Partner’s Profile

Mazhar Saleem Shah

Basic Info

Fellow Cost & Management Accountant Member – Karachi Tax Bar Association.

Expertise

Prior to establishing Maavins Solutions, Mr. Shah was associated with KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co., Chartered Accountants as Senior Director Tax for almost 15 years. He was involved in high level tax advisory and appeal services to large multinationals and blue chip companies in Pakistan, which inter-alia include the following services:

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Wide exposure of advising on tax matters with relation to in-bound investments, restructuring, merger & acquisitions, international tax matters, etc.

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Diversified experience of advising on complex tax matters under Federal and Provincial Sales Tax, Customs & Federal Excise, & Income Tax laws.

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Also involved in advisory services on Customs matters having practical exposure in Free/Preferential Trade Agreements with specified countries, DTRE, warehousing, duty drawback schemes, concessionary duty & tax regimes, etc.

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Expertise in supervising tax audits/diagnostic reviews of the records for various clients including E&P and oil marketing companies, IPPs, terminal operators, shipping agents, airlines, telecommunication, insurance, banks, NBFCs, etc.

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Having frequent interaction with tax authorities at Large Taxpayers’ Unit and Regional Tax Offices with relation to compliance matters, discussions on prevailed industry practices, etc.

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Representing clients before the adjudication and litigation forums upto Honourable Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue, SRB Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal of Customs.

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Conducted several tax due diligence assignments in the event of mergers and acquisitions of renowned companies including Pakistan State Oil Company Limited, British Petroleum,, Pakistan Steel Mills Ltd., Paktel Pakistan, etc.

Muhammad Asif

Basic Info

Partner – M.Asif & Co., Chartered Accountant Fellow Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) Fellow Cost & Management Accountant.

Member – Karachi Tax Bar Association.

Expertise

Mr. M. Asif is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP). He is also a member of Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) and Management Association of Pakistan (MAP). Mr. M. Asif is a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG). He has more than 30 years of diversified industry experience with strong background in strategic planning, financial & business management, contract negotiations, budget preparation & controlling, group tax planning & compliances, corporate risk identification & management, audits & investigations, policies & process development and corporate structuring & legal compliance.

During his stay with renowned listed companies, he was the member of the board / executive management committee and headed different  functions,  which  include  finance  &  accounts,  internal audit, shariah compliance, corporate & legal affairs, IT,  Admin  &  HR,  procurement,  planning, production, engineering, quality, regulatory & RnD. He remained actively involved in diversified improvement & change management processes in these companies, some of those are mentioned hereunder:

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Developing medium to long term strategic plan and annual budgets.

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Controlling through budgets.

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Successful implementing different ERP systems, including SAP and Oracle.

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Establishing an internal audit function and organizing formal periodical reporting to Board Audit Committee.

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Restructuring proper authorities, responsibilities and accountabilities for different level and introducing polices and procedure defining detailed work flow.

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Handling income tax and sales tax matters and appeals up to Appellate Tribunal level.

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Private equity investment management, including business valuation, agreement negotiation, financial, tax & legal due diligence, right issue etc.

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Listing at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) through reverse merger, fulfilling all legal and corporate formalities of SECP and PSX etc.

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Ensuring compliance to Code of Corporate Governance.

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Arranging certification from SECP, as Shariah Complaint Company.

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Winning Top 25 Companies award of PSX, Management Excellence Award of MAP and Best Corporate Report Awards of ICAP & ICMAP.

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Handling, SECP registered, not for profit organization (NPO) matters.

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Handling and sorting out labor union and IR matters at NIRC level.

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Negotiation with the Bankers for settlement of financing and write off of mark up in respect of certain sick unit.

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Successfully managing and completing number of BMR Projects under supply chain.

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Arranging Halal Certification of company products.

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Creating and managing retirement benefit funds.

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Some successful mediation for settlement of commercial disputes.

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