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Dua Associates

202-206 TOLSTOY HOUSE, 15 TOLSTOY MARG, NEW DELHI 110 001, INDIA
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Work +91 11 2371 4408
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Fax +91 11 2331 7746
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Bangalore, Gurgaon, Mumbai, New Delhi

India

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 2

Dua Associates

The competition practice at Dua Associates was instructed by the Dow Chemical Company to assist with merger control matters relating to its combination with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. In another work highlight, the team successfully defended Power Grid Corporation of India Limited in allegations of abuse of dominance. Robin David led a team which acted for the CCI in relation to allegations of cartelisation by suppliers of fans to the Indian Railways. This matter involved issues of leniency following a reduction in penalty imposed on one supplier followings its disclosure regarding existence of the cartel. Shashivansh Bahadur, Sita Khosla and senior partner Kunal Mehra are key names to note.

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Dua Associates

At Dua Associates, the team handles project financing, external commercial borrowings, restructuring, syndicated loans and regulatory matters for developers, contractors, banks, financial institutions and investment funds, to name a few. B R Srinivas is a key figure.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Dua Associates

At Dua Associates, highlights include assisting Global Brands Enterprise Solutions with a mobile phone distribution venture with Panasonic India, and advising natural gas transmission company GAIL on the demerger of Ratnagiri Gas and Power and Konkan LNG. Other key clients include Estée Lauder, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Sumitomo Corporation, and CGG France. Himanshu Narayan, B R Srinivas and Ranji Dua are recommended.

Leading individuals

Himanshu Narayan - Dua Associates

Ranji Dua - Dua Associates

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Dua Associates

At Dua Associates, the team is representing the Dow Chemical Company and Union Carbide Corporation before the Supreme Court of India in ongoing proceedings involving compensation sought by the Union of India and non-governmental organisations via a curative petition; the litigation pertains to the outcome of an industrial disaster in Bhopal in 1984. Shiraz Patodia is the key name.

Leading individuals

Shiraz Patodia - Dua Associates

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 4

Dua Associates

The insurance practice at Dua Associates has experience handling regulatory and transactional instructions. It also benefits from being able to leverage its strength in dispute resolution, if necessary.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Dua Associates

The employment and industrial relations team at Dua Associates advises on a range of labour law issues. The practice has assisted multinational corporates with issues of termination of employment and employee stock options.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Dua Associates

Dua Associates has solid capabilities in infrastructure projects, joint ventures, cross-border transactions and PPP concessions. Munish Sharma is the name to note.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Dua Associates

The real estate practice at Dua Associates is headed up Shashivansh Bahadur and includes individuals across eight offices pan-India. The group was instructed by Kalyani Motors to carry out title due diligence for various parcels of land in Telangana, to be acquired and leased for setting up showrooms, workshops and service centres. The team is also advising an US-based IT-sector client on assignment and transfer of its facilities across India, as part of its global restructuring.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Dua Associates

Dua Associates' TMT team boasts national reach with individuals based across the firms eight offices, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. The group represented the All India Digital Cable Federation as intervener for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India before the Madras High Court in response to two writ petitions filed by large broadcasters. It has also been advising Atria Convergence Technologies on compliance matters.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Dua Associates

Dua Associates has experience advising large corporates on a range of taxation issues. Sunil Kumar Malik is a key name to note.

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WTO/international trade
WTO/international trade - ranked: tier 1

Dua Associates

WTO and anti-dumping issues are core areas of expertise for Dua Associates' team. Practice head Shiraz Patodia ('practical and results-oriented') is very well known for acting for the government of India in WTO matters. Newly promoted partner Ashish Singh and managing associate Mayank Singhal are other key names to note.

Leading individuals

Shiraz Patodia - Dua Associates

Next Generation Partners

Ashish Singh - Dua Associates

Mayank Singhal - Dua Associates

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Dua Associates

Dua Associates has a solid track record in assisting domestic and international clients with corporate fraud matters, anti-bribery compliance cases and anti-corruption investigations. Shiraz Patodia is the key figure.

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  • WHHPL v NHAI

    New Delhi, 31st August 2019: West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (a Special Purpose Vehicle of Era Infra Engineering) was awarded a Concession Agreement by NHAI on DBFOT Toll basis for widening of existing two lane highway and also constructions of two new bypasses. Although WHHPPL substantially completed the work and Toll was stared in 2014, NHAI was not declaring the completion. Also WHHPPL suffered huge losses due to Project overrun including threat from Banks/Financial Institution w.r.t Insolvency Proceedings (needless to reiterate one such proceedings under I&B Code filed by Bank of Baroda (erstwhile Dena bank) was recently rejected by Principal Bench, New Delhi). It was the case of WHHPPL that NHAI failed to adhere to the terms of CA in fulfilling its obligation of handing over of land. The Arbitral Tribunal passed an Award in favor of WHHPPL inter alia agreeing with the contentions of WHHPPL and also held that NHAI was in breach of the CA. The Tribunal passed an award (including interest) of Rs.750 Crores in favor of WHHPPL .
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