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Russell Gaitonde


Russell Gaitonde

Russell is Partner in the firm’s corporate tax practice in Mumbai. Russell specialises in tax and regulatory matters and has over 16 years of experience in advising some of the largest global financial services groups on matters relating to corporate tax, foreign investment and exchange control regulations, banking laws, securities laws and insurance regulations.

In his role, he has advised clients on a plethora of issues ranging from entry and exit strategy formulation, transaction structuring, business reorganisation and product development, as well as foreclosure and insolvency related issues. He has worked on several engagements involving complex issues relating to the banking, NBFC and micro-finance sectors, the wealth management space, asset management, securities entities, FIIs/ Private Equity funds and special situations, as well as structured products. Russell has represented clients before numerous regulatory authorities and government authorities; he has also represented clients before various appellate fora on tax disputed matters.

Russell holds a Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999.



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