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Singhania & Co latest firm to push GST: Adds 4 specialist partners in recent Indore office

Singhania equips itself for the onset of the goods and services tax regime, following a bunch of other firms

Indore office transitions to indirect tax hub
Indore office transitions to indirect tax hub

Singhania & Co added four associate partners to its Indore office, which the firm had opened in May 2016 headed by Mumbai managing partner Pradeep Jain.

Company secretary Tanay Kasera, and advocates Rajiv Bais, Rakesh Jain and Akshat Pahadia who are also qualified company secretaries join the firm as associate partners, according to the firm’s press release. Bais had joined Singhania in April 2015, according to his Linkedin profile.

The four new associate partners have been practicing in Indore, states the release adding that Bais was a CS with the Indore State Electricity Company and Jain was associated with Tata International for over a decade.

Pradeep Kumar Jain commented in the release: “We are fortunate to have a diverse team comprising of Lawyers, Company Secretaries and Finance Professionals, and most with dual qualifications. I feel that Indore Office is one-stop shop for all compliance and regulatory needs of our clients, especially with respect to GST, which is slated to be the biggest economic reform since Independence. The Indore Office will be a hub of Indirect Tax practice of the Firm, while it would continue to provide services on all other areas as well.”

Jain added in the release that the team in Indore will now focus on “advising on transitional provisions, hand holding through the process of GST transition, post GST compliance checks and dispute resolution related to implementation of GST”.

When the Indore office, Singhania’s tenth, opened last year its focus was on general corporate advisory, forensics and white collar crimes.

Khaitan & Co, Phoenix Legal and Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan also added partners to focus on GST, recently.

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