Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan is a full-service law firm based in India. The firm has offices in 14 cities and has over 400 professionals specializing in areas such as corporate & commercial laws, dispute resolution, taxation and intellectual property.
Over the last three decades, we have worked with a variety of clients – start-ups, small & medium enterprises, large Indian corporates and multinational companies.
Our professionals have experience of working in both traditional sectors such as commodities, automobile, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and modern sectors such as e-commerce, big data, renewables.
05 June 2023
The Delhi High Court has held that an invention should not be deemed a computer program per se merely because it involves algorithms and computer-executable instructions. According to the Court, rather, it should be assessed based on the technical advancements it offers and its practical application in solving real-world problems.
26 May 2023
To deter generation and use of unaccounted money through subscription of shares of a closely held company, Finance Act, 2012 introduced Section 56(2)(viib) in the Income Tax Act, 1961 (‘IT Act’). The aforesaid section provided that where a closely held company receives consideration from resident investors for issue of shares at premium in excess of the fair market value (‘FMV’), then the excess consideration will be taxed as ‘income from other sources’ in the hands of the issuing company. As this provision had potential impact on angel investors in a start-up, it was colloquially referred to as ‘Angel Tax’.
24 May 2023
The Larger Bench (3-Judge Bench) of the Supreme Court has held that a credit note issued by a manufacturer to a dealer of automobiles in consideration of the replacement of a defective part in the automobile sold pursuant to a warranty agreement, being collateral to the sale of the automobile, is exigible to sales tax.
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