PEOPLE

Shampa Bhattacharya

Partner

LOCATION
New Delhi
EMAIL
shampa.bhattacharya@kochhar.com
PHONE
+91 11 4111 5222

Profile

Shampa is a Partner in the Indirect tax practice of the Firm. She has more than 15 years of post-qualification experience in corporate and civil law with exclusive specialisation of more than 11 years in the domain of indirect taxes. She has worked extensively on various indirect taxes including Customs, Goods & Services Tax (GST), erstwhile Service tax, Excise laws, Value Added Taxes, Foreign Trade Policy and other ancillary laws.

Prior to joining Kochhar & Co., Shampa has an enriching extensive experience of having worked with two of the Big 4 international consultancy firms namely Deloitte and Ernst & Young in the indirect tax practice in Delhi and Gurgaon.

She has advised clients and assisted them in litigation matters by way of drafting, pleading and strategizing. Her experience includes advising large MNC and Indian companies on structuring of transactions by devising tax efficient models, identifying potential revenue and tax leakages in existing operations and providing feasible remedies, guiding through assessments, audit and investigations by the revenue authorities and compliance services for clients.

Shampa has advised extensively on revenue investigations by custom authorities, classification of goods as per Harmonized System of Nomenclature (‘HSN’) including imports under free trade agreements, issues with regard to customs valuation including special valuation bench matters, anti-dumping matters and advising on export benefits and authorisations viz EPCG, SCOMET, AA under the Foreign Trade Policy. She has had the expertise of assisting IT based corporates in setting up special economic zone (SEZ’) units and other export -oriented units. She has been a part of the GST implementation for MNCs and also offers supports for periodical compliances including GST/ VAT/ Service tax audit. Shampa has been actively involved in rendering policy advocacy support as an alternative to tax litigations by reaching out to policy makers / tax authorities to pre-empt any business disruption. She also assists clients in their anti – profiteering matters and conducting detailed diagnostic tax reviews of the existing business operations of clients. Her focus is also on central and state incentives offered in India.

Her area of industry expertise includes automobile, infra and power, pharmaceutical, telecom and information technology services, FMCG, consumer durables, defence, oil& gas and several others.

Expertise

Taxation
International Trade Laws & WTO
Corporate/M&A
Aerospace & Defence
Aviation
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property Rights (IP)
Real Estate & Construction
TMT

Publications

Awards & Recognitions

Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Recommended Lawyer for Tax , 2020

Education

  • LL.B, University of Delhi
  • B.A (Hons.) Journalism, University of Delhi

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Delhi

Select Experience Statement

  • A leading US software firm and a scientific precision instrument trader was advised the way forward with respect to whether marketing services rendered by Indian entity to parent qualifies as intermediary, subject to GST.
  • Advance Ruling filed for spice flavoured drinks to identify correct HSN.
  • Advising a US fuel agent supplier on whether excise duty benefits is applicable on ATF for military flights as per the Chicago Convention in India.
  • Advising a major Indian IT player whether graphical drawings of weapon system qualify as SCOMET products and obtaining export authorization from Ministry of Defence.
  • Litigation assistance on GST matters with regard to refund, credit and transitional credit issues.
  • Due Diligence of Indian travel agency advising on factoring the tax demands for the final price.

Contact Details

  • 11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola, Jasola District Center,
    New Delhi 110025 (India)
  • +91 11 4111 5222, 4312 9300
  • +91 11 4056 3813
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