V. Lakshmikumaran
V. LakshmikumaranManaging Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

V. Lakshmikumaran is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S). He established the law firm in 1985 and has developed the practice in Tax, International Trade, Intellectual Property (IP) and Corporate laws. The firm has over 350 professionals and offices in eleven cities across India. L&S is well-known for its high ethical standards, quality work and transparency in all its business dealings.

Lakshmikumaran advises companies in all areas of taxation, including International Taxation and Transfer Pricing, Goods and Services Tax (GST), Customs, Excise, Service Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), Foreign Trade Policy, Special Economic Zones, offering consulting, advisory, litigation and compliance services. He has also successfully represented clients from many countries in several anti-dumping, subsidy and trade investigations initiated by India. His expertise in handling cross border matters and related party transactions is widely recognized.

He is considered as an authority in trade remedy laws and TRIPs and has handled several disputes between companies and Government authorities in various countries.

As a delegate of the International Chamber of Commerce, Lakshmikumaran has attended the WCO-HS (World Customs Organization – Harmonised System) Committee meetings on Classification in Brussels. He has addressed the WCO GATT Valuation Workshop on Customs Valuation.

For over 30 years, he has handled several high profile litigations and has led the firm in representing clients in over 40,000 litigations before Supreme Court of India, High Courts, tribunals and quasi-judicial authorities. He has played a pivotal role in the development of jurisprudence relating to customs and excise laws in India.

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