Aseem Chawla is India Bar Council member & Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is certificate holder of Comparative Tax Policy & Administration programme of Harvard Kennedy School.
Aseem's experience includes advising large Indian and multinational corporate houses on tax matters, including international tax, inbound and outbound investment structuring, and cross-border tax issues. He has represented clients on tax litigation matters before various appellate fora. He is also well regarded for estate planning, inheritance & family governance, trusts & private clients including national & international clients, high net-worth individuals, trustees, family offices and financial institutions.
Aseem has been consistently adjudged over the years, as one of leading tax experts in the Asia Pacific region by Chambers and Partners and Asialaw Leading Lawyers surveys. He is also identified in international Who's Who Legal, as a leading tax lawyer in India and finds mention in the "World's Leading Tax Advisors". He has also been identified among 40 leading Indian lawyers under 45. Chambers Asia Pacific has acclaimed Aseem as "Tax Encyclopaedia", "very knowledgeable and analytical" and "a pleasure to deal with".
Aseem is actively involved in leadership capacity at various professional bodies and business chambers and is regularly invited to various domestic and international tax forums and industry chambers. His views are often sought by print and electronic media. He is Secretary of Taxes Committee of International Bar Association (IBA), Vice Chair of India Committee of American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Law and Regional Vice President of Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC). He is Joint General Secretary of Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), Co-Chairperson of Law & Justice Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India (PHD) and is also visiting faculty with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Aseem is the Co-editor of India Law News, publication of India Committee of ABA Section of International Law and also the Co-editor of Indian Advocates, publication of Bar Association of India. He has several authorships to his credit including CCH Wolters Kluwer's publication on "A Compendium of Advance Rulings on Income Tax". He has contributed in IFA Cahiers, 2013 (Annual World Congress held in Copenhagen), as country reporter for India on "Exchange of Information". His contribution has been acknowledged in Kanga & Palkhivala's Income Tax Commentary, 10th Edition, an acclaimed treatise on Indian Income Tax laws. He is lead contributory author of tax treatise, "A Global Analysis of Tax Treaty Disputes", recent publication by Cambridge tax law series. Aseem was featured in The Week magazine's special coverage on young lawyers and has also been bestowed award of Young Achiever. Her is currently co-author of International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation's (IBFD) Global M&A Tax Research Platform. Aseem's name finds mention in "100 Legal Luminaries of India" published by Lexis Nexis.
Aseem has been nominated by Ministry of Finance, Government of India, as Non-Executive Director on board of one of the leading state-owned General Insurance companies.
Moving towards a simpler, more equitable, transparent and broad based tax system
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