Lakshmi Raman - Partner - Mumbai

Lakshmi Raman

Partner - Mumbai

Lakshmi Raman (BBA LL.B.) graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and has been enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since 2013. After her graduation, she has worked under the guidance of renowned criminal lawyer, Advocate Satish Maneshinde, for over 6 years before co-founding Numen Law Offices, a dispute resolution and criminal litigation firm having its offices in Delhi and Mumbai.

She appears in the Magistrate Courts, Sessions Courts and Bombay High Court regularly. She has been representing various organizations and individuals in trial and appellate courts. Her practice covers a diverse spectrum of criminal cases including bodily injury, sexual assault, POCSO trials, fraud, corruption, cheating, defamation, white collar crimes, economic offences, money laundering and cheque bouncing cases.

Lakshmi continues to be on the #MeToo pro-bono list wherein victims approach lawyers for consultation and guidance in seeking appropriate legal recourse. She has been a part of the Internal Complaints Committee constituted under the POSH Act for Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd as an external member.

Lakshmi has been involved in a number of high profile cases which inter alia includes the Kamala Mills fire case wherein she represented the victims, Pune rape case wherein she represented the school counsellor, Armaan Kholi assault case, Bombay prostitution racket probe wherein she represented the victim girl, Khalsa College corruption case, Mumbai Cruise Ship Drugs case.

Her expertise in the field of criminal law includes a key focus on the following areas:

  • Cyber-crime and data theft
  • Drugs and Cosmetics Act
  • Economic offences
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act
  • Offences affecting the human body
  • Offences against property
  • Organised crime
  • Sexual offences and harassment
  • Serious fraud investigation
  • Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act
  • White collar crimes

Her team consistently advices and represents their clients in cases involving complex investigations conducted by multiple investigation agencies including CBI, CID, ED, EOW, NIA and SFIO.

Some noteworthy accomplishments of Lakshmi Raman include:

  • Recognized in the coveted list of "India's Future Legal Leaders - 50 Lawyers Poised for Further Success" by the India Business Law Journal in the year 2022.
  • Included in the coveted list of "Asian Legal Business's India's Rising Stars, 2022".
  • Awarded the "Rising Star of the Year, India & Middle East, 2021" at the Asian Legal Business, Women In Law Awards.