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Dua Associates

Total number of professionals: 250+ (68 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi
Other offices: Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune

Key practice areas: Mergers & acquisitions, private equity & venture capital; corporate & commercial; corporate restructuring; defence & nuclear; aviation & aerospace; privatization & disinvestment; governance & compliance; infrastructure & project finance; banking, finance & insurance; securitization & structured finance; capital markets; litigation & dispute resolution; international trade & anti-dumping; intellectual property; antitrust & competition law; taxation; administrative law & policy; labour & employment; real estate; food & beverages, and anti-bribery & white-collar crime.

Our services: Dua Associates is a prominent national law firm with full-fledged offices across eight metropolitan cities in India. For over three decades the expertise and depth of knowledge of the firm’s professionals, led by a significant nucleus of over 68 partners and counsel, has enabled it to consistently provide comprehensive legal advice and strategy to domestic and international clients. The firm’s diverse client base includes many Fortune 500 companies, publicly-listed companies, public-sector enterprises and privately-owned businesses, as well as many multinational and multilateral organizations and readily recognizable brand names from the US, Europe, Japan and ASEAN.

Dua Associates has also been at the forefront in assisting many major multinational companies to establish a presence in India. As a law firm, it has emerged as a dominant and stable institution with its practice recognized for its competence and integrity. With its pan-Indian presence, Dua Associates also has the ability to assemble dedicated teams in any of its offices to meet client requirements and address the exigencies of complex transactions. Its in-depth understanding of national, local and regional legislation and regulation is also well-regarded.

While keeping pace with changes in the legal environment, the firm has, in addition to the usual practice areas, created specialized practice groups (with senior leadership from within the firm and domain experts) to focus on new and emerging sensitive sectors, namely:

Defence – Advising leading companies from Europe, the UK and the US on FDI, JVs and defence procurement guidelines, including those applicable to contractual agreements and offset policies.

Nuclear – Assisting OEM’s and technology providers/suppliers on all aspects, including liability issues and technology.

TMT – Advising on entry strategy, laws/policies, security and India’s licensing regime.

Aviation – Advising on legal, regulatory and procedural aspects related to the aviation sector, including aircraft leasing and financial issues.

Food & beverages – Advising clients on complex laws and regulations that govern food products, including packaging and labelling.

Mining – Assisting mining majors in establishing JV’s and regularly advising on, among other things, contractual mining and financing/collaboration arrangements, obtainment of concessions, litigation before various tribunals and courts, including the Supreme Court of India. Also advising on various aspects of mining law and state and central regulatory and licensing regimes. Providing thought leadership, while reviewing India’s mining legislation.

Competition & antitrust – Wide range of legal services on the implications of competition law in India, including the preparation and filing of pre-merger acquisition notifications.


CR Dua
Shiraz Patodia


CR Dua
Shiraz Patodia


CR Dua
Shiraz Patodia

New Delhi
202-206, Tolstoy House
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New Delhi – 110 001, India
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