Bijal Ajinkya is a partner in the Tax, Private Client and Investment Funds practice at Khaitan & Co in Mumbai. With over 18 years of experience on the tax side, Bijal primarily focuses on structuring of inbound and outbound investments, M&A tax negotiations, writing opinions on complex tax issues of GAAR, POEM, PE, etc. On the tax litigation front, she has immense experience in providing advice on unique litigation strategies and has been a lead advisor in many successful and path breaking tax litigations in India. She has also served as an expert witness on Indian tax matters in an international arbitration. On private client matters, she has varied experience in advising individuals and family businesses both from a legal, regulatory and tax perspective, on succession planning and asset protection. She has pioneered tax structures for investment funds and managers and has been nominated by IFA, India as the India country reporter in the global IFA congress to provide a report in the International Cahiers Edition, 2019 on the topic of ‘Investment Funds’. Bijal is highly acclaimed for her dedication, in-depth understanding and knowledge of taxation, estate planning and structuring of funds; and for her solution-oriented approach. She regularly features on an annual basis in the Chambers & Partners (Asia – Pacific), Citiwealth Leaders List, Legal 500, International Tax Review (Asia Pacific), Who’s Who Legal “Corporate Tax Guide, Private Client Global Elite, Expert Guides – Tax 2018, Indian Lawyer 250 Law Business Research as a leader in the field of taxation and private client in India.