The High Court of Bombay ruled in favor of an Indian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell in a transfer pricing case regarding the transfer or issuance of shares, according to major media outlets and a statement made to CNBC-TV18 by Mukesh Butani of BMR Advisors, who represented Shell in the dispute.

The court ruled against the Indian government, which had argued that shares transferred from the Indian subsidiary to the parent triggered a transfer pricing assessment.  Mr. Butani said that the tax department could not challenge differences in value under the transfer pricing law because the transfer was a capital account transaction.