Rashmi Deshpande

Rashmi Deshpande

Partner

Rashmi has over 15 years of tax experience in the field of banking, NBFCs, manufacturing, retailing, crypto, pharmaceuticals, start-ups and real estate. Rashmi advises on GST, customs duty (including anti-dumping and safeguard duty), Central and State Excise, VAT and Service Tax. Her area includes import and export control, foreign trade laws, SEZ and EOUs along with legal metrology. She also works on indirect tax litigation matters including GST writs at High Courts and Supreme Court, crypto-litigation, historical indirect tax matters and regularly appearances at CESAT & AAR.

She has been regularly guiding multiple start-ups making a foray into the gaming, crypto & block-chain space and has been instrumental in advising on new tech laws. She is a frequent speaker on forums discussing issues on emerging sectors. Rashmi is associated with industry bodies like CREBACO and crypto associations for policy making.

On the representation and advocacy front, she is involved in multiple assignments with Government ministries on behalf of several trade bodies for Central and State incentives for Production Linked Incentive Schemes, FAME II, SPECS, Foreign Trade Policy and GST. For the EV sector, she has been active with several industry bodies on significant representations to the Government.

Before joining BLC, Rashmi was a partner with Khaitan & Co. and worked with Big Fours in the tax teams.


Education:

  • B.S.L., LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune (2006)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Bar Council of Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai
  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa

Sectors:

  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • New Age Tech
  • Start-ups
 
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