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.



17 June 2022

TDS on perquisites and benefits – CBDT issues guidelines on new Section 194R

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued elaborate guidelines on the provisions of Section 194R of the Income Tax Act, 1961 which mandates a person, who is responsible for providing any benefit or perquisite to a resident, to deduct tax at source at 10% of the value or aggregate of value of such benefit or perquisite.


10 June 2022

Recovery certificate holder can initiate CIRP as financial creditor within three years of issuance of certificate

Holding that liability in respect of a claim arising out of a recovery certificate would be a ‘financial debt’, the 3-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court has held that a person who holds a recovery certificate would be a ‘financial creditor’ within the meaning of clause (7) of Section 5 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.


07 June 2022

IPR suits, even those valued below INR 0.3 million, to be instituted before District Judge (Commercial)

The Delhi High Court has directed that all IPR suits are to be instituted before the District Judge (Commercial) and if IPR suit is valued below INR 0.3 million (INR 3 lakh), the Commercial Court shall examine the specified value and suit valuation to ensure it is not arbitrary or unreasonable and the suit is not undervalued.

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