Srinivas Kotni is the Founder & Managing Partner and the moving force behind Lexport. He has been handling a variety of legal, corporate and taxation issues for close to last two decades. Prior to setting up Lexport in 2000, he was a Consultant/Attorney with a leading firm of Attorneys specialising in the areas of Corporate & Commercial Laws, Indirect Taxation and Intellectual Property Rights.
Srinivas has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He is also a Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, Information Technology & Management (equivalent to Masters in Computer Applications) and an Advanced Diploma in Systems Management.
Srinivas also holds Professional Affiliations to the Bar Council of Delhi, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Supreme Court Bar Association, CESTAT Bar Association and the All India Management Association.
Raj Latha Kotni heads Lexports Intellectual Property wing. She has earlier worked as a Nutrition Consultant with Apollo Hospitals Group and with a leading IP law firm as a Consultant and Associate for several years. Her expertise is in the area of Patents includes counseling on issues relating to patent validity and infringement including rendering patentability opinions, drafting technology transfer and know-how agreements, trade secret agreements, licenses, assignments and preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the field of Life Sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biochemistry. She also has expertise in various aspects of prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights on behalf of both domestic and overseas clients including rendering opinions, drafting registered user agreements and assignments, developing general strategies for acquisition, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and handling adversarial oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office
Raj Latha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from CCS University, Bachelor’s degree in Science from Andhra University and a Master’s degree in Food Science and Biochemistry from Padmavathi University. She has also qualified the Patent Agents Examination from the Patent Office.
Raj Latha is a Member of the Bar Council of Delhi.
Chandrahas Mathur is a former Indian Revenue Service (I.R.S) officer. He retired in 2013 after 35 years of distinguished Government service at the highest levels. He was Chief Commissioner, Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, and then served as Member Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Settlement Commission for two years.
He has worked throughout the country and covered every aspect of the Indirect Taxation work at all levels from the Government side. He has also worked in the Policy Wing in the Finance Ministry, apart from as a Commissioner and Chief Commissioner at the field level, and has twice headed the zonal units of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (D.R.I).
He has been associated with the preparatory work for Goods & Services Tax, - G.S.T. He headed the sub-group on “Dispute Resolution under the GST, during the deliberations at Chief Commissioners Conference in 2011, on GST.
During 2014, he worked with the Tax Administration Reforms Commission, (T.A.R.C).
During his service he held regular interactions with trade and industry, helping resolve long-standing problems within the ambit of law and proactively promoting trade facilitation, receiving appreciation from the local Chambers of Commerce and the Press.
Chandrahas Mathur is a recipient of the President of India’s Award for Distinguished Record of Service and Devotion to Duty.
He was selected to function as an Election Observer for five General Elections in the country.
As an I.R.S probationer he had received the Chairman CBEC’s Gold Medal on completion of training.
1994-1995 Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management from University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia,
1973 Master of Arts (History) from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, India.
1971 Bachelor of Arts (History Honours) from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, India
1967 Schooling from The Doon School, Dehra Dun, India
Sandeep Is a Graduate from Kirori Mal College (University of Delhi), and a Post-Graduate in Political Science. Thereafter, he received his Bachelor of Law degree from Campus Law Centre (University of Delhi). Sandeep has around eight years of experience both in general litigation as well as commercial and arbitration matters. He concentrates his litigation practice in the resolution of complex disputes before Delhi High Court, Karnataka High Court, Calcutta High Court and various district courts in Delhi and other states, various Tribunals and Arbitral Institutions.
Sandeep’s extensive litigation practice covers a vide range of disputes in constructions, tenders, telecommunication, media and entertainment, contracts, etc. He has also acted as Judge in various National Moot Court competitions.
Sandeep has participated as lead counsel and co-lead counsel in several high profile litigation.
Sandeep also worked with Senior Advocates like Mr. Soli Sorabjee, Mr. Harish N. Salve, Mr. K.T.S. Tulsi, Mr. Pravin H. Parekh, Mr. K KVenugopal, Mr. A S Chandhiok, Mr. L N Rao, and Mr. SidharthLuthra, during the three years LL.B. course.
Ms. Urvashi Kalra has been employed with Lexport since 2016. She is a graduate from St. Bede’s College, Shimla and completed her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat.
She is part of the Indirect Tax / GST Team at the firm. Among other things, she handles matters relating to Tax advisory, consultation and tax litigation in connection with issues under the Central Excise, Customs, Service tax and GST laws. She handles tax litigation before various Departmental and Judicial authorities.
Her areas of expertise include drafting opinions, appeals, reply to show cause notices, representations before Departmental authorities, etc.
At University level, she actively participated in Moot Court Competitions and delivered case presentations.
Urvashi is affiliated to the Bar Council of Delhi.
Akshay Kumar has a diverse and blended experience in Indirect Taxation, Corporate and Commercial Advisory, Legal & Secretarial Compliances and other regulatory matters.
He is a part of the indirect tax team at the firm. His areas of expertise include drafting opinions, tax advisory, consultation and tax litigation in connection with the issues under the Customs and Goods & Services Tax laws (erstwhile Central Excise, Service Tax and Value Added Tax) and Customs law. Also, along with handling the tax matters, he is involved in corporate due diligence, drafting and vetting of agreements (such as Shareholders Agreements, Share Subscription Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, etc.), rendering opinions on issues pertaining to Companies Act (1956 & 2013) and handling the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code cases.
He did his B.Com (Hons.) as graduation from Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) and holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Rajasthan University.
Akshay holds Professional Affiliations to the Bar Council of New Delhi.
Swagita is a young professional intrigued by and interested in the fields of IPR and Entertainment laws. She is very adept at Intellectual Property Laws specially the Trademarks. She completed her Bachelor of Laws – B. Com LL.B. (Hons.) from UPES in the year 2020. Soon after her bachelor’s degree, she completed a course on Copyright for Multimedia from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and a course on Copyright Law in the Music Business from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts. She regularly features in articles & columns and is also a writer. Her straightforward, easy to deal with and forward-looking view makes her leader at heart and a winner in spirit.
Adivitiya has been associated with Lexport since September 2021. He has completed his five-year integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. He holds professional affiliation to the Bar Council of Delhi and Delhi High Court Bar Association as an Advocate.
Karan is part of the disputes team that handles complex litigation and arbitration. Over the course of his years at the bar, he has developed expertise in a variety of fields, which enables him to offer his clients advice on a wide range of legal issues. He routinely appears before the Hon'ble Supreme Court, the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi, District Courts, and also various quasi-judicial bodies. He also has a wealth of experience in briefing and assisting the top Senior Counsels practicing in Delhi.
Samiksha is a Junior Associate at Lexport. She has graduated as B.A., LLB (H) from Amity Law School, Noida. Samiksha's core domain lies in Intellectual Property Laws. She has been admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi in September 2022. Prior to joining Lexport, she has worked with a boutique law firm in the fields of IP Prosecution and Litigation engaging in drafting as well court appearances. Her passion in IP Laws makes her an energetic Advocate with a knack to build well in this domain. Her previous experience gives her an edge in IPR prosecution as well as litigation
An Engineer turned lawyer, Anirudh is an Advocate and a Patent Agent. He has done his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai and his LL.B from Government Law College, Mumbai, affiliated with the University of Mumbai. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Securities Laws from Government Law College, Mumbai, with special focus on securities regulations. He is currently attached with the Litigation, IPR and Indirect Tax teams at Lexport.