Law firm Khaitan & Co has inducted Hormaz Daruwalla as a partner in the indirect tax practice at the Mumbai office, as per a press release. Currently, Daruwalla is practising as an independent counsel at the Bombay High Court.
After graduating in commerce from the Government Law College in Mumbai in 1987, Daruwalla started his career with a law firm in Mumbai and subsequently started his practice as a counsel at the Bombay High Court and joined the chambers of senior advocate Atul Setalvad in 1992.
With over 27 years of experience as a counsel, Daruwalla is a specialist in the fields of customs, central excise, service tax, foreign trade policy, special economic zones, anti-dumping, VAT and other local levies, the statement said.
He has significant expertise in indirect taxation and constitutional law matters and has regularly appeared in cases before various tribunals, quasi-judicial authorities, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India for a number of corporate clients.
Daruwalla has also appeared for many years as counsel for the Custodian before the Special Court constituted under the Special Court (Trial of Offences Relating to Transactions in Securities) Act, 1992.
Khaitan & Co offers full service legal solutions to clients in India and abroad. The firm has over 350 lawyers across its offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore.
Earlier in August, the firm inducted Deepto Roy, Mohit Abraham and GT Thomas Phillippe, who are co-founders of New Delhi-based PXV Law Partners, as associate partners.
(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)