Umesh Gala is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with merit ranking in all his 3 CA exams and stood 9th All India rank in Final CA exams. He has 30 years of consulting experience in Direct Tax, Transaction Structuring, Tax Advisory & Litigation Services and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Dhruva Advisors, Umesh had set up U. K. Gala & Associates, a specialized boutique tax firm.
He has significant experience in advising several large domestic and MNCs on complex direct tax matters, advisory services covering cross border and domestic M&A, demergers, spin offs, conversion to corporate entities, structuring of complex transactions, tax holiday undertakings, international tax, etc.
Umesh has considerable domain expertize in advising on tax matters for the pharma industry having handled domestic and international tax matters for some of the largest Indian pharma corporates.
Umesh is a regular speaker at various professional and industry forums and has contributed several articles/papers in professional journals/newspapers, etc.