Taxation Law Section


Goals and Objectives

To work with Government on streamlining the taxation laws
To suggest ideas to reduce black money and its effect in the Indian market
Make people aware on Tax planning.

Current Activity

Working on paper for introduction of Direct Taxation Code.

Mr. Sujit Ghosh – Chair

Mr. Sujit is an Of counsel to the firm and a Partner with Advaita legal and was the Partner at BMR Legal from April-2010 to September-2013. He leads the firm’s power and utilities industry practice, with a specialisation in indirect taxes. Sujit has over 16 years of experience in advising Fortune 500 companies and Indian business houses across a spectrum of issues in tax structuring, tax controversy and tax policy matters. Sujit has specific expertise in the realm of Value Added Tax and Service Tax laws. He has been involved in advising industry majors on large infrastructure projects. In addition, Sujit is an indirect tax dispute expert and a litigator and has represented several companies with complex tax controversy concerns at various judicial and quasi judicial forums. A regular speaker at various industry events, Sujit has presented at the US India Business Council (USIBC), Independent Power Producers Association (IPPAI), the Infraline Energy, All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP). Sujit is an author, with his articles appearing in reputed business dailies including Wall Street Journal and Halisbury’s Laws.


Krishan Malhotra – Co Chair  Mr. Krishan Malhotra is the Head of Tax, Northern Region, at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. With an illustrious career spanning over 25 years, Mr. Malhotra has extensive experience in the areas of Direct Tax (Domestic and International), Cross Border Taxation including Alternate Dispute Resolutions and Business Advisory Services. His experience straddles areas like Tax Strategy, Transfer pricing, Regulatory Practice, mergers, acquisitions, and re-organizations. He has wide exposure across industries and its practices and has worked in the fields of corporate and business tax compliance services, analyzing cross border tax risks and planning across multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Krishan Malhotra has worked closely with the Ministry of Finance, advising the Central Board of Direct Taxes and formulating the country’s tax and regulatory policies. He is also currently the Chairman, Tax and Finance Forum of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, and a member of FICCI, the PHD Chamber of Commerce, and ASSOCHAM. He has advised companies on issues pertaining to Joint Venture/Collaboration Agreements, Commercial Contracts, from Tax, FEMA and FIPB perspective.Mr. Malhotra brings to the Firm his experience and a vision, dimension and direction to the full range of tax services by providing value added end-to-end solutions to clients in a challenging regulatory environment such as India’s, with the commitment to stand for quality and values. Mr. Krishan Malhotra holds dual degrees in Law and Chartered Accountancy. He has also pursued an Executive Management Programme from the Indian School of Business and Kellogg, USA. Prior to this, Mr. Malhotra has been a Senior Partner at RSM & Co. (Ambit RSM Group), then Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and lastly as a Tax Head- North India at KPMG.

Michael W. Galligan – Executive Committee Member                     MrMichael W. Galligan is a partner in the Trusts & Estates Department at Phillips Nizer LLP, where he practices primarily in the areas of domestic and international estates and trusts, U.S. and cross-border estate and income tax planning, private international law, and immigration. Mr. Galligan specializes in complex U.S. and international estate planning and the administration of U.S. and non-U.S. trusts, estates and other wealth transfer and wealth preservation vehicles. The field of wealth transfer and wealth preservation involves property and tax rules of great complexity. In connection with the international aspect of his practice, Mr. Galligan also advises clients on immigration law and directs Phillips Nizer’s services to clients who need specialized assistance in obtaining or maintaining legal immigration status in the United States as well as close coordination of their immigration goals with their tax and estate planning objectives. Mr. Galligan is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He served as the 2009-2010 Chair of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA International), which counts among its members over 2,200 international legal practitioners from New York and around the world. He was a member of the NYSBA Task Force on New York Law in International Matters and a contributor to the Task Force’s Report, which was approved by the NYSBA House of Delegates in June, 2011. He continues to actively support the “Three Missions” that the NYSBA International adopted during his chairmanship: (1) Custodian of New York Law as an international standard, (2) Guardian of the New York Convention on Arbitral Awards and the international arbitral process and (3) Monitor of international law developments in the United Nations system. He has also for many years co-chaired NYSBA International’s Committee on International Estates and Trusts and is a past chair of the Committee on International Estate Planning of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section. Mr. Galligan also serves as a member of the Council on International Affairs of the New York City Bar Association and a member of the Advisory Council of the United Nations Association of New York.