Founding & Managing Partner

BMR Legal Advocates

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B. Com., LL.B., FCA

Mukesh is the Founder and Managing Partner of BMR Legal Advocates, an independent boutique law firm specialising in Tax Policy, Advocacy & Disputes, ranked amongst Top Tier Law Firms in India in independent surveys like Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, India Business Law Journal and asialaw Profiles.

Mukesh is a commerce graduate from the University of Bombay and holds a bachelor’s degree in law. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and practised as a fellow member until 2010. Subsequently, he enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi.

As an Advocate and a qualified Chartered Accountant, he has been acknowledged for his expertise in the area of international tax policy, controversy and advocacy. He has to his credit several landmark judicial pronouncements. He has deposed as an expert witness on contentious cross-border tax treaty and transfer pricing matters in foreign jurisdictions. He regularly appears before various Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

He co-founded and was the Chairman of BMR Advisors, which was amongst India’s leading professional services firm with competencies in the area of Tax & M&A Advisory services until it transitioned into the Big 4 firms in late 2017. BMR Advisors featured in 2016 Harvard Business case studies, taught in leading business schools in the U.S. and IIMs in India.

Prior to founding BMR Legal Advocates in 2010, Mukesh led the International Tax & Transfer Pricing practice for two of the Big 4 firms. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he spent most of his professional life with Arthur Andersen wherein he became a National Partner in 1995 and a Partner in Andersen Worldwide in 1998.


  • Chairman, International Fiscal Association (IFA) – India Branch
  • Former Member, Tax Bureau, Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD
  • Former Member, Permanent Scientific Committee, International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Non-resident Senior Associate, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS, Washington D.C.
  • Vice-Chairman, Taxation Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Founder Member (2015) and Member of the Governing Board, International Tax Research and Analysis Foundation
  • Trustee, Foundation of International Tax (FIT)
  • Member, National Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)