CAS Associates

Head quartered at New Delhi & founded in 2010, we have presence in all major cities across India. We are compliant towards Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (1977) of the USA. We are key advisers to a large number of well established and respected companies across Automobile, FMCG, Hospitality, IT/ITES, Pharmaceutical & Medical Institutions and Travel Houses sectors. With our strong belief in smart-work, perseverance, innovation and proactive approach in all spheres, we have continuously exceeded our client’s expectations and we redefine our performance benchmarks from time to time.

We have a hand-picked team of subject matter experts who thoroughly assess all avenues to arrive at most optimal, effective and efficient solution for our clients’, and is always in-line with legal requirements of the land. We offer counsel and representation in the key areas of corporate and commercial laws, and our practices are frequently cited and ranked among the best in the business by our current clients.

Being Client-focused and committed to excellence, we observe rigorous service standards to ensure our clients receive consistent and seamless service 24x7x365 days a year.


Our Founder

CAS Associates was founded by Mr. Anil Sood, a renowned industry veteran in Direct & Indirect Taxation. Mr. Sood is determined towards adding value to the table in the current practices through his expertise in interpretation of the ever-changing taxation laws and vision of their applicability has earned unrivaled reputation among the Peers. His profile overview is as follows:

  • Experience: 40 years and counting;
  • Professional Qualification: B.Com. L.LB.;
  • Specialization: EPC – Contracts Reviews, Bid Analysis, Bid Structuring; Contracts – Bank Guarantee  Drafting, Arbitration; Advisory &  Litigation:  Sales Tax, Central Excise, Service Tax, Work Contract and VAT;
  • Previous Association: Associate Director (Indirect Taxation) – Ernst & Young;
  • Practice Focus: With his expertise in the domains of EPC Contracts and indirect taxation, Mr. Sood, through his in-depth analytical skills, has been continually representing the firm’s clients in various matters. Mr. Sood has successfully closed & released several refund claims, and justified client’s current/ outstanding liability towards taxation in accordance with the laws applicable.
  • Professional Membership: (1) Ph.D. Chambers of Commerce; (2) Bhartiya Vidya Salahkar Samiti;
  • Visiting Faculty: (1) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (2) The Institute of Company Secretaries of India; (3) Indian Cost and Work Accountants; (4) Indian Institute of Material Management


Advisory and consultancy are such sensitive matters that a small gap in desired v/s actual, whatsoever the reason is, leads to an unimaginable damage to the business, with irreversible effects. Nevertheless, an advice that has variations attracts government bodies for action and impacts the business’s image within the operating environment.

We understand the challenges our clients face in various direct and indirect taxation matters. A large aspect of such challenges is the ever changing and dynamic Indian business environment. We understand that such matters need to be taken off our client’s platter so that the client is able to focus hassle free on the core reason of business existence. We, at CAS, exercise all measures to ensure that the only variance that exists between expected v/s delivered is “exceptionally well advisory and consultancy”. Therefore, we bring to you a comprehensive suite of services with just one statement “sit back and relax, this is our problem now.” with a guarantee of unmatched service with an objective to help you grow.


Our Expertise

Indirect Tax

Service Tax (PAN India), Central Excise (PAN India), Customs (PAN India), CST (PAN India), VAT (PAN India), Standard Operating Procedures, Optimization of Tax Incidence in EPC Contracts.

EPC Contracts

Assistance in analyzing terms of NIT, Pre Bid evaluation and negotiations, Structuring of contracts, Drafting of contracts, Submission of bids, bank guarantees and optimization of Indirect tax implications.

Direct Tax

Allied Tax, Business Advisory Services (Internal Audit & Statutory Audit) Corporate Tax, FEMA (Foreign Investment in India & Indian Investment Overseas), Income Tax (Assessments, Appeals & Litigation Support), Transaction Advisory Services, Wealth Tax.


We provide Advisory & Litigation Support towards the following acts:


  • Contract Act
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Labour Law/Factories Act
  • Civil and Criminal Advisory and Litigation

Extended Services

  • Arbitration
  • Joint Venture agreements
  • Project Financing & Identification of Financing Agencies
  • Project/Property Due Diligence
  • Strategic Planning, Policy Making and Advocacy & Representation before Government Authorities


Our Key Associates

Our leadership comprises of industry veterans across various domains, and we come together to provide the best in class and the best in industry consultation services to our clients. Our leadership team:

  • Mr. Anil Sharma (Delhi/ NCR) – An FCA by profession, Anil  has been in practice since 1980 with his functional expertise in Taxation, Audit and Foreign Investment with large private sector companies. He handles Income Tax appeals before CITs and ITATs. He is a member on the Committee of Corporate Governance of ICAI and is a regular faculty at various institutes of reputes for corporate law, foreign investments, accounting standards and corporate governance. He also holds an advisory position on regulatory compliances under corporate laws and foreign investments in India & Indian Investment Abroad;
  • Mr. Rajesh Chibber (Delhi/ NCR) – An Advocate by profession, Rajesh  has over 30 years of experience in VAT/ Sales Tax, Central Excise and Service Tax litigation before the CESTAT and High Courts.
  • Mr. Sanjeev Anand (Delhi / NCR) – An Advocate on Record, Sanjeev is a renowned professional in the Supreme Court of India, with over 30 years of experience. His forte includes Arbitration, Civil laws, Criminal laws and Negotiable Instruments Act.
  • Mr. Vikas Kakkar (Delhi/ NCR) – An advocate by profession, Vikas is a renowned advocate in the High Court of Delhi, with over 35 years of experience in Civil and Criminal Litigation. His forte includes Arbitration, Civil and Criminal laws and Negotiable Instruments Act.
  • Mr. Aiyer Varadarajan V.L. (Karnataka) – An FCA and advocate by profession, Aiyer Varadaraian practiced as a CA for 22 years until 2010. 2010 onwards, Aiyer Varadaraian has been practicing as an advocate before the Karnataka High Court. He brings a lot of value to the table in terms of Audit & Consultancy, Customs, Central Excise, Mergers & Acquisitions and Service Tax,
  • Mr. K.J. Sanchis (Mumbai) – Keith, after serving with Customs, Excise & Service Tax Department as Deputy Commissioner (Retd), joined us as one of our key associates. His clear visions coupled with honest, sincere and seasoned experience with the department, handling/overseeing several  crucial cases are an added advantage to the organization for meeting our goals of client satisfaction.
  • Mr. H.G. Dharmadhikari (Mumbai) – Mr. Dharmadhikari is a Senior Advocate, and holds a very respectable position in Supreme Court and various high courts across the nation.

Our Other Associates

Location Name Profession Years of Expertise Forte
Ahmadabad Shailesh C Shah Chartered Accountant  30 years VAT & Service Tax
Ludhiana Sanjay Sood Chartered Accountant 15 years Direct Tax
Mumbai Mrs. M.M. Damle Chartered Accountant 25 years Direct Tax
Jaipur Vinay Kothari Advocate – High Court (Jodhpur & Jaipur) 6 years Arbitration, Civil, Criminal and Negotiable Instruments Act

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