Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 1985
    • Partners: 27
    • Recommended for: Trade and Customs
    • Offices: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi
    • Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial; Intellectual Property; International Trade; Taxation

    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan focuses its energies in three key areas: corporate law, IP and tax, and has enjoyed a strong reputation for tax litigation work throughout its near-30 year lifespan. Within the tax practice, the firm’s trade and customs team is applauded by peers around the world.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    Founder and managing partner V Lakshmikumaran

    is an indirect tax specialist with an international reputation for his customs, excise, service tax and VAT work, as well as his focus on WTO agreements, international trade laws, IP and corporate matters, and he has handled numerous litigations before the Supreme Court. S Seetharaman heads the firm’s trade team and focuses on anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, market access and customs valuation, having acted in investigations proceedings in India and various other jurisdictions in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

    CLIENTS

    The firm has a loyal client base among government entities, having acted for the Indian government in several countervailing duty investigations, as well as China’s MOFCOM in safeguard investigations by India.