V. Lakshmikumaran

V. Lakshmikumaran is the Founder and Managing Partner at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys. Mr. Lakshmikumaran has been acknowledged for his contribution and thought leadership widely and has been bestowed with several recognitions (such as the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, the Indian Business Law Journal Elite Category A List Top 100 Indian lawyers, Elite Practitioner and Market Leading Lawyer (Tax) by Asia Law, Band 1 Tax lawyer by Chamber& Partners, to name a few). His deep understanding of technological issues that impact taxation as well as his expertise in classification of goods under HSN are highly recognized; so much that he has played a pivotal role in the development of jurisprudence relating to customs and excise laws in India. As a delegate of the International Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Lakshmikumaran has attended the WCO-HS (World Customs Organization – Harmonised System) Committee meetings on Classification in Brussels. He has addressed the WCO GATT Valuation Workshop on Customs Valuation, WTO World Forum, SAWTR and is regularly invited to give talks globally by governments and leading universities such as Harvard, Cornell and many more.

Prior to starting LKS, Mr. Lakshmikumaran was part of the Indian Revenue Service, instrumenting certain key tax policies of the Indian government. An LLB and an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Madras, Mr. Lakshmikumaran has interests in technology, international trade, economics, accounting, and their intersection with the law.

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