Arbitration & alternative dispute resolution; intellectual property; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; litigation; white-collar crime
Shiraz Patodia’s practice focuses on dispute resolution: litigation & arbitration. She represents domestic and international clients in complex and highly contentious commercial litigation and arbitration matters across courts and arbitral forums in India, including the Supreme Court of India. In her legal career spanning more than three decades, Shiraz 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, Shiraz made the filing for combination clearance with the Competition Commission of India in one of the largest cross-border M&A deals.
Shiraz notably created a specialist practice group at the firm for anti-corruption and white-collar crimes, handling advisory and litigation assignments as well as internal corporate investigations for various multinational clients across India. She is also representing one of the firm’s international clients in a leading case on corporate corruption pending in India.
Shiraz also heads Dua’s international trade and customs practice, regularly representing clients from across the globe in anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard duty investigations in India.
Shiraz has been consistently rated as a leading practitioner by several international publications, including Chambers Global, Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and India Business Law Journal, and has received several global commendations for her “practical and result oriented” work. Dua’s international trade team, headed by Shiraz, has been consistently rated as “one of the best trade teams in India”. Shiraz has been listed as a leading individual and a key practitioner for dispute resolution (Chambers and Partners, 2018, Legal 500, 2018), a notable practitioner with a solid track record and experience in representing multinational companies on anti-corruption and fraud matters (Chambers and Partners, 2018, Legal 500, 2018), and a notable practitioner/leading individual who is very experienced in providing anti-dumping defence for international trade/WTO matters (Chamber and Partners, 2018, Legal 500, 2018).
Shiraz 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 Bombay Incorporated Law Society. She is an advocate-on-record of the Supreme Court of India and is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Bombay Bar Association and an associate member of Delhi High Court Bar Association.