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
Rohan Garg, B.E. + LL.B. + LL.M. (International Criminal Law from The Netherlands), has worked at the International Criminal Court, The Hague before commencing his litigation career in 2007. His total litigation experience is over 16years. His expertise is in criminal laws including matrimonial offences and Civil Appeals, Writs etc. Rohan has chamber experience as well as has worked extensively with premier law firm in Delhi where he handled criminal matters of various corporate clients such as Vodafone, Procter and Gamble, Taj Hotels, DLF Ltd., Britannia Industries etc.
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.
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.
Safal Sethi is a Junior Associate at Lexport. He has completed his five-year integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law University, Nagpur. He holds professional affiliation to the Bar Council of Rajasthan. He is a part of the Indirect Tax team at the firm.