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Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Headquarters Flag of India.svg New Delhi
No. of offices 6 (all in India)
No. of attorneys approximately 170
No. of employees approximately 200
Major practice areas Indirect taxation, International trade laws, Intellectual Property Rights
Date founded 1985 (New Delhi)
Founder Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Mr. V. Sridharan
Company type Partnership

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan is a leading Indian law firm with over 170 employees and six offices in India. It is a partnership firm founded in 1985. Beginning with Taxation laws, the firm now practices in International trade laws, Intellectual Property Rights and Corporate laws.


The firm has been consistently ranked in the first and second tier for practice areas of Taxation[1] and International trade laws [2] respectively. Its founder, Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran is a leading advocate in Intellectual Property Laws, Taxation/Fiscal Laws and WTO related issues and argues mostly before the Supreme Court of India. [3]


The firm has handled a number of high profiled cases in various practice areas. A number of important matters handled by the firm before the Supreme Court of India can be identified as follows;

Cause Title Citation Brief description of issue involved
1 Commissioner of Central Excise, Pondicherry v. Acer India Ltd. (2004) 8 SCC 173 Software are goods.
2 Mafatlal Industries v. Union of India (1997) 5 SCC 536 Doctrine of Unjust Enrichment in indirect tax jurisprudence.
3 Commissioner of Central Excise, Bangalore v. Mysore Electrical Industries Ltd. (2006) 204 ELT 517 Retrospective Interpretation of Circular beneficial to the Assessee.
4 Commissioner of Central Excise, Bolpur v. Ratan Melting and Wire Industries dated 14.10.2008 Revenue's Circular cannot prevail over contrary decision of Supreme Court.
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In addition to these, the firm has represented over 200 clients from India, US, EU, China, Japan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea in over 95 anti-dumping investigations initiated by India, the EU, US, China, Korea, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, etc.[4]

Practice Areas[edit]

The firm practices in the following legal areas;[4]


The firm has its offices at the following places;[4]


The firm is a member of the following international organizations;[3]

The firm is also a member of the following Indian organizations;


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External Links[edit]

  1. Legal 500
  2. World Profiles 2009 at Asia Law
  3. Chambers & Partners