Bijal is a partner in the Tax, Private Client and Investment Funds practice in Mumbai. With over 18 years of experience, on the tax side, Bijal primarily focuses on structuring of inbound and outbound investments, M&A tax negotiations, writing opinions on complex tax issues of GAAR, POEM, PE, etc. On the tax litigation front, she has immense experience in providing advice on unique litigation strategies and has been a lead advisor in many successful and path breaking tax litigations in India. She has also served as an expert witness on Indian tax matters in an international arbitration.
On private client matters she has varied experience in advising individuals and family businesses both from a legal, regulatory and tax perspective, on succession planning and asset protection. She has pioneered tax structures for investment funds and managers and has been nominated by IFA, India as the India country reporter in the global IFA congress to provide a report in the International Cahiers Edition, 2019 on the topic of ‘Investment Funds’.