chartered Accountant practicing as a tax counsel at SML tax chamber in the field of direct taxes in India. Previously, he headed the Tax Dispute Resolution practice at PWC, followed by KPMG and Advaita Legal Attorneys & Advocates in India. He has been recognized for the last five consecutive years as one of the leading Tax Controversy Leaders in India by International Tax Review.

T P Ostwal (India): T P Ostwal is the Senior Partner of his firm of T.P. Ostwal & Associates LLP in India. He is the ex-Chairman of International Fiscal Association - India Branch, and Vice President of the Global Executive Committee of IFA. He is also a member of the Expert Group of the United Nations on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries. He is a Trustee of the Foundation for International Taxation in India.

Jairaj Purandare (India): Jai is the Founder Chairman of JMP Advisors Private Ltd, a leading advisory, tax and regulatory services firm, based in Mumbai, India. Previously, Jai was Regional Managing Partner, Chairman - Tax and Country Leader - Markets & Industries at PricewaterhouseCoopers India. Earlier, Jai was Chairman of Ernst & Young India (EY) and served as the Country Head of the Tax & Business Advisory practice of Andersen India, before joining EY. He is a frequent speaker at seminars both in India and abroad.

Shikha Mehra (India): Shikha is a certified Bitcoin professional and co-founder of MainChain Research & Consulting (www.mainchain.co.in). She is on the advisory panel to IMAI's (Internet Mobile Association of India) subcommittee on crypto currency and blockchain. As a subject expert, her expertise is sought from a wide range of audiences.

Rahul K Mitra (India): Rahul is Partner in Dhruva Advisors LLP. He was earlier the National Head of Transfer Pricing & BEPS, within KPMG India's tax practice and the national leader of PwC India's transfer pricing practice.He has handled several APAs in India has been consistently rated as a leading transfer pricing professional and tax litigator in India by Euromoney and International Tax Review, since 2010.

Vijay Mathur (India): Vijay is a Senior Advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in India from 2010. Earlier. he served with the Indian Revenue Service. In Government he was the Competent Authority for India and also worked in the Tax Policy and Legislation wing of the Department of Revenue. Later he was the Director General of Income-tax (International Taxation). He also worked for five years as a Commissioner of Income-tax. (Appeals) and as a Senior Authorized Representative in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.

Rajesh Sharma Ramloll SC (Mauritius): Rajesh is Deputy Solicitor General in the Attorney General's Chambers in Mauritius. He is the current Chairman of the Mauritius IFA Branch. He is the acting Chairman of the Financial Services Commission in Mauritius. Mr Ramloll is a Senior Counsel and took silk in 2016.

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OUR PANEL SPEAKERS
 

Bijal Ajinkya (India): Bijal is a partner in the Tax, Private Client and Investment Funds Practice at Khaitan & Co., a leading tax and law firm in India. Prior to that, she was head of Tax and Investment Funds practice in a boutique firm, Nishith Desai Associates, for 13 years. She is actively engaged in making representations and in consultations with the Indian government on new tax policies and issues.

Daksha Baxi (India): Daksha is the Head -International Taxation at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, a leading law firm in India. Daksha has vast experience in International Taxation of over 30 years. She is recognized as a leading tax professional in India by several forums including but not limited to International Tax Review, such as Leading Women in Tax, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Asia Leading Lawyers, Whos's Who Legal, et al.

Ketan Dalal (India): Ketan was the Joint Head Tax (All India) and the Managing Partner (West) and also a member of the India Leadership Team with PwC India. He exited PwC in April 2017 to pursue his independent professional interests and now runs a boutique Structuring and Tax firm, Katalyst Advisors LLP. He was a member of the "Working Group on Non-resident Taxation" formed by India's Ministry of Finance in 2003. International Tax Review, a global magazine on international tax has listed him among India's leading tax advisors He authored a book "Indian Taxation Decoded - An MNC Perspective", published by Wolters Kluwer in 2018.

Kuntal Dave (India): Kuntal is the proprietor of Nanubhai Desai & Company, an old established firm of Chartered Accountants based at Mumbai. He advises clients on cross border taxation, M & A, corporate law and strategies, Transfer Pricing matters and Transaction Structuring and Valuation matters. He co-authored a book providing a detailed analysis on Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015. He is a member of the Executive committee of International Fiscal Association, Netherlands. He is ex-chairman of the young IFA Network under IFA Netherlands.

Gautam Doshi (India): Gautam is a Group Managing Director of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests in telecom, power, infrastructure, entertainment and financial services sectors. He has served as Chairman of Committees on direct and indirect taxation and as an independent director on boards of several public limited companies. He has also addressed seminars and conferences organized various leading in India over the years.

Hitesh D. Gajaria (India): Hitesh heads the Tax Practice at KPMG in India. Previously, he led the Industrial & Consumer Manufacturing Sector Corporate Tax practice and has also co-led KPMG India's Transfer Pricing Practice. He has co-authored BCAS' publications - 'Taxation of Non-Residents, FERA / FEMA' and 'Transfer Pricing Manual' and was Country Reporter for India at International Fiscal Association' s Conference.

Ranjana Gupta (New Zealand): Ranjana is a senior lecturer in taxation at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and her experience includes research and tax consulting to an accounting firm in Auckland besides teaching a range of taxation courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She regularly presents research papers at national and international tax and accounting conferences and publishes refereed journal articles both in New Zealand and internationally. She also reviews papers for various leading tax journals and and has authored chapters in taxation publications.

Vidushi Gupta (India): Vidushi is a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and leads the Tax Law vertical. She is interested in facilitating tax reforms in India and focuses on issues relating to goods and services tax, income tax and international tax. In addition to extensively researching at Vidhi she also provides research and drafting support to several public institutions of the Government of India, including the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the Finance Commission, and the Goods and Services Tax Network.

Sriram Govind (Vienna): Sriram is a lawyer who graduated from Symbiosis Law School in Pune. His areas of expertise include tax treaty law, tax policy and dispute resolution in tax matters. He authors academic publications and contributes to academic conferences on international tax policy topics regularly.

Vijay Iyer (India): Vijay is the National Leader for Transfer Pricing in Ernst & Young, India. He has been rated as one of the world's leading Transfer Pricing Advisors for India by the Legal Media Group and by International Tax Review.

Sanjay Kapadia (India): Sanjay is Senior Advisor, India - Tax with KNAV & Co. He has wide ranging experience in tax (domestic and international), transfer pricing, restructuring and regulatory matters. He has contributed articles to leading tax magazines and has also conducted training sessions / presentations at the Indian Tax Departments National Tax Academy.

Akshay Kenkre (India): Akshay is a founder of TransPrice (member of Quantera Global - Global transfer pricing specialists. a boutique tax firm based in Mumbai. He is an author of a taxation book titled "Handbook on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting" released worldwide in year 2016 and "General Anti- Avoidance Rules - Establishing Substance over Form" released worldwide in 2017. He is also an academician and professor at Jindal Global School of Law.

Ameya Kunte (India): Ameya is an experienced tax professional and focuses on international tax advisory. He runs a consulting firm - Globeview Advisors LLP. Ameya has over 16 years of experience. He co-founded Taxsutra (a leading tax content portal ) and earlier worked with consulting firms like EY and PwC.

Milind Kothari (India): Milind is the Managing Partner of BDO in India, a leading global professional services organization offering tax, accounting, assurance and advisory services. He heads the firm's Tax and Regulatory practice and has 36 years of experience handling critical Tax, Transfer Pricing, Cross-Border Tax & Transaction Advisory engagements of the firm. His team has been consistently rated as the leading Tax and Transfer Pricing team in India by the publication 'International Tax Review' from 2014-17. Milind has been also instrumental in leading his Firm in the newly introduced Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and are doing pioneering work in resolution of large mandates of defaulting Corporate Debtors.

Michael Kobetsky (Australia): Michael is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University, ANU College of Law. He is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School. Professor Kobetsky researches in transfer pricing, tax treaties, international anti-avoidance measures and domestic taxation. Professor Kobetsky is a member of the United Nations Sub-Committee on Transfer Pricing and the United Nations Sub-Committee on Extractive Industries Taxation Issues for Developing Countries.

Amar Mehta (Canada): Amar specializes in Indian and multi-jurisdictional international tax systems including tax treaties. He is currently based in Canada and advises India-bound clients. He is also a former tax partner of a big 4 accounting firm in India, and a former researcher at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD).. In 2010, he established a niche tax advisory practice (Indi-Genius Consulting Inc.).

P.V.S.S. Prasad (India): Prasad is a practising Chartered accountant and partner in Prasad& Prasad, Chartered accountants, Hyderabad. He is the past Chairman of Hyderabad Branch of ICAI and past President of The A.P. Tax Bar Association. He has co-authored a book "International Taxation - A Basic Study". He was Chairman of All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP), South Zone for the term 2010-2011. He was invited to speak at IFA Asia / Africa Conference held in MAURITIUS in May 2012, May 2014 and May 2016 & IFA Asia-Pacific Regional Tax Conference 2016 held in Seoul, South Korea in May 2016.He is elected Vice Chairman of IFA India Branch 2018-20.

Radhakishan Rawal (India): Radhakishan is a Deloitte tax partner and has more than 22 years of professional experience. He specializes in international taxation and has advised several MNCs. He has written books on international taxation. He plays a key role in the Centre of Excellence (CoE) of Deloitte. CoE is a team of tax professionals that provide regular guidance to the tax practice on technical aspects.

Rajesh Simhan (India): Rajesh is a partner and head of the international tax practice at Nishith Desai Associates, in Mumbai. He is a lawyer with LLM in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. Over the years, he has worked on several major assignments involving cross-border issues and related tax controversies.

Pranav Sayta (India): Pranav is a partner in Ernst & Young, India and the national leader of its tax practice for the Technology, Communication, and Entertainment & Services sector. He is a member of the Executive Committee of IFA India Branch and a member of the Managing Committee of the Western Region Chapter of IFA India. He is also a Member of Permanent Scientific Committee of International Fiscal Association, Netherlands.

David Stewart (USA): David writes news and analysis for Tax Notes International and Worldwide Tax Daily. His primary focus is transfer pricing but covers all aspects of international taxation. He has written extensively on the OECD's base erosion and profit-shifting project and the IRS's transfer pricing practice. Since 2013, he is editor of In the Ring, a biweekly roundup of transfer pricing disputes disclosed in corporate filings. He has participated in several projects to design a new product and new features for the Tax Analysts website, including a web portal for information on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. He has worked with other members of the international news staff to identify the requirements for a new content management system to handle documents throughout the editorial processes of all products and also worked with the IT development team on design updates to the existing Transfer Pricing, FATCA, and Exempt Organizations web portals for a new web platform.

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