Founder and Managing Partner
Advocate and Patent Agent
Lakshmi Kumaran is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan (L&S).
He specializes in indirect taxes such as Customs, Excise, Service Tax and VAT. He also specialises in WTO Agreements, International Trade laws, Intellectual Property laws and Corporate laws. Lakshmi Kumaran has handled several high profile litigations in the Supreme Court of India. His clients include many well known Fortune-500 Companies and leading Indian corporates.
Lakshmi Kumaran held many important positions in the Indian Revenue Service before commencement of private practice. He was one of the key policy makers besides being actively involved in Customs and Excise legislation. He founded L&S in 1985 and since then, has represented the interests of many international clients at various judicial fora.
As a delegate of the International Chamber of Commerce, Lakshmi Kumaran has attended the WCO-HS (World Customs Organization – Harmonised System) Committee meetings on Classification in Brussels and he has addressed the WCO GATT Valuation Workshop on Customs Valuation.
A prolific speaker, he regularly delivers talks on diverse topics such as International Trade, Taxes and IP laws amongst others at acclaimed institutions in India and abroad. He has also written extensively on Taxation and Trade Remedy laws for various publications.
- M.Sc.( Mathematics), University of Madras
- LL.B. (Law), University of Madras