Rashi Dhir is a Senior Partner and Head of the Corporate Group at the law firm, DMD Advocates. With close to three decades of experience in corporate and cross-border transactions and international taxation, he brings a unique blend of analytical thinking and business strategy to structuring, negotiating, and closing complex commercial transactions. He advises international and domestic clients, including several Fortune 100, 500, and 1000 companies, private equity funds, banks & financial institutions, and business houses and specializes in areas pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, asset management (private equity funds and hedge funds), project financing, banking & finance, corporate restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy, structured investments, securitization, structured finance, capital markets, and general corporate matters. His transactional experience ranges over multiple jurisdictions including the US, India, ASPAC, Europe, and South America.
Rashi has practiced law both in New York and India and has been associated with several prominent domestic and global transactions involving Fortune 1000 companies, large business groups, and SMEs in India. He has also advised several not-for-profit organizations, including, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, US-India Business Council (USIBC), US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), and USIN Foundation.
Besides being a business lawyer, Rashi has been an entrepreneur responsible for successfully launching certain businesses in the US and India. He has and continues to advise and mentor several start-ups that have successfully developed from early stages to being sought after companies and businesses. He has also worked with clients to create unique risk management systems, financial products, and legal and compliance infrastructures. His problem-solving skills as a business lawyer have led him to be a successful mediator of complex commercial and corporate disputes, thus eliminating the need for protracted litigation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of USIN Foundation and has served as a board member for several prominent companies in the field of healthcare, finance, and technology in India and the US. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for over fifteen years in New York; first as a senior member of the Global Financial Products Group in Clifford Chance and then as Managing Director and General Counsel for leading financial institutions. Rashi earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School, Boston, US, and his LL.B. from Delhi University, India.
B. Com, LL.B, FCA
Mukesh Butani is Founder & Managing Partner of BMR Legal Advocates, a boutique law firm specialising in the areas of Corporate International Tax, Transfer Pricing, GST, Customs & Trade, with expertise in litigation services, controversy management, strategic transaction advisory and policy.
With specialisation in domestic corporate international tax and transfer pricing, he has over three decades of experience in advising multinationals and Indian conglomerates on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organisations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy. He is an acknowledged expert in the area of International Tax policy, controversy & advocacy, and has to his credit several landmark judicial pronouncements. He has deposed as an Expert Witness on contentious cross-border tax treaty & TP matters in foreign jurisdictions.
Mukesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Law, and practices as an Advocate before various Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.