KPS Legal: A Team Of Dedicated & Result - Oriented 'Experienced Innovators At Law'

Sanjay Kalra, Ashwani K. Prabhakar & M. Dwivedi,  Advocates & Managing PartnersKPS Legal started its journey in 2012, on an intriguing-note. While representing Customs, Excise and Service Tax departments before the CESTAT (Customs, Excise Service Tax Appellate Tribunal), the founding members realized that just for lack of knowledge on the part of Importers/Exporters/Assessee, they were losing many of their cases. Having worked in these domains for 20-35 years, the seasoned professionals could easily understand the details of the law and the procedures within a minute, as compared to the other consultants/lawyers who did not have any experience of working with Customs. Interestingly, KPS fitting right in the picture had a professional advantage, as some of the members of the team had long term experience earlier in the Govt. departments and the CESTAT. This further boosted their confidence for starting the profession of legal consultancy/advocacy. KPS Legal was born!

Within a short span of two-three months of legal practice, they realized that due to increasing numbers of clients, day-by-day, the firm required expansion and it started onboarding many more experienced, and highly qualified personnel.
When it comes to Team KPS, it includes former Vice-Chairman of Settlement Commission, Chief Commissioners, Dy./Asstt. Commissioner among other senior members who have worked closely with the Govt. for more than two decades. Building that Trust in the industry, KPS Legal, at present imparts all kinds of services including legal and business consultancy, starting from setting up of a new venture, to compliance and representing before any Govt. authority, and arguing case in the court of law, KPS Legal embarks the true sense of reliability and satisfaction among its clients. “Rare combination of highly qualified advocates and highly experienced former senior-level officers from various Govt. departments speaks for itself. Unlike others, we have a working knowledge of Customs, GST, Enforcement Directorate and DRI departments and always put in our best efforts in presenting the matter before the authorities at the initial stage itself,” asserts Sanjay Kalra, Managing Partner & Advocate, KPS Legal, markedly.

From an annual turnover of a few lakhs of rupees during the initial stages to increasing manifolds, KPS Legal’s growth story has been exemplary

The Journey of Thousand Miles
Mumbai-based KPS Legal has come a long way from where it all started. Today, along with its other Group Company ‘KPS Tax Consultants,’ the firm has provided its expertise legal and consultancy services to more than 1000 corporates/ MNC clients, PAN India.
Initially started with the Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Practice/ legal consultancy, currently, the company has transformed into providing services in the other area of operation which includes Income Tax, GST, DRI, DGFT, international trade, FEMA, NCLT, DRT, Banking & Finance Regulations, IPR, Arbitration, Civil Suits and Real Estate Laws among others. In addition to this, KPS Legal started legal practice from Adjudicating Authority but now fights cases before Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court too.

Beguilingly, from an annual turnover of a few lakhs of rupees during the initial stages to increasing manifolds, KPS Legal’s growth story has been exemplary. Started with two members, today, the team has grown to have 30+ key persons. In a short span of seven years, it has expanded its presence to Pune, Nashik, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkatta, Surat, and Ahmedabad.

The Expansion Phase
“With the introduction of the GST Act, and other strict Taxation Laws, and ease of doing business, India is becoming a compliance-oriented country. Compliance has become the need of the hour,” mentions M. Dwivedi, Advocate, KPS Legal, a veteran in the legal space, who has spent 38 years of his diverse and rich-experience as a Tax Administrator with Government of India. KPS Legal through its other group companies, named ‘KPS Tax Consultants’ and ‘KPS Professional Services Pvt. Ltd.,’ expanding its wings to other areas of consultancy like Compliance, Audit, Training, setting up of new Domestic and Foreign Companies in India, Valuation and more, is also trying to make its presence on a global scale.