Japan Business Desk

There is a marked shift in the investment strategies of Japanese companies as they expand organically or inorganically in India. PwC’s Japan Business Desk (JBD) is a one-stop solution for the advisory needs of Japanese firms, present in the country or looking to invest here. Our JBD in India comprises a dedicated 13-member team (including eight Japanese nationals) with all competencies required to assist Japanese companies in India. We also have a seven-member India Business Desk (IBD) in Japan and members of the IBD are based out of Tokyo. This team draws on the combined resources of PwC network firms in India and Japan to provide comprehensive services to our clients.

Japan Business Desk - PwC India

Our services

Our Transaction Services Strategy (TSS) practice provides consulting service for entry options India and assists in devising market entry strategy.

  • Options for entry (both equity and non-equity forms)
  • Challenges and risks associated with different entry options
  • Evaluation of the regulatory environment, tax and other government incentives
  • Screening of partners/acquisition targets
  • Feasibility study and location analysis (including availability of tax and other government incentives available in various states)
  • Analysis of tax-efficient funding structures and repatriation strategies

The Deals team offers services across the deal continuum including advisory on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, spin-offs and strategic alliances.

  • Corporate finance provides complete lead advisory services including target identification, target screening, developing transaction strategy, negotiation and documentation support and assistance in transaction closure.
  • Due diligence includes financial, tax, commercial, operational, legal, forensics and HR operations analysis. Our due diligence team also carry out desktop review on the potential JV partner.
  • Valuation services include business and assets valuations for transactions, tax, dispute, financial reporting, governance and regulatory needs. Specific services include purchase price allocations, independent expert reports and fairness opinions.
  • Post-merger integration services helps identify key revenue, cost and core synergies and opportunities across all functions in an organisation in order to maximise and unlock integration value.

We assist businesses, organisations and individuals with tax strategy, planning and compliance, whilst also delivering a wide range of business advisory services.

  • Setting up subsidiary, branch and liaison office in India: We assist companies in obtaining the necessary approvals and licenses.
  • Tax advisory and compliance: We support you in developing tax-efficient strategies and managing your tax exposures considering your individual business needs. We also help clients adhere to various tax and regulatory compliance requirements, as applicable.
  • Tax assessment proceedings: We provide assistance during tax audits by revenue authorities and corporate tax litigation including representation to the tax officer.
  • Tax litigation support: Our team can assist you in identifying and addressing potential tax risks, tax dispute avoidance and resolution as well as litigation support.
  • Indirect tax: We assist in custom duties, central excise and VAT, service tax, foreign trade policy, free trade agreements and cross-border supply chains and anti-dumping duties.
  • Regulatory services: Our dedicated regulatory team provides services in the areas of FDI policy, exchange control regulations, corporate laws and industry sectoral regulations. Our regulatory services include structuring of investments and transactions and implementation assistance, obtaining regulatory approvals, licences, clarifications and dispensations and advice on government policies impacting your business.

Japan team and India team

Leader - Japan Business Desk, PwC India

Partner - Japan Business Desk, PwC India

Director - Japan Business Desk (Assurance)

Director - Deals , Advisory practice and Japan Business Desk

Associate Director - Japan Business Desk (Assurance)

Manager - Consulting

Manager - Japan Business Desk (TRS)

Manager - Japan Business Desk (Markets)

Assistant Manager - Japan Business Desk (TRS)

Assistant Manager - Japan Business Desk (Markets)

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Mukesh Agarwal

Mukesh Agarwal

Leader - Japan Business Desk, PwC India

Taizo Iwashima

Taizo Iwashima

Partner, Japan Business Desk, PwC India

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