Amarchand hires new tax chief from Luthra in Mumbai

September 23, 2013 Amarchand Mangaldas has hired Luthra & Luthra tax partner S.R. Patnaik in Mumbai, appointing him as the head of the firm’s tax practice.

Patnaik has worked in tax law for the past 15 years, advising clients on international tax, transfer pricing, and corporate tax. He is also qualified as an accountant, and previously worked with Luthra & Luthra Chartered Accountants.

Managing partner Cyril Shroff said: “The complexity of our global and national transactions requires a specialist combination of legal and tax expertise. Naturally therefore, tax lawyering is a core focus area for our firm … Mr Patnaik’s addition will help us further significantly grow and strengthen our tax lawyering practice and create this unique value proposition for our clients.”

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