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Over the years, SKP has assisted over 1,200 clients from over 45 countries in doing business in India and abroad. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, entities listed on global exchanges, private equity/venture capital–owned companies and family-owned businesses. Here are a few examples of our work where we've helped our clients in dealing with the various complexities of doing business in India and abroad.

Tax advisory for a leading dredging services company

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a world leader in dredging and related services based in Belgium for tax advisory for its Indian project valued at USD 75 million.

Refund of withholding taxes for an engineering and consulting company based in Austria

Engagement (EPC Contract Structuring): SKP was engaged by an Austrian engineering and consulting company, dealing with refractories to structure their EPC contract. Our team was involved in resolving their withholding tax issues for services related to the construction of a Magnesium Sinter plant in India.

Defending revision proceedings for an Indian polymer manufacturer

Engagement: SKP was engaged by an Indian multinational polymer manufacturing company to defend the revision proceedings initiated by the Commissioner of Income Tax (CIT) under Section 263 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (ITA).

Taxation of VAT incentive for a micro-irrigation system manufacturer

Engagement: SKP was engaged by one of India’s largest multinational micro-irrigation system manufacturers regarding the taxation treatment of the Value Added Tax incentive granted with reference to new investments.

Market research for a Japanese automotive glass manufacturer

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a Japanese automotive glass manufacturer who had been evaluating the Indian market for a manufacturing set-up for a long time and required key inputs on the industry dynamics and feasibility of entering India.

Market research for a leading Japanese automotive group

Engagement: A leading Japanese automotive group was evaluating the localisation requirements of their proposed entry into India for manufacturing compact cars and wanted to understand the sourcing strategy of a leading Indian automotive player.

Market research on the pharmaceutical packaging industry

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a Japanese multinational company with a diverse portfolio ranging from chemicals, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. The client wanted to introduce a break-through innovation to replace the lidding material (aluminium foil) used in the pharmaceutical industry; and wanted to evaluate the Indian market.

Greenfield set-up in India for a textile manufacturer based in Israel

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a leading textile manufacturer of non-woven fabrics based in Israel planning to set up operations in India. The client was evaluating various locations for setting up their facility and meeting with state government officials for acquiring land. There was no clear direction for choosing the best location for the facility and there were several practical issues related to land acquisition from State Industrial Development Corporations.

Location planning for a German textile equipment manufacturer

Engagement: SKP was engaged by a leading textile equipment manufacturer from Germany. The client needed to establish assembly operations for their equipment in India and wanted to evaluate factory sheds across multiple cities. However, the management did not have a team in India and no clear methodology for assessing the feasibility of these locations.

Assembly set-up for a German manufacturer of heavy load vehicles

Engagement: A German manufacturer of heavy load vehicles was in the advance stage of discussions with a private industrial park developer for land acquisition in India. Since the Indian subsidiary was not incorporated and the selected land was prime property, the client needed to arrange for funds immediately from its German parent company to acquire the land, which could result in issues under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).