Advocate & Consultant, Lakshmikumaran & Sridaran Attorneys
Amar is an advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, and practices law before various courts and tribunals across the country. Amar is currently engaged as a Consultant with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys.
Amar advises and represents clients, including multinationals, corporates and individuals on legal issues in tax law, white collar crimes, corporate laws, foreign exchange laws and other incidental economic laws. Amar has a specific expertise in searches and seizures across various laws, including other intrusive actions led by statutory authorities. He has handled various high-profile cases involving substantial questions in law and facts, and having nationwide repercussions.
Amar is a regular speaker at various conferences, seminars, corporate meetings, and government events/academies including the Indian Law Institute, the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur, and the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics, Faridabad & Mumbai, besides speaking at other colleges and schools.
Amar has served with the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, in the assessment, investigation and headquarters wing. Amar has been awarded seven gold medals by the then Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee and by the Former President of India Late Sh. Abdul Kalam, for outstanding performance in the IRS and public service – this is an achievement unprecedented in the history of IRS. In his earlier stint, Amar was the co-founder of a software company based out of Delhi.
Having done his B.Tech (Hons.) in Electronics Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, Amar studied law from Government Law College, Mumbai, and did his Masters in Business Laws from NALSAR, Hyderabad, where he was awarded the gold medal for academic performance. During college, he was ranked the 2nd best computer programmer in Asia Pacific by the prestigious Association of Computer Machinery (ACM), USA. He has done his schooling from Meerut (UP), where he was the State topper for Class X ICSE Examination.