PEOPLE

Gaurav Goyal

Manager – Direct Tax
Mumbai

M: +91 79777 38054
E: Gaurav.goyal@foxmandal.in

Gaurav is a Chartered Accountant with 6+ years of professional experience in tax and regulatory services. He specialises in cross-border taxation issues, transfer pricing, tax advisory, litigation, and compliances.

EXPERTISE

During his career span, Gaurav has worked primarily with Big 4/ 5 professional firms such as EY and BDO. Gaurav has handled complex taxation issues and has gained experience in various industry verticals such as Oil & Gas, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Real Estate, Manufacturing, Information technology, and Financial Services.

He has advised on tax-efficient structures for inbound and outbound investments, taxation of non-residents, transfer pricing, expats, personal and domestic taxation. He has extensive experience in handling corporate tax litigation, including handling assessment and various other tax proceedings.

EDUCATION

  • Chartered Accountant
  • M.Com

ADMISSION

AFFILIATION

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India – ICAI

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

  • Contributed to various tax articles/ alerts on controversial issues.
  • Co-authored article on SC: Consideration Paid for Purchase of Computer Software, Not Royalty, No Obligation on Buyers to Deduct Tax at Source pulished on Lexology.

PRACTICE AREAS

Direct Tax
International Tax
Transfer Pricing
Mergers and Acquisitions
Cross border restructuring
Foreign Exchange laws
Tax Advisory and Litigation

SECTORS

Oil & Gas
Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
Real Estate
Manufacturing
Information technology
Financial Services

PEOPLE

G V Gopala Rao

Director
Bengaluru

M: +91 9483512333
E: gopala.rao@foxmandal.in

Gopala Rao co-chairs the Firm’s tax vertical in Southern India. He retired as the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai, after serving the Income Tax Department for 35 years. He specializes in Corporate Taxation, Search & Seizure Assessment Procedures, Charitable Trusts & NGOs as well as Dispute Resolution. He has extensively worked with IT & ITES, Banks & NBFCs, Automobiles & Real Estate entities.

EXPERTISE

His proficiency lies in handling tax matters of Corporate entities, MNCs, PSUs, Charitable & Religious Trusts, Search & Seizure Assessment procedures. He was also actively associated with the work relating to registration, assessment and enforcement of law relating to Charitable Trusts, which were engaged in the fields of Education, Medical care, R & D and other Charitable activities. Being on the other side of the table, he has had the expertise of deciding appeals of various Companies, PSUs, big corporate and business houses as a First Appellate Authority. He has rich experience in representing the Income Tax Department before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Income Tax Settlement Commission (ITSC), Authority for Advanced Ruling (AAR) and National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

While in service, Mr. Rao was actively associated with revenue mobilization, recovery of arrears, prosecution of the defaulters, Tax Administration, HR management and Infrastructure Development. He was also responsible for the redressal of Public Grievances and Taxpayer Services. He orated on Income Tax and socio-economic characteristics of fiscal space in society in various Public Meetings.

EDUCATION:

  • M. A. (Economics) – Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam

ADMISSION:

  • Indian Revenue Services, 1985.

FOREIGN TRAINING:

  • Attended short term Training in IIM-Bengaluru and Syracuse University, USA (jointly conducted) as a nominee of the Govt. of India

RECOGNITION:

  • Received many Rewards / Commendations from the Income Tax Department for exceptional work done in the Investigation Wing.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Taxation
Search & Seizure Assessment Procedures
Charitable Trusts & NGOs
Dispute Resolution

SECTORS

IT & ITES
Banks & NBFCs
Automobiles
Real Estate & Developers

PEOPLE

Gagandeep Sood

Senior Associate
Bengaluru

M:+91 99017 72347
E: gagndeep.sood@foxmandal.in

Gagandeep is a goal-focused attorney with 9+ years of experience in Corporate and Taxation laws. He has demonstrated considerable dexterity in corporate tax advisory on foreign investments, cross border trade and service arrangements. He has also assisted in the tax structuring of corporates engaged in manufacturing and service sectors with cost and profit management through effective tax planning.

EXPERTISE

With a thorough understanding of corporate laws, foreign inward/offshore investments, and indirect taxes, he is constantly sought by clients to represent them before adjudicating authorities and Custom Excise and Service Tax Tribunals (CESTAT).

His well-rounded acumen is a consequence of his prior experience in legal metrology, food and safety laws, renewable and non-renewable energy laws, and the Indian tax system. His acquaintance spans industry sectors from manufacturing, real estate, automobile, food and beverage to the apparel Industry.

His perseverance, analytical skills, and reasoned judgment have helped him hang tough and achieve remarkable success in the field. He believes that success is discipline, and that belief has catapulted him into an acme of diligence. At Fox Mandal, he constantly endeavours to achieve excellence in client service by instilling the spirit of teamwork among his colleagues.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Law (Bengaluru University, 2011)

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council 

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

  • https://www.lawinsport.com/item/gagandeep-sood
  • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/honoring-honest-perspective-transparent-taxation-gagandeep-sood/
  • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2017-year-major-tax-reforms-gagandeep-sood/
  • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/indias-model-bilateral-investment-treaty-tightrope-walk-sood/
  • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/indias-new-start-up-action-plan-offers-tax-breaks-gagandeep-sood 095912609498804224/

Conference participation

  • Organised by BCIC on the developments in the law and the regulatory regime
  • Organised by CII on the developments in the law and the regulatory regime
  • Organised by Trade Councils

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Family Business
Immigration
Sports Law
Indirect Tax
Direct Tax
Tax Litigation & Representation
Tax Compliance
Economic Offences

SECTORS

Agriculture
Consumer Goods & Retail
Education
Food & Beverages
Start-ups
Textiles, Apparels & Accessories