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Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, V Lakshmikumaran, New Delhi, INDIA

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Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

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Founder and Managing Partner


Mr. Lakshmi Kumaran specialises in taxation and intellectual property laws. He advises clients from wide range of industry sectors on local and cross-border issues and has been representing them at various judicial fora. He has handled several high profile litigations in the Supreme Court of India and regularly advises many Fortune 500 Companies, leading Indian multinationals and business groups on various legal, tax and business issues.


Prior to setting up the firm, Mr. Kumaran has held many important positions in the Indian Revenue Service and was one of the key policy makers, actively involved in customs and excise legislations. He is often invited to be part of international forums and symposiums. He has attended WCO-HS (World Customs Organization –Harmonised System) committee meetings on classification in Brussels and addressed the WCO GATT valuation workshop on customs valuation as a delegate of the International Chamber of Commerce. A prolific speaker, he regularly delivers talks on diverse topics such as international trade, taxes and IP laws amongst others at acclaimed institutions in India and abroad. He has also written extensively on taxation and trade remedy laws for various leading business and legal publications.


English, Hindi, Tamil


Master of Sciences –Mathematics, University of Madras; LL.B (Law), University of Madras



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The tax advisory and litigation practice at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan is experienced advising on direct, indirect and international tax. The group was instructed by Tata Power Solar System to advise on the taxability of a ground mounted solar power plant under the goods and services tax. In another work highlight, the team represented GlaxoSmithKline before the Supreme Court of India, relating to a refund of indirect taxes, as promised to companies establishing units in Jammu and Kashmir and Guwahati. L Badri Narayanan also led a team, including associate Charanya Lakshmikumaran, which successfully represented Sobha Developer in a sales tax dispute in the State of Karnataka. Clients also include Nestlé, PepsiCo and ICICI Bank. Managing partner V Lakshmikumaran is a key name to note. Tapas Mishra left the firm to set up tax boutique MnM Legal in Noida.

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