Sharma also has experience as legislative draftsman on tax and other fiscal matters at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, and in the Judiciary as District Judge deciding various cases. As a dispute resolution specialist, Sharma is active in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), particularly arbitration and mediation, where he sits on the panels of various arbitration and mediation bodies. On the academic front, Sharma has been adjunct faculty at Singapore Management University teaching revenue law, and at NUS Business School teaching business law and corporate law.
- Represented corporate clients in successful resolution of multi-million dollar tax dispute on management service fees and royalty income over intellectual property; achieving speedy tax refunds of more than 95% of taxes and penalties in dispute over 10 years of assessment
- Negotiated with IRAS for amicable resolution of criminal liabilities of clients under investigation for income tax evasion, achieving private settlement without any court prosecution or adverse publicity.
- Conducted civil proceedings before the High Court and Court of Appeal to successfully cut down excess of authority by IRAS, in their court action for confidential banking documents of clients pursuant to exchange of information request from foreign tax authorities for restricted information on various entities and individuals.