Mr. Mukesh Butani is the non-executive Chairman of BMR Advisors and Managing Partner of BMR Legal. With specialisation 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 across a range of sectors.
Mukesh has participated in the Kelkar task force (2002) tax reforms and was a member of the Indian Ministry of Finance (MoF) committee (2000) on e-commerce taxation. He also served as member of expert task force on International Tax and Transfer Pricing set by in the MoF in July 2012. He is a member of Tax bureau of OECD – BIAC, Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA (2012 – 2016) and Vice Chairman of Taxation Commission of ICC (2011 onwards).
Mukesh was a member of 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 founder member (2015) of ITRAF, a think tank to undertake research and analysis in international taxation to ensure superior tax policy and effective tax administration in India.
Mukesh has been ranked as the top Tax Controversy Leader in India by International Tax Review (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).
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 Bar Council of Delhi and practices in various Tribunals, High Courts and The Supreme Court of India.