Global spirits giant
maker of Johnny Walker, has hired KPMG as it prepares for a major tax battle
with the Indian government.
A team from KPMG’s Australia office will fly to India this week to begin work
on a detailed case against a new whisky tax. The consultants will have the
backing of the Scotch Whisky Association and Discus, the US spirits trade body.
Diageo is fighting the legality of a 200% tax on Scotch imposed in India’s
largest city of Mumbai, despite a ruling by the World Trade Organisation and a
decision by the Indian state government of Maharashtra to slash import duty.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016