Partner, New Delhi
Charanya heads the firm’s High Court and Supreme Court practice at New Delhi.
About Charanya Lakshmikumaran
Charanya started her legal journey with Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan (L&S) in the year 2007. She started her practice in intellectual property and has experience in drafting patent applications, mapping patent claims as well as in Plant Variety Protection laws.
After two years of working in the IP division, Charanya moved to the firm’s tax practice and gained expertise in handling complex tax litigations in Customs, Excise, Service Tax, Anti-dumping, VAT and Income Tax.
Charanya has nearly a decade of experience in tax, and several years of experience in competition law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy law, IPR and electricity laws. Charanya, currently handles tax as well as non-tax litigation at the High Court and Supreme Court as well as other Tribunals and regulatory forums.
She is also a professional Indian Classical vocalist and performs at select events across India.
Apart from working at L&S, Charanya has worked in the chamber of K.K. Venugopal, the Attorney General for India. While at the chamber of Mr. Venugopal, she has worked on a wide range of subjects ranging from Constitutional Law, Arbitration, PILs, Electricity law, Competition Law to Administrative law.
She has also assisted the Attorney General in landmark cases such as the inclusion of Right to Privacy as a fundamental Right in the Aadhaar dispute, Reservation in public employment, Right to education as well as the recent challenge to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. She has also assisted him in advising various public sector undertakings and government Ministries.
Bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry
Bachelor’s degree in Law
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