ESTABLISHED IN 1986
Total number of professionals: 250+ (73 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi
Other offices: Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune
Key practice areas
Mergers & acquisitions; private equity & venture capital; corporate & commercial; corporate restructuring; privatization and disinvestment; governance & compliance; projects; infrastructure & energy; banking & finance; insurance; capital markets; dispute resolution – litigation & arbitration; WTO/international trade & anti-dumping; intellectual property; antitrust & competition law; taxation; labour & employment; real estate and urban development; and white-collar crime.
Dua Associates is one of India’s prominent law firms, serving a wide spectrum of clients drawn from several Fortune 500 companies, publicly listed companies, public-sector enterprises, privately owned businesses, as well as multinational companies including readily recognizable brand names from the US, Europe, Japan and ASEAN. With full-service offices in eight key metropolitan cities of India, namely New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Chandigarh and Hyderabad, Dua Associates is widely recognized for the depth of experienced legal talent and knowledge of over 250 additional legal professionals with 73 partners and counsels. This gives clients seamless access to comprehensive advice and strategies in diverse sectors.
The firm’s expertise in complex transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, private equity, venture capital and other corporate deals is widely recognized and acknowledged. Dua Associates is also credited with some notably large transactions under its real estate and urban development practice, sectoral headwinds notwithstanding. Additionally, several partners of the firm have also been individually ranked and awarded for their stellar contributions to their respective practice areas.
New domains in focus
Dua Associates remains at the forefront of helping global organizations navigate fresh Indian investment and business opportunities in the changed world order. Underscoring its resilience and future-readiness, the firm has in addition, to the regular practice areas, created specialized practice groups (with senior leadership from within the firm and domain experts) to focus on emerging opportunities in sectors like:
Healthcare: Dua Associates is leveraging its in-depth understanding and experience with assisting prominent pharmaceutical and healthcare companies to further customize its services for clients in this sector.
Data privacy & cybersecurity: The firm’s specialized team backed by legal and sector-specific experts and industry stalwarts, has stayed ahead of the curve in privacy and data security-related enforcement trends, new laws and regulations, and key emerging issues to mitigate clients’ risks and minimize their potential liability.
Aviation, defence & aerospace: The firm addresses various aspects of international civil aviation and domestic civil aviation industry including airport disinvestment, modernization and privatization. In defence, the firm has advised OEMs to technology providers and suppliers on various issues besides negotiating joint ventures with foreign investment firms. With the recent opening up of India’s space programme to the private sector, Dua Associates has focused on its space sector-specific expertise to advise clients.
Technology, media & telecommunications: The team provides high-level strategic advice on the current concerns around 5G implementation, spectrum-related issues and related matters.
Food & beverages: Advising clients on complex laws and regulations that govern food products, including packaging and labelling.
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