Daksha Baxi

Head - International Taxation


Daksha has vast experience in International Taxation of over 30 years in advising aspects of taxation, including structuring of cross border mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and reorganisations as well as spin off businesses to unlock valuation.

She has also successfully advised clients in tax controversies before various forums and tax authorities on issues ranging from availing the tax treaty benefits to contesting invocation of anti-avoidance rules and characterisation of income.

She offers innovative solutions for employee benefits and equity based compensation across jurisdictions and industries and advises on the regulatory aspects of such compensations. She has advised many prominent families and high net worth individuals on their estate and succession planning and family arrangements which typically include family members and assets situated in different jurisdictions. She has great deal of experience in advising domestic and foreign educational institutions for their requirements in India.

Her expertise on formulating employee equity compensation plans (ESOPs) is extremely well recongised both in the industry and by regulators. She has been involved at the policy level on formulating regulations for listed companies in relation to employee shares based compensation.

Professional Experience

She has advised following companies on tax related matters:

  • GMR
  • GVK
  • Navayuga Engineering
  • Hindustan Construction Company
  • Amazon
  • WeWork
  • Accenture
  • Nippon Life
  • Blackstone
  • KKR
  • Apax Partners
  • Hindustan Unilever, and many more

Awards & Recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer” for Tax, Legal 500 2020
  • ‘A List’ for the top 100 lawyers in India, IBLJ 2019 & 2020
  • This is dummy
  • ‘Distinguished practitioner’ for Tax, AsiaLaw 2019 – 2021


  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India


  • 1976 Chartered Accountant (FCA)
  • 1973 Honours Graduate (Economics – Manchester Metropolitan University)


Practice Areas

  • Taxation


  • Infrastructure
  • Education

Published Works


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