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Dua Associates
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Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Dua Associates' pan-India practice handles an array of disputes on behalf of large corporates and HNW individuals, including white-collar crime, constitutional law, environmental law and IP cases. Amit Dhingra specialises in civil, commercial and constitutional law disputes in the Supreme Court and High Courts across the country. Associate Pranav Kamnani stands out for his expertise in disputes arising from construction projects.

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Helm Dungemittel GmbH and Anr

Otsuka Chemicals ( India ) Pvt Ltd

Engineers India Ltd

WTO/international trade Tier 2

Dua Associates brings together experienced trade lawyers, former government officials, and cost accountants to provide seamless legal services to foreign and domestic clients in the fields of international trade and customs law. The team is well equipped to act in international trade remedial litigation, covering safeguard, countervailing and anti-dumping duty matters, while also having the capability to assist with WTO agreements and negotiations. Practice head Shiraz Patodia excels in anti-dumping disputes. Trade law expert and litigation Ashish Singh and senior associate Mayank Singhal are other names to note in the department.

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Sadara Chemical Company, Saudi Arabia

The Dow Chemical Company Group

Kodak Group of Companies

Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-Tech Metals Co. Ltd

Inner Mongolia 3F Wanhao Fluorochemicals Co. Ltd.

Royal Thailand Government

Alpha Industries SDN BHD

Changle Highsun Synthetic Fiber Technologies Co. Ltd.

Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co., Ltd

Kruger Inc., Canada

Antitrust and competition Tier 3

Dua Associates provides advice on antitrust and competition compliance initiatives, anti-competitive agreements, merger control filings for corporate transactions and restrictive trade practices. Kunal Mehra (who co-heads the practice with Robin David) is handling long-running abuse of dominance litigation in the oil and gas sector, involving appeals before the NCLAT against fines imposed by the CCI.

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East India Petroleum Private Limited

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Dua Associates is adept at advising and structuring property development agreements. The team is typically engaged in the setting up of IT and industrial parks and integrated township projects. The team’s transactional capabilities are equally strong; lawyers regularly assist with the leasing and acquisition of immovable property, and foreign direct investments. Department leaders B. R. Srinivas is a name to note for the latter, while Brijita Prakash is often retained by landowners in relation to commercial leasing mandates.

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Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Aditya Birla Solar Limited

Godrej Housing & Properties


Aequs Group

Bagmane Group

Ranka Group

Kalyani Developers Private Limited

Assetz Infrastructure Private Limited

Karle Group

MAIA Estates LLP

Total Environment Habitat Private Limited

M/s. Goyal Hariyana Constructions

M/s. ADRA Constructions LLP

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Dua Associates offers legal support in relation to M&A transactions across a diversity of industry sectors, including financial services, telecoms, energy, real estate and manufacturing. The team continues to render corporate advisory services to longstanding clients. Practice co-head Neeraj Kumar, who has extensive international experience, is regularly retained to assist with foreign exchange laws, company formation and asset transfer agrements.

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Isagro S.p.A, Italy

Logistics Plus India Private Limited

Under Armour

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

TVU Holdings Corporation ( US)

Private equity and investment funds Tier 4

Dua Associates taps into its sister consulting firm Dua Consulting to provide tax-forward fund structuring advice for domestic and international private equity funds. Practice head Manoj Menon advises on downstream transactions in the technology, renewable energy and e-commerce sectors. investors and target companies in food delivery and online education are retained, and real estate fund restructuring was also recently handled by the team.

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Fourth Partner Energy Private Limited

Gokaldas Intimatewear Private Limited

Siana Capital Management LLP

Greater Pacific Capital

Mangrove Capital Partners

The firm: Established in 1986, Dua Associates is one of India’s  prominent  law firms, serving a wide spectrum of clients drawn from several Fortune 500 companies, publicly-listed organisations, public-sector enterprises, privately owned businesses as well as multi-national companies. With full- service offices in  eight key metropolitan cities in India, Dua Associates is widely recognised for its depth of experience and the  knowledge of its  over 250 legal professionals including 73 partners and counsels. 

The firm recognizes the support of some long standing clients such as Dow Chemical, McDonalds, Boeing, Dell, Fourth Partner Energy, CapitaLand, Estee Lauder, Brookfield Asset Management, TVS Motors, TAFE, Tata, ICICI, L&T, Gillette, IFC, Deutsche Bank and GE Healthcare among several others, who have been associated with it during its 30-year journey.

The firm’s expertise in complex transactions involving M&A, foreign direct investment, private equity,  venture capital , infrastructure projects , project financing , banking and corporate deals as well as litigation, arbitration , regulatory and tax structuring issues , is widely recognized. Under its real estate  and urban development practice, the firm is credited with some significantly large deals. Additionally, several partners of the firm have also been individually ranked and awarded for their stellar contributions to their respective practice areas.  

New domains : Dua Associates remains at the forefront of helping global organizations navigate fresh Indian investment opportunities. Underscoring its resilience and future-readiness, the firm has additionally created specialized practice groups, comprising of  senior leadership team members  and domain experts, to focus on emerging opportunities, in sectors like :

Healthcare: Dua Associates is leveraging its in-depth understanding and experience in assisting prominent pharmaceutical and healthcare companies to further customize its services for clients in this sector.

Data privacy and cyber-security: The firm’s specialized team backed by legal and sector-specific experts and industry stalwarts, has stayed ahead of the curve in dealing with techno-legal issues, privacy and data security-related enforcement trends and new laws and regulations.

Aviation, defence and space:The firm’s practice focuses on various aspects of international civil aviation and domestic civil aviation industry including airport disinvestment, modernization and privatization.

In Defence, the firm has advised OEMs to technology providers and suppliers on various issues besides negotiating joint ventures with foreign investment firms.

With the recent opening up of India’s space program to the private sector, the firm has focused on this space opportunity – having subject-specific expertise to advise clients in this domain.

Technology, media and telecommunications: In addition to the technology and regulatory advisory, the firm provides high level strategic advice on the current concerns around 5-G implementation, spectrum related issues and related matters.

Key practice areas
Mergers and acquisitions: This highly ranked practice, combines the firm’s rich international experience and expertise with Indian domestic laws / regulations, to devise effective structures for M&A.

Private equity and venture capital: With a wealth of experience in representing both domestic and foreign funds as well as prospective investee companies and their promoters, the firm has a proven capacity and track record for providing assistance in every phase of the investment lifecycle, from fund creation to investment execution and exit strategy, across a spectrum of industry sectors.

Corporate and commercial: The firm advises on a broad spectrum of matters from general corporate advice, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, company formation to regulations and securities laws.

Real estate and urban development:The advisory services to clients include institutional investors in all aspects of transactions such as financing, acquisitions, joint development, disposition and leasing matters and complex title due diligences.

Privatization and disinvestment:  The firm has advised Government and public undertakings in areas like competitive bidding, strategic sale and disinvestment feasibility and strategy.

Projects/infrastructure/ energy:The firm has substantial sector-specific experience in energy, both fossil-based and renewables, airports, oil & gas, SEZs, ports, and transportation, amongst others.

Banking, finance, insolvency and insurance: A wide ranging practice in Corporate Finance, Banking and Project Finance and representing funds, NBFCs, financial institutions and project developers in secured and unsecured transactions, makes it a significant one for the firm.

Capital markets: The firm has rich experience in equity, capital and derivative markets and has advised private parties and the Government and public sector undertakings on Qualified Institutions Placements, IPOs and matters relating to India security laws.

Dispute resolution/litigation and arbitration: The firm’s highly ranked active and robust litigation and arbitration practice covers civil, commercial, tax, regulatory, criminal and constitutional matters.

  International trade and anti-dumping: This practice team assists domestic and international clients in international trade and customs-law matters and guides them through investigations or enforcement programs with respect to anti-dumping and WTO issues.

Intellectual property rights: Clients are advised by the firm regarding identification, development, protection and enforcement of their IPR portfolios, including trademarks, patents, copyrights and cyber-laws besides offering prosecution services before relevant IPR registering authorities

Antitrust and competition law: The firm assists  in merger control assessments and filings, abuse of dominant positions, cartel investigations, undertaking competition compliance programmes and training, evaluating impact on day to day business operations as well as longer-term business strategies, anti-competitive agreements and defining contractual arrangements.

Taxation: The tax planning services offered relate to establishing a corporate business presence in India, besides assistance in formulating tax-efficient structures consistent with the prevailing tax regime

Labour and employment: Specialized advice is rendered on labour matters, employee relations and compliance with the various prevalent labour, industrial and immigration laws including regulatory compliance, statutory contributions and registrations thereunder.

Anti-bribery and white-collar crime: The firm advises and supports clients on issues related to anti-bribery, white collar crime, corporate governance failures and frauds, adopting an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.

Food and beverages: The firm has expertise on the complex laws and regulations that govern food products, including packaging, labeling and product specific advertisements.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate & Commercial;Capital Markets ; Governance & Compliance Governance & C.R. Dua 91 11 2371 4408
Dispute Resolution; International Trade ; IPR Shiraz Patodia 91 11 2371 4408
Aviation ;Telecom; Corporate Advisory ; Mergers & Acquisitions Sita Khosla 91 124 2803366/69
Mergers and acquisitions; General Corporate & Commercial Neeraj Kumar 91 124 2803366
Private equity and Venture capital Manoj Menon 91-80 2558 8799/2558 9909
Corporate &Commercial Sanjeev Kaul 91 124 2803366
Corporate & Commercial; M&A ; Food & Beverages Salil Gulati 91 11 2371 4408
Corporate Advisory; Mergers & Acquisition; Real Estate Siddhartha Kumar 91 172 4666627
Real Estate; Infrastructure, Aviation Shashivansh Bahadur 91 11 2371 4408
Projects, Infrastructure & Energy; Governance & Compliance Akash Nath 91 11 2371 4408
Aviation and Aerospace; Company Law Ranjana Kaul 91 11 2371 4408
TMT; Infrastructure Projects; Securitisation &Structured Finance ; Munish Sharma 91 11 2371 4408
Banking, finance and Insurance Jyoti Pande 91 11 2371 4408
Real Estate; M&A ; Corporate & Commercial BR Srinivas 91 80 2558 8799/9909
Corporate & Commercial ; Banking & Finance ; IT ; FMCG NU Subaya 91 80 2558 8799/9909
Litigation; Arbitration George Joseph 91 80 2558 8799/9909
Dispute resolution- Litigation LK Bhushan 91 11 2371 4408
Corporate & Tax Advisory; M&A ; Capital Markets Sunil Malik 91 124 2803366/69
Litigation ;Labour & Employment Robin David 91 11 2371 4408
Antitrust &Competition;General Corporate Advisory Kunal Mehra 91 11 2371 4408
Dispute Resolution ; Corporate & Commercial Rajdeep Panda 91 11 2371 4408
Insolvency & Bankruptcy; Commercial Litigation ;Civil Litigation Chitranshul Sinha 91 11 2371 4408
Dispute Resolution Arbitration Ganesh Chandru 91 11 2371 4408
Litigation & Arbitration Amit Dhingra 91 11 2371 4408
Dispute Resolution; Corporate & Commercial; Banking & Finance Anish Ghoshal 91-22-6636-9966
Real Estate ; Corporate & Commercial P.V. Sajive Kumar 91 44 2431 4304
Corporate & Commercial Abhinav Rastogi 91 11 2371 4408
Japanese Investment/Operations Alok Vidyalankar 91 124 2803366/69
Banking & Finance; Corporate & Commercial; Real Estate Anil Aggarwal 91 22 6636 9966
Corporate and Commercial Law Mergers & Acquisitions Foreign Investment/Exchange Control Real Estate and Intellectual Property C. R. Muralidharan 91 80 2558 8799/9909
Labour & Industrial Law Litigation/Arbitration Ganapati Hegde 91 80 2558 8799/9909
Mergers & Acquisition Financing & General Corporate Gunjan Malviya 91- 11- 2371 4408
M&A and Investments Finance & Banking Funds and Securitization Projects and Corporate Advisory Nirvaan K. Gupta 91- 11-2371 4408
Commercial & Corporate Litigation Rahul P. Dave 91 11 2371 4408
Litigation Corporate & Commercial Law Corporate Advisory Senthil Kumar Rama Moorthy 91 44 2431 4304-07
Dispute Resolution: Litigation & Arbitration, International Trade, Intellectual Property Ashish Singh 91-11-2371-4408
Dispute Resolution - Litigation L.K. Bhushan 91-11-2371-4408
IPR, Corporate Law, Real Estate Hetal Narain Thakore 91-22-6636-9966
Corporate & Commercial Law Shishir Sharma 91 -124- 2803366/69
Litigation & Telecom Law Sairam Arjun Suresh 91- 44- 2431 4304
Corporate & Commercial Karan Ajitsaria 91-80-2558 8799/9909
Real Estate & Urban Development Brijita Prakash 91-80-2558 8799/9909
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Karan Ajitsaria  photo Mr Karan Ajitsaria Partner.  Specialist Area: Private Equity, Corporate Commercial, Mergers & Amalgamations, Debt Finance …
Ms Sangeeta Bhaskar  photo Ms Sangeeta Bhaskar Partner
Mr Murali C.R. photo Mr Murali C.R. Partner
Mr Ganapati Hegde photo Mr Ganapati Hegde Partner
Mr George Joseph photo Mr George Joseph Partner
Mr P V Sajiv Kumar  photo Mr P V Sajiv Kumar Partner
Mr Manoj Menon  photo Mr Manoj Menon Partner. Manoj Menon specializes in corporate and commercial laws with emphasis on…
Ms Vimla Pinto  photo Ms Vimla Pinto Partner.    General corporate laws, Real Estate Laws and Insurance
Ms Brijita  Prakash  photo Ms Brijita  Prakash Partner
Mr B. R. Srinivas  photo Mr B. R. Srinivas PartnerPrinciple practice areas: Real Estate, General Corporate, Private Equity, Labour Law and…
Mr N.U Subaya  photo Mr N.U Subaya Partner
Number of Partners : 73
Number of Professionals (including Partners) : 300+
At this office : 100+
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