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DMD Advocates

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Mumbai, New Delhi

The firm

DMD Advocates is a leading full-service law firm in India with focus on solutions and results through a unique holistic approach that blends its expertise and decades of experience in four core practice areas – litigation and dispute resolution (litigation), corporate, taxation and intellectual property rights (IPR).

The firm is result of a merger between two established law firms: Dutt & Menon in New Delhi, founded by Ms Anuradha Dutt and Ms Vijayalakshmi Menon and Dunmorr Sett in Mumbai, founded by Ms Fereshte D Sethna. It was set up with the vision to provide comprehensive, measurable and high-quality solutions with best service experience.

With over three decades of extensive multi-sectoral and multi-jurisdictional experience, the firm provides a wide range of legal, regulatory and advisory services to a global clientele, including leading Indian and multinational companies, business groups, banks and financial institutions, public sector undertakings, and some of the most sought after Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

The unique client-focused approach, coupled with a high degree of responsiveness, keeps the firm at the forefront and involved in the country’s headline litigation, arbitration and transactions. An experienced team structure and a pool of more than 65 multi-specialists allow the firm to deliver quality solutions with maximum partner attention and expert advice.

The firm believes in constructive partnership and collaboration, and works as an extension of clients’ in-house legal teams, leveraging its expertise to deliver high-quality legal and business advice. The firm is often called upon to ascertain legal risks, devise legal strategies, structure solutions and resolve conflicts for high-stake matters.

The firm has working relationships with global firms and has been involved in significant international arbitration and transactions, particularly for US-based companies. Internationally, DMD handles cases at the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration and the London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association.

Additionally, DMD has vast experience in cross-border transactions. DMD has been engaged in launching investment funds internationally, assisting in structuring and closing investments by private equity and venture capital firms in India, assisting with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, helping with corporate restructuring involving global assets, and advising on international project financing and capital markets transactions.

Areas of practice

Litigation and dispute resolution: litigation in courts, forums and tribunals; domestic and international arbitration; BITs and international treaty arbitration; corporate and commercial litigation; competition; and industrial and employment litigation

International litigation and alternate dispute resolution: cross-border, multi-sectoral litigation; international arbitration, conciliation and mediation; international corporate white-collar crime; forensic investigations; and maritime-based litigation

Corporate and commercial: M&A – domestic and cross-border; capital markets (including IPOs); investment funds (private equity, venture capital and hedge funds); corporate finance; project finance; structured finance (including asset reconstruction companies); banking and NBFCs; joint ventures and foreign investments; corporate re-organisations and restructuring; and international trade.

Taxation: domestic taxation; international taxation; and indirect taxation: sales tax, VAT, service tax, customs duties, entry tax, excise duties and stamp duties.

Intellectual property: copyright and patent registration; protection and enforcement; registration of IP; and IP litigation.

Compliance and regulatory compliances, antitrust: corporate investigations and due diligence; fraud-based investigations; enterprise-wide compliance checks; corporate governance and best practices; regulatory – Reserve Bank of India, Enforcement Directorate, Competition Commission and SEBI; competition; and forensic investigation.

regional Indian languages

Other officesPrincipal office: New Delhi
Associated offices: Bangalore

MemberUSIBC (US India Business Council)
International Chamber of Commerce, India

Number of lawyers 65

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