Amit Maheshwari is the Tax Partner at AKM Global, a consulting firm with focus on cross border transactions. AKM Global provides a full spectrum of Entry strategy, Consulting, Transaction Advisory, Tax and Transfer Pricing services in India. He leads the firm's Transfer Pricing and International Tax practice. With more than 15 years of experience in transfer pricing, he advises clients on host of TP issues and assists them with tax planning and optimization opportunities across a wide spectrum of industries. His areas of expertise include planning and implementing complex profit splits, assisting clients in Mutual Agreement Process (MAP), Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), value chain transformation & supply chain management, Permanent Establishment attribution issues, managing litigation and devising dispute resolution strategies. Amit is well versed with OECD principles and TP regulations of countries apart from India. He has worked on several projects for Asia Pacific, UK and African countries.
Amit always takes a forward-looking approach to identify opportunities in tax law and business that can help clients accomplish their objectives and optimize results. He has experience across various industries including Software, ITES, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Aviation, Manufacturing, Auto, Retail, Financial Services, PEO, Shipping, Transportation and Logistics industry, Metal & Mining, Automobile, Engineering, Pharma & FMCG sectors.
Under Amit's able leadership, the transfer pricing practice of AKM Global has grown multifold and the firm has been consistently ranking as a Tier 2 firm in International Tax Reviews' "Transfer Pricing Guide" from 2017 to 2021. Amit was nominated as "Asia Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year" in Asia Tax Awards by ITR in 2017. In addition to this, Amit is recognized as a Tax Leader in World Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2021 and a Transfer Pricing Expert in 2018 & 2019 listed by Euromoney.
Amit is an avid author on tax and regulatory issues and a regular speaker at several international conferences on subjects including India Entry Strategy, International tax, and Transfer Pricing. He actively contributes his views on International Tax, Transfer Pricing and Exchange Control Regulations to the known Television Channels as well as the domestic and international publishing houses including The Economic Times, Business Standard, Financial Express, Indian Express, Reuters, Financial Times of UK, Tax Analysts of US, CNBC, ET NOW, etc.
Amit has co-authored books including "Expatriate Taxation – Decoding the Complexity", that focuses on Income-tax and Regulatory aspects applicable to expatriates in India (including their employers), which was published by Wolters Kluwer (CCH). He has also co-authored a publication, "Transfer Pricing – a Practical perspective" published by Lexis Nexis. In addition to this his book titled "NRI Regulations – Decoding the complexity", published by Wolters Kluwer (CCH), provides insight on Indian legislative requirements applicable to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).
To serve the industry, Amit is active in various industry chambers in India and is a member of reputed international accounting alliances.
- Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ('ICAI')
- Certificate Course of International Tax by the ICAI