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Hon'ble Dr. Justice Vineet Kothari

Hon'ble Dr. Justice Vineet Kothari

As a Lawyer, practiced in Tax & other Commercial and Constitutional Laws, Arbitration & Company Law for 20 years in Rajasthan High Court & Supreme Court of India. 11 years as Judge in Rajasthan High Court since 13-06-2005. Transferred to Karnataka High Court on 18-04-2016. Assumed office as the Senior Judge of Madras High Court on 23-11-2018. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court with effect from 21-09-2019 to 10-11-2019.

Awarded Ph.D in Tax Laws (2004). B.Com.(Hons.)(1978) LL.B.(1981), LL.M.(1999)

Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) & the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) since 1982.

Enrolled as Advocate on 07-09-1984 by Bar Council of Rajasthan.

Has taught in Faculty of Law, University of Jodhpur for about 6 Years as part time Faculty from 1994 to 2000.
Was Chief Editor of National Level Journal ‘Sales Tax Literature’ during 1986-1990.

Various Articles Published in National & International Law Journals at regular intervals.

Article on “Child Education & Poverty’ giving suggestions for compulsory Military training to youth of the country, acknowledged and appreciated by the then President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2006.

Paper on ‘Constitutional Features & Indian Democracy’ published in 2013 by Korea Legal Research Institute (KLRI) in their Global issues.
In an International Tax Conference organized by International Association of Tax Judges (IATJ) contributed a Paper on ‘Transfer Pricing’ at Amsterdam, Holland on 31st August, 2013.

Participated as Panel Member in Judges’ Seminar in 68th Congress of International Fiscal Association (IFA) in Mumbai in October 2014 on ‘International Tax Treaties’.

Contributed Paper in January, 2015 “International Taxation: Indian Perspective on Dispute Resolution Mechanism” in World Congress on International Law at Delhi organized by the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL).

Chaired Technical Session on “E-Commerce Transaction/Cloud Computing – Tax Controversies” in April, 2015 in IFA (India) International Conference at Delhi.

Contributed Paper on ‘Social Networking by Judges’ in Luzern, Switzerland, in September 2015 in IATJ and judged on Judges Panel in Basel, Switzerland, a Moot organized by IFA in September 2015.

Contributed Paper on ‘Case Load Control of Tax Cases in India in IATJ 7th Congress in Madrid, Spain in September, 2016.

Nominated as Hony. Director on Board of International Association of Tax Judges (IATJ) in September 2016 for 3 years by IATJ.

Contributed Paper on “Use of Foreign Case Laws in Interpretation of Tax Treaties” in IATJ 8th Congress at Helsinki,Finland in October 2017.

Contributed Paper on “Need for Judicial Education & Training” in CMJA Conference at Brisbane, Australia on 12th Sept. 2018.
Has been a Table-Tennis & Badminton Player, as also a Cricketer.
Has soft music interests, particularly Instrumental music.