Rahul Mitra is a Partner with Dhruva Advisors LLP, the largest tax boutique advisory firm in India.
Rahul has over 25 years of experience in handling taxation matters in India. He specialises in transfer pricing, supply chain management projects, international taxation, profit attribution to permanent establishments, etc.
Prior to joining Dhruva Advisors LLP, Rahul was a tax partner with PwC and KPMG for an aggregate period of 19 years, between 1999 and 2018, including having served both the organisations as their national transfer pricing leader.
Rahul independently handles litigation for top companies at the level of Tax Tribunals; and has won several landmark rulings before Tax Tribunals in the field of transfer pricing, creating precedents, both nationally and globally, in matters relating to Berry Ratio, Marketing Intangibles; Selection of Tested Party; Corporate Guarantee; Profit Split Method; Supply Chain nuances etc.
Rahul has handled several APAs in India, involving clients from across industries, covering complex transactions, e.g. industrial franchise fees under non-integrated principal structures; contract R&D service provider model; distribution models, with related marketing intangible issues; financial transactions; profit split models for royalties; etc.
Rahul was the country reporter on the topic, "Non-Discrimination in international tax matters", for the IFA Congress held in Brussels in 2008.
Rahul was invited by the OECD to speak in the 2012 Paris roundtable conference on developing countries' perspective on APAs.
Rahul was invited by President of the Tax Tribunal in 2012 and the Indian Revenue Board in 2015 to impart training on the topic of transfer pricing to Members of the Tax Tribunal and Senior Officials of the Indian Revenue respectively.
Rahul has been consistently rated as a leading transfer pricing professional and tax litigator in India by Euromoney and International Tax Review, since 2010.
Rahul is a member of the global editorial board of the international web-based tax magazine, Bloomberg BNA Transfer Pricing Forum".