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Partners

Mr. Shailesh Bathiya

B.Com. (Hons.), F.C.A., LL.B.(G) :: Founder Partner

shailesh.bathiya@bathiya.com

  • Rank holder Chartered Accountant, commenced his professional practice in the year 1979 and has over 35 years of extensive experience in the fields of auditing & accounting, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, project finance, taxation and management consultancy. Has been a member and treasurer of the Western India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 
  • SEBI registered Category-IV merchant banker during the period from 1993 to 1999, has also been ranked as India's No. 1 advisor to public issues. Has been a co-opted member of Committee on Financial Markets and Investors' Protection of central council of ICAI for the year 2003-04 and was also coopted as a member of committee on Corporate Governance of central council of ICAI for the year 2008-09.
  • Past president of CA's Association, Mumbai and a contributor to the ICAI Guidance Note on Certification of Corporate Governance. Has been invited to speak on subjects of professional interest at various forums like WIRC, central council of ICAI, BCAS, Chamber of Tax Consultants, Rotary Club, Corporates, etc. Has contributed to thought-leadership in more than 150 articles in journals and newspapers on taxation, corporate restructuring, company law matters and IPOs
  • Has been an Independent Board Member on many large listed companies over the years.

Mr. Vandan Jani

B.Com., F.C.A. :: Partner - Tax & Regulatory

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant and partner with the Firm since 1987.
  • Vast experience in the fields of Tax Audit of firms and Companies, Bank Branch Audits, Statutory Audits of Companies, Direct Taxes, Accounting, Sales Tax and Management Consultancy.

Mr. Umesh Lakhani

B. Com., F.C.A., Grad. CWA. :: Partner - Advisory
umesh.lakhani@bathiya.com

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant and a graduate cost accountant.
  • Extensive experience in the fields of public equity, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, foreign exchange regulations, international taxation, capital markets, securities laws, valuation of shares, company law, management consultancy and costing matters.
  • Driven by research and new knowledge, Mr. Lakhani also represents as independent director on boards of companies.

 

Mr. Vinod Shah

B. Com., F.C.A. :: Partner - Assurance
vinod.shah@bathiya.com

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant and practicing since 1981.
  • Vast experience in the fields of tax audit, statutory audit, audit of listed companies, concurrent audits, bank audits, income tax and sales tax matters.
  • Actively engaged in independent audit of listed corporates, public sector banks and other entities.

Mr. Prem Chhatpar

B. Com., F.C.A., A.C.S., LL.B. (Gen). :: Partner -Tax & Regulatory
prem.chhatpar@bathiya.com

  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and qualified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, U.K. Vast experience in the field of indirect taxes.
  • Authored and compiled two Digests of Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal decisions – 1993 to 2002 and 2003 to 2008 for Sales Tax Practitioners Association of Maharashtra (STPAM).
  • Member of the managing committee of STPAM from 2001-02 to 2003-04
  • Contributes articles/columns on VAT/Service Tax on regular basis to Journals published by All India Federation of Tax Practitioners/STPAM/Websites. 

Mr. Jayesh Mehta

B. Com. (Hons.), F.C.A., A.C.S., LL.B. :: Partner - Advisory
jayesh.mehta@bathiya.com

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant, qualified company secretary and a law graduate.
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984 and has extensive experience in financial advisory services, investments analysis, company law matters, project finance, working capital finance, project reports, feasibility studies, stock market investments, portfolio investments, management advisory for restructuring businesses and raising private equity and venture capital.
  • Actively engaged in fund-raising initiatives and mandates for public debt and equity.
  • Strong network of relationship in banking and financial services industry. Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Kishor Parikh

B. Com., F.C.A., DipIFR (U.K.) :: Partner - Assurance
kishor.parikh@bathiya.com

  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1977 and vast experience in the field of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) consulting, IFRS convergence assignments, GAAP difference analysis, auditing, training and various allied accounting and assurance areas.
  • Diploma-holder in International Financial Reporting from A.C.C.A. (UK).
  • Visiting faculty on topics in relation to IFRS and Indian Accounting Standards to members and students of ICAI on a regular basis.
  • Co-opted convener on the committee elected by the ICAI for suggesting changes to then Accounting Standard – 9 (Revenue Recognition). Co-opted member of the Professional Development Committee of the ICAI for the year 2013-14.
  • Assisting companies from India, USA, Canada, Mexico, Bangladesh, Israel, Brazil, United Kingdom, Hungary and many other countries in converging with International Financial Reporting Standards. Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Anand Bathiya

B. Com., F.C.A., LL.B., DISA :: Partner
anand.bathiya@bathiya.com

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant, Bachelor at Commerce and Law. Qualified company secretary and diploma-holder in Securities Laws and Information Systems Audit.
  • Engaged in transaction advisory services and financial advisory services within the Firm. Assisted many Indian corporates in large, complex M&A and IPO transactions.
  • Co-Opted member in various committees of WIRC-ICAI, BCAS and Chamber of Tax Consultants. Represents as Independent Director on boards of listed companies.
  • Thought-leadership at various gatherings for Ministry of Corporate Affairs, ICAI, ICSI, WIRC, BCAS, business schools and other bodies of professional interests on a wide range of topics.

Mrs. Jeenal Savla

B. Com., F.C.A. :: Partner - Assurance
jeenal.savla@bathiya.com
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant and partner with the Firm spearheading the Firm's Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services division.
  • Focussed experience in handling various risk-related internal audit engagements, process improvements, etc.
  • Member of Sub-Group of the Internal Audit Committee of the WIRC of ICAI for the year 2013-14.
  • Actively involved in the activities of CVO Chartered and Cost Accountants' Association.

Mr. Jatin A. Thakkar

B. Com., F.C.A. :: Partner
jatin.a.thakkar@bathiya.com
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant and engaged with the Firm since 10 years
  • Handled several corporate consulting assignments under the Financial Advisory Services and Transaction Support Services umbrella of the Firm.
  • Thought-leadership at various gatherings for ICAI, corporates and other bodies of professional interests on a wide range of topics.
  • Heads the Thane Branch of the Firm.

Mr. Jatin N. Thakkar

B. Com., A.C.A., LL.B. :: Partner
jatin.thakkar@bathiya.com
  • Chartered Accountant, Bachelor at Commerce and Law and also a qualified Company Secretary.
  • Engaged with the Firm since 10 years. 
  • Has been predominantly involved in statutory audits, mergers and acquisitions, financial consulting, complex drafting and legal advisory assignments.
  • Completed Certificate course on IFRS.
  • Heads the Gujarat operations of the Firm.

Mr. Ankit Davda

B. Com., F.C.A., LL.B. :: Partner - Transactions
ankit.davda@bathiya.com
  • Chartered Accountant, Bachelor at Commerce and Law and also a qualified Company Secretary. 
  • Has been predominantly involved in capital market transactions, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, complex drafting and taxation assignments.  
  • Engaged with the firm since 10 years.

Mrs. Medhavi Mody

B. Com., A.C.A., DISA :: Partner
medhavi.mody@bathiya.com
  • Associate Chartered Accountant, Bachelor at  Commerce and Law. 
  • Diploma Holder in Information System Audit.
  • Has been predominantly involved in mergers & acquisitions, complex drafting, valuation of shares, company law matters, Bank audits and concurrent audits.  
  • Heads the Hyderabad operations of the Firm.