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 program of Harvard Kennedy School. He is candidate for "Vienna Certificate in Double Tax Treaties" under the auspices of WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. He is also an accredited TEP, STEP, U.K.
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 forums. He is also well regarded for estate planning, inheritance & family governance, trusts & private clients matters for high net-worth families.
Aseem has been consistently adjudged over the years, as one of leading international tax experts in the Asia Pacific region by Chambers and Partners, Asialaw Leading Lawyers & Expert Guide surveys. He is also identified by Who's Who Legal, as a leading tax lawyer in India and finds mention in the "World's Leading Tax Advisors". Aseem has been acclaimed as an "innovator who provides creative solutions for his clients. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the field and stands out for the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients. He impresses market commentators with his adept handling of contentious corporate tax matters, including tax appeals and related litigation." Aseem's name finds mention in "100 Legal Luminaries of India" published by Lexis Nexis.
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. Aseem is the Vice-Chair of the South Asia/Oceania and India Committee, Section of International Law (ABA). He is Vice Chair of the Task Force for Legal Services of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is Joint General Secretary of Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF).
Aseem is visiting faculty with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on international taxation & white collar crimes. He is nominated by the Government of India, as Non-Executive Independent Director on Board of one of the largest State-Owned General Insurance Companies.
Aseem's views are often sought by print and electronic media. He has several authorships to his credit including Wolters Kluwer's publication on "A Compendium of Advance Rulings on Income Tax". He has contributed in IFA Cahiers, 2013 (Annual Congress held in Copenhagen), as country reporter for India on "Exchange of Information". He is lead contributory author of tax treatise, "A Global Analysis of Tax Treaty Disputes", published by Cambridge tax law series. He is currently co-author of International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation's (IBFD) Global M&A Tax Research Platform.
Moving towards a simpler, more equitable, transparent and broad based tax system
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