D Arvind is an outstanding professional with excellent track record. He has good depth of Indirect Tax Laws and Corporate Governance practices. He has also worked as Legal Head for a large MNC.
We have engaged him on numerous occasions for tax consulting. He has advised us, unbiased in a transparent manner. Whenever and wherever tax is payable he has not hesitated to advise us to pay tax. Some of his advices have been tested in adjudicating/legal forums and withstood the test of law. He is sincere and fully committed to his profession.
We wish him all the best.
Group Executive Vice President,
Aditya Birla Group
Advisor: Energy Minister, Maharashtra
Director: MSEB Holding Company Ltd.
I know Mr. D Arvind for the last two decades. I have availed his professional Services and observed tat he was not only thorough in his subject matter but also very practical, giving solutions, yet non – comprising.
His Sincere approach, hardworking and continued efforts to learn newer things put him in advanced stead.
I am sure he is an asset for legal, finance and taxation field. It would not bean exaggeration to state that he is, probably, amongst first three brains in indirect Taxes in India.
I wish him all the very best.
“I have known Arvind for the last 10 years or so and I can state this with conviction that I am yet to come across a professional who has profound knowledge on his subject and is yet so humble. Arvind and his team is a one stop solution for all indirect taxation challenges. One can count on DAA to provide a solution that is completely ethical and at the same time resolves the issues. His team has a done a great job in proactively engaging with their clients months before implementation of GST to explain the new law in a lucid manner and at the same time performing the impact study and providing valuable suggestions to m itigate any adverse impact on the business. Arvind started off alone and has today built a team of over fifty competent and like-minded professionals who have imbibed his knowledge and approach to resolving taxation matters. Arvind is ably supported by Akshay and Adi who, I am confident, will take DAA to greater heights in the coming years. I wish DAA team the very best in the coming times.”
Vice President & Managing Director | Electric Power Generation
Nidec Industrial Automation India Private Ltd
Chief Financial Officer
UFO Moviez India Ltd.
Some times better things in your life are destined to happen by chance and that is exactly what happened with me when I was referred to Mr Arvind by my mentor 12 years ago for indirect tax structuring of the commercial offerings of our newly found venture. He was leading the indirect tax practice at Deloitte and I had joined as CFO of UFO Moviez India Limited. Over a decade our company made a mesmerising progress and evolved into a successful innovation story that completed the marathon journey from start up stage to a publicly listed stock. Amongst the efforts of many who gave shape to UFO’s success story, the contribution of Mr. Arvind and his entire firm DAA supported by Akshay and Aditya has been so significant that it will be an injustice to their efforts if I attempt to quantify it.
Mr Arvind is simply a gem of a person. Not an iota of artificialness and that is something that forces everyone including me who deal with him to simply like him, adore him. One never feels any hesitation when it comes to ask for support and guidance at any point in time even if that is say in the middle of night.
When UFO started commercial operations the biggest challenge we faced was how to put together the tax compliant offering in the complex legal frame work of state level VAT and central levy of Service Tax. It was particularly complicated as the business was extremely innovative and there was no comparative businesses any where in the world. Thus what was being planned on indirect tax front by us was unique with no parallels to draw from.This obviously led to the next challenge of defending the positions taken at the time of regulatory reviews and assessments and litigations from time to time.
I must say Mr. Arvind and entire DAA has stood beside UFO as rock of Gibraltar guiding and steering us through every regulatory challenges which some times have taken a magnitude of a storm.
I am glad that I went with my inner voice and moved the advisory support services to Mr Arvind’s newly formed firm DAA even after he left big 4 consulting setup. Leaving the shelter of big 4 was a major decision and as a Cfo a significant risk at the juncture when our business was meaningfully evolving and on a relooking of the past I proudly now say that I am happy that I decided to continue taking advisory services of DAA rather than remaining with the big4 set up he had left.
As they say great establishments can not be a one man success story and effective continuity and slow progression to the next level by the whole team is a key to determine if newly found set up can evolve into mature organisation. Mr Arvind is exactly moving on this path. The way he has groomed his second line and the way he has ensured that the second line imbibes the values and responsibilities is simply commendable. After a decade of a direct and close interaction with Mr Arvind I am still fine or should I say sometimes more comfortable dealing and discussing issues with Mr. Akshay and Aditya.
The entire DAA team has gelled so very well with our UFO team that each one of them is more an insider than an outside consultant.
In my humble view, building a strong dependable second line and thus guiding the firm on the path of becoming success story in consulting and advisory in the immediate near future, has been the most important task that Mr Arvind has successfully undertaken.
I wish all the very best to Mr Arvind and entire DAA team for their future journey of which I will always be a small part.
I know D Arvind for more than 25 years and has been witnessing his phenomenal growth .
One of the best brains in Indirect tax and corporate governance , it is our privilege that he is our Company Audit Committee Chairman . He has made tremendours contributions in the Board as independent director to the business growth as well ensuring high degree of legal compliance.
One of his innovative solution was implemented with great success in a matter involving SEBI and resulted in a land mark judgment to be followed in many other cases
His young partners Akshay and Adhitya have been supporting him extremely well and becoming through professionals in their own right . We are proud to be associated with him and Team DAA and wish them all success.
MD, Regenix Drugs Ltd.
IRS – Ex- Member (Technical), CESTAT
D Arvind has appeared before me when I was serving as Commissioner of Service Tax, Chennai and also appearing before this Tribunal. He is an Expert in Indirect Taxes and Corporate Matters. He worked as Commissioner for Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on Assignment basis. He is Excellent in both Direct and Indirect Tax laws.
He is very sincere and honest and dedicated and has reputation in his work.
I wish him all success in his future endeavours.
Akshay is one of the few young breed of Chartered Accountants, with passion for taxation as well as hands on experience. I was impressed by his depth of practical experience at such a very young age. He also has confidence in execution, which is another rare thing to find at this age. I wish him more laurels.
Head taxation in
Britannia Industries Ltd
Partner, Indirect tax,
BDO India, LLP
I know Akshay for close to a decade now. His ability to grasp any interpretation is amazing. He also has a dogged determination to get to the core of the matter without ever giving up. I have gone through many of his replies to SCN and appeals as well. it used to be comprehensive and inclusive on substantive, procedural and with judicial precedence. He has good analytical skills and works very well under pressure also.
one of the upcoming IDT stars am proud to know in my life.
I had the chance to interact with Akshay during the tax optimisation excercise at Brenntag.
Akshay is a bright and enthusiastic person who paid a lot of attention to details. He was well versed with the tax laws and was able to suggest many tax optimisation solutions. He was also part of the team that followed up on the implementation of the project at Brenntag India.
Managing Director at Brenntag
Ingredients India Pvt Ltd
Chief Financial Officer,
Geltec India Pvt Ltd
D Arvind is one of the leading Indirect Tax Practitioner in India today. His young team headed by Mr. Adithya and Mr. Akshay have been trained by him and they have done an excellent job in doing an GST Impact study and implementation of GST for our company.
Arvind is a very committed and knowledgeable professional in the field of indirect taxation. He and his competent team can always be counted upon to provide best advice and solution to the indirect taxation issues within the ambit of the law of land.
Chief Executive Officer
Emerson Export Engineering Company