Mahesh Kumar

Partner, Withers KhattarWong*

Withers KhattarWong LLP is a Singapore law practice, affiliated with Withers LLP.

Mahesh is a partner in the private client and tax team.

He specializes in providing integrated legal, tax and strategic advice to successful entrepreneurs, MNCs, funds and family offices on complex cross-border structures and investments. He has advised major MNCs in structuring M&As and transactions valued in several billion dollars. He also advises PE / VC, hedge funds and GPs on structuring funds and carried interest. He advises high growth ventures (from startups and SMEs to MNCs) on globalization strategies and optimal structuring of global operations and investments. Mahesh advises leading families in the region on multi-generational succession and wealth planning strategies as well as structures for family offices, trusts and PTCs, private funds, governance and cross-border philanthropy.

Mahesh was ranked by Singapore Business Review in an exclusive list of the most influential lawyers in Singapore. He regularly speaks at major conferences worldwide and is widely published. He has been quoted in leading journals and newspapers such as Wall Street Journal, Straits Times, The Edge, Economic Times, Business Standard, Private Equity International, Tax Notes International and has also appeared on popular new channels including CNBC, NDTV Profit, ET Now and others.

Mahesh is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association, Singapore.

Mahesh is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs, the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs and is actively involved in mentoring startups globally. He has also led interesting thought leadership and policy reform initiatives and set up the Maya Foundation which experiments with models of social business and sustainable philanthropy.






Singapore (Registered Foreign Lawyer)

A robust tax regime will enable Singapore to attract global capital, investments’, Singapore Business Times, July 20, 2017

‘Investing into India: Mauritius and Beyond’, Tax Notes International - July 2016

‘Taxation of REITS – The Indian Perspective’, Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin - 2014 (Volume 20), No. 4

Bar Council (India)

Inter-Pacific Bar Association

International Bar Association

International Fiscal Association

The Indus Entrepreneurs

‘Principal purpose test versus Limitation of benefits’, FIT International Tax Conference – December 2017

‘Extraterritorial legislation and how global enterprises have addressed it’, FIT International Tax Conference – December 2017

Wealthy business families – how do we meet their needs?’, Hubbis Wealth Management Forum, Kuala Lumpur - July 2017


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