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Samsuddha Majumder

Partner - Tax

Direct and Indirect Taxes | Foreign Direct Investment | Employment-related Taxation

Contact D: +91 1142599294
T: +91 1246253200


Samsuddha Majumder is Partner, Trilegal, and part of the Tax practice group. Samsuddha advises clients on direct tax and indirect tax matters, specifically GST, Customs duty (including anti-dumping and safeguard duty matters), Central and State Excise, VAT and Service tax. He also provides assistance in the field of import and export controls and foreign trade laws, setting up and operating special economic zones and export-oriented units. He also assists clients in ensuring compliance with legal metrology laws. Samsuddha has in-depth experience in direct corporate taxation, including structuring of foreign direct and institutional investment, repatriation, and exit. He regularly advises on overseas loan transactions and the tax implications on infrastructure and energy projects, such as structuring of concession and EPC contracts, and onshore and offshore drilling contracts. Samsuddha has advised on the formation of incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures, business transfer and business restructuring agreements arising from mergers/demergers or asset sale agreements. Employment-related taxes, stock option schemes and schemes for voluntary retirement are his other areas of expertise. Samsuddha is closely connected with industry segments such as civil aviation, Defence, infrastructure and energy, manufacturing and heavy industries, retail, e-commerce and consumer products, and e-commerce.


National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

UCLA School of Law


Bar Council of West Bengal

Select representative clients/matters

  • Airbus, on due diligence and tax advisory related to the acquisition of a major MRO operator in India
  • Boeing and Ministry of Civil Aviation, in respect of developing a regime for aircraft financing in India
  • BG Exploration and Production India, on sales tax dispute regarding the sale of crude/natural gas
  • Lockheed Martin, on several tax and contractual aspects on contracts with Indian defence organisations
  • Saab India, on various GST related issues relating to the export of services
  • Tata Consultancy, on high stakes litigation in respect of classification disputes of several wireless/ networking products and related advisory
  • Blackrock, on hive off of stake in JV with DSP and in acquisition and restructuring of Cachematrix
  • VMWare and SAAB India, with respect to the resolution of high-value indirect tax litigation and proceedings initiated by customs and GST authorities
  • CSC, on the structuring of a strategic alliance with HCL for cloud-enabled computing services


  • Ranked individual in Tax practice by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, 2022-2023
  • Up and Coming individual in Tax – Chambers Asia Pacific 2021


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