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Mr. N C Hegde : N.C.Hegde is a partner with Deloitte Haskins and Sells and has more than 25 years of experience in tax and exchange control laws. He is a member of the International tax committee of the Bombay Chartered Accountant's Society and the Chamber of Income Tax Consultants.

Mr. Nilesh Kapadia : Nilesh M Kapadia is a partner of N M Kapadia and Co. His work is focused on advising Indian and foreign businesses for inbound or outbound investments. His areas of expertise include international structures for holding structures, collective investment schemes, tax withholding requirements of outbound remittances from India, mergers and restructuring, tax issues for expats in addition to transfer pricing and domestic taxation. Nilesh writes articles for publication and frequently speaks on these topics in India and abroad. He is also the author of Master Guide to Tax Deduction at Source, published by CCH Wolters Kluwer. He graduated from the University of Mumbai 1980. In 1981 he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (9thrank in merit list) and in 2012 he completed Masters in International Taxation from Vienna University (5th in merit list). He is the Secretary of the India Branch of the International Fiscal Association, and is on InternationalTaxation Committee of the Chamber of Tax Consultants, Mumbai. He has recently joined as Trustee of the Foundation for International Taxation, Mumbai He has attended the meeting of Committee of Experts held by the United Nations in October, 2013. He has also authored the India Country report on QUALIFICATION OF TAXABLE ENTITIES AND TREATY PROTECTION a subject to be discussed at the IFA Congress to be held in Mumbai in 2014.

Ms. Malini Mallikarjun : Malini Mallikarjun is a Partner with the firms Indirect Tax Practice in Mumbai and specializes in a range of indirect taxes such as service tax laws, VAT laws, excise, customs laws and related regulations such as the Foreign Trade Policy, the SZ regulations. She has close to 16 years experience in advising multinational companies and Indian corporate houses on these matters. In particular, she has been working in the IT, ITES infrastructure, retail and manufacturing space.Her role has spanned the provision of advisory services, overseeing compliance assignments, litigation assistance and representing companies before department and regulatory authorities.Formerly a member of the tax and regulatory practices at Arthur Andersen and Ernst and Young. She has worked briefly with a leading India based services company and an international infrastructure company. She is a graduate in law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and is also a member of the International Bar Association.

Mr. Darpan Mehta : Darpan Mehta is an Associate Director, Transfer Pricing with PWC India, based in Mumbai. He previously worked with Arthur Andersen, McKinsey and Company and BMR Advisors. Darpan has more than a decade of experience in domestic and international taxation including transfer pricing, investment structuring, permanent establishment and cash extraction. Darpan leads transfer pricing engagements for some of the largest Indian and foreign multinational companies in the Retail and Consumer, Pharma,Technology and Services industry. His experience includes identification of transfer planning opportunities, developing local and global documentation, evaluating permanent establishment issues and all stages of dispute resolution including competent authority negotiations and Advance Pricing Agreements. He presented on „Transfer Pricing Documentation and Dispute Resolution at the ICC Commission on Taxation, Paris. Darpan is a regular speaker on transfer pricing and permanent establishment issues at seminars organized by industry and professional organizations and regularly publishes thought leadership in these areas.

Mr. Paresh Parekh : Paresh Parekh is a Partner in the International Taxation Practice of Ernst and Young, India He joined Ernst and Young in 2001 and is based in the Mumbai office. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over 15 years of experience . He specializes in the areas of complex international tax and domestic corporate tax matters, tax incentives, India entry strategies/Structuring, Foreign direct investment policy, Tax litigation, Cash repatriation strategies, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing etc. He has a wide range of experience in advising various large multinational companies/PE Funds, on various international tax, transfer pricing, corporate tax, and regulatory mattersHe has advised clients on strategizing TP models, TESCM, TP litigation, APAs, TP documentation, etcHe has been involved with many large US, European, Australian, Japanese, Korean and other companies India entry plans He has also advised major Indian companies or business houses in restructuring their operations, corporate tax matters, and structuring their expansion and MandA etc He has also been involved in Mutual Agreement Procedures [MAP] under Treaties, and, in Advance Pricing Agreements [APA], and, also in Advance RulingsHe is regularly interviewed by live TV media (BBC, NDTV, CNBC, ETNow, Bloomberg, etc) and is frequently quoted by print media. He also serves on the IFA India Chapter WRC Managing Committee.He has contributed to various thought leadership material in leading business dailies and has also addressed various seminars including those organized by IFA, BCAS, ICAI, UKIBC, USIBC, CommonWealth Asia Alliance, United Nations, FICCI.

Mr. Himanshu Parekh : Himanshu Parekh is Tax Partner – International Tax and Regulatory, BBSR and Co and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,Cost Accountant and Company Secretary Hehas over 18 years of professional experience on a variety of tax and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience on cross-border tax issues and investment structuring, both, inbound and outbound. He has advised multinationals on complex tax issues and helped clients in developing appropriate strategies for tax planning and restructuring of operations. While he has been advising clients across a range of industries, he is presently focused on the Media and Entertainment , Technology and Telecommunications sector .He is also a regular speaker at various forums and has contributed several articles or papers in professional journals or newspapers.

Mr. Rashmin Sanghvi : Rashmin Sanghvi, Partner in Rashmin Sanghvi and Associates, is practising as a chartered accountant in Mumbai since 1975.His pet subjects of practice are International Taxation, Foreign Exchange Management Act, International Economics etc. He has made presentations at conferences organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bombay Chartered Accountants Society, Chamber of Tax Consultants and several other institutions on cross border collaborations, investments and international economics. He has also given lectures at Income-tax departments Training Institutes and UTI Institute of Management, several management institutes, etc. on tax treatment for foreign collaborations, E-commerce taxation, etc. He is known for his views – different from the main stream – whether it is economics or taxation.He was appointed by the Finance Ministry in the “High Powered Committee” to study and report on E-Commerce – Taxation.

Mr. Barindra Sanyal : Barindra Sanyal is Vice President (Finance) in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), based at Corporate Headquarters in Mumbai, India.He has been serving various Companies in the Tata Group for the last 41 years and occupied leadership positions in these Companies. He spearheaded various strategic initiatives including Merger and Acquisition, Re-structuring of Business, Profit Improvement Plan, Setting up revamped Processes, Automation of various Internal Processes, Institutionalizing Internal Control etc.His current responsibilities in TCS are managing Corporate Finance, presenting IFRS and Indian GAAP financials involving more than 50 multilayered Subsidiaries, MIS, Project Accounting, Budgetary Control, Procurement to Pay Processes, Payment to Employees etc. Till recently, he was also heading Global Taxation involving Indian taxation, Global Taxation and Transfer Pricing.

Mr. Afsar S : Afsar S is a Patent Attorney and a Partner with Bangalore Office of Krishna and Saurastri Associates. He specializes in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications mainly in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, software, digital signal processing and semiconductor technology. Afsar S enjoys the challenges involved in pursuing the broadest patent protection for clients, while drafting, prosecuting as well as during oppositions and revocations. He has significant experience in advising clients on the patentability of software implemented inventions in India. He has represented large corporations and hi-tech start-ups in Telecommunications sectors in India.Afsar S holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics from Delhi University and a Masters Degree in Electronics from Jamia Millia Islamia. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Law from Bangalore University. Mr. Afsar S is a member of Advisory Committee to guide and advice Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala State, India on matters pertaining to Intellectual Property Rights. Afsar S has been a frequent speaker at various national seminars, workshops and conferences.

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