Delhi University, 2019
CCS University (Meerut), 2004
Abhinav is experienced in the areas of licensing and trusts. He has independently led due-diligence teams at target companies and negotiated relevant contractual documentation including share purchase, business transfer and asset transfer agreements. He has sound understanding of tax laws to assist in the efficient structuring of particular transactions.
Abhinav is an integral part of the regulatory and licensing team of the firm including on issues relating to FEMA, SEBI, Legal Metrology, Drugs and Cosmetics Laws, Telecom and Defence.
Abhinav holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He is admitted as a member of the Bar Council of India and is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Rajiv Gandhi University of Law, Punjab, 2020
Christ University, Bangalore, 2019
Mumbai University, 2003
Agnes provides advisory services on title of projects and also renders documentation and advisory services for development, redevelopment, SRA project etc. in the course of development and for acquisition and sale of real estate.
As part of Trademark and Copyrights practice, Agnes does advisory work with regard to protection of rights and due diligence of liability of the client including documentation for registration assignment and licensing of work generally to various industries including media and entertainment. Further, for general contracts, she advises clients on structuring transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general commercial contracts. She has significant experience in commercial documentation and drafting transactional and other agreements and has also rendered services in matters related to personal law like drafting of Wills, Family Arrangement, obtaining of Probate etc.
She qualified as solicitor from the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in 1995 and solicitor from Wales, London (non-practicing) in 1996. Agnes holds a Bachelor degree in Arts, Bachelor in Law and Post Graduate Diploma In Journalism from Mumbai University.
Bangalore University, Bangalore, 2017
Aishwarya has been working with Dua Associates, predominantly handling real estate. She has conducted title due diligence of properties across the State of Karnataka and has also carried out review of title for critical projects located within the business district of Bangalore. Her sectoral focus includes renewable energy industry, manufacturing among others, wherein she takes into account the applicable industrial policy. She has also assisted in drafting various real estate transactional documents.
Aishwarya graduated from the University Law College, Bangalore University, Bangalore in the year 2017.
Symbiosis International University, Pune, 2018
KLE Society's Law College, Bengaluru, 2018
University of Delhi, 1991
Akash’s experience includes advising corporates from different sectors on foreign investment, employment and labour laws and legal and regulatory compliance . Prior to joining Dua Associates, Akash was actively involved in litigation and arbitration including engagements on behalf of major public sector undertakings. He also has experience in managing a large international commercial arbitration in India.
Akash attended The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands.
Symbiosis Law School, Noida, 2020
University of Delhi, 1984
Alok heads the Japan Practice at Dua Associates and specializes in assisting Japanese companies in their investments and operations in India. Having lived and worked in Japan for close to a decade, he is fluent in the Japanese language, and familiar with Japanese social customs and business practices. In Japan, Alok served as an in-house lawyer for Chiyoda Corporation, Tokyo, and developed special expertise in international construction contracts.
In India, he has advised several leading Japanese companies on corporate, commercial and business laws with special emphasis on foreign and domestic investment, joint-venture formations, incorporation, mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructuring. Alok has also assisted Japanese companies in contractual negotiations, dispute management, business strategizing as well as in gaining an understanding of the Indian business environment, customs and practices.
Alok holds a Bachelor’s in History (honors) from St. Stephen’s College. He also received a two year fellowship to study Japanese Business Management & Practices at the Hiroike Institute, Kashiwa, Japan.
Punjab University, 2000
Aman is a litigating lawyer and has extensive experience in different fields of law including constitution, criminal law, contracts & agreements, securitization law, alternative disputes resolution mechanisms, rent laws, land acquisition, taxation (both direct & indirect), negotiable instruments, labour, human rights, service law, consumer protection, transfer of property, revenue, land laws and corporate law. He frequently appears before different courts/commissions/tribunals including DRT & NCLT and other statutory authorities in both civil and criminal matters.
Aman was also on the panel of Official Liquidator attached to the Punjab & Haryana High Court wherein he represented the Official Liquidator in various Winding up proceedings and collateral issues related thereto. Aman served as Additional Advocate General Punjab from November 2012 to March 2016 and defended the State Government in Land Acquisition, Revenue, Service, Education / Admission, Constitution, Tender, Labour and other matters. Aman has been on the High Court panel for HUDA, HSIIDC, Panjab University and Chandigarh Administration. Aman has been regularly appearing before the National Company Law Tribunal Chandigarh Bench which was established in June 2016.
He worked as a Partner from April 2016 to March 2020 and resigned thereafter to take up his current assignment as Additional Advocate General, Haryana. Aman is a ‘Of Counsel’ of the Firm.
Delhi University, 2006
Ami Ranjan is a corporate lawyer and primarily advises foreign companies in their investments and operations in India. His experience includes advisory in matters relating to corporate laws, foreign exchange laws, real estate, labour laws, establishment of subsidiaries and other legal entities in India, formulating entry strategies for setting up businesses in India etc. He has also handled M&A and joint venture transactions.
Prior to joining Dua Associates, Ami Ranjan worked with a reputed law firm in Delhi and handled corporate and commercial matters and advised clients on project finance and infrastructure transactions. He was also engaged in some litigation and arbitration matters in his last firm.
University of Delhi, 1994
Amit is the former Financial Advisor (Acquisition) & Additional Secretary and Member Defence Procurement Board, Ministry of Defence. During his career with the Indian Defence Accounts Service, spanning thirty five years, he worked in various capacities in the Defence Accounts Department and on deputation to the Central Vigilance Commission as Commissioner for Departmental Inquiries.
During his tenure with the Ministry of Defence he was associated with all financial and contractual matters related to procurement of goods and services for the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, Special Forces Command and the Army Ordnance. He also handled defense plans and budgets . As Financial Advisor (Acquisition), he handled all financial matters related to capital procurements for the services and the Coast Guard. Amit was closely associated with the formulation of the Defence Offset Guidelines of 2012. He was co-chair of the forum set up to review the progress of all procurement cases under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme of the US Government. He was also a member of the Indo-Russian working group on procurement related issues.
He writes for various defense journals and websites on issues related to offsets, life-cycle costing, defense industrialization, procurement procedures, defense planning and budgeting. He is on the editorial board of the defense journal ‘India Strategic’ and the advisory board of another defense journal ‘DefProAc’. He has attended National Security & Strategic Studies course at the National Defence College and the Advanced Programme in Public Administration at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, both at New Delhi.
Amit holds MA and M Phil degrees in Political Science from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and an LL B degree from Delhi University. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi.
Kanpur University, 1994
Amit’s experience spans various industry sectors and his clients include both public and private sector companies. He has a particular interest and experience in the laws of commercial arbitration and mediation and is actively involved in domestic and International Commercial Arbitrations including proceedings related to construction of oil & gas drilling and production platforms, civil construction and engineering contracts and commercial disputes arising out of service contracts and joint ventures.
Amit has significant experience in handling large and complex cases in various jurisdictions. He presently leads the firm’s practice before the Supreme Court of India and also appears before the various High Courts and District Courts, as well as numerous special interest courts and tribunals.
He was admitted as Advocate-on-Record with the Supreme Court of India in 2001 . Amit holds an honors degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi.
Amitabha is an extremely experienced employee with a track record of over 32 years having been with Dua Associates since the inception of the firm. As a department head, he has a key role in nurturing talent and has been widely recognized by his colleagues for his sound financial advice, leadership skills and quick problem-solving abilities.
Christ University, Bangalore, 2019
Symbiosis Law College, Pune, 2007
Angad is a dispute resolution lawyer based at our Gurgaon office. He is regarded by his clients for his ability to find constructive and innovative solutions to complex legal issues. He actively advises government enterprises, international and domestic corporations, and individual clients on a variety of legal matters.
He has vast experience in civil, commercial and corporate litigation pertaining to contracts, company law, constitutional law, consumer law, debt recovery law, dishonor of cheques, environmental law, foreign exchange law, labour and employment law, land acquisition law, intellectual property law and real estate / property law. Angad regularly appears before the Supreme Court, various High Courts, District Courts and Tribunals. He also has valuable experience in commercial arbitrations.
School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore, 2011
Aniketh’s core expertise areas are Commercial and Contract Law, Debt Recovery and Banking Law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and Constitutional Law. He also practices in the area of Civil and Criminal Law, and Labour and Employment Law. Aniketh has experience in appearing before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, District Civil Courts, Magistrate and Sessions Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals, Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals, National Company Law Tribunals, Industrial Tribunal, Labour Courts, and Consumer Forums.
Bombay University, 1995
Anil advises on project finances, investments and diverse banking and finance related issues. As part of the corporate and commercial practice, he advises clients on structuring of transactions, regulatory approvals, security enforcement remedies, mergers and acquisitions, setting up of companies, joint venture companies and other transactional advice. As part of real estate and infrastructure practice, Anil advises on transfer of immovable properties and documentation on infrastructure projects.
He has been involved with several matters involving formulating, negotiating and implementing structures for foreign investments and acquisitions and has conducted legal due diligence exercises for clients for diverse purposes. He has considerable experience in commercial documentation and drafting of transactional and other agreements. Additionally, Anil has handled various arbitration and litigation matters involving general commercial disputes to constitutional matters.
Anil qualified as a solicitor from the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in 1998.He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from Bombay University.
Gujarat National Law University, 2011
Anirudh has been with Dua Associates since 2011. With his practice areas being Dispute Resolution and General Corporate Advisory, Anirudh has represented the firm’s clients before Courts and Tribunals across the country, and specifically before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi and Bombay High Courts, and various benches of the National Company Law Tribunal. His focus areas include banking law and general commercial transactional laws, advising clients on various transactions and representing them in arbitration and litigation arising therefrom. Anirudh is also part of litigation in several civil suits and trials invoking original jurisdiction of trial courts and some High Courts.
Anirudh is an alumnus of Gujarat National Law University.
St. Xavier’s College, University of Kolkata (1987); LLB, University of Mumbai (1990)
Anish has been involved in several matters advising on formulating, negotiating and implementing structures for foreign investments and acquisitions. He has advised on mergers and acquisitions, setting up of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint venture companies, software companies, special purpose vehicles, takeover code and stock exchange related matters and transactional advice. This has included recommendations on tax-efficient structures for establishing business presence in India consistent with the prevailing tax regime and the provisions of applicable double taxation agreements, conduct of business operations in India, statutory compliances required under companies act, labour laws, environmental laws, food safety and standards.
He has conducted several legal due diligence exercises in connection with matters involving acquisitions of assets, business and shares of (listed and unlisted) companies. He has worked on domestic IPO and rights issue matters and private equity transactions.
Anish has extensive experience in commercial documentation and drafting of transactional and other agreements including joint venture agreements, know how & technical collaboration / licensing agreements, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, business transfer agreements, non-compete agreements, escrow agreements, franchisee and distributorship agreements, agency agreements, framework agreements, channel partner agreements, end user license agreements, software development agreements, leases, leave & license agreements, agreements for built-to- suit facilities, development agreements, building & construction agreements.
On intellectual property matters, Anish has advised on licensing and assignment of intellectual property, protection of confidential information, software and data protection, and drafting of necessary agreements. In labour law matters, he has advised on employee benefit trusts, employment and service contracts, stock option schemes, voluntary retirement schemes, provident funds, gratuity and related employee benefits, and in the drafting of required documentation. In real estate matters, he has advised on title investigations and reports, purchase, leasing, sale and lease-back arrangements of commercial property and on the applicable stamp duties and registration procedures. He has taken part in matters in advising the Union Government in certain important projects on privatization of public sector undertakings.
Law Faculty Delhi University, 1999
Anjali is a legal professional with 21 years’ experience. Areas of expertise include civil and commercial litigation before the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) etc. Her specific areas of practice include Real Estate Law, Insolvency Law, Arbitration, Civil and Commercial litigation.
Tamil Nadu National Law School, 2018
Amity Law School, Delhi (IP University), 2017
CCS Meerut, 2008
Ashish is a corporate lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of company law, securities, regulatory law and policy, foreign direct investment and foreign exchange laws. Ashish has undertaken various assignments involving setting up of companies in India, legal due diligences, drafting/reviewing various commercial contracts including joint ventures, share and asset purchases, etc. He also has the experience of advising clients in divesting their mining business in India.
National Law School of India University, Bangalore, 2007
Ashish’s practice focuses on corporate commercial litigation and arbitration with special focus on intellectual property litigation, white-collar crimes, environmental protection and International trade law. He services clients from the world of technology, digital media, fashion, luxury goods, logistics, media and the chemical industry in a variety of matters both, in the nature of civil and criminal litigation.
Ashish has extensive experience in defending civil and criminal litigation in anti-corruption actions and has represented various companies faced with allegations of improper payments as well as those under investigation. In intellectual property matters he has represented clients in trademark, copyright and patent litigation before various High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of India apart from appearing before other specialized tribunals.
Ashish is also actively involved with the practice of international trade law advising a range of exporters, chambers of associations, importers and user associations in several trade remedy investigations carried out by the Government of India. Ashish has been ranked as the ‘Next Generation Partner’ in the field of WTO and International Trade Law.
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, 2002
Chandirasekaran enrolled with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in October 2002 and specializes in the practice of Real Estate. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (B.L.) from the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai.
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, 2019
University of Pune , 2010
Kishore joined the litigation team of Dua Associates, Chennai, in 2010. He handles advisory and dispute resolution relating to civil, writ, company, commercial, debt recovery and IPR. He also handles commercial arbitration disputes including disputes relating to infrastructure contracts, including contracts relating to design and construction of metro rail stations and tunneling works, power plants and other such public utility projects.
Kishore holds a B.S.L. L.L.B degree from the University of Pune, ILS Law College at Pune. He also has a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
Padala Ram Reddy Law College Osmania University, 2000
Sriram enrolled as Advocate in 2000 and joined joined Dua Associates three years later. He has handled clients independently and has vast experience in conducting exclusive title due diligence for all kinds of Real Estate projects, appearing in N.C.L.T., Revenue Tribunals, Civil Courts and High Court as well as general, commercial and corporate litigation.
Karnataka State Law University, Hubli (J.S.S Law College, Mysore), 2015
A litigation practice area specialist, Gaurav has extensive experience in representing clients before the High Court of Karnataka and the Trial Courts in civil, commercial, criminal and property disputes. He also represents clients before the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Consumer Forums and State Commission, Family Courts and the Karnataka Medical Council.
The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education, Hyderabad, 2018
Bangalore University, Bangalore (Seshadripuram Law College), 2011
Bhuvana is currently enrolled with the Karnataka State Bar Council and her main areas of practice are Real Estate Advisory and Litigation. She has in-depth knowledge and proficiency in local laws relating to real estate and has conducted title due diligence of various residential and commercial properties. She also has experience in legal drafting which includes pleadings and conveyance documents. Additionally, she has experience in drafting and vetting of commercial contracts and documentation.
Having obtained her graduate law degree, she went on to do her post graduation specializing in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from Karnataka State Open University, Mysore.
Bangalore University, 1998
Srinivas currently practices in various areas of corporate law. He specializes in real estate, mergers & acquisitions, infrastructure projects, food-law matters, intellectual property issues and labour law. Recognized for his real estate practice by leading global ranking organizations, Srini regularly represented developers, institutional lenders, borrowers, and investors in all phases and aspects of real estate transactions such as financing, acquisition, investment, disposition and leasing matters and restructuring real estate related debts. He has also provided specialized advice on matters pertaining to foreign direct investment in real estate in India.
Mysore University, 1998
Brijita practices predominantly in the area of Real Estate that includes performing due diligence on property, structuring transactions involving joint development of property / joint ventures (between developers and landowners), advising and assisting landowners / tenants in the area of Commercial Leases. Her experience includes providing legal services for real estate projects, investments, finance, purchase, joint developments, lease arrangements, mortgage arrangements, structuring transactions, negotiations, documentation, obtaining registration of various instruments / deeds etc. She has assisted various companies in acquisition of property and banks and financial institutions in verifying the security of the facilities granted by them.
Yogi Vemana University, 2017
Abhilash is a part of the Japan focused practice group within the firm. His practice area includes drafting of commercial agreements, corporate and commercial laws, industrial laws, FEMA and consumers laws. He is well-versed with listing compliances and coordinating with various statutory bodies such as SEBI, RBI etc. Prior to joining Dua Associates, he has worked with various listed and joint venture companies and Private Equity Funds, handling inbound and outbound investments, due diligence and deal making.
Abhilash holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce and Bachelors’ Degree in law. He is also an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, 2003
Chandra’s practice areas include project finance, real estate, corporate & commercial laws, contract negotiation and negotiated settlement of disputes. He has acted as lenders’ legal counsel to consortiums of banks and financial institutions in project finance transactions for power projects. Chandra has advised foreign investors on their investments in the real estate sector and has rich experience in advising clients on land use, and development control norms. He has led teams conducting comprehensive due diligence of land across India to identify the title risks and suitability of the land. He has advised clients in settlement of complex disputes through negotiations. Chandra also advises the not-for-profit sector on the formation of trust, society and Section 8 Company. He is part of the pro-bono initiative of the firm
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, 2007
Chethan joined Dua Associates, Chennai in 2008 and is involved in all matters relating to litigation, corporate work and alternate dispute resolution. His specialization areas include debt recovery, banking, and commercial and civil disputes.
Chethan holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai and enrolled at the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in the year 2008.
Indraprastha University, 2010
Chirag has been practicing law since 2010 and primarily advises in the area of civil and commercial litigation. He regularly appears in all Courts and Tribunals including Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Debts Recovery Tribunal, Delhi, Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal, Delhi, Arbitral Tribunals, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, New Delhi, National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, various District Courts in New Delhi and Gurgaon and Consumer Forums.
Besides advising in the field of litigation, Chirag also advises and represents clients in Real Estate transactions which includes drafting transaction documents and undertaking due diligence exercises. He also advises clients on various labour law compliances and disputes.
Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2009
Chitranshul is an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India with experience in civil and commercial litigation. He practices Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law, Arbitration, Banking & Commercial Litigation, and general Civil Litigation. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and various other State High Courts, various National Company Law Tribunals, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, arbitral tribunals and other fora.
Insolvency & Bankruptcy litigation being his primary area of practice, he represents Banks, Financial Institutions, Asset Reconstruction Companies, Creditors and Resolution Professionals before the National Company Law Tribunals and Appellate Tribunal. He also advises Creditors and Resolution Professionals during Corporate Insolvency Resolution processes and represents them in Committee of Creditors meetings.
Chitranshul is the author of ‘The Great Repression – Story of Sedition in India’ published by Penguin India in 2019. He is a member of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association, Delhi High Court Bar Association and Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration.
Having founded Dua Associates over thirty years ago, C.R. Dua is currently the Chairman of the Firm, which has full services offices across top eight cities across India. His responsibilities include providing strategic advice and direction to the nearly 300 professionals of the Firm for its further growth and development, including providing long term vision. He engages with the 73 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.
Since its inception in the 1980s the Firm led by C.R. Dua has been at the forefront of Indian economic liberalization by representing overseas businesses and negotiating and structuring their inbound investments. He pioneered the representation of major international oil companies Chevron, Texaco and Shell in the Bombay High and thereafter, the Firm advised major US corporations’ foray into India like General Electric, General Motors, AT&;T, Power Gen, McDonald’s, Timex and 3M Corporation amongst others. The firm under C.R. Dua also represented the initial influx of major companies from Japan including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Toshiba and Mitsui & Co.
Chairman Dua’s experience and expertise encompasses 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. Amongst the major representative clients advised include some well known global brand names such as General Motors, General Electric and GE Capital, 3M Company, Chevron Corporation, McDonald’s, Mitsubishi Corporation, AIG, Chubb Insurance, Rolls Royce Plc., Rio Tinto, Linde AG, Estee Lauder, Gilead, Whirlpool, Becton Dickinson, Gillette, Dow Chemical Corporation and DuPont among others.
C.R. 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 also Chairman of the Board of Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Limited and an Independent Director on the same board. He is a founding member of the American Chamber of Commerce in India and an invitee to its national Executive Board. He is a member of the India Advisory Board of BNP Paribas and one of the Senior Vice Presidents of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and among the Chairpersons of Legal Reforms Committee.
Over the last two decades C.R. Dua has been the recipient of several awards as the Leading Lawyer in areas of M&A and Corporate Restructuring. He was awarded the Samman Patra by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance and The National Council of Jurists Award in recognition of his contribution to the development of Corporate Laws in India. In 2018, he was conferred the Award “Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy” for his contribution to the promotion of bilateral business ties between Italy and India. Early 2020, at a high-profile event that celebrated the innovation and achievements of legal luminaries, C.R Dua received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution and Excellence in the field of law.
An avid tennis player 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, C.R. 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 in ancient history as an MPhil student at Oxford University,UK.
National Law School of India University, 1996
Murali’s areas of expertise include corporate affairs, mergers & acquisitions, foreign investments, exchange control regulations, real estate and intellectual property. He has substantial experience in legal due diligence reviews, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, venture capital investments and related documentation.
Murali also has significant experience in civil, criminal and constitutional litigation before the Madras High Court and is a member of the Madras Bar Association and the Madras High Court Advocates Association.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Madras Christian College.
Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi, 2016
Deeksha practices primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial laws, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and corporate governance. She has been extensively involved in legal due diligence exercise in M&A transactions and general corporate advisory. She has also advised clients in the banking and finance space in on-going regulatory and compliance matters and structuring of new products. Deeksha has represented the lenders in lending transactions which included drafting, reviewing, and negotiating loan and security documents.
Mumbai University, 2019
Jitendra Chauhan College of Law, Mumbai, 2008
Dharmesh has been practising for more than 10 years. He has worked on various kinds of matters relating to Insolvency & Bankruptcy , Arbitration arising out of commercial contracts, consumer matters, commercial suits, writ petitions, testamentary matters, summary suit before Bombay High Court, District Courts in Bombay and National Company Law Tribunal (Bombay), Arbitral Tribunals, and various other forums.
Campus Law Centre, Delhi University,2011
Dhiraj is an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India. His practice areas include handling civil commercial disputes, insolvency and arbitration matters before various forums, including the National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. He has also handled several matters pertaining to OCI cardholders before the Delhi High Court.
Dhiraj is a second-generation Army officer. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Military Academy at Dehradun and was commissioned in the year 1991. After a full colour service of 20 years in the Army, he took premature retirement in 2012 and has since been with the Firm in the capacity of Vice President Administration. He is a qualified HR professional having done a Post Graduate Certification in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur. Dhiraj has also pursued a course in Business Management from MDI Gurgaon and is a certified Trainer from Dale Carnegie.
Dhiraj is directly responsible for Administration and he and his team ensure implementation of all policies and smooth functioning of all the offices. In addition to his role as VP Admin, Dhiraj is a qualified Food Safety Auditor too and is credited with carrying out a minimum of 100 Risk Assessment and Food Safety Audits of Star Hotels of the erstwhile Starwood Group of Hotels in India and South East Asia.
B.M.S College of Law, Bengaluru, 2012
Divya’s practice focuses on litigation, arbitration, anti-bribery, white collar crimes, environmental law, and constitutional law. She is experienced in handling litigation pertaining to corporate transactions relating to amalgamations and demergers, intellectual property rights, contracts, specific relief and environmental laws. She has assisted clients across a variety of industries including chemicals, automobiles, education and print media.
Divya handles a wide range of litigation before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts and Tribunals in the country in areas like constitutional law, environmental laws, sexual harassment laws, general civil and criminal laws, anti-corruption laws, international trade laws, etc. She is part of a team that advises clients on civil, criminal, and corporate laws and has drafted schemes involving commercial and corporate transactions.
Jindal Global University, 2018
University of Delhi, 2011
Febin is a disputes lawyer with around nine years of experience in litigation. He is an Advocate on Record with the Supreme Court of India.
Febin has represented clients in matters related to Constitution, mining, securities, competition, shareholder disputes, banking & finance, immigration and consumer law. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi, National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and various tribunals. He has appeared for the Competition Commission of India and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India before the NCLAT and Delhi High Court.
Amity University, 2018
Karnataka University Law college, Dharwad, 1989
Ganapati has extensively represented and advised multinational corporations, financial institutions and major public sector undertakings in various matters. He also practices in the areas of real estate, consumer protection, intellectual property and constitutional law and regularly appears on behalf of clients before the various High Courts as well as Commission and Tribunal level forums.
University of Madras, 1994, National University of Singapore 2001, College of Law UK 2004, Board of Legal Education, Singapore 2007
Ganesh works out of both Chennai & Delhi offices of Dua Associates. His practice encompasses advising and representing parties in international arbitration matters (under Rules of SIAC, ICC, LCIA, SCMA, UNCITRAL as well as ad hoc) and in arbitration matters seated in India that are conducted pursuant to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. He also advises and represents parties in litigation matters before the courts. He has handled cases arising from transactions relating to Oil & Gas; Infrastructure, Projects & Construction; Power / Energy; Telecom & IT; Banking & Finance; Joint Ventures and General Commercial matters.
Prior to relocating to India Ganesh spent over 16 years in Singapore during which time he worked with some of the top international law firms and Singapore law firms. Between 2002 and 2007, Ganesh was the Counsel & Assistant Registrar of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
Ganesh has been listed as one of the “Future Leaders” by ‘Who’s Who Legal’ and the ‘Global Arbitration Review (GAR)’, London in the 2017 and 2018 editions of ‘Arbitration: Future Leaders’. In recognition of his dedication and contribution to Arbitration & Alternate Dispute Resolution, he was conferred Capital Foundation’s Arun Jaitley Award for 2020.
He has been appointed by the President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration as a Member of the ‘SIAC Users Council’, and by the President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration as a member of the ‘ICC India Arbitration Group’. He is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the SIAC, the Asian International Arbitration Centre, the Indian Council of Arbitration, the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre and is on the list of arbitrators of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration.
Admitted to practice in India, England & Wales and Singapore, Ganesh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is an active member of the International Bar Association ( IBA) and is on the IBA India Working Group.
Meerut University, 2008
Gaurav is a corporate lawyer with 12 years plus post qualification experience in M&A, PE investments, Real Estate and Corporate Commercial transactions. He has been involved in advising and representing clients in various domestic & cross-border transactions, on foreign direct investments, outbound investments, joint ventures and commercial contractual issues. His work experience includes advising Indian and foreign clients on various issues arising out of the Companies Act, FEMA, FCRA, RERA, Labour Laws, Legal Metrology, Competition Act and other sector-specific laws.
Gaurav holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Kurukshetra University; PGDBA (HRM) from Symbiosis, Pune; PGDM (PM & HRD) from Balaji Institute of Management Studies, Pune; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Meerut University and Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) degree from Delhi University. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and Delhi High Court Bar Association.
Army Institute of Law, Mohali
Gautam specializes in Competition Law and Policy. He has been working in this field since enforcement of the substantive provisions of Competition Act, 2002 in May, 2009 and has extensive experience in formulating legal strategies and representing clients before Competition Commission of India, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, High Courts and Supreme Court of India. He has also created and administered competition compliance programs for various corporate houses.
Gautam also advises on M&A transactions with respect to compliance with competition law. He has been involved in M&A filings and seeking approval from Competition Commission of India. He has also created and administered competition compliance programs for various corporate houses, which included drafting compliance manuals and training of senior management.
Apart from competition law, Gautam has also been involved in policy work and has given opinions/advisories to various ministries/ departments of the Government of India, corporate houses and trade associations on issues related to e-commerce, international trade, subsidies, WTO and International bilateral and multilateral agreements. He has represented various corporate houses/ trade associations before relevant government authorities on issues related to draft policies and proposed legislations.
Gautam has co-authored a book on Indian competition law which has been published by Taxmann Publication. He has also drafted study material on competition law for Competition Commission of India and conducts modules on competition law at NALSAR University, Hyderabad.
Gautam did his graduation from Army Institute of Law, Mohali in 2008.
Tamil Nadu National Law School, 2019
Bangalore University, 1992
George is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in civil litigation and arbitration, primarily in the areas of commercial / corporate transactions, enforcement of intellectual property rights, real estate, and consumer disputes.
George is experienced before the High Court on both the original and appellate sides and also in Company Law related matters before the Company Law Board.
KLE Society's Law College, Bengaluru, 2018
Harinder is an expert in IT Infrastructure, IT Security & Compliance and management of IT systems. He joined Dua Associates 15 years ago as an IT consultant to procure and upgrade the IT hardware, software licenses, and streamline vendor management as per SLA and build a robust IT help-desk on a pan-India basis across all offices. Harinder introduced and successfully implemented legal MIS – the complete cycle from client introduction to invoice generation. He recently supervised the upgradation of the IT infrastructure and backup solution to hybrid model.
Mumbai University, 1987
Hetal has been practicing in Civil, Appellate and Original Jurisdiction of the Bombay High Court and doing both litigation and non-litigation matters.
His experience encompasses General Litigation – disputes related to property matters, commercial disputes including arbitration; Intellectual Property matters, (Copyright and Trademarks matters, both litigation and non-litigation), including IPR related documents; Mergers and Acquisitions, development & redevelopment documentations, legal opinions and due diligence, commercial agreements like Share Subscription and general agreements.
Hetal is a solicitor at Bombay High Court and solicitor at London and Wales (non-practicing). Prior to joining Dua Associates, he started the firm of Thakore Jariwala & Associates and was previously also associated with Kanga & Co. for five years.
Symbiosis International University, India, 2015
Himanshu specialises in Litigation and Arbitration (domestic and international) and is part of the Dispute Resolution practice group at Dua Associates. He holds an LL.M with a specialisation in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from University College London (UCL). He also holds a B.A and an LL.B from Symbiosis International University, India.
University of Kashmir, 2003
Iqbal is a corporate lawyer with 12 years’ experience and an active member of several practice groups including Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Technology Practice and Start-Up & Emerging Company services.
He has advised on several high profile cross-border and domestic acquisitions, representing buyers, sellers, vendors, lenders, investors and financial advisors. He has advised his clients on a wide range of issues relating to acquisitions, collaborations, structuring (including entry and exit strategies), regulatory trends and compliances, strategic issues and developments in a variety of industry sectors such as manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, hospitality, education, financial services, real estate and IT sector. He has also advised various private equity funds in their investment in companies engaged in various sectors. The clients benefit from his diverse experience and expertise, particularly his commercial approach and problem solving capabilities.
Prior to joining the firm in October 2016, Iqbal was global assistant general counsel of a leading technology firm and has also worked at senior positions in corporate/M&A practice groups of leading law firms of India. He is a member of the Bar Council of India and Supreme Court Bar Association.
Iqbal holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Kashmir and a Masters degree from the Bristol Law School, UK for which he obtained a scholarship from the British Government. He has also attended a leadership education programme at Harvard Law School.
Indian Law Society’s Law College, Pune, 2008
Janini Somiah has been with the Firm for over 12 (twelve) years now and is involved in advising both Indian and multinational clients, in the areas of general corporate and commercial laws which involves structuring and drafting of various commercial contracts, corporate and commercial advisory work in the areas of company law, information technology, employment and labour laws, legal metrology and other packaged commodity related laws, food related laws, other laws governing fast moving consumer goods, and real estate related laws.
Janini has, over the years, developed an in-depth understanding of the day-to-day business requirements of clients, and their intent to ensure that their innovative business ideas comply, at all times, with the applicable laws. She has worked closely with clients in structuring their businesses in such a manner. Janini also provides specific compliance related advice, which involves understanding the business and products of clients, and then providing them with compliance checklists, ready reckoners, and such other reports, which set out the specific compliance requirements, and subsequently undertakes the required due diligences to ensure the required compliances. Further, Janini assists companies in strategising approaches in cases where notices are received from statutory authorities or consumers, etc., alleging certain non-compliances. The variety of advice that Janini is involved in providing, gives her an in depth understanding of any specific situation and this enables her to provide the client with well rounded and wholesome advice in relation to any matter.
Janini graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from the Indian Law Society’s Law College, Pune in the year 2007. Janini then went on to earn her master’s degree in Commercial and Financial Law from King’s College, University of London. She also holds a master’s degree in Business Laws (MBL) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She has enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Karnataka, India in 2008.
ILS Law College, Pune, 2020
University of Delhi, 1990
Jaspreet practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and appears before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the courts of Haryana as well as handles cases before other courts in North India. She is particularly experienced in the fields of commercial laws, real estate, consumer matters, food adulteration issues and arbitration.
University of Delhi, 2002
Jay practices primarily in the areas of Corporate & Commercial laws and Legal & Regulatory Compliance. He has vast experience of preparation and validation of check-lists of applicable central and state laws for clients including MNCs, PSUs and companies in manufacturing as well as service sectors. Jay has also undertaken various client assignments pertaining to general corporate practice including advice on matters under the takeover code, setting up of non-profit organizations, and corporate restructuring such as mergers, demergers, buy-outs and strategic investments.
He has also actively worked on various financing projects and is experienced in drafting / reviewing documentation for joint ventures, share and asset purchases and loan agreements.
Amity Law School, Delhi (affiliated to IP University), 2012
Juhi’s main areas of practice are civil, complex corporate and commercial litigation, dispute resolution and international trade. She has represented several leading corporates in disputes pertaining to corporate commercial transactions, intellectual property rights, insolvency, environmental issues, compensation claims, constitutional law, government contracts and policies, telecom operations, real estate transactions, regulatory compliances, criminal proceedings, etc. Juhi represents clients in the Supreme Court, High Courts, Arbitral Tribunals, NCLT, NCLAT, NCDRC, CESTAT and NGT. Her strength in litigation rests in her ability to formulate and execute legally sound and tactical strategies. She is a part of the International Trade Practice Group and regularly represents and advises clients in trade investigations. Juhi also has extensive experience in appellate and writ proceedings that arise from such engagements. She provides tactical and advisory support in commercial contracts as well.
Mumbai University, 1999
Jyoti has been practicing in Civil, Appellate and Original Jurisdictions of the Bombay High Court. She also practices in Bombay City Civil Court, Debt Recovery Tribunals, Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Small Causes Court, Consumer Court, etc.
Jyoti has significant experience in suits relating to property matters, intellectual property matters, commercial disputes, arbitration, testamentary litigation, Section 138 matters, bank suits, rent act matters, consumer court matters and revenue matters, legal opinion and due diligence.
Jyoti is a solicitor from Bombay Incorporated Law Society.
University of Delhi, 1994
Jyoti has represented International Finance Corporation in its debt and / or equity investments in Indian companies. She has also represented International Finance Corporation (acting as trustee of IFC-Netherlands Carbon Facility) in multiple clean development mechanism projects in India. In addition, she has represented Power Finance Corporation (acting as lead financial institution for a consortium of lenders) in its debt investments in Indian companies.
Jyoti has worked in law firms in Washington D.C. primarily in the areas of international trade, finance, intellectual property, telecommunications, and U.S. securities laws.
She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001. She also holds an LL.M. degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington, D.C.
Meerut University, 2011
Kapil advises clients on corporate laws, compliance management, fundraising in primary markets, the listing of securities, and compliances related to primary and secondary markets. He has extensive experience in transactional advisory and advises clients on private equity transactions, venture capital investments, and mergers and acquisitions. He has led teams conducting due diligence of target companies and negotiates transaction documents on behalf of the clients. He also advises clients on corporate restructuring with special emphasis on types of investment vehicles and investment options. He regularly advises clients on corporate governance matters.
Kapil has been advising several Japanese multinational companies since 2012 and has handheld them in establishing their business ventures in India. He has also assisted several companies with the closure of their operations in India in accordance with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Foreign Exchange Management Act, and related regulations and the Companies Act.
Kapil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Bachelor’s degree in laws. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
University of Delhi, 2006
Kapil has been working with Dua Associates since 2007 and has been practicing primarily in the areas of real estate, corporate & banking transactions . He started his practice as a litigator in the Supreme Court, High Court and NCDRC at Delhi where his practice focused primarily on commercial & corporate litigation, consumer complaints for resumption and allotment of property/land, acquisition of land and other kinds of real estate matters.
Kapil advises clients with respect to townships, solar and power projects, technology parks and other residential, commercial, and industrial real estate projects in India. He regularly assists clients in complicated joint development arrangements involving issues relating to sharing of FSI, sharing of revenue, joint development, change of land use permissions, regulatory laws, stamp duty and acquisition of land. He has expertise in handling large scale real estate transactions including those involving FDI and conducting due diligence on property acquisition, investigating title of properties across all States of India.
Kapil holds a Master’s degree in Geography from Jamia University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He has also done his Master’s in Law (Contracts including Mercantile Law) from Annamalai University. He is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association.
Symbiosis Society’s Law School, Pune, 2006
Karan specializes in Debt Finance. Karan is regularly involved in advising leading funds with respect to their debt investments in the Real Estate sector.
He has advised multinational clients, alternative investment funds, banks and non-banking financial institutions in relation to debt and equity investments in Indian entities. As part of Banking & Finance practice, he has advised clients on debt instruments (including security creation). He has been engaged in several transactions involving formulating, negotiating and implementing structures for debt. He has also conducted Legal Due Diligence exercises for clients for diverse purposes.
Karan holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Symbiosis Society’s Law School, Pune.
Sri. C.R.R Law College, Andhra University, 1996
Having enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1997, Dakshina has around 23 years of experience in litigation and has represented clients in various matters before Lower Courts, District Courts and also before the High Court of Telangana. He has expertise in handling Civil, Criminal and Family matters and has appeared in Writ Petitions and CRPs before the High Court. He has also dealt with cases under the Negotiable Instruments Act, Consumer Protection Act and some arbitration matters. Dakshina is competent in drafting pleadings, conducting trials and submitting the oral and written arguments before the respective courts.
University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University Chandigarh, 2015
Kritika has over 5 years of experience in the Litigation & General Corporate domain areas. In litigation, her skill sets are in drafting, filing and handling matters before the High Court of Punjab & Haryana, the National Company Law Tribunal and Debt Recovery Tribunal. Her expertise in General Corporate practice includes preparation of due diligence reports, drafting, vetting and analysis of Term Sheets, MoU Agreements, Deeds and other related contracts and documents for various corporate projects. She also advises clients on various subjects and matters of legal as well as corporate / commercial importance.
Praveen Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai, 2012
Kunal is a part of the Dispute Resolution & Litigation team at Dua Associates and has been practising for more than 8 years. He is also a qualified Solicitor registered with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society. Kunal has worked on various matters involving Intellectual Property Rights, Commercial Suits, Writ Petitions and Testamentary Matters in the Bombay High Court. Moreover, he has handled arbitrations arising out of commercial contracts and also arbitrations before the National Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange & Multi Commodity Exchange. He has experience in managing matters before Consumer Forums, District Courts in Bombay, National Company Law Tribunal, Real Estate Regulatory Authority and various other forums. Additionally, Kunal has advised clients on corporate laws, copyright laws, information technology, data privacy, etc and has drafted and reviewed various commercial contracts as also real estate related documents.
Government Law College, Calicut University, Kerala, 2001
Lisha has experience in handling end-to-end litigation in general and corporate matters, labour related and service matters, consumer claims, etc. She has executed various corporate assignments including issue of report upon review of the corporate filings of the company before the Registrar of Companies, conducted legal audit of entities to verify compliance with applicable registrations, licences, approvals, registers etc . She also undertakes documentation work including drafting of chartered documents and transactional documents pertaining to corporate, real estate and individual transactions.
Lisha has provided consulting services for a few projects, which involved processing necessary applications on behalf of clients and facilitating procurement of permissions, licences and approvals necessary for commissioning client projects.
University of Delhi, 1978
Bhushan has handled litigation pertaining to banking transactions, consumer disputes (including matters relating to professional negligence and sale of consumer goods), and intellectual property rights. He has also represented clients in areas such as property and real estate (including title and tenancy disputes, municipal services and land acquisitions), tortuous and accident liabilities, licensing matters (including action and claims for radio and telecom licenses), and labour & industrial laws.
He has defended Public Interest Litigation pertaining to energy supply, environmental law and education and has also conducted criminal trials relating to economic offences, documentary and commercial frauds, and liabilities arising out of director and fiduciary relationships.
He has been a senior counsel to the Central Government of India, standing counsel for the New Delhi Municipal Council, and has advised various other government bodies at the Centre and State levels.
University of Mysore. (J.S.S Law College, Mysore), 2006
Manjunath is an experienced lawyer, who practices primarily in the areas of Litigation and Real Estate. He has in-depth knowledge and expertise in procedural laws for handling litigation matters and, knowledge of the local land laws for conducting Real Estate due diligence. He is well versed in handling a wide range of litigation matters, such as criminal, civil, marital, labour law, etc. He is an enrolled member in the Karnataka State Bar Council (KSBC).
Manjunath is a law graduation from JSS Law College, Mysore University, Mysore.
National Law School of India University, 1996
Manoj specializes in corporate and commercial laws with emphasis on private equity, debt, foreign investment and joint ventures. He has extensive experience in private equity, debt financing, investment structuring, foreign investment and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented both foreign as well as domestic private equity and venture capital funds in relation to their investments in India and also advises clients on debt financing, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
He has advised leading funds in respect of their investments in the infrastructure, conventional and renewable power, technology and services sectors including legal due diligence of target companies. Manoj has also been active on the sell side, representing companies in respect of investments made into them. Manoj has advised clients in joint venture arrangements in various sectors including real estate, manufacturing, construction and service sectors. He is well versed with laws relating to foreign direct investment into India.
Manoj has represented clients in the banking and financial services sector including drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan and security documentation and investments in secured debt instruments. His experience in the real estate sector includes title due diligences, joint developments, as well as investments.
Christ University, Bangalore, 2018
Jain Degree College, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, 2008
Mayank’s practice areas are international trade and investment transactions, corporate disputes and regulatory investigations. In international trade law, he has been advising various exporters, chambers of associations, importers and user associations in various trade remedy investigations carried out by the Indian Ministry of Commerce, the US Department of Commerce and various WTO member countries.
Mayank holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and an LLM degree with specialization in corporate law from the National Law University, Jodhpur.
Panjab University, 2015
University of Delhi, 1993
Iqbal practices in the area of Corporate & Commercial, with specific focus on mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investments. In the mergers and acquisition practice, he concentrates on corporate due-diligence and drafting / negotiating of definitive agreements while in case of foreign direct investments the emphasis is on the regulatory aspects of foreign investment under applicable government policy and foreign exchange laws. He has also been advising clients on real estate including sale / purchase / leasing of properties.
In addition to the above transactional work, Iqbal also advises clients on compliances with the statutes, rules, codes and regulations that govern commercial relationships, and provide a legal framework within which business may be conducted and managed. He has been involved in providing such legal framework to clients in the pharmaceutical, oil & natural gas, engineering, and food industries.
University of Delhi, 2014
Mohit has experience in the areas of commercial litigation and arbitration. He regularly advises multinational corporations and financial institutions on a wide range of contentious disputes including investigations, litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings in India. Mohit also has expertise in white-collar trials. He is actively involved in litigation in the High Court of Delhi, the Trial Courts, the National Company Law Tribunal, the Debt Recovery Tribunal, the State and National Consumer Forums and the Supreme Court of India.
Mohit has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies with specialization in Finance from University of Delhi. Having graduated from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 2014, Mohit joined Dua Associates in September 2015.
Delhi University, 2003
Munawwar is a natural resources lawyer with experience in mining, environment and petroleum and natural gas laws. He also practices criminal law and has considerable experience in litigation involving commercial, property, consumer and matrimonial disputes.
His body of work also includes advising clients in the IT and ITES sector and companies and individuals on administrative law and employment issues and appearing as counsel in alternative dispute resolution proceedings – arbitration & mediation. Spanning various industry sectors his clients are individuals, companies, regulators, multi national companies and civil societies. He has significant experience of handling large and complex cases in various jurisdictions and presently plays a prominent role in handling the Supreme Court practice of the firm.
Munawwar has presided over disciplinary committees to inquire into the misconduct of charge-sheeted employees. He is a member of Institutional Ethics Committee (Human Research) and member of Internal Complaints Committee of MNCs. He is also a member of the governing body of an NGO in the field of mental health and is a trained counselor.
M.A., University of Delhi, 1988; LLM, University of Delhi, 1991
Munish’s legal practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, in-bound and out-bound investments, public-private partnership concessions, infrastructure projects, project finance, capital markets, corporate finance, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, business restructuring and corporate and commercial transactions.
Munish has been involved in infrastructure projects (including EPC, concessions, and operations and maintenance) in energy, oil, gas, power, airports and roads and in other sectors such as insurance, telecommunications, consumer goods, public relations, advertising and business process outsourcing.
He has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of foreign direct investments in India, directly or through friendly tax jurisdictions, structuring business presence in India, protection of intellectual property, regulatory approvals and policy compliance and establishment of project, liaison or branch offices. He has acted for venture capitalists, banks and multinational companies, private developers and Government companies. Munish has advised on general corporate matters including business law implications, company formation, legal due diligence reviews, arbitration and litigation. He has extensively advised multinational companies in relation to their investments and operations in India and also some of the Indian business groups on their investments in and outside of India as well as their commercial operations. Munish also has considerable expertise in negotiating complex corporate transactions.
G. J. Advani Law College, Mumbai, 2015
Nashia has been in Real Estate, Media and Entertainment (IPR) and General Commercial law practice since 2015. As part of Real Estate practice, she has done advisory and due diligence of title of immovable properties and drafting of transactional documents for acquisition thereof and also advised various financial institutions for creation of security.
Under the Media and Entertainment (IPR) practice, she has done advisory work and documentation work involving drafting of contracts, registration of Trademarks and Copyright and has expertise in negotiation and closing end-to-end contracts. She has also undertaken advisory and drafting of Wills, Trust Deeds, etc. as part of Personal law practice. Over the years she has also acquired experience in commercial and real estate and media related litigation for which she has drafted notices and legal proceedings.
University of Delhi, 1995
Neeraj is experienced in the areas of corporate and commercial law and has advised on a broad spectrum of matters, ranging from general corporate advice, corporate governance, company formations, contract law, foreign exchange laws and regulations to acquisitions and takeover code issues. He has advised a diverse range of clients in evaluating business options, restructuring companies, establishing joint ventures and negotiating other commercial arrangements including business transfer and asset transfer agreements.
Neeraj has been actively involved in advising clients on mining laws, defense and telecommunications laws and has assisted some of the world leaders in these sectors. He also has wide experience in handling legal and regulatory matters pertaining to implementing foreign investment projects and acquisition of companies both listed and non-listed. He sits on the Boards of Indian subsidiary companies of some of the major multinational corporations.
Having obtained a scholarship from the British Government for his studies at the Cambridge University, Neeraj gained international experience in the UK early in his career with Clifford Chance and The Erskine Chambers, the Chambers of Richards Skyes, QC in London pursuant to Pegasus scholarship administered by the Pegasus Scholarship Trust, U.K.
He is a member of the Bar Council of India, Delhi Bar Association and Cambridge Oxford Society.
Neeraj holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi, a Masters degree from the Queens’ College, Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Neeraj topped the Faculty of Law.
School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore, 2018
Amity University, Noida, 2016
Nikhil’s main areas of practice are civil, corporate and commercial litigation, dispute resolution, insolvency, and corporate and commercial advisory. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, District Courts, Arbitral Tribunals, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), CESTAT and NGT. With a track record in handling disputes pertaining to corporate commercial transactions, intellectual property rights, insolvency and bankruptcy, constitutional law, environmental issues, telecom operations, regulatory compliances, procurement of licenses, criminal proceedings, etc, Nikhil has represented several clients including leading corporates.
K. C. Law College, Mumbai, 2019
University of Delhi, 2004
Nirvaan is a transactional lawyer with extensive experience in complex cross-border and domestic transactions involving mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures as well as inbound investments like private equity, strategic and venture capital. He has worked on numerous finance and capital market transactions including international financing, mezzanine funding, project finance, corporate finance, equity offerings, public offerings and private placements. Nirvaan has also advised on setting up of private investment vehicles and specializes in securitization transactions in India. He has extensively advised large corporations on specific projects and on setting up entire operations in India.
Nirvaan has 10 years’ experience of executing transactions throughout India, especially in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad. Nirvaan began his career with Andersen Legal, the legal arm of Arthur Andersen. He has also worked as a lead associate with Jones Day’s India office, a top tier US law firm, and has set up the debt, projects and infrastructure practice at the Mumbai office of Nishith Desai Associates.
Nirvaan received the Dean’s award and completed his LLM in US and Asian Business and Trade laws at New York University School of Law. He has also completed his LL.M. in corporate and financial services at National University of Singapore, where he was the recipient of the Faculty Graduate Scholarship. Further, Nirvaan has studied International Commercial Trusts & International Shipping Law at the East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai. He also holds an honors degree in Commerce and is a Bachelor of Laws from University of Delhi.
He is enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi, was a Registered Foreign lawyer, Singapore and is a qualified Solicitor (non-practicing), England & Wales.
Bangalore University, Bangalore, 2016
Given Nithin’s focus on General Corporate and Real Estate, he has gained comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the local land laws, conducting legal due-diligence exercises in the field of Real Estate, drafting conveyance documents, agreements and leases. He has also assisted prominent real estate developers in various property acquisitions in Karnataka.
He received his B.A.LL.B. Honours Degree from the Bangalore University, Bangalore, in the year 2016 and is presently an enrolled member of Karnataka State Bar Council (KSBC).
University of Delhi, 2007
Nityashjit’s expertise is in Corporate, M&A and Company Secretary work including drafting of Business Transfer Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Professional Services Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Escrow Agreements, Employment Agreements and Commercial Contracts. She has experience in legal due diligences, advisory on corporate laws, foreign direct investments, SEBI Regulations, labour laws and employee related matters.
Nityashjit has completed her LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, in 2007, and LL.M. from University of Durham, UK, in 2010.
Law College, Kozhikode, Kerala, 2017
National Law School of India University, Bangalore, 1995
Subaya advises clients on structuring of acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital investments. He also advises banks and financial institutions on transactions relating to external commercial borrowings, working capital requirements and trade finance.
He is currently developing the firm’s practice in fast moving consumer goods, particularly foods. He has advised two major players in the FMCG sector in India on issues relating to manufacturing, branding, packaging and labeling of products.
In addition to the above, his practice includes issues relating to information technology, real estate and labour laws.
Padala Rama Reddy Law Collage, Hyderabad, 2001
Jyothi enrolled in the Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh in 2001. She has been working on real estate and litigation matters since 2007. In her practice area of litigation, her specialization includes arbitration and family matters. She also has experience in carrying out title due diligence and counseling parties in family matters. Jyothi is an L.L.M from Osmania University .
Haryana University, 2008
Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi, 2019
Senior Advisor, Delhi
LLB, University of Delhi
Pawan Chopra is the former Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. During his almost four-decade long distinguished career with the Indian Administrative Service, he held important portfolios in Government in a broad range of industries and ministries including the position of Additional Secretary at the Cabinet Secretariat – which assists the Prime Minister in policy coordination across Ministries. His experience includes coordination of policy initiatives in various infrastructure sectors including telecom, power, ports and highways, as well as a stint in the Health Ministry followed by work on health issues at Oxford University. He has also had extensive hands-on experience relating to economic reforms and development, particularly in the areas of trade, foreign direct investment, privatization, the design and installation of regulatory frameworks and arbitration for dispute resolution.
Pawan was instrumental in drafting and implementing export and taxation policies to foster competitive environments and mechanisms for quick dispute resolution to promote and support the expansion of India’s international trade. He also has extensive experience with multilateral international organizations including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organization, and United Nations agencies such as UNDP, UNICEF, UNCTAD, UNDCP, UNDP and UNESCO. He has represented India in bilateral negotiations of sectoral trade and cooperation matters.
Pawan attended the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University and was a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford. He holds an MSc in physics and an LLB from Delhi University is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and a Fellow and Member of the Indian Council of Arbitration.
IP University, Amity Law School, 2016
Practicing law since 2016, Pearl is a corporate lawyer focusing primarily in the areas of company law, securities law, regulatory law and policy, corporate law compliances, foreign direct investment and foreign exchange laws. Pearl holds an integrated law degree of B.A. LL.B from Amity Law School, Indraprastha University, and is enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi .
University of Mysuru
Shrikara is an advocate who regularly appears in various arbitral proceedings. He regularly appears in arbitrations on commercial disputes including infrastructural arbitrations. His areas of practice include corporate and commercial disputes resolution, writs, etc. He also appears before the High Court of Karnataka and various courts and tribunals in Bengaluru.
Shrikara has authored a commentary on the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1973. He is enrolled with the Karnataka State Bar Council and is a rank holder from the University of Mysuru.
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
University of Mumbai, 2016
Indian Law Society’s Law College, Pune, 2006
Pramod has handled corporate / commercial work such as acquisitions, joint venture agreements, share purchase agreements, incorporation of wholly owned subsidiary companies, drafting various commercial agreements, various loan agreements, works contracts, turnkey agreements, master services agreements, etc. He has conducted due diligence and legal audit related work for various companies including those engaged in the auto, IT / ITES, chemicals, and real estate sectors.
Pramod has handled company secretarial work including conducting board meetings, general meetings and periodic regulatory compliances with stock exchanges under the listing agreements and work under FEMA Rules & Regulations. He also has experience in labour laws, including labour law compliance and audits and employment matters,
labour law policies, employees stock options etc. He has experience in environmental laws and laws relating to food safety standards.
Pramod has been practicing law since 2006. Before joining Dua Associates, Pune in 2006, he was working with ADF Foods Limited, a company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. as a company secretary and compliance officer.
Christ University, 2019
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 2010
Prashant has extensive experience in the domain of Alternate Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation and Insolvency Laws and has represented clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, National Company Law Tribunals, Appellate Tribunal, Securities Appellate Tribunal and other fora.
IP University, 2007
Prateek has completed over a decade in the profession. He started his career with Dua Associates in the corporate team for three years, subsequently joining Tatva Legal. He joined Dua Associates again and since then has been part of the corporate team. He currently works as a Partner in the General Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions team.
Prateek is an LLB (Hons.) graduate from Amity Law School, Indraprastha University, batch of 2007.
Christ University, Bangalore, 2016
Priya is an experienced advocate who regularly appears before the Trial / District Courts (i.e., Civil and Criminal Courts), High Court of Karnataka, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Arbitral Tribunals. Her areas of practice include commercial laws, banking recovery laws, company and insolvency law, labour law. She also works on developing pre-dispute strategy and general advisory work.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Christ University, Bengaluru and a Master of Laws degree from King’s College, London. She is enrolled with the Karnataka State Bar Council.
Meerut University, 2006
Punish primarily advises on regulatory aspects of foreign investment, corporate advisory as well as corporate structuring and re-structuring with focus on tax. His experience includes advisory in matters relating to foreign direct investment, external commercial borrowings, overseas direct investment, establishment of subsidiaries and other legal presences in India, formulating entry strategies from tax perspective for setting up businesses in India, operational tax issues such as withholding taxes, service tax and value added tax issues. He is also involved in advising clients on a broad range of issues related to the due-diligence for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and getting approval from Foreign Investment Promotion Board for various companies engaged in telecom, non-banking financial services, courier services and pharmaceutical sector.
Prior to joining Dua Associates in 2008, Punish was actively involved in litigation held before various forums, Tribunals, Appellate Authorities, High Courts and Supreme Court in connection with the matters relating to Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985, Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 and Companies Act.
Madras Law College, 1991
Sajive practices primarily in the real estate sector with an emphasis on structuring and documentation of real estate transactions involving foreign investment, venture capital, and joint ventures. He also practices in the area of commercial contracts, specializing in software contracts and commercial litigation.
Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, 2001
Ganesan’s practice is focused on real estate and real estate related transactions. He also has significant expertise and experience in civil law, central excise and customs, and foreign trade laws.
University of Delhi, 2009
Raashi has more than 11 years of experience in the field of litigation. She started her career as a law clerk dealing primarily with criminal jurisdiction, before working in the chambers of a Standing Counsel for DDA and DSIIDC, working on litigation pertaining to land acquisitions, licensing by the DDA etc.
Raashi had an earlier six-year stint with Dua Associates, as Principal Associate, handling, among others, cases related to medical negligence, telecom disputes, constitutional matters, contractual disputes, intellectual property disputes as also providing advisory and incidental support to the clients. Raashi has represented Clients before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts in India, district courts, NCDRC and various tribunals, as also in Arbitrations. In addition to litigation, she has provided corporate advisory and documentation services to various clients. Raashi has also worked in the field of Securities and share transfer, with respect to NSDL and SEBI rules.
Prior to rejoining the firm in 2021, Raashi worked as an independent practitioner, providing litigation and advisory services to clients including start ups, with a focus on business development.
Raashi did her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, before completing History (Hons.) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and obtaining a Bachelors of Law degree from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University.
School of Excellence in Law, Chennai, 2012
Raghavendra joined the litigation team in Dua Associates, Chennai in 2013. He handles litigation matters relating to civil, writ, company, commercial, debt recovery and IPR. He is also experienced in arbitration disputes relating to infrastructure contracts (elevated and underground metro rails, public utilities) and other commercial disputes. His additional expertise areas are IPR filings, registration and appearances before the IPR examiners.
NALSAR University, Hyderabad, 2006
Rahul is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India, and an alumnus of NALSAR University of Law, having graduated in 2006. He holds a specialized Master’s degree in Corporate and Commercial Laws from University College, London, with a focus on international commercial arbitration and litigation. He was also a student member of the Inner Temple and a registered representative with the Free Representation Unit, England and Wales, dealing with employment law.
Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2013
Rajat has extensive experience in Corporate Commercial and finance related transactions including Private Equity & Capital Markets, Foreign Investment, Joint Ventures and acquisitions across industry sectors. He has also been handling various dispute resolution matters.
Practicing law since 2013, Rajat has also completed his Company Secretaries course from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in 2012.
Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2008
Rajdeep practices primarily in the areas of dispute resolution and general corporate advisory. His experience includes assisting and representing clients in civil and commercial disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy and arbitration matters related to contractual disputes. He appears before various courts, tribunals and arbitral tribunals across India and has advised clients on disputes having cross border implications.
He has also extensively advised clients on general corporate matters which includes contract laws, employment laws, labour laws, legal due diligence and regulatory matters. Rajdeep has advised domestic banks and corporate borrowers on financing transactions, issues relating to banking & finance and foreign exchange laws and regulations.
University of Delhi, 1986
Ranjana’s practice areas include advising joint ventures and contracts, including company law, FDI, foreign exchange regulations, intellectual property rights and dispute resolution, across sectors. She specializes in the international law of outer space and advises on specific issues related to the interrelation between international regulations and Indian domestic policy and regulations, including on participation of non-government entities in outer space activities and relating to commercial satellite services including telecommunications and Earth Observation.
She litigates in the High Court of Delhi, the National Company Law Tribunal and Supreme Court of India, as well as conducts arbitration and conciliation proceedings. She has served as Counsel for the Union of India at the High Court of Delhi and Counsel for the State of Maharashtra in the Supreme Court of India. Ranjana specializes in air accident claims subject to personal international air law and relevant national law.
An affiliate of the International Institute of Space Law, Paris, Ranjana was awarded the IISL 2017 Distinguished Services Award for contribution to development of national space law. She serves on the Editorial Board of Room, The Space Journal.
Prior to joining Dua Associates, she was in private practice, and regularly assisted Government in legislative drafting. Ranjana also served as Member, Delhi State Commission for Women and has been a consultant to the World Bank and the Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations.
She holds an LLM from the Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University, Canada, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Delhi and Doctorate from the University of Poona.
New Law College, Pune of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune, 2007
Ravindra practices mainly in the areas of civil and commercial litigation. He additionally has experience in real estate matters. Ravindra appears before the District Courts, Trial Courts, Consumer Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Revenue Courts, Co-operative Courts, tribunals and other fora.
He has been enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa since 2008.
Bangalore University, 1991
Rayappa is an experienced advocate practicing before the High Court of Karnataka. His expertise includes civil and commercial matters, specializing in appellate matters, writ matters, arbitration and company law matters including mergers & demergers. He is also involved in real estate practice, registration and other ancillary activities pertaining to real estate.
Government Law College, Mumbai, 2016
University of Delhi, 1999
Ritu’s experience in Intellectual Property Rights includes trademarks and copyrights prosecution. She also specializes in the proceedings lodged before Regional Director of Companies filed in the matters of unauthorized use of registered trademarks as part of trade name and the proceedings involving disputes pertaining to domain names before World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In addition to drafting, filing and prosecution, she appears before various tribunals and appellate boards of Intellectual Property Laws, across India and provides advisory opinions to the clients.
Government Law College, Coimbatore, 1990
Robin specializes in civil and commercial dispute resolution. He has worked extensively on matters related to corporate laws, mining law, anti-corruption laws, competition law as well as arbitration. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, arbitral tribunals and other forums. He also advises prominent international non-governmental organizations having offices in India.
He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Delhi High Court Bar Association, International Bar Association, Bar Association of India, Indian Society of International Law, Advocates International and Indian Law Institute.
Robin serves as a Governing Council Member of the Indian Council of Arbitration. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK and a registered foreign lawyer of the Singapore International Council Court.
As a panel advocate of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee, he provides pro bono services at the Delhi High Court. He addresses conferences and seminars on civil procedure, arbitration, anti-corruption laws, professional ethics & mentoring and human rights in India and abroad and is a frequent contributor to newspaper columns and publications on legal issues. He played a key role in drafting the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008.
Robin holds a degree in Physics from Loyola College, Madras and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Government Law College, Coimbatore.
Department of Law, HP University, 2004
Rohit’s primary areas of practice are Civil and Criminal Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation in diverse fields of corporate and commercial disputes. He has advised and represented international and domestic clients in litigation in the recent past.
Rohit practices before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and District Courts of various States. He has also represented clients in proceedings before various special tribunals and fora, including the Company Law Board, Consumer Disputes Redressal Fora, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission.
Vice President-Finance & HR
Rohit is a Chartered Accountant with invaluable experience of 23 years in financial reporting and accounting with expertise in financial management. He has hands-on experience in professional consultancy in taxation and auditing. Problem solving and work-related stress management skills make him a sought-after team member. Hardworking and passionate about perennial learning, Rohit manages the HR vertical of the firm, handling the various modalities of this function to improve operational excellence in line with business objectives.
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, 2009
Rohit commenced his law practice as an Advocate and enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi, gaining experience in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters by representing clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi (Appellate & Original Side), District Courts of Delhi and other forums and tribunals of Delhi. Further, he has represented clients on Criminal, Labor and Civil matters at Indore District Courts, Bhiwani District Courts, Patna District Courts, High Court of Punjab & Haryana, High Court of Uttarakhand and High Court of Jammu and Kashmir. He has also advised and represented clients before the erstwhile Company Law Board (now NCLT).
Rohit has advised clients with respect to disputes concerning breach of contracts and in cases related to CBI trials involving banking fraud and corruption charges and quashing of such charges by the Delhi High Court.
Rohit is a member of the Delhi High Court and an alumnus of New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth University (Pune), and holds an Honors Graduate Degree from the University of Delhi.
K. C. Law College, Mumbai, 2010
Roshni handles real estate transactions including due diligence and drafting of transaction documents. She has advised clients on corporate laws, industrial & labour laws, foreign exchange regulations, SEBI regulations and assisted in drafting various commercial contracts.
She has been practising as a dispute resolution / litigation lawyer and has worked on various matters involving questions of law relating to PMLA, SARFAESI, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, recovery suits, writ petitions, consumer matters before the Special Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Bombay High Court, National Company Law Tribunal, City Civil and Bombay High Court and various other forums.
Head of Finance
Vasudevan currently heads the Finance and Tax functions of the Group.
Prior to joining Dua Associates in 1996, Vasu had worked with leading Accounting Firms and was also in private practice mainly in the area of audit, accounting and income-tax assessments.
A commerce graduate from Madras University, Vasu has undergone Articleship Training for Chartered Accountancy and is now a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Indian Law Society’s Law College, Pune, 2006
Ruchika’s areas of practice are commercial law, civil litigation in areas of commercial / corporate transactions and enforcement of intellectual property law and corporate law.
Ruchika holds a Masters of Law in International Commercial Arbitration (2012-13) and Masters of Law in European Intellectual Property Law (2011-12) from Stockholm University. Her book “The Concept of Trade Mark Series: Origin and Implication for the Scope of Protection” has been published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.
SJS Sinhgad Law College, Pune, 2010
Sahil is a corporate lawyer with 10 years plus post qualification experience in providing advise to both Indian and foreign clients on inter alia General Corporate, Corporate Commercial, Food, Foreign Exchange, Legal Metrology and Real Estate related matters.
He regularly counsels companies, specially foreign owned subsidiaries in India, in the food and beverages sector on various aspects of food laws such as ingredient analysis( as part of product formulation), label reviews for compliance with Indian laws, packaging, licensing and registration norms as well as product recalls amongst other matters.
Sahil holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Commercial Law from Kings’ College London with academic accent on Corporate Governance, International Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Pune University and is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi.
Institute of Professional Excellence and Management (IPEM), 2017
In a relatively short span of time Sahil has acquired diversified experience in FEMA, M&A, Commercial laws and Secretarial, and various other statutory body compliances. He is well- versed with listing compliances of the corporate and dealing with various statutory bodies such SEBI, ROC, NCLT, NCLAT, RBI etc.
Prior to joining Dua Associates, Sahil successfully completed his training under a reputed BSE listed company Valiant Communications Limited and was thereafter retained by the company as Assistant Company Secretary. He has also worked as Manager (Secretarial & Legal) with Urja Global Limited, responsible for taking care of all the legal and secretarial compliances of the company.
Sahil is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) 2015 batch. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University (D.U) in Human Resource Management and a Masters in M.Com (BP&CG) from IGNOU. He completed his LL.B in 2017 and enrolled as an advocate in the year 2018.
Indian Law Society (ILS) Law College, University of Pune, 2004
Arjun practices primarily in Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration. He also has experience in the area of Telecommunication laws.
He has practiced in the Supreme Court of India and is presently practicing in the High Court of Madras.
Arjun holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Indian Law Society (ILS) Law College, University of Pune and a Master of Laws (International Economic Law) degree from the University of Warwick. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a PGDBA from Loyola College, Chennai.
University of Delhi, 1998
Salil practices primarily in the areas of civil, commercial and corporate laws, with a strong focus on contract law and laws regulating foreign exchange. He regularly counsels companies on corporate, commercial and other advisory matters, leveraging more than 20 years of experience in legal practice. Salil also has litigation experience in the High Court.
Salil has advised a diverse range of clients in evaluating business options, advising on formulating, negotiating and implementing structures for foreign investments and acquisitions, re-structuring companies, mergers and acquisitions, establishing joint venture companies, wholly owned subsidiaries, etc. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating transaction documents including term sheets, memorandums of understanding, letters of intent, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, business transfer agreements, limited liability partnership agreements, franchisee and distributorship agreements, supply agreements, high-sea sales agreements, services agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, data transfer agreements, domain name assignment agreements, escrow agreements, leases, leave & license agreements, agreements to sell, sale deeds, etc.
Salil is very experienced in corporate and regulatory matters relating to foreign investments, acquisitions and joint ventures including legal and regulatory due-diligence reviews of target companies across sector and also has extensive experience in dealing with food laws and packaging laws related matters. He has been on the Boards of Indian subsidiary companies of some of the major multinational corporations.
Salil holds an honours degree in Mathematics form Hindu College, University of Delhi and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Delhi.
Mewar Law University, 2019
Amity University, Noida, 2016
Sanjam primarily practices in the area of Dispute Resolution. She has represented and assisted clients in civil and commercial disputes related to insolvency and bankruptcy, cross border asset recovery, and arbitration matters. She regularly appears before various courts, tribunals, and arbitral tribunals across India. Sanjam also advises clients on general corporate matters which includes contract laws, employment laws, labour laws, legal due diligence, and regulatory matters.
Sanjam holds a degree in Bachelor of Laws from Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida. She enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in 2016.
University of Delhi, 2002
Sanjeev is experienced in the areas of corporate and SEBI laws and has advised extensively on general corporate matters, capital market transactions, merger and acquisition, corporate governance, company formations, foreign exchange laws and takeover code issues. He has been involved in restructuring companies, establishing joint ventures and negotiating other commercial arrangements. Sanjeev has advised clients in various sectors including telecommunications and defense and also has wide experience in handling legal and regulatory matters pertaining to implementing foreign investment projects and acquisition of companies both listed and non-listed. He has also acted as nominee director on the Boards of Indian subsidiary companies of foreign companies.
Prior to joining Dua Associates, Sanjeev worked for over ten years, handling company secretary and legal matters for the listed Indian subsidiary of a US-based parent company. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Sanjeev holds a Bachelors degree in Science from the University of Kashmir.
Amity University, Noida, 2017
Sanjna assists clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Her primary practice areas include Civil, Corporate and Commercial litigation with special focus on Energy and Infrastructure Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution Laws, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws, and WhiteCollar Crimes. Sanjna regularly appears before the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, District Courts in Delhi, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, National Company Law Tribunal, Arbitral tribunals across India and various other courts and Tribunals. Sanjna also advises clients on disputes related to contracts, employee issues, labour matters and infrastructure disputes.
Sanjna holds a degree in Bachelor of Laws from Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida. She enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi, India in 2017.
Christ University, College of Law, Bangalore, 2020
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU), 2018
Saumya focuses on general corporate commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. She has represented and advised recognised global and Indian companies across various sectors, start-ups, Indian promoters as well as foreign and domestic private equity players. She has also extensively assisted clients on matters related to corporate compliance and governance, high value commercial contracts and real estate transactions. As a part of her practice, Saumya has also assisted clients on issues pertaining to foreign direct investments into India. Her role in these transactions and advisories includes structuring of transactions, drafting, vetting, negotiating, and rendering strategic advice.
Saumya holds a law degree from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU) and has been in practice since 2018.
Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, 1989
Seema practices primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, projects, infrastructure, gas and energy. She has worked on real estate development projects, water distribution projects, PPP projects, and has assisted clients in preparing and/or finalizing concession agreements, license agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, RFP, tenders, RFQs and construction agreements. She also has experience in finalizing shareholders agreements, investment agreements, and compliances relating to foreign investments.
Panjab University, 2016
Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai, 2020
ILS Law College, Pune, 2009
Having joined Dua Associates in 2014, Shailendra has advised on cross border transactions involving spin-off / demerger of a business unit, acquisition of an Indian public company etc. He has been advising with respect to the incorporation and structuring of target companies/joint ventures , bearing in mind the laws governing foreign direct investment. He has been advising with respect to the incorporation and structure of the target company / JVC bearing in mind the laws governing foreign direct investment being made by the foreign stakeholder in India – structuring the transaction documents to provide adequate control to foreign stakeholder while also balancing the minority Indian shareholders’ rights.
Shailendra has wide experience in drafting and negotiating transaction documents including memorandums of understanding, term sheets, JV agreements, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, business transfer agreements, limited liability partnership agreements, services agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, data transfer, data sharing and data processing agreements, domain name assignment agreements, leases, leave & license agreements, agreements to sell, sale deeds, etc.
Siddharth Law College, Mumbai, 2015
National Law School, Bangalore, 2011
Sharan practices primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on private equity transactions and structured debt transactions. He has extensively advised on private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, corporate-commercial transactions, structured debt transactions, external commercial borrowings, infrastructure projects and has also been involved in legal due diligence exercises, foreign investment advisory and general corporate advisory services. His experience includes advising both corporate and funds in private equity transactions and debt transactions as well as on various legal and regulatory compliances.
University of Delhi, 1974
Shashivansh’s key practice areas are commercial contracts, third party liability, real estate, and corporate and banking transactions. He advises corporates on operational matters including contract and tortious damages, defence procurement, human resources, employment and labour, inheritance and family matters for the past 30 years.
Shashi is also experienced in the hotel industry, particularly in matters relating to franchise and operating agreements. He has a long working relationship with the Oil & Gas industry drafting pipeline and refinery-related agreements and advising on vital contractual aspects.
Prior to the Competition Act 2002, Shashi regularly advised clients on issues arising out of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 and now heads the practice group dealing with issues arising out of the Competition Act, 2002. This practice group closely monitors developments before the Competition Commission and its appellate body with a view to keeping clients abreast of the legal position under this new law. He also heads specially created cells to address clients’ concerns under the Competition Act, 2002 and the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010. These cells render advice to clients on operative issues that have potential exposure under these laws.
Shashi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi and an LLB from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi.
University of Bombay, 1986
A Senior Solicitor at Dua Associates, Shiraz is a highly regarded advocate, with a proven track record in her practice areas of Dispute Resolution-Litigation & Arbitration and International Trade. In her legal career spanning over three decades, she has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held Indian and foreign companies, in a broad range of civil and criminal matters.
Shiraz heads the Firm’s International Trade & Customs practice and is also a recognized authority on World Trade Organization agreements having worked on WTO negotiations on anti-dumping and anti-subsidies agreements. Shiraz is credited with creating a specialist practice group at the firm on Anti-Corruption & White-Collar Crimes, under which she has handled advisory as well as litigation assignments and internal corporate investigations in different parts of India. As a celebrated woman in the legal profession in India, Shiraz was recently bestowed the Women in Law Excellence Awards, 2020.
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, University of Bombay, Mumbai. Ms. Patodia is an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India and is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Bombay Incorporated Law Society and Bombay Bar Association and is an Associate Member of Delhi High Court Bar Association.
Jodhpur University, 1988
With over 35 years of experience in the fields of commercial and corporate laws, Shishir has a wealth of experience gained from working for a broad spectrum of clients which has equipped him with a deep understanding of different business cultures.
Shishir has extensive experience in advising multinational clients inter alia, in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, information technology, banking and finance, real estate and labour, employment and industrial law related issues. He is well known for his deal structuring skills and for providing insightful strategic solutions to complex legal issues including on merger control matters.
Shishir adopts innovative strategies to achieve optimal transaction value for clients. He provides strategic advisory services that help clients navigate the complex maze of the extant regulatory and policy framework in India. He is also very actively involved with the US-India Business Council and is the Co -Chair of its legal services committee.
University of Durham, 2012
Shivam has been practicing in the dispute resolution team at Dua Associates. He advises on commercial litigation and arbitration in various fora, including the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, District Courts of Delhi, National Company Law Tribunal and National Company Appellate Law Tribunal NCLAT. He has also advised on domestic and international commercial arbitrations including under the aegis of The London Court of International Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris and the Indian Council of Arbitration.
Shivam completed his LL.B and LL.M from Durham University, United Kingdom and University College London.
Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, 2005
Shreema’s practice areas include Intellectual Property Rights particularly Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs and Arbitration & Mediation at WIPO – Domain Name Dispute Resolution) and other related corporate aspects . In the last 15 years she has been actively involved in advising domestic and international clients on business strategies, ethics, conflict of interest, branding of goods and services etc. involving IPR issues besides representing various corporations, law firms from the US, South Asia, South Africa, Australia, Latin America, Middle East and European Union in Trademark& Design matters.
Shreema is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and holds a Master’s in Public Administration and an LL.B. from Campus Law Centre (CLC), University of Delhi. She also has a diploma in Cyber Laws from the Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune, and is currently a member of the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee for 2020-2021 in International Trademark Association, and a Member of the Working Group of Gnso-new gTLD.Shreema was earlier a member of the Internet Committee in International Trademark Association.
Christ University, Bangalore, 2019
Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai, 2019
Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2011
Siddharth has more than 8 years of experience in arbitration, civil and commercial litigation. He focuses primarily on arbitration work. Siddharth is also an Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India and regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and Tribunals.
University of Delhi, 1999
Siddharth started his practice as a litigator in the High Court and District Courts at Delhi where his practice focused primarily on commercial litigation and dispute resolution in Real Estate matters. He joined Dua Associates in 2011 and assists and advises clients in structuring and documenting real estate transactions. He also conducts due diligence and title investigation on property acquisition on a pan India basis. He advises clients in construction and development projects involving foreign investment in Real Estate in India.
Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2009
Siddharth has handled M&A transactions including due diligence, drafting of the transaction documents namely, shareholders agreements, share subscription agreements, share purchase agreements, business transfer agreements etc. He has also handled commercial and consumer related litigation matters including court approved mergers. He has advised clients on corporate laws, industrial and labour laws, foreign exchange regulations, SEBI regulations and has drafted / reviewed various commercial contracts.
LLb Batch-2008, Punjabi University
Siddharth specializes in various areas of corporate commercial law with special focus on private equity, foreign investment, joint ventures and acquisitions in the fintech, real estate, technology, pharma, construction and power sectors.He has been involved in undertaking due diligence, negotiating and drafting corporate commercial documents including joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, share subscription and investment agreements, supply contracts, marketing and distribution contracts. In the technology and pharma sector, he has been involved in drafting and negotiating agency agreements, product development agreements and technology and IP licensing agreements. In the construction sector, he has been involved in drafting EPC contracts and concession agreements. In the real estate sector, he has been involved in drafting documents for the funding of real estate projects including loan agreements, debenture trust deed and debenture subscription agreement and security documents. He has also advised domestic and international clients on areas of Corporate Commercial laws and foreign exchange regulations. Siddharth holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Punjabi University.
St. Stephens College, New Delhi, 1991
Siddhartha’s areas of expertise include cross border Mergers and Acquisitions, Business and Corporate laws, Property and Real Estate laws. He has been involved in international and domestic transactions, collaborations, mergers, takeover, dispute resolution in commercial transactions and foreign direct Investments. Siddhartha regularly advises on corporate compliances and regulatory approvals.
He has been advising large and midsized corporates both domestic and international on structuring, HR & Management policies, strategic alliances, collaborations, joint ventures, legal compliance, procedures and due diligence etc. He has handled clients in various sectors ranging from Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Infrastructure, Telecom, FMCG, Retail, Real Estate, Hospitality, Sport and Entertainment. Siddhartha is also advisor to PE funds for their PE and investment services.
Backed by extensive experience in the real estate sector, he has been appointed Chairman of the Legal Committee for Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) . Siddhartha is also President for CREDAI Himachal Pradesh.
Faculty of Law, Delhi University, 2004
Simran has extensive experience of over fifteen years in the legal field, of which six years were in litigation and nine in corporate law. Her areas of expertise include Corporate Laws, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property Rights and Real Estate laws. She has advised numerous clients on corporate transactions, strategic alliances, collaborations, joint ventures, compliances & regulatory approvals, due diligence, and dispute resolution and handled clients ranging from Hospitality, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Healthcare, IT sector, Entertainment and start ups.
Rizvi Law College, Mumbai, 2016
University of Delhi, 1992
Sita has been involved in providing advice on a wide range of issues from company formation, corporate governance and regulatory compliance to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, foreign investments, exchange control regulations and securities laws.
She has acted as India legal advisor to major players in the civil aviation sector including international commercial airlines, MRO organizations and ground handing operators in respect of their operations in India.
Sita’s transactional experience has included work in a variety of business sectors such as aviation, publishing, retail, e commerce, ITES, manufacturing, heavy machinery, telecom, real estate, financial services, food and beverages, and oil and gas, where she has acted both for the buy side as well as the sell side. She has acted for international private equity funds as well as strategic investors in relation to their investments in India, and has also advised investee companies on a spectrum of issues including transaction structuring, exchange control laws, and a variety of sector specific laws. She has also advised banks and NBFCs in relation to their operations including acquisition of debt portfolios.
Sita holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Stephen’s College
Bangalore University, 2008
Tejas is an experienced advocate who appears regularly before the Supreme Court of India, the various courts and tribunals in Bengaluru and Mumbai including the NCLT and Debts Recovery Tribunals ( DRT) . He also represents clients in various Arbitral Proceedings both domestic and international. He specializes in corporate and commercial disputes resolution and is actively involved in developing pre-dispute strategy and dispute resolution strategy advisory work.
ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun, 2009
With more than 11 years of experience in litigation, Sradhananda’s areas of expertise are Civil, Commercial (Corporate Litigation), Cyber crimes as well Criminal Litigation. He has also handled litigations pertaining to IPR.
Sradhananda started his practice with Senior Advocate Mukul Talwar in the Delhi High Court. Subsequently, he gained extensive experience in practising before various tribunals and forums viz. NCLT, NGT, NCDRC, APTEL. He was appointed Additional Standing Counsel for the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) in 2014-15 and successfully handled matters for the university before Hon’ble Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and various consumer forums in Delhi.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 1981
Sunil is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in the regulatory aspects of foreign investment, corporate advisory as well as corporate structuring and re-structuring with focus on tax. His experience in tax matters is in the area of structuring, restructuring, acquisitions and mergers of businesses, formulating entry strategies from tax perspective for setting up businesses in India fully or partly foreign owned, operational tax issues such as withholding taxes, transfer pricing issues, service tax and value added tax issues, joint venture and business arrangements.
Sunil is also experienced in the field of foreign investment including both investments into India and outward investments by Indian corporates. He also advises clients on a broad range of issues related to the domestic capital markets and due-diligence for mergers, acquisitions, private equity financial investments and joint ventures. He has formulated effective entry strategies in the power, telecom, information technology and non-banking financial services sectors. Under the aegis of the World Bank, Sunil has advised on the privatization of the power sector in India and was directly involved in one of the first divestments by the Government of India in the domestic sector.
Government Law College, Mumbai, 2008
Syed has more than 12 years of experience in civil, corporate & commercial practice. He has sound knowledge of NCLT proceedings under various provisions of Companies Act and IBC Code. He has handled various commercial arbitration and civil and consumer related litigation matters including MSME proceedings and Court / NCLT approved mergers, Render Contracts, Rent Legislation etc. He has also been closely involved in M&A transactions including due diligence of IPR contracts.
Syed has also advised clients on Land Laws, Corporate laws, Arbitration Law, SEBI regulations, Society laws and has drafted and reviewed various commercial contracts. His special areas of Practice are Companies Act, IBC code 2016, MSME, Arbitration, SEBI, MOFA, and Rent Act, RERA and consumer laws.
Shadan Law College, Osmania University, 2002
Having enrolled at the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh in the year 2002, Sridevi’s core practice areas are Real Estate and Civil Litigation. She has handled property due diligence in both States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and is well versed in Revenue Laws of both these States. She also has experience in drafting opinion on given subject, structuring litigation pertaining to properties and other civil matters and structuring commercial understanding between parties.
Sridevi is a post graduate in Commerce and a graduate in Law from Osmania University.
Amity University – Noida, 2020
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, 2011
Tavishi practices in the areas of Corporate & Commercial including mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investments. Her experience in mergers and acquisition practice includes corporate due diligence and drafting/negotiating of definitive agreements whereas in foreign direct investments her focus is on the regulatory aspects of foreign investment under applicable government policy and foreign exchange laws.
Government Law College, Mumbai, 2014
As part of the dispute resolution team, Toyesh’s practice involves advising large corporate entities and government organisations on commercial issues they face arising from their complex business transactions. Toyesh is well versed with the finer details that often accompany such commercial disputes and their consequent impact and hence he is able to provide holistic and customised solutions to clients’ diverse issues. He has a keen interest in the fields of insolvency, arbitration and commercial civil litigation. He also handles litigations and disputes for individual clients on a vast array of legal issues.
LLB, University of Delhi, 2007
Tusi advises and conducts due diligence on property acquisition, investigation of titles of properties pan-India, structuring of transactions and drafting of documents. He is also involved in various transactions related to construction and development projects involving foreign investment and rendering advice on matters pertaining to the regulations governing foreign direct investment in real estate, in India. Kumar is additionally well versed with the legal aspects of the cash and carry business and has advised PSUs on investment in thermal and solar power projects . He also has experience in advising foreign funds on investment in integrated township projects
Sastra University, 2017
Amity University, Noida, 2018
Varun is a corporate lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of company law, securities law, regulatory law and policy, corporate law compliances, foreign direct investment and foreign exchange laws.
Varun holds an integrated law degree of B.A. L.L.B(H) from Amity Law School, Noida, LLM from O.P. Jindal Global University (Jindal Global Law School) and is enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi. He has been in practice since 2018.
University of Delhi, 2011
VD Gulwani’s primary expertise is in the area of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with specialization in patents and designs. He has handled patent applications in diverse technological fields including chemical, bio-medical, bio-technological, engineering, electronics and materials. His experience in patent matters includes drafting of provisional / complete specification, prosecution, opposition, filing of convention patent applications, filing of national phase PCT applications, international phase filing though PCT route, ex-parte re-examination proceedings at United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and international patent applications / patents searches including Indian Patent searches. His experience in design matters includes filing and prosecution of design registration applications in respect of articles in diverse fields and filing / defending against petitions for cancellation of designs.
Prior to entering the private sector, he was a scientist at Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) and then became the Additional Director in charge of IPR protection and awareness initiatives in the DRDO and later was a Consultant, IPR.
University of Delhi, 1989
Vikram has extensive experience in litigating for multi-national corporations, financial institutions and major public sector companies in matters including banking, intellectual property, real estate, commercial contracts, and competition.
He practices before the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and various District Courts and has specialized expertise in amalgamations/mergers involving the process of courts.
University of Delhi, 1988
Vimla is an experienced legal practitioner who began her career as a litigator in the courts in New Delhi, in 1988. She subsequently relocated to Bangalore and did stints with Dua Associates and J. Sagar and Associates, before consolidating her practice to found VMP Law Chambers, a law firm providing legal advice and litigation support to clients on issues across the board. Having merged her practice with her former firm, Vimla has since rejoined Dua Associates.
Vimla’s practice involves servicing clients by providing general legal advisory ranging from drafting and negotiating of corporate agreements to dealing with employment issues. Her niche lies in her substantive practice in real estate and property laws and wherein she has advised several developers, multinationals and investors on their investments in property as well as exit strategies for their real estate portfolios.
She has also rendered advisory services to several insurance companies. Vimla is on the ethics committee of an Indian multinational company and advises the company on its protocols for testing of personal care products. Based on her experience in working with media professionals on contracts and IP enforcement, she is currently expanding her practice in the entertainment and media segment.
Bangalore University, Bangalore, 2009
Vinuth practices primarily in the area of real estate, construction and related transactional documentation and has advised prominent real estate and other companies in India on acquisition of various kinds of property by way of sale, joint development, leases and allotments from governmental agencies for different purposes. He has substantial experience in title due diligence, drafting of real estate transactional documents and general corporate advisory work.
LLB Agra University, 1974
Virender has experience in the areas of financial, legal and statutory compliance, and human resources and is responsible for the effective management of the firm’s eight offices and more than 300 professionals and staff.
Prior to joining Dua Associates, he had over 15 years experience in corporate management including senior positions with several multinational companies.
University of Madras, 1991
Sivakumar practices in the areas of indirect taxation, corporate and commercial law, and real estate. He is also working in the newly-emerging field of Securitization in India.
He is a regular speaker on indirect tax issues at seminars organized by the Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, the Indirect Taxes Bar Association, the Revenue Bar Association and other organizations.
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