About Firm

Founded in 1985 by Mr V Lakshmikumaran and Mr V Sridharan with humble beginnings, the firm started with a Tax Practice but has gradually expanded to other areas. We are now a full-service law firm offering litigation, consulting and advisory services in Tax, International Trade, Corporate, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Rights and Food Safety Law through the support of our 700+ professionals.

Job Title

Associate – Customs Litigation


  • Qualification: LLB from a known Law School with a strong academic track record.
  • Prior experience in Indirect Tax would be preferred i. e. Customs, Foreign Trade Policy, Special Economic Zone, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal in English) and a well-rounded personality.
  • Experience: 0-2 years of experience


  • Preparing reply to Show cause notice
  • Preparing tax appeals to be filed at the Commissioner (Appeals)
  • Preparing tax appeals to be filed at the Court (i.e., Tribunal, High Court / Supreme Court)
  • Briefing and assistance of seniors in appearances before different forums including tax officers, Tribunals, High Court/Supreme Court, etc.
  • Stay updated on legal development and participate actively in the firm’s initiatives for knowledge building and enhancement like case law digest, litigation meetings, article writing, etc.
  • Client service delivery/execution
    • Ability to pro-actively identify and discuss technical issues with clients while being mindful of firm risk issues
    • Handle tax matters about the preparation of submissions, replies to notices, appeals etc., representation during appeals along with managers etc.
    • Executes the work on a multiple-client base. Assumes near-independent responsibility for smaller clients
    • Develops rapport with middle layers of client management
  • Develops commercial acumen
    • Stays abreast of firm-wide and competitor activities and general business trends
    • Brings value to the client and manager by applying this knowledge in delivering solutions to clients
  • Networking & Identification of Opportunities:
    • Begins to identify new opportunities for existing clients and communicates to manager
    • Networks internally within the peer group and other levels in the firm in order to gain an understanding of issues that may impact issues with his clients


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