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Freddy Daruwala

Freddy Rumi Daruwala is an Advisor with JMP Advisors Pvt Ltd. He is an independent counsel with the Bombay High Court being a qualified Lawyer and a Chartered Accountant, with expertise in Cross Border Taxation, Transfer Pricing and Intellectual Property Law, with a specialization in transfer pricing of intangibles.

Freddy has over two decades of experience in Taxation and Intellectual Property law having represented clients before several judicial fora, including the Bombay High Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal and SEBI in Tax and IPR matters as well as arbitrations requiring a high degree of scientific and technical knowledge. He has lectured extensively on International Tax/Transfer Pricing, intellectual property and dispute resolution and is a former faculty member for Income Tax at the Government Law College in Mumbai. Freddy is the co-author of the prestigious publication Practical Guide to Indian Transfer Pricing, having authored the chapter on Intangibles. Freddy has over 50 articles to his credit in leading publications.

He was a partner of Juris Corp until 2012, heading the Tax and IPR practice for seven years. He was earlier CFO/Commercial Director with reputed advertising agencies. He has advised several large clients like Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Exim Bank, GVK Group, Indian Oil Corporation, Jindal Group, Phoenix Mills, Tata Capital and Wyeth (now Pfizer) amongst others on taxation of commodity derivatives and OTC currency derivatives and has prepared and executed extensive documentation in financial services and Intellectual Property Law deals.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • LL.M in Commercial Law (Gold medallist), Mumbai University
  • LL.B, Mumbai University
  • Associate Member , Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Bombay



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