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Advaita Legal

02 May 2015

BMR Legal indirect tax partner Madhav Rao, who had joined the sister law firm of consultancy BMR Advisors one year ago from Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, has left BMR to join Advaita Legal as a senior attorney, reported Bar & Bench.

Advaita was set up in December 2013 by BMR co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh with a former KPMG partner. The firm is believed to be a best friend law firm to KPMG

03 December 2013

Former BMR Legal co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh has set up tax litigation firm Advaita Legal with ex-KPMG partner Sunil Moti Lala. Ghosh is based in Delhi, Lala is based in Mumbai and the firm has 30 lawyers across its offices in the two cities, reported legal website Bar & Bench.

According to Lala’s Linked-in profile, Advaita was started in September 2013.

Ghosh, who heads the start up’s indirect tax litigation practice, co-founded BMR Legal in 2004. He graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1995 and joined Arthur Andersen until 2002 and Ernst & Young until 2004. Lala heads corporate tax litigation at Advaita Legal and was at KPMG since 2010 and at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2007.

The founding partners declined to comment when contacted by Bar & Bench, but apparently “it is understood that the firm works closely with KPMG”. BMR Legal is the legal services arm of BMR Consulting, while Big Four consultancy Ernst & Young has an alliance with law firm PDS Legal.