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Atul Dua heads the practice at Advaita Legal, which provides customs, export control, and foreign trade policies advice to clients including Rexnord, Terex, Renault Nissan Automotive and Amazon.

As ‘one of the best trade teams in India’, Dua Associates provides ‘professional’ and ‘high-quality’ advice on a range of trade mandates, including anti-dumping and WTO issues. Practice head Shiraz Patodia regularly represents the government of India in WTO matters and represented Kodak in anti-dumping proceedings. Associates Ashish Singh and Mayank Singhal are also recommended.

Economic Laws Practice’s team acts for clients including Adani Group, the government of India, Google India, Hinudstan Unilever and Mitsui & Co. Suhail Nathani and Sanjay Notani, who jointly head the team, represented Uttam Galva Steels in anti-dumping and countervailing investigations into corrosion resistant steel before the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission. Rohit Jain advised Google on its imports into India, including customs issues.

International Trade Law Consultants has a core focus on international trade and transaction mandates, advising on international trade agreements, injunctions, investments, anti-dumping, import and export policies, and customs and excise issues among others. The team is led by managing partner R K Sanghi. Clients include Birla Corporation, Sara International and Alphabet Designs.

The ‘competent’ practice at LakshmiKumaran & Sridharan handles domestic taxation matters and has its strengths in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations. Principal associate Edouard Descotis has ‘very good knowledge’ in this space and is ‘hardworking, methodical, and sincere’. Former key contact S Seetharaman left to launch Seetharaman & Associates in 2017.

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices has experience handling trade remedy investigations and WTO disputes across a variety of sectors, including steel, solar cells and pharmaceuticals. H S Chandhoke represented the Automotive Tyres Manufacturers Association in an appeal by the government of India against the Delhi High Court’s anti-dumping duty extension order, and managing associate Ashish Chandra acted for the government of India in an appeal before the WTO Appellate Body. Santanu Mukherjee left the firm.

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