About Us

Ramakrishnan Viraraghavan (RKV)
LLM (Edin), FCI Arb (London)

Ramakrishnan Viraraghavan (RKV) is a dual-qualified lawyer with 37 years of practice. He is renowned Supreme Court litigator. He is also a Barrister in the United Kingdom and practices both in India and United Kingdom. He is also an arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations.

Ramakrishnan is among the best tax lawyers in India. He started practice in tax and commercial litigation. RKV specializes in accounts, accounting standards, and corporate financial statements. He has rich experience in Income Tax, Central Excise, and Sales Tax matters as a top tax lawyer in India.

Viraraghavan has been time and again counted among the best Insolvency & Bankruptcy Lawyers in India and has successfully appeared in several precedent-setting matters. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court, National Company Law Tribunal, and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, prosecuting and defending cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code for petitioning creditors, corporate debtors, resolution applicants, and resolution professionals as an insolvency litigation lawyer.

He has also advised in the voluntary winding up of companies; advised companies and obtained approvals on reduction of share premium, share capital & other forms of corporate re-structuring, including arrangements with creditors; appeared in mergers, amalgamations, and de-mergers, reorganizations relating to more than 300 companies; advised and appeared in matters on IPOs, buy-back, SEBI, and stock exchange related issues.

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Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance Litigation practice is backed by comprehensive expertise and decades of experience.

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Mr Viraraghavan is highly skilled in handling commercial litigation cases before the Supreme Court,

Company & Partnerships

Mr Viraraghavan has extensive experience in company law matters. He advises clients on company petitions for oppression

IBC and Commerical Litigation

At the Chambers of Ramakrishnan Viraraghavan, our distinguished senior counsel specialises in providing comprehensive legal solutions

Corporate Insolvency Resolution

Mr Viraraghavan is a trusted advocate in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code matters.

Criminal Litigation

At the Chambers of Ramakrishnan Viraraghavan, our criminal litigation practice is marked by meticulous case handling and comprehensive representation.

Direct & Indirect Taxes

Tax laws encompass both direct and indirect tax implications, and Mr. Viraraghavan guides clients in understanding and complying with direct tax regulation

Insurance Litigation

Insurance litigation is the legal process by which insurers and policyholders dispute the meaning and interpretation of an insurance policy.

Book Endorsement

The assessment of the statutory provisions, its strength and weaknesses, identifying the salient features and objectively analyzing it, the entire book unravels an insider’s account that reflects encyclopaedic labour and rectitude of the highest caliber. The Constitutional Dialogue covering cooperative Federalism and the decision-making process of the GST council without outweighing the role assigned to the Centre and States, the book encaptures the scripted role reaching an analysis that are yet to be fully explored by courts of law. It is an indispensable Bench-book that can help as a path-finder, as it examines the challenges that have emerged before the courts which they are called upon to resolve.

Justice A.P. Sahi,
National Judicial Academy, Bhopal
Former Chief Justice of Patna and Madras High Courts

The book is special as it explores what is ‘beyond the obvious’ and hence is different from the plethora of books written on Indian GST. The key concepts of GST have been lucidly explained with reference to past jurisprudence without going much into mirage of notifications, circulars and amendments. As the author says, he has attempted to make this book an ‘internet age commentary’ with all necessary references not only from the law itself but also from parliamentary debate and GST council's deliberations to bring out the essence and objectives clearly. The commentary would be extremely useful not only for the tax practitioners/lawyers but also for the students of law and businesses in general.

Pratik Jain
Partner and National Leader for
Indirect Tax, PwC

The commentary by Ramakrishnan on the Goods and Services Act stands alone from the rest of the books written on GST. Ramakrishnan has taken pains to analyse the Sections, giving deep insights, and has given comments on some of the important judgments of the courts. This is a refreshingly different approach than other books on GST. The distinctive feature of this book; lucidity and free-flowing narration, makes this book more readable. This will be very useful for legal practitioners and Courts.
I commend the efforts of Ramakrishnan in writing this wonderful book on GST.

V. Lakshmikumaran
Managing Partner,
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys


Press Coverage

New Delhi, May 19 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Friday appointed former apex court judge Indu Malhotra as the sole arbitrator to adjudicate disputes arising from the conditions of a tender floated in 2011 by the Ministry of Home Affairs for supply of over 31,000 Glock pistols. A bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud rejected the submissions of the Centre’s.. …

Defending the Centre, ASG argued that the contract in the case stands on a different footing as it is entered into in the name of the President. The judgment came on an application filed for the appointment of a sole arbitrator by Glock Asia-Pacific Ltd which had a contract with the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) for the supply of glock pistols. (Sanjay Sharma)…

The Supreme Court, while adjudicating an application for appointment of arbitrator, has held that a contract entered into in the name of the President of India, does not create an immunity against the application of any statutory prescription imposing conditions on parties to an agreement, when the Government chooses to enter into a contract..…

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on Monday in the case of Varsha Garg vs State of Madhya Pradesh and Ors. ruled that Section 311 empowers the trial court to summon witnesses to arrive at a just decision. The decoding registers, according to the bench of Justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and AS Bopanna, are a pertinent evidence piece to establish the co-relationship..…


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