Reena is a Senior Partner and heads the International Trade & Indirect Taxation Practice at the Firm.
She is a lawyer of eminence with more than 25 years of work experience and specialisation in the areas of international trade and indirect taxation. She represents clients regularly before the Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, as well as before various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. She has extensive court room experience with more than 300 reported cases argued by her.
In the domain of international trade, Reena has represented clients comprising domestic and foreign industries, as well as user industries in India before the Designated Authority, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, and higher forums. She has also successfully argued the highest number of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases before the Tribunal. She has also assisted clients in trade remedial investigations in foreign jurisdictions.
She has been regularly providing advisory services and has been involved in dispute resolution for high-profile matters relating to customs, excise, service tax, FEMA, and GST. Critical issues handled by her include classification under the Harmonized System Nomenclature, valuation, export promotion schemes, drawback, EOUs, SEZs, inverted duty structure, admissibility of credits, transitional issues in GST, export refunds. She regularly assists clients in the transition to the GST regime.
She has also conducted Internal Management audits for optimization of tax liability, identifying issues/risks for potential disputes with departmental authorities and restructuring of transactions undertaken for various clients including some of India’s major conglomerates and multinational corporations in the oil & gas, specialty materials and chemicals, steel and manufacturing sector.