JB ARSEN was founded with a vision to achieve the pinnacle of excellence in the services offered to its clients. The heads of department posses specialist knowledge and hands on experience in their respective areas of expertise, and together they lead the team of JB ARSEN to realise its vision.



CA Balakrishnan Karyot

Direct Tax & Corporate Finance



CA  Balakrishnan heads the Direct Tax, Regulatory and Corporate Finance Division of the Firm. From a Direct Tax perspective, he is working with some of the key players in India assisting in their domestic and international operations including corporate tax, expatriate related services and global taxation issues. He also assists clients in their assessment proceedings and other tax procedures and Appeals before various Income Tax authorities including the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.


From the regulatory side, his experience draws down to assisting clients on various regulatory matters including Foreign Exchange Management Act and those emanating from various regulations imposed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the Reserve Bank of India. He also heads the Corporate Finance Division of the Firm specializing in advising the Corporates and individuals on process and operational controls and in finalization of effective financial strategies including preparation of business plans, project reports and also provides assistance to various clients in structuring and obtaining various modes of funding through debt and equity.

 CA Balakrishnan has been involved in advising large overseas corporations in setting up their operations in India and advising them on the most efficient entry structuring from the tax and regulatory angles. He has hands-on experience in a multitude of fiscal and regulatory issues, cross border transactions, transfer pricing, expatriate taxation and corporate restructuring.

His repertoire of clients include market leaders in various sectors such as Technology and Real Estate, Financial Services, Consumer and Industrial Markets, Media, Health care, Transportation and Logistics.

Education, Licenses & Certifications: Chartered Accountant

(P): +91 99 95 427866
(E): [email protected]


Adv Jose Jacob
Indirect Tax & Corporate Law



Adv Jose Jacob, an advocate by qualification, has been specializing in Indirect Taxes and corporate law for more than half a decade. After completing his law degree from NUALS Cochin, he was recruited by M/s Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, a leading law firm in Indirect Taxes, IPR and Corporate Law. During his brief stint at M/s Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, New Delhi he was involved in several matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Thereafter he was posted at M/s Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Bangalore where he specialized in Service tax and VAT and represented his clients before tax authorities, tribunals and various high courts. Thereafter he joined, KPMG, one among the Big 4 Accounting Firms, to setup and head its indirect tax practice in Kerala. Jose has had varied exposure in consulting and compliance areas under indirect tax, corporate law, consumer law and other laws for a mix of Indian and multinational clients.

He has hands-on experience in a multitude of fiscal and regulatory issues, cross border transactions and corporate restructuring. His experience extends to various industries including the Energy, Chemicals and Utilities, Media, Financial Services, Health care, Consumer and Industrial Markets, Information Technology and Manufacturing/ Trading industries.

He has been in Kerala over the last 5 years and advices some of the key players in Kerala from a tax and regulatory standpoint across various industry verticals.

Apart from the above professional achievements, he is a resource person on indirect tax matters and plays an active role in the professional front on emerging trends with some of the leading institutions and other professional bodies.

Education, Licenses & Certifications: Member of Bar Council of India,Bachelor of Law

(P):  +91 97 45 688870
(E):[email protected]