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Mr A.R. MADHAV RAO
Mr. Rao has over 38 years of Indirect tax experience (32 years as an Indirect tax litigator) and has argued over 6 thousand matters before Supreme Court, High Court (including Allahabad, Delhi, Gujarat, Madras, Kerala, Punjab and Haryana, Sikkim, Guwahati), Tribunal and other authorities.
He successfully challenged the constitutional validity of Section 65(105)(zzzzn) of the Finance Act 1994, which sought to levy service tax on lottery ticket distributors. Imposition of GST at discriminatory rates on various State Lotteries is lying under challenge through writs filed by him in High Court. E way bill requirement imposed regarding Interstate movement, prior to April 2018, was got stayed by AP High Court.
He has argued several matters related to classification and valuation of goods, eligibility of exemption under excise, customs and service tax, customs duty exemption under export license scheme viz. Advance Authorisation, EPCG Licenses, Duty Free Import Authorization Scheme etc; validity of the Notification issued under excise laws curtailing the incentive/ benefits allowed to units set-up under the backward area for industrialization of the units in Jammu and Kashmir etc
Mr. Rao has been listed by International Tax Review, as one of the 22 top tax litigators in India.
He was one of the founders of the law firm Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan and worked there for 26 years, including 7 years as their Senior Partner. He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association amongst other bar associations.
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