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Shampa Bhattacharya

Partner
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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

New Delhi, India
    Local Time: Wednesday 02:53

Practice Expertise

  • Taxation (Direct & Indirect)
  • Arbitration
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Defence & Aerospace

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Defence & Aerospace
  • Taxation (Direct & Indirect)
  • Aviation
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Litigation
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Telecommunications
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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.

Bar Admissions
Bar Council of Delhi

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

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Defence & Aerospace
  • Taxation (Direct & Indirect)
  • Aviation
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Litigation
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Telecommunications

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Recommended Lawyer for Tax , 2020

Articles

Additional ArticlesShampa has contributed to writing for Financial Express daily newspaper, Wolters & Kluwer and for tax journals, on various Indirect tax issues
Chennai Tribunal, holds loan foreclosure charges not subject to Service tax, August 2020
Production Linked Incentive Scheme on Medical Devices and Telcom Sector
Opinion and discussions on intermediary services in view of various Advance Ruling Authorities
Guidelines and Rates for the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme
A Much -Awaited Relief to Indian Exporters on Remission of Duties
Preferential Tariffs Come under Further Scrutiny
Marketing Services Rendered by Indian Subsidiary to Foreign Parent Entity/Client Qualify as Intermediary Subject to GST
High Court Allows IGST Exemption on Goods Imported under EPCG Scheme from 1 July 2017-October 2017
India Union Budget 2020-Unveiling Issues on International Taxation
India Union Budget 2020-Highlights of the Energy, Power & Infrastructure Sector
India Union Budget 2020-Highlights of the Healthcare & Pharma Sector
India Union Budget 2020-Tax Highlights of the Finance Bill,2020
Guidelines and Rates for the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme
A Much -Awaited Relief to Indian Exporters on Remission of Duties

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