Jatin Arora


Jatin is a qualified lawyer in India and has over 22 years of wide-ranging experience in indirect tax including GST, Customs, Excise, Service Tax and VAT laws. Jatin started his career as an independent counsel in the High Courts and various tribunals and thereafter worked with Big 4 consulting firms like PwC and Deloitte. He has been working with both Indian and foreign multinational companies across sectors viz., healthcare and pharmaceuticals, hospitality, manufacturing, oil & gas, power, auto OEMs and component manufacturers, telecom, IT & ITeS, consumer, retail and wholesale, real estate, infrastructure, and EPC etc.

Jatin has extensively worked on the GST regime and advised various companies on their transition to the GST regime; structured global supply chains considering local and global trade aspects; helped set up businesses in various parts of India by undertaking locational analyses. He has worked with industry associations on matters involving industry specific ramifications and advised on representations to the Government and GST Council. He has handled multiple Special Valuation Branch investigations, matters before Directorate of Revenue intelligence, notices issued by Director General of GST, Anti Profiteering investigations besides handling adjudication and appellate matters and routine notices issued by the authorities at various levels.

  • Assisted large pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Mumbai and Ahmedabad structure their business post GST implementation in India and helped optimise the valuation of interstate supplies and unlocking of the blocked input tax credits.
  • Advised a large, diversified chemicals manufacturer on GST implications on their business divisions.
  • Advised a large multinational pharmaceuticals manufacturer on sale of plant and machinery.
  • Advised a large natural gas supplier on VAT/CST implication on their proposed business.
  • Assisted a business large conglomerate venturing in airport business determine indirect tax implications on the future business modes proposed to be adopted.
  • Assisted a large power generation and distribution company undertake indirect tax health check.
  • Advised companies design their internal policies to distribute credits to the other state registrations.
  • Advised India’s largest car manufacturing company – optimise their export supply chain and global delivery model across Oceanic, African and SE Asian countries.
  • Advised a US based leading travel portal on service tax implications on their business arrangements with various hotels, guest houses, home stays and travel service providers etc.
  • Advised Indian subsidiary of world’s largest online domain name re-seller on service tax implications on services provided and obtain advance ruling confirming non-applicability of service tax.
  • Advised a South Africa based QSR Company on tax implications on their agreements with franchise partners and on setting up of logistics company to manage supply chain for their restaurants.
  • Assisted Indian subsidiary of a leading US based office furniture company undertake location study for setting up manufacturing unit in India, identify tax implications on various business agreements with their suppliers and dealers and set up indirect tax efficient supply chain.
  • Assisted Indian subsidiary of a large Japanese consumer durable company and subsidiary of a large Japanese printing solutions company in managing VAT compliance in various states across India.
  • Advised a US based energy drink manufacturer on indirect tax implications on agreements with their contract manufacturers and logistic service providers in India and help them structure indirect tax efficient supply chain.
  • Assisted world’s largest retailer set up operations in India and prepare standard operating procedures for procurement and sale of merchandise, determine VAT rates on the products across 8 states and structuring their intercompany agreements.
  • Advised various BPOs and ITeS players on service tax matters and successfully claim refunds from the Government.