Tax N Legal Partners: Young & Experienced
“The utmost challenge is to be seen or heard the moment you decide to start something new in an already established field with quite a few big players”. –Siddharth Tewari, Managing Partner, Tax N Legal Partners
India has established itself as one of the top breeding grounds for legal consultants. There are lot of firms working with a vision for the betterment of this country and to seek justice for victims. In a pool of such law firms, a few of them have cemented their position as dependable and trustworthy, only because of their steadfast services. One such firm is Tax N Legal Partners(TLP).
TLPwas founded in a small chamber in Noida in the year 2011. Starting from a small consultancy focusing on taxation, they have rooted themselves as a full-service law firm in a short span of time. Years of thriving existence and hard work have helped the firm in attaining dexterity in practice areas other than taxation as well. TLP sees growth of the Indian industries and its future economic prospects as the perfect opportunity for finding their niche in the legal fraternity. The immense success has prompted the firm to become full service partnership under-Tax N Legal Partners LLP. The firm is now expanding into a full service clientele with expertise in tax compliances and litigation.
Through the years, they have established ground in areas like Recovery Suits, POSH Law, IP Laws etc. but what really sets them apart is their expertise in Tax Laws. The founding partner, Sharad Tewari, is a retired IRS and has worked closely on the reforms and regulations of tax laws of the country. He was part of the government when GST was being conceptualized. Now working on the other side, he makes this practice area to be the firm’s strong point. In the years 2017 and 2018, he helped the firm win close to 30 appeals in CESTAT, besides an equal number of first Appeals. The firm has established itself as a one stop shop for all the Tax related matters.
The Skillful Expanse of the Firm
TLP with its head office in Noida has their associate offices situated in Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Allahabad, Ghaziabad and Kanpur. Currently its practice areas are Constitutional Matters, Civil Matters & Recoveries, Intellectual Property Laws, POSH Act / Sexual Harassment Matters, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisition, Consumer Protection Laws, Company Law, Arbitration & commercial litigation, Criminal Matters(through associates) and its expertise is in Indirect Taxation Laws, Customs & allied laws, Income Tax, GST and total legal support to small traders and manufacturers.
Given their presence in various practice areas, their clientele is diverse too. Some of them are Maral Overseas (Bhilwara Group), ASHA Society (Venkateshwara Hospitals, Delhi), Anjani Technoplast, Radhu Group, Jayanita Group, Capital Power and Capital Urjatech etc. They have also served Cummins, Escorts and Delphi in the past.
In the words of Managing Partner, Siddharth Tewari, “We believe in our in-depth knowledge and patience to slowly progress and make a name”.
Plans for Growth
TLPs short term plan is to grow Pan-India. Mr. Tewari believes that quality of the firm’s work delivered has itself been doing a lot of promotion for the firm and is getting good amount of work from cities other than Delhi-NCR as well. Initial plan is to keep moving at this speed without compromising on the quality of work. Next aimis to slowly pick up speed in expanding vertically and horizontally, i.e., increasing the practice areas vis-à-vis its workforce as well as its presence in top cities of India. “This is the first step towards realizing our goal of establishing offices in Mumbai and Bangalore etc. Plans are in place for expanding presence in Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities as well.” Says Mr. Tewari.
After this, firm will get ready for the long term plan. Once they are able to gauge progress on short term plan, they will make a move on the global front. “My time in the USA has given me a lot of exposure about intricacies of their work culture and their law, so it will help us in building a blueprint for our move”, says Mr. Tewari.
For a considerable amount of time, firm was working out of a very small space. With steady increase in the work and staff, they moved into a bigger space last year. For them, this was a mark of progression which motivated them even more to keep pushing to greater heights.
Tax N Legal Partners understands the importance of women workforce in today’s world. Sharing his views about women power in entrepreneurial world, Siddharth Tewari says, “The world cannot function without women, there is no chance entrepreneurial world can be as dynamic without women’s participation. Women have special set of skills which, when applied to any business or any workplace gives out unmatchable results. “Taking a leaf out of our firm only, our CEO Ms. Saumya Tewari brings most workable suggestions to the table”, asserts Mr Tewari.
TLP believes in simplifying law and making it accessible to the clients. Their passion for the noble profession, belief in justice for all and utilitarian approach in issue resolution permeates through all the working professionals in the firm. Firm has a team of Lawyers, Chartered Accountants and Company Secretaries who provide consulting, litigation and advisory services with superior efficiency and empathy towards the clients.
a) SHARAD TEWARI- Founding Partner
To bring experience to Tax N Legal Partner in the field of taxation and civil laws, Mr. Sharad Tewari (B.Sc., L.L.B) with about thirty five years of experience in the field of law has joined as Founding Partner of the LLP. Besides his experience in law practice at Lucknow, Mr. Sharad Tewari is an emeritus Assistant Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service tax having experience from grass root level to highest echelons of litigation and management of taxation matters. He took voluntary retirement after many years of service with the department to follow his one and only passion in life, which is Law.
b) SIDDHARTH TEWARI- Managing Partner
Managing Partner, Mr. Siddharth Tewari (B.A., L.L.B., L.L.M. (U.S.A.), is a Symbiosis Law School graduate and a post graduate from George Washington University, Washington D.C., U.S.A. He is currently enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. He is also admitted to practice in the state of New York, U.S.A. His areas of practice are Taxation, Competition law, Company law, Intellectual Property law, Constitutional law and the Arbitration amongst others. He has represented clients in tax matters, writ petition, consumer cases, recovery suits, arbitration matters, negotiable instrument cases, sexual harassment at workplace related matters and has credible experience on the same. He is committed to make the firm a full-service client oriented legal community. It is because of his enterprising approach that the firm enjoys a strong network of lawyers in India and abroad.
c) SAUMYA TEWARI- CEO
CEO of the firm, Ms. Saumya Tewari, holds post-graduate degrees in English Literature, Mass Communication (Specialization-Corporate Communication) and a post graduate diploma in Business Management (Specialization-Marketing and Finance) besides diploma in digital marketing. She comes to the firm with a vision of running a tight ship. She makes sure that quality work is delivered on time and is responsible for functioning of the firm while the legal eagles can concentrate entirely on clients’ matters.