Mukesh H. Butani

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Wadhwani Chair in U.S. – India Policy
Mukesh Butani is the managing partner of BMR Legal. With specialization in corporate international tax and transfer pricing, he has significant experience in advising Fortune 500 multinationals and large Indian business houses on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organizations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy, and regulatory policy across a range of sectors. Mukesh participated in the Kelkar task force (2002) tax reforms and was a member of the Indian Ministry of Finance (MoF) committee on e-commerce taxation (2000). He is presently representing the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC) on the MoF Standing Committee on TDS and Foreign Tax Credit. Mukesh served as a member of expert task force on international tax and transfer pricing set by the MoF in July 2012. He was member of the tax bureau of OECD - BIAC, Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA (2012–2016), and is presently vice chairman of the taxation commission at the ICC (2011 onwards). He was a member of the focus group on administrative practices on tax disputes under the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) set up in August 2013 by the MoF. He is a founding member (2015) of ITRAF, a think tank to carry out research and analysis in international taxation to ensure superior tax policy and effective tax administration in India. Mukesh is a commerce graduate from the University of Mumbai and also holds a Bachelor's degree in law. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and enrolled as an advocate in 2010. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and practices in various tribunals, high courts, and the supreme court of India.