Direct Tax

6th Annual Direct Tax Summit and Awards 2023 – Mumbai


Date and Time:

March 23, 2023 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Event Location:

Hotel Orchid, Mumbai, India

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Achromic Point along with Nexdigm as Gold Partner,  TransPrice Tax as an Associate Partner & Vahura as Supporting Partner takes immense pride to announce its 6th Annual Direct Tax Summit and Awards 2023 scheduled on 23rd March 2023 in Mumbai, Hotel Orchid. The event brought to you by Achromic Point is outlined keeping in mind the recent trend and issues in the field of Direct Tax and helps you identify the best methods for integrating into the new systems while deriving the most tax benefits. The symposium will discuss the Overview of Recent Developments in International Tax in India, Taxation of Digital Economy, Transfer Pricing, Faceless Assessment and much more.

Benefits of Attending: –

  • Overview of Recent Developments in International Tax in India
  • Identify the best methods for integrating into the new systems while deriving the most tax benefits
  • Learn about the Taxation of Digital Economy
  • Learn Jurisdictional approaches to the taxation of complex international transactions
  • Assist in developing a global transfer pricing risk strategy


Who Should Attend: –

CFO/CA/CS, Head, Vice President, President, Director, General Manager, Manager of

  • International Taxation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Direct Taxation
  • Financial Controllers
  • Finance Shared services

Award Categories:

  • National Tax Firm of the Year
  • Best International Tax Team
  • Direct Tax Consulting Firm of the Year
  • Excellence in diverse areas of Direct Taxation
  • Direct Tax Technology Firm of the Year
  • Best in-house Direct tax team award
  • Leading Tax Director of the year (in-house)
  • Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the year
  • Best Tax Disputes / Investigations Team
  • Best Rising star in tax (Male)
  • Best Rising star in tax (Female)
  • Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
  • Best Transfer Pricing Advisor Male

You are requested to solicit your nomination by filling in the details in the attached form:

Nomination Form

Thought Leaders:

  • Maulik Doshi
    Deputy Managing Director – Transfer Pricing and International Tax,
  • Rahul Barve
    Executive Vice President
    Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
  • Abhay Saboo
    Director – Transfer Pricing
    Sudit K Parekh & Co.
  • Tejveer Singh
    Independent Legal Counsel
  • Rachesh Kotak
    Vice President- International Tax and Regulatory
    Vinmar Group
  • Divyang Thakker
    Country Tax Head – India
    Dow Chemicals
  • Rajeev Newar
    Group Chief Financial Officer
    RK Swamy Hansa Group
  • Mihir Vora
    Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
  • Prabhat Ranjan
    Head – Taxation
    Pernod Ricard India
  • Priyanka Jain
    Associate Partner
    Vaish Associates Advocates

Event Timelines

09.00 AM - 09.30 AM

Registration and Tea/Coffee

09.30 AM - 09.40 AM

Welcome Address and Introductions

09.40 AM -11.00 AM

Session 1: Presentation by Maulik Doshi (15/20 Minutes)

(Panel Discussion)

• Taxation of Digital Economy 

o Defining the digital economy

o Start-ups – how do we tax intangible assets?

o Best practices in restructuring business operations of digital taxation.

o Key regulations as an e-commerce

• Pillar One

o Update on developments and Impact of Pillar one on India

o Technical Issues and considerations for Implementation

o Equalization Levy & OECD Digital Tax Regime

• Pillar Two

o OECD Pillar Two global minimum corporate tax rate and potential impact on developing countries

o Key Issues- Revenue, Investment, Tax Competition, Tax Base, Income Conclusion Rule and Switchover Rule

o Software taxation as Royalty in the light of supreme court decision and interplay with EL.

Challenges and Opportunities- Pillar two and Tax Administration

11.00 AM- 11.30 AM

Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 AM- 12.30 PM

Session 2: (Panel Discussion)

• Dilution of Concept of Permanent Establishment (PE) 

o Domestic legislative changes by introducing GAAR and SAAR (Anti-Avoidance Rules) 

o Origination of Principal Purpose Test (PPT) by MLI to prevent Treaty abuse   

o Globalization and Digitization driven changes in PE concept

o Emergence of Place of Effective Management (POEM) signifying the economic presence 

12.30 PM- 01.15 PM

Session 3:  Transfer Pricing

o Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) – Indian and Global Perspective

o Navigating the increased aggression on TP audits

o Challenges in Transfer Pricing and way forward

01.15 PM - 02.00 PM

Lunch Break

02.00 PM- 02.45 PM

Session 4: (Panel Discussion)

• Current issues and way forward in Litigation Management

o Faceless Assessment proceedings - Do’s & Don’ts based on practical experience

o Dealing with the increased volume and scrutiny from tax authorities

o Considerations for better representation before CIT(A) in faceless regime and ITAT.

o Increased relevance of writ petitions especially due to recent amendments and tax ecosystem 

o Impending challenges of recent Supreme Court judgements on taxpayers and Risk Management Strategies 

03.00 PM - 03.15 PM

Awards Distribution

03.15 PM

Closing Remarks

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