PwC director to head GST team at Hammurabi

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Hammurabi
Pravesh Khandelwal

Hammurabi & Solomon has hired Pravesh Khandelwal as a partner to lead its indirect taxes (IDT) and goods and services tax (GST) practice in Gurugram. Khandelwal joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he worked for nearly nine years and was an associate director.

“We see a huge amount of potential in the IDT and GST practice,” Hammurabi & Solomon’s managing partner Manoj Kumar told India Business Law Journal. “This practice not only affects the supply chain, but also has implications on the financial system, with a significant impact on cash flow, absolute costs and risk exposures.”

The firm’s IDT and GST team has seven members apart from Khandelwal, who brings in experience providing solutions to complex issues in the areas of IDT laws, GST, compliance and litigation strategies, as well as assisting clients before various tax authorities, tribunals and courts.

The Gurugram office was opened last year and is Hammurabi & Solomon’s sixth location. “We are very keen to grow this practice and foster a collaborative work environment. We would like to be recognized as one of the leading law firms offering comprehensive solutions and strategies [in this area],” said Kumar.

The size of the firm is around 90 lawyers and paralegal staff.