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Nilesh Ashar

Nilesh is a Partner in our Dubai office. He is a Chartered Accountant and has over 23 years of International and M&A tax experience advising clients across emerging (Middle East / India) and mature economies (UK / Europe).

Nilesh has significant experience in advising a wide variety of clientele spread across sectors like real estate and infrastructure, financial services, SWF/ PE, oil and gas, retail, family owned businesses, etc. on international tax matters, cross border tax structuring, M&A tax, tax governance, transfer pricing, FATCA/ CRS advisory and VAT. He has an extensive experience in helping businesses manage tax risks, effective tax rates and improve their tax processes in the ever evolving business and transactional environment. He has also advised GCC headquartered MNEs on tax structuring and foreign investment regulations requirements and tax due diligence for global acquisitions / expansions.

Prior to joining Dhruva Advisors, Nilesh led a diverse international and indirect tax practice for KPMG in the UAE and before that, he was looking after the India tax desk at EY London.

He is a regular speaker at seminars, conferences, client workshops and various industry forums and has contributed to many thought leaderships and views on tax matters in print and television/ radio.