Mukesh H. Butani

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Chair in U.S. – India Policy
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Mukesh H. Butani

Mukesh Butani is a senior associate with the Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS and 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 foreign direct investment 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) on 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 (ICC), Paris on the MoF Standing Committee on Tax Deducted on Source and Foreign Tax Credit. Mukesh served as a member of the expert task force on international tax and transfer pricing set by the MoF in July 2012. He was member of the tax bureau of the Business at OECD network and Permanent Scientific Committee of International Fiscal Association (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 in the Supreme Court of India.