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Lakshmikumaran senior equity partner S Seethraman takes voluntary retirement, will continue working independently

To continue 35+ year career in independent practice.

Senior LKS partner S Seetharaman retires from firm where he was for 17 years
Senior LKS partner S Seetharaman retires from firm where he was for 17 years

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) equity partner of 17 years S Seetharaman left the firm today to pursue other interests while continuing to practise independently.

Seetharaman, who used to head the firm’s competition, international trade and corporate law practices, commented: “It is a voluntary retirement. I will be having an independent practice but that is something on the fringes.”

He was based in Delhi but also oversaw the firm’s Geneva office.

Seetharaman is a 1982 arts graduate who began his career at the Indian Civil Accounts Service as the Deputy Controller General of Accounts (DCGA) until 2000 when he joined the LKS partnership. He graduated in law from the Delhi University in 2003.

He is a well-recognised international trade lawyers specialising in GATT and other WTO agreements, and has represented international clients in over 200 trade remedy cases initiated by India and several other countries, has represented India in various countervailing duty investigations and safeguard duty investigations, and in India he has also appeared before the CESTAT, the high courts and the Supreme Court, according to his profile on LKS’ website.

He said that there was no official resignation by him at the firm but that he had discussed his desire to leave, and today was his last day of work at the firm.

Seetharaman’s exit leaves LKS with nine equity partners.

We have reached out to LKS for comment.

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