Shashi Mathews

Partner, Delhi

shashi.mathews@induslaw.com

India (Advocate)

Supreme Court Bar Association

Delhi High Court Bar Association

LL.B. (Hons.), Amity Law School, IP University, New Delhi | Year 2009

Shashi is a Partner with INDUSLAW and leads the Indirect Tax practice for the firm. Shashi has over 12 years of litigation and advisory experience in tax and fiscal laws.

Shashi has been well regarded for his experience in handling complex tax issues, both in Court and as an Advisor to clients. He regularly appears before Tribunals, High Courts across the Country and the Supreme Court. Over the years, he has built a litigation and advisory practice focusing on tax and other fiscal legislations like FEMA, Foreign Trade, Debt Recovery etc. and has a large number of reported judgments to his credit both as lead counsel and as briefing counsel.

Apart from litigation, Shashi has also been involved with a variety of advisory assignments including opinions on credit mechanisms, classification, tax structuring exercises as part of building financial bids, realignment of distribution chain, legality of various FTP policies etc.

Shashi has handled clients across sectors such as telecommunications, airport infrastructure, information technology companies, mobile phone manufacturers/distributors, construction, FMCG, pharmaceuticals. Shashi has also been on the forefront of anti-profiteering litigation and has regularly handheld clients through the entire anti-profiteering investigation including formulating pricing defences, non-profiteering positions, advice on key strategies including constitutionality and legality of investigations and representation services across forums.

Shashi has been involved in industry level litigation, representing multiple clients on key issues before the Court. These include the battery charger litigation across multiple states, CVD refund related litigation at the Supreme Court and various High Courts, CESTAT and also anti-profiteering challenges in Delhi High Court and Bombay High Court.

Prior to joining INDUSLAW, Shashi was a Director at PDS Legal, Delhi and before that, he was associated with Economic Laws Practice.

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