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    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S)

    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) is a full-service Indian law firm specializing in the areas of Tax, Intellectual Property, Corporate including competition and environmental laws, and International Trade laws. Founded by V. Lakshmikumaran and V. Sridharan in 1985, the firm serves clients globally, through its 47 partners and more than 370 professionals. The firm is well-known for its high ethical standards, quality work, and transparency in all its business dealings.

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    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) is a full-service Indian law firm specializing in the areas of Tax, Intellectual Property, Corporate including competition and environmental laws, and International Trade laws. Founded by V. Lakshmikumaran and V. Sridharan in 1985, the firm serves clients globally, through its 47 partners and more than 370 professionals. The firm is well-known for its high ethical standards, quality work, and transparency in all its business dealings.

    Tax Practice

    L&S is a Tier-I law firm in Tax Practice assisting clients in all areas of tax, including direct, indirect, and international tax, and offers advisory, litigation, and compliance services. The firm has high reputation in handling tax disputes at all levels, from quasi-judicial authorities to the Supreme Court of India.

    Intellectual Property Practice

    With domain experts from different fields like biotechnology, molecular biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and software, the IPR vertical undertakes drafting, filing, prosecution, and opposition effectively handling issues like patent pre-grant and post-grant proceedings, pre-and post-registration formalities for Plant Variety Protection (PVP), design searches for trademarks, or search and analyses in respect of geographical indication.

    Corporate Practice

    Corporate Practice provides a comprehensive range of services essential for setting up and operating a corporate business entity in India. This vertical handles varied transactions and advises clients on complex arrangements & documentation, regulatory issues, and opinions on laws specific to industries.

    International Arbitration & Commercial Litigation

    The International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation practice groups comprise practitioners who are experienced and knowledgeable in a broad range of industries and business sectors. We have represented clients in both international and domestic arbitrations, both under Institutional Rules and in ad hoc arbitrations. In addition to commercial litigation cases before all judicial and quasi-judicial forums in the country, the team represents clients in arbitration-related litigation matters before courts.

    International Trade Practice

    International Trade Practice caters to WTO and international trade disputes. The division has handled more than 400 anti-dumping actions and investigations besides matters pertaining to free-trade agreements, subsidy and countervailing measures, safeguards, market access, and national treatment. It represents governments before the Dispute Settlement Body of WTO.

    Competition Law

    The Competition Law Practice of L&S advises clients in reviewing their business models and undertaking a due diligence & audit of their businesses and operations. This vertical advises clients across a wide cross-section of sectors, including transportation, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, building materials, government procurement, broadcasting, sports, financial services, entertainment, and telecom.

    Environmental Law

    Environmental Law Practice consists of attorneys, environmental economists, scientists, and engineers holding advanced degrees from reputed institutions in India and abroad. This vertical provides strategic and coherent advice to clients on issues pertaining to all aspects of environmental law and compliance.

    Food Safety Law

    The Food Law team at L&S offers advisory, litigation, and consulting services to manufacturers, importers, traders, transporters, re-labellers, and marketers of food in all areas of Food Law and procedures, including classification of food/food ingredients under the Indian Food Code, usage of food additives, packaging and labelling, nutritional/health claims, food recall, import procedure compliance, country of origin determinations, product approval, and various other aspects of food law. It is also involved in defending clients’ interests before quasi-judicial and judicial bodies. The firm has been advising clients on the implementation of the FSS Act and rules and different regulations, notifications, and advisories issued by FSSAI from time to time.

    V. Lakshmikumaran
    Managing Partner

    E-mail:
    lakshmi.kumaran@lakshmisri.com

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