Darshan Bora is a Partner at ELP and has served with the firm since 2010. With over 15 years of experience, Darshan brings to the table a deep understanding of legal, regulatory and taxation matters.
Darshan is often called upon for his expertise and advice relating to taxation (Customs, GST, State Excise, Foreign trade, Income tax) and regulatory matters including FSSAI, Legal Metrology, Export Control, BIS, Environmental law, ASCI code, Consumer protection law, etc. and especially on matters involving inter-play of multiple laws.
He has extesive experience in providing advisory and litigation assistance including hand-holding during investigations.
Darshan has represented clients before adjudicating authorities, Tribunals, High Courts and also assisted in Supreme Court matters. He has successfully handled a litigation in relation to one of the highest ever tax demands in India amounting to USD 1 billion.
Darshan also provides assistance on economic offenses including hand-holding clients in CBI investigations on white collar crime allegations and has represented clients before several authorities including the Directorate of Enforcement (ED).
Active on advocacy and representations before the Government and regulators, Darshan has successfully assisted several sectors in seeking suitable clarifications and amendments to law. One of his notable advocacy assignments includes representing the beer industry before GST Council and Central and State Government(s) for introduction of a specific provision under GST law for taxation of used goods on margin basis instead of a full tax basis.
Darshan has been recognized in Business World’s elite 40 Under 40 Club of Young Law Achievers. He has also been recommended for his expertise in Tax by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.
A qualified lawyer, Darshan is also a Chartered Accountant with an All-India Merit Rank.