Ritesh Kumar has joined J. Sagar Associates as a Director to further strengthen the firm’s tax practice. He will be based out of the firm's Bengaluru office..Kumar has over 15 years of professional consulting experience. He has experience in handling tax litigation matters and tax policy representations before CBDT and other statutory bodies. He is a specialist in Transaction structuring, Tax Policy, Tax Planning & Strategy and International Tax Advisory. He has also worked with several businesses on matters pertaining to fund raising, Mergers/Acquisitions and Structuring Private Equity investments..Prior to joining JSA, Kumar has led IndusLaw’s Tax practice group as its Executive Director and prior to that spent over 11 years at EY India, including advising clients in the areas of corporate governance, risk management and business performance improvement..Kumar is also a part of the Advocacy Committee with the Indian Association of Alternate Investment Funds..Commenting on the appointment, JSA’s Joint Managing Partner Vivek Chandy said,“We are delighted to welcome Ritesh to the firm. His experience and knowledge will further cement our offering and ability to deliver innovative solutions to our clients and bolster the strength of our tax practice team based in Bengaluru. We look forward to working together with him.”.On his joining, Kumar added, “With my collective experiences of almost 15 years, I am delighted join one of the leading law firms in India and taking up a new set of responsibilities and opportunities at JSA. With fantastic base of loyal clients, connected and collaborative teams, and the drive to innovate and excel, I look forward to working with the firm’s partners and talented lawyers to provide the highest level of legal services and expand the firm’s tax practice.”.If you would like your Deals, Columns, Press Releases to be published on Bar & Bench, please fill in the form available here.