ESTABLISHED IN 1986
Total number of professionals: 250 (75 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi
Other offices: Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad,
Mumbai and Pune
Key practice areas
Arbitration & ADR; banking & finance; bankruptcy & insolvency; capital markets; competition & antitrust; compliance; corporate & commercial; healthcare & pharmaceuticals; infrastructure; intellectual property; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; joint ventures; litigation; mergers & acquisitions; labour & employment; policy & regulatory; power & energy; private equity, venture capital & funds; project finance; real estate; technology, media and telecommunications; transport & logistics; white-collar crime.
Dua Associates is widely recognised for the firm’s depth of experienced legal talent and knowledge of more than 250 legal professionals including 75 partners and counsel, across eight offices in India’s top cities. This gives clients seamless access to comprehensive advice in sectors as diverse as manufacturing, energy including renewables, healthcare, telecoms, real estate, defence and aerospace among others. In a rapidly evolving Indian and global business environment, Dua Associates has an outstanding track record of achieving critical legal and practical solutions for clients and enjoys a stellar reputation as a result-oriented and multi-disciplinary legal firm.
Independent intelligence on this law firm
The following information is sourced directly from India Business Law Journal and/or Law.asia and is not part of the directory listing provided by the law firm.
“Shiraz is extremely capable in the anti-dumping arena,” says David Wright, legal and HR director for Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Kodak Australia. “She has very good client relationship skills and … is able to provide uniformly excellent service. Anti-dumping is a very complex and very technical area, and the consequences of an adverse finding can be devastating.” Clients also recommend Manoj Menon, Sharan Balasubramanian, Sunil Malik, Neeraj Kumar and Salil Gulati.
“We use Dua for the entire spectrum of our activities – PPA structuring and verifications, corporate finance, litigation, land verification and due diligence, etc.,” says Vivek Subramanian, co-founder and executive director at Fourth Partner Energy. “We would very strongly endorse the capabilities of partners Manoj Menon and Sharan Balasubramanian. There are times [when my team members] bypass the use of our in-house legal team for some tasks, as they have comfort on the turnaround time and quality from the Dua team. Kudos to them.”
An international client applauds the firm for having “outstanding skilled lawyers … a very wide range of competences on M&A, tax, labour, commercial law etc … [and] very competitive rates aligned to the ones offered by other market players belonging to the same cluster of law firms.”
A second client, who also remains nameless, says: “Hiring Dua Associates turned out to be the best decision of my litigant career … They don’t have an agenda other than to make their client succeed.”
Partner Sita Khosla and her team are applauded by a client who says: “They know the aviation business, and their responsiveness, diligence and support is outstanding”.
Manoj Jain, general counsel at Wipro Enterprises, who has worked with the firm for the past decade, when he says: “The depth of knowledge and maturity that lawyers at Dua Associates display, and their opinions on how to handle a particular legal issue, is remarkable”.
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