V. Lakshmikumaran

V. Lakshmikumaran

Contact details

B-6/10, Safdarjung Enclave,
New Delhi 110 029

Phone: +911126192243

E-mail: lakshmi.kumaran@lakshmisri.com

Mr. Lakshmikumaran founded the law firm ‘Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan’ in 1985 along with his brother. 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), and 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 antidumping, 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, take-overs, investments in both greenfield and brownfield projects, diversification, optimisation of tax benefits, cross-border investment and tax issues, and protection & monetisation of IP portfolio. His deep understanding of technological issues that impact taxation as well as his expertise in classification of goods under HSN are highly recognised.

The firm provides litigation and advisory services and has more than 350 professionals in its 11 offices in India.

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.