Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) is an Indian law firm specializing in the areas of International Trade, Taxation, Intellectual Property and Corporate laws. Founded by V. Lakshmikumaran and V. Sridharan in 1985, the firm has its eleven offices located across India in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Gurgaon and Allahabad. Our Europe offices are in Geneva & London. The firm is well-known for its high ethical standards, quality work and transparency in all its business dealings.
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan is a full service firm providing support to its clients in litigation, dispute resolution, advisory and compliance review from different branches and divisions. Our attorneys and professionals hold advanced degrees in Law, Science, Technology, Business and Commerce from leading institutions in India and abroad. Many of our attorneys are qualified to practice in more than one subject area.
The Tax Division of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan advises companies in all areas of tax including direct, indirect and international trade. It handles tax disputes and represents clients starting from the lowest departmental quasi-judicial authority and upto the Supreme Court of India. Its extensive litigation experience also allows it to advice clients in planning and complying with tax laws in India.
International Trade Division
The International Trade Division caters to WTO and International Trade disputes arising out of or involving India. The Division has handled more than 150 anti-dumping actions and has handled investigations initiated by EU, USA, Korea, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey against Indian exporters. Apart from anti-dumping actions, professionals in the International Trade Division also handle matters pertaining to Free Trade Agreements, subsidy and countervailing measures, safeguards, market access and national treatment.
Intellectual Property Division
The Intellectual Property Division in the firm has expertise in all the intellectual property laws including patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights and plant variety protection (PVP). The team of attorneys and professionals holding advanced degrees in Science and Technology, work closely with clients and assist them in IP litigation, preparation & prosecution, licensing and IP management.
The Corporate Division in Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan provides a comprehensive range of services essential for setting up and operating a corporate business entity in India. The team provides assistance in activities such as drafting commercial documents and agreements, seeking regulatory approvals, permissions and sanctions from various authorities and conducting due diligence. In addition, the Commercial Litigation team in this Division has vast experience in litigating a variety of matters before several judicial forums in India and abroad.