Kumar Visalaksh PARTNER

Practice Areas

Overview

Kumar Visalaksh is a Partner in the Tax practice at ELP and is based in Delhi. An alumni of National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad, Kumar has over a decade of experience in rendering tax advisory, transactional and litigation services to various multinational companies. He regularly advises clients on Goods and Service Tax, Customs Foreign Trade Policy and Export Control related matters.

Kumar has also assisted companies transition to new tax regimes, including the current GST regime in India. Kumar has represented several multinational companies before different judicial fora such as Supreme Court of India, jurisdictional High Courts, Tribunals across the country.

Kumar is a regular speaker at various conferences. Kumar writes regularly for leading newspapers/magazines such as The Economic Times, The Hindu, The Mint, Financial Express, Economic and Political Weekly, Indirect Taxation Review etc.

Kumar has been ranked as a Highly Regarded Tax Practitioner in International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders Guide, 2020-22. Kumar has also been recognized as the Next Generation Partner for Tax in the Legal 500’s 2023 rankings.

Recognitions

International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders Guide, 2022
    • Highly Regarded – Indirect Tax

Legal 500
  • “Kumar Visalaksh is well regarded by clients for his litigation strategy. His ability to anticipate issues sets him apart from many other tax partners whose approach is largely reactionary rather than preventive. Kumar’s approach in running diagnostics to create a mechanism for the early detection of issues is a true value-add for clients. An approach which is preventive rather than curative is what clients love about Kumar”.
  • “Kumar Visalaksh and [Rohit Jain] have exceptional knowledge in the subject and are able to straddle their tax advisory and litigation roles with finesse.
  • ‘I have known the ELP Tax Team and its partner, Kumar Visalaksh, for over 10 years. What sets them apart is their ability to wade through a maze of complex tax issues and simplify and offer realistic and practical solutions.’ 
  • ‘In the Indian tax space, where advisory and litigation are separate arms, Kumar Visalaksh, the tax partner is one of those few individuals who very easily navigates both. Kumar’s knowledge of Indian taxation is phenomenal. He has not only advised us on complex issues but has also tested it in court. In fact, he is one of the few advisors who regularly appears and argues matters in courts and tribunals across the country. Kumar also brings a lot of integrity and honesty in his advice and professional duties.’
  • Recognized as Next Generation Partner for Tax

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The demise of Advance Rulings

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ELP Knowledge Series – Part 2 of 2021

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