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ELP adds to direct tax practice with ex-Dhruva, KPMG, PwC partner Saumil Shah + team

Saumil Shah joins ELP
Saumil Shah joins ELP

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has expanded its direct tax practice, hiring chartered accountant and Dhruva Advisors partner Saumil Shah as a director in Mumbai.

He has joined with two Dhruva colleagues, Mitesh Chauhan and Juile Suryavanshi.

ELP managing partner Suhail Nathani commented: “We welcome Saumil and his team as we continue to grow our team of talented professionals to enhance our direct tax offerings to our clients.”

He specialises in direct tax and regulatory work, including advising on corporate and private equity transactions and corporate restructuring for domestic and foreign clients.

Before joining Dhruva in 2017, he was head of private equity tax and a partner at KPMG, and between 2007 and 2010 an executive director and later partner at PwC.

Around 2000 he had also worked at KPMG in the US, in its Silicon Valley offices.

Saumil Shah Work history Oct 2017 - Mar 2020: Partner, Dhruva Advisors LLP (Mumbai Area) Jan 2016 - Sep 2016: Head-PE Tax & Partner - M&A Tax, KPMG India (Mumbai) Mar 2010 - Sep 2016: Partner, M&A Tax, KPMG Apr 2007 - Mar 2010: ED / Partner, PwC Jul 2000 - Dec 2001: Manager, KPMG US Education 1984 - 1988: St. Xavier’s Boys Academy, Churchgate, CA / International Tax Certificate, Taxation
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