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Foundation for International Taxation

Our Trustees


        • Roy Rohatgi
        • T P Ostwal
        • Sachin Menon
        • Dr. Sunil Moti Lala
        • Mukesh Butani
        • Kuntal Dave 



Managing Trustee
Foundation of International Taxation

Mobile: 98213 46640
Email: royrohatgi@gmail.com
Address: 512, 5th floor, Olympus Apartments,
Altamount Road, Mumbai 400 026


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.

He has since retired as Conference Director but continues as Trustee of Foundation for International Taxation.

T.P. Ostwal & Associates (LLP)

Office: +91 22 4945 4000
Email: ostwaltp@gmail.com
Address: Suite #1306-1307, Lodha Supremus,
13th floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 013

Mr. T. P. Ostwal is a qualified Chartered Accountant (‘CA’) since 1978. He is a Practicing CA and Senior Partner with T. P. Ostwal and Associates LLP. He served as a member of the advisory group for establishing Transfer Pricing Regulations in India and is also a member of the sub-committee on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries of United Nations.

He is also professor at Vienna University teaching International Tax for LLM studies. He is ranked 11th out of top 50 Tax Professionals of the world by the UK Business Magazine.

Mr. T.P.Ostwal also serves as Independent Director on the Board of several companies.

Senior Advisor, Indirect Taxes
KPMG India

Mobile: +91 98202 89197
Email: sachin_n_menon@hotmail.com
Address: 14th floor, Central B Wing and North C Wing,
NESCO, IT Park, NESCO Centre,
Western Express Highway,
Goregaon [East], Mumbai – 400 063

• Sachin is a Senior Advisor of Indirect Taxes, in KPMG India.
• Sachin has 40 years of experience in handling “Indirect Taxes” which include 16 years with various MNCs / local corporates in management roles and 24 years with Global Consulting majors.
• His areas of functional expertise include GST, VAT, Customs, Service Tax, Central and State Value Added Tax Laws, Foreign Trade Policies, Excise, Works Contract Tax, EPC Structuring, TESCAM, Lease Tax, Octroi, Special Economic Zones/EOU/STP Schemes and R&D Cess.
• He also has rich experience spearheading GST & VAT initiatives in India during the introduction of GST & VAT and is closely associated with various governments, chambers of commerce and the industry. He currently plays an active role in the resolution of policy issues in GST law and is actively involved/consulted by Government agencies, industry and World Bank.
• Sachin is the Chairman of the GST Task Force and a member of the National Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
• He is also the Chairman of GST Committee, US India Business Council.
• He was also Chairman of Taxation Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry
• He is also a member of Indirect Tax Committee of CII Maharashtra State Council
• He has also addressed numerous national and international indirect tax seminars organised by major Industry Associations such as CII, ASSOCHAM, FICCI, Euro Money.
• He has been recognised as an expert on India Indirect tax matters and was featured in numerous media discussions / interviews by leading channels such as BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg UTV, NDTV Profit, Zee, Doordarshan, Times Now etc.
Sachin has been recognised as one of the Top Seven Most Admired Asia Pacific Indirect Tax Advisors by International Tax Review [ITR]

Advocate & Tax Counsel
SML Tax Chamber

Mobile: +91 9820084719
Email: sunilmotilala@smltaxchamber.com
Address: C-5402, World View, The World Towers,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Next to Kamla Mills,
Upper Worli, Lower Parel,  Mumbai, 400 013

  • Sunil Moti Lala has done his Ph.D. from Mumbai University in International Tax and Transfer Pricing w.r.t BEPS GAAR and other critical issues in the global arena.
  • He is an Advocate & a qualified Chartered Accountant practicing at SML tax chamber as a Tax counsel having over 27 years of experience in the field of Direct taxes.
  • He acquired training in the Chambers of Mr. Dinesh Vyas, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Mr. V H Patil, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Mr. Nihal Dalvi, Advocate.
  • Lala was Partner and Head of Direct Tax Litigation Practice in PWC (Western India), KPMG and Advaita Legal (as Co-founder)
  • Lala has been recognised as one of the Tax Controversy Leaders in India by International Tax Review for the last 9 consecutive years.
  • He advises & represents several MNCs in challenging cases before Courts / Tribunal / AAR etc.
  • Lala is / has been a Trustee / office bearer / member of managing committee in various professional organisations such as ITAT Bar Association, Foundation for International Taxation (FIT), International Fiscal Association (IFA), All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) and Chamber of Tax Consultants (CTC).
  • He has contributed articles in various professional journals and financial newspapers and has also given several presentations/papers in seminars organised by various professional bodies.

B. Com., LL.B., FCA
Founder & Managing Partner
BMR Legal

Mobile: +91 98111 32000
Office: +91 11 6678 3010
Email: mukesh.butani@bmrlegal.in
Address: 13A-B, Hansalaya Building,
15, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001

Mukesh Butani is the founder and managing partner of BMR Legal, a law firm specializing in the areas of corporate international tax, transfer pricing, GST, Customs and International trade law, with expertise in litigation services, controversy management, strategic transaction advisory and tax policy.

With specialization in domestic corporate international tax and transfer pricing, Mukesh has over three decades of experience in advising multinationals and Indian conglomerates on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organizations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy. He is an acknowledged expert in the area of international tax policy, controversy and advocacy and has to his credit several landmark judicial pronouncements and depositions before expert committees. He has been deposed as an expert witness on contentious cross-border tax treaties and TP matters in foreign jurisdictions.

He acts as an expert in issuing opinions, giving depositions, witness statements, examinations & cross-examination before appellate/arbitration forums.


Nanubhai Desai & Co.

Office +91 22 22042981
Email: kuntaldave@nanubhaidesai.com
Address 517 Sir Vithaldas Chambers,
Samachar Marg,  Fort, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400 001

Mr. Kuntal Dave leads his firm – Nanubhai Desai & Co., and actively advises clients on corporate restructuring matters and foreign collaboration arrangements. His specialities include devising innovative, tax-efficient and legally compliant strategies.

Experienced Chartered Accountant with a demonstrated history of working across many industries with a specialisation in the financial services industry. Skilled in Tax, International Tax, Due Diligence, Tax Advisory, and Mergers & Acquisitions (cross-border and domestic). He is a regular speaker on the subject of international taxation, cross-border mergers and venture capital investments.

He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also qualified to act as Insolvency Resolution Professional (IRP) and Registered Valuer (RV) under Indian regulations. He is a member of the Executive Board of the International Fiscal Association, Netherlands.

He is recognised as International Tax Expert for Tax dispute resolution by Tribute (Foundation for International Tax Dispute Resolution), Netherlands. He is a member of the Executive Board of JPA International, France and he is President of India Chapter of Asia CEO Community, Hong Kong..