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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Shampa Bhattacharya

Shampa Bhattacharya

Senior Partners/ Partners

Expertise

  • Taxation (Direct & Indirect)

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile
Shampa Bhattacharya is a Partner in the indirect tax practice in the New Delhi office of the Firm.

Shampa has decade and a half of post-qualification experience in corporate and civil law with exclusive specialization of more than ten years in the domain of indirect taxes. She has worked extensively in the field of Customs, Goods & Services Tax (‘GST’), erstwhile Service tax, Excise laws, Value Added Taxes, Foreign Trade Policy, Special Economic Zones and other ancillary indirect tax laws.

Prior to joining Kochhar & Co., Shampa has 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 Gurugram. Her experience includes advising large multinational (MNC) and Indian companies on a wide range of indirect tax matters including structuring of transactions by devising tax efficient models, identifying potential revenue and tax leakages in existing operations and providing feasible remedies.

She has been associated in advisory, litigation, diagnostic reviews, due diligence and compliance services for clients in education, power, pharmaceutical, hospitality, online information data access retrieval services, medical, automobile sector, defence, oil & gas, aviation, retail, telecom, information technology, manufacturing industry and other service sectors. 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 has argued and represented clients in original and appellate proceedings before various Tribunals in Delhi and Haryana.

Shampa has contributed in writing for financial express daily newspaper, Wolters & Kluwer and for tax journals on various Indirect tax issues.

Bar Admissions

Admissions
Admitted to the Bar in 2004

Member
Bar Council Association of Delhi

Education

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

Taxation (Direct & Indirect)

Articles

Direct Tax - Update
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, May 2020

The key Direct tax changes as announced by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt...

SCOMET UPDATE: Implementing Global Authorization for Intra-Company Transfers ('GAICT') of SCOMET Items/Software/Technology’ w.e.f. 17 March 2020
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

This is an update with respect to notifying the proforma of applications and End Use Certificate for implementation of ‘Global Authorisation for Intra-Company Transfers (GAICT) of SCOMET items / software/ technology’ w.e.f. 17 March 2020 vide Public Notice No.65/2015-20 dated 17 March 2020 issued by DGFT.   The proforma and their applicability to seek export authorisation has been notified as tabulated below.......   S...

GST Updates - GST Council Recommendations in 39th meeting held on 14 March 2020
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

The GST Council in its 39th meeting held on 14 March 2020 has made the following recommendations:   Movement in Tax Rate   Goods Increase in GST rates on mobile phones and specified parts to 18% from 12% Handmade and other than handmade matches rates rationalised to 12 %, thereby solving the HSN classification issue: Increase in handmade matches from 5% to 12 % Decrease in other matches from 18% to 12%   Services Reduction in GST rates on maintenance, re

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