Dispute resolution (litigation & arbitration), white collar crime, international trade, and intellectual property
A senior partner at Dua Associates, Shiraz Patodia’s practice focuses on dispute resolution: litigation and arbitration. Patodia represents domestic and international clients in complex and highly contentious commercial litigation and arbitration matters before various courts and arbitral forums in India, including the Supreme Court of India. In her legal career spanning more than three decades, Patodia has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held Indian and foreign companies. As the Indian antitrust counsel for The Dow Chemical Company, Patodia made the filing for combination clearance with the Competition Commission of India. The deal is one of the largest cross border combination/mergers.
Patodia has notably created a specialist practice group at the firm on anti-corruption and white collar crimes and she has handled advisory as well as litigation assignments and internal corporate investigations in different parts of India. She has also been assisting and representing one of the firm’s international clients in a leading, cutting edge case on corporate corruption pending in India.
Patodia frequently writes on the topic of corruption and international trade. She also heads the firm’s international trade and customs practice group.
Patodia holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from The Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics and a bachelor of laws degree from Government Law College, Bombay and is a solicitor of The Incorporated Law Society, Bombay. She is an advocate-on-record of the Supreme Court and a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Bombay Bar Association and an associate member of Delhi High Court Bar Association.
For her legal acumen, Patodia is consistently featured and rated as a leading lawyer by several international publications and reference guides to law firms, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 and has received several global commendations for her work.
Dua’s international trade team headed by Patodia is rated as “one of the best trade teams in India” by Legal 500 (2017). She is also listed as a recommended lawyer and a key practitioner for anti-corruption and white-collar crimes matters.