Abhishek Rastogi and Rashmi Deshpande have joined Khaitan & Co’s indirect tax practice in Mumbai as executive director and associate director, respectively. Rastogi, a chartered accountant, was previously a director with PwC, specializing in indirect tax for close to 12 years. Prior to that he was with Ernst & Young for four years. He has worked on diverse indirect tax assignments covering service tax, customs, excise, VAT and goods and services tax, and has represented clients in indirect tax litigation matters at the Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai tribunals.
Deshpande, who began her career at Deloitte, also comes to Khaitan & Co from PwC, where she focused on indirect tax for more than four years. Before this, she worked with KPMG for just under a year and BMR Advisors for three years. She has significant experience in advisory and litigation matters and has advised clients in the financial, construction and pharmaceutical sectors.
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DENTONS LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA
Dentons recently formalized its combination with the offices of nearly century-old law firm Gadens, minus some offices, following a split within the Australian firm. The alliance means Dentons will have offices in Sydney and Perth in Australia, and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. Gadens in Brisbane reportedly won’t be making a name change but will be part of the Dentons network, while Gadens in Melbourne will remain as such with no ties to Dentons, which now serves 84 markets in Pacific Rim countries.