Mr Lakshmikumaran founded the law firm Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in 1985 along with his brother. Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan provides litigation and advisory services and has more than 300 professionals across 11 offices in India and two international offices - one in Geneva and one in London.
Over the past three decades, Mr Lakshmikumaran has been a leading litigating lawyer in India. He specialises in direct and indirect taxes (such as customs, central excise, service tax, value added tax, income tax, etc). He is an expert in handling cross-border transactions, valuation of goods in transactions between affiliates, transfer pricing, international taxation, and international trade laws covering WTO law, trade remedies such as anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguards, foreign trade policy, etc. He also has rich experience in commercial litigation, arbitration, intellectual property laws and corporate laws. He advises clients on entry strategies, M&A, expansion, takeovers, investments in both greenfield and brownfield projects, diversification, optimisation of tax benefits, cross-border investment and tax issues, and protection and monetisation of IP portfolios. His deep understanding of technological issues that impact taxation as well as his expertise in classification of goods under HSN is highly recognised.
Mr Lakshmikumaran represents clients before various adjudicating authorities, tribunals, high courts and the Supreme Court of India. He has also represented clients in other jurisdictions like European Union, USA, Australia, Canada, etc, in trade remedy cases.
Mr Lakshmikumaran regularly delivers lectures in industry bodies, international institutions and universities. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in law. Before entering legal practice in 1985, he was a tax administrator with the government of India.
WWL says: V Lakshmikumaran is “a longstanding and widely recognised leader in India".
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