Corporate & commercial; inbound investment
Having founded Dua Associates over 30 years ago, CR Dua is currently the chairman of the firm, which has eight offices across India. His responsibilities include providing strategic advice and direction to the more than 250 professionals of the firm for its further growth and development, including providing long-term vision. He engages with the partners of the firm, its executive committee and sub-committees towards ensuring that the practice continues to retain its recognized leadership position with its diverse client base, which includes individuals, privately-owned businesses, public-sector enterprises and publicly listed companies, as well as many multinational organizations and readily recognizable brand names from the US, Europe, Japan and the ASEAN.
A key task as the chairman is in continuing to build and strengthen the firm’s domestic and international network of alliances with professionally recognized bodies in keeping with well-established practices in the fields of law, policy formulation and public affairs.
His experience and expertise encompass a broad range of areas including corporate and commercial law, corporate finance, securities law, infrastructure, public policy and administration, governance and ethics, land acquisition, power projects, foreign investments and collaborations, disinvestments and privatization of public sector undertakings, mergers and acquisitions and exchange control regulations.
Dua sits on the boards of Indian companies, both listed and private, including Indian subsidiaries of many major multinational corporations primarily representing the interests of foreign collaborators and investors. He is a founding member of the American Chamber of Commerce in India and an invitee to its national executive board. He is also an invitee to the national executive board of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and a member of the India Advisory Board of BNP Paribas. His sporting interests are pursued as a member of the executive committee of the International Lawn Tennis Club of India and a senior vice president of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association.
An honours graduate of St Stephen’s College, Dua also holds a Master’s degree in economics from the Delhi School of Economics. He lives in New Delhi with his wife Amrita and daughter Shreya, who is currently pursuing her academic interests at Harvard University in Cambridge (MA)