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Shefali Goradia is based in Taxand India where she is a partner of BMR Advisors, India's leading independent firm of tax advisors and is based in Mumbai. She led the International Tax practice at Nishith Desai & Associates for over 14 years.
Shefali has significant experience in international tax matters and has advised a number of domestic and multinational corporations in areas ranging from designing efficient global holding and operating structures, structuring inbound and outbound investments and advising on cross-border mergers, acquisitions and other corporate reorganisations. She has worked extensively with leading Indian as well as international investment and private equity fund houses on developing and implementing domestic and international fund structures including associated documentation. Shefali has assisted multinational companies doing business in and with India specifically in obtaining private rulings on their taxability in India. Within the financial services industry, she has also advised banks in reviewing and designing structured finance products. Shefali has advised international contracting majors on structuring EPC contracts and Indian as well as multinational companies on the taxation applied to software and e-commerce transactions.
Shefali has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. She has been recognised as among the eight best Indian tax advisors by Legal 500 and the Tax Directors Handbook 2009. Shefali has been named in the "Who's Who Legal" 2007 in the areas of Corporate Tax as well as Private Funds. She has been recognised as among the top 10 tax advisors in India in World Tax 2004, 2005 and 2006 and also as a leading advisor in Capital markets and Financial products in 2006.