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Karishma R. Phatarphekar


Karishma R. Phatarphekar Karishma is a Partner and National Leader of the transfer pricing practice with BMR & Associates LLP.  She has an experience spanning about two decades, majority of which is focused on transfer pricing with extensive experience on dispute management and resolution including MAP/APAs, global compliances and consulting on complex transfer pricing issues. Her industry expertise is life sciences and information technology industries.
 
Prior to joining BMR she was the leading the transfer pricing litigation practice of a Big 4 firm and prior to that leading the transfer pricing practice of Grant Thornton in India for close to 10 years. She has advised more than 300 clients over her professional career span and specializes in dispute resolutions – arguing before the Tribunal, handling some unique and complex Advance Pricing Agreements and Mutual Agreement Procedures. Her work exposure also includes Tax and Regulatory compliances, Tax / Transfer Pricing due diligence, Inbound / Outbound tax efficient structuring, M&A Tax Advisory, HR Consultancy, Valuations etc. She has successfully argued high stake matters having complex transfer issues before Tribunal, which are now binding precedents in law.
 
In her career span, Karishma has won various accolades for herself. She has been nominated amongst the top ten transfer pricing advisors in India, Tax Controversy leaders and Women tax leaders by International Tax Review.
 
Karishma has been a regular speaker on transfer pricing issues across various industry platforms. She has addressed numerous seminars in India and overseas, including panel discussion of FIT, ITR, IFA Mauritius, IFA India and has also written numerous articles and papers for the International Tax Review, BNA, Tax Analyst, Outsourcing, The Economic Times, The Hindu Business Line etc.
 
Karishma is a practicing Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant, a Bachelor in Law (Gen) and a member of the executive committee of International Taxation of the Chamber of Tax Consultants.

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