Aseem ChawlaManaging Partner at ASC Legal Solicitors & Advocates
Aseem Chawla is the Managing Proprietor of ASC Legal, Solicitors & Advocates, New Delhi (India). Aseem is a Member of Bar Council of India, and Fellow Chartered Accountant and certificate holder of Comparative Tax Policy & Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a candidate for the prestigious “Vienna Certificate in Double Tax Treaties” under the auspices of WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. He is a certificate holder from National Insurance Academy, Pune for participation in the Orientation Programme for Independent Directors for General Insurance Companies in February 2020.
Aseem has extensive experience in advising on a variety of tax matters including international tax, inbound and outbound investment structuring and cross-border tax issues, corporate & business advisory, exchange control & regulatory and money laundering laws. He is an accredited Trust & Estate Practitioner and Member of Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), U.K. Aseem is well regarded for estate planning, inheritance & family governance, trusts & private clients including national and international clients, high net-worth individuals & trustees and family offices.
Aseem is also a Visiting Associate Professor with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on economic offences & money laundering laws. He is regularly invited to address various domestic and international forums and industry bodies. He is actively involved in leadership capacities of various professional associations and industry chambers. Aseem is the Vice-Chair of the South Asia/Oceana and India Committee, Section of International Law, American Bar Association (ABA). He is the outgoing Secretary of the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Vice Chair of the Task Force for Legal Services of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Aseem is the Chairman of the Financial Services & Taxation Committee of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC).
Aseem is consistently adjudged over the years as one of the leading tax experts in the Asia-Pacific region (by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, etc.). He is identified among 40 leading Indian lawyers under 45 and his name finds mention in “100 Legal Luminaries of India” published by Lexis Nexis. His views are often sought on contemporary tax and policy matters by the Print and Electronic media. He also has several authorships to his credit.
Asialaw Profiles 2019, in its Client Feedback on Individual Lawyers, comments: “Aseem Chawla is very well-versed with his subject knowledge, highly networked, working with rational and logic and great communication and co-ordination skills.”
Chambers and Partners acclaims, Aseem Chawla leads the tax efforts at ASC Legal Solicitors & Advocates and is known for his robust advisory practice and he advises major companies on international and cross-border tax matters. One peer praises him as an “innovator who provides creative solutions for his clients”. Further, "Mr. Chawla has tremendous knowledge and expertise in scrutinizing advanced and complex legal tax matters with foresight” and as both “very knowledgeable and analytical” and “a pleasure to deal with. Recognized by peers as an experienced practitioner who is highly active in tax litigation”. Chambers Asia Pacificguidequotes Aseem as a "tax encyclopedia,", as stated by a client, while another client notes that he is "highly focused with very good knowledge." He "takes a 360-degree perspective on things, while also having an eye for detail. He gives long-term advice, which is important and helps us to positions ourselves strategically". “He is prompt, available at all times, and has been consistently accurate in his assessments of the merits and the predictions of court actions”.
Who’s Who Legal acknowledges: “Aseem Chawla stands out among peers thanks to his “acumen, integrity and diligence”, with one source adding, “He has been my go to trusted tax guy" and “Aseem Chawla is internationally recognized as an expert in the field and stands out for the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients. He impresses market commentators with his adept handling of contentious corporate tax matters, including tax appeals and related litigation”. “Aseem Chawla is internationally recognized as an expert in the field and stands out for the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients”.
Aseem is nominated by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, as Non-Executive Independent Director on Board of one of the largest State-Owned General Insurance Companies. He is on the Board of Governors of a Business School in the National Capital Region, New Delhi, India. He, in an honorary capacity, acts as a Financial & Tax Advisor of a leading Pan India “Not for Profit” Organization, which is celebrating its Centenary Foundation Year (100th year of establishment).