Shiraz Patodia


icon November 27, 2020

A Senior Solicitor at Dua Associates, Shiraz is a highly regarded Advocate, with a proven track record in her practice areas which span across Dispute Resolution-Litigation & Arbitration, International Trade, White Collar Crimes, and Intellectual Property laws. 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 is one of the leading counsels in India in the field of commercial litigation and dispute resolution having represented some of the biggest names in the industry. She also heads the Firm’s International Trade & Customs practice group and is a recognized authority on World Trade Organization agreements, Anti-Dumping and Countervailing duty Investigations. She represents multinational corporations and Governments in trade remedial investigations including the Indian Government. While being regarded for her ‘practical, business-focused advice’ Shiraz is credited with creating a specialist practice group at the firm on Anti-Corruption & White-Collar Crimes, under which she has handled multi-jurisdictional investigations involving bribery and corruption as well as litigation assignments and internal corporate investigations in different parts of India.

As a celebrated lawyer in India, Shiraz was bestowed the Women in Law Excellence Award, 2020, apart from being recognized as an Outstanding Individual by several leading global ranking guides. For the second year in row, she has also been recognized by the Benchmark Litigation’s Asia-Pacific Top 100 Women in Litigation 2022 and named a Litigation Star – Commercial Transactions and Intellectual Property.

Shiraz has been listed in Forbes India Power list 2020 and 2021 as one of the top individual lawyers in Litigation and International Trade/ Anti-Dumping practice areas. Further, she has been included in the prestigious ALB’s Super 50 Dispute Lawyers in Asia 2021 list.  She also features in the 2022 Rankings by Legal Era as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution – Litigation & Arbitration and White-Collar Crime. Shiraz has been identified as among India’s top lawyers and included in India Business Law Journal’s (IBLJ) prestigious A-List for 2021-2022. Shiraz is one of the 8 Indian practitioners who have been ranked in the 2021 edition of Trade & Customs guide from Who’s Who Legal.

As a thought leader, Shiraz frequently contributes articles to various reputed journals. She recently co-authored a by invitation article on Trade Law published in The International Trade Law Review 8th Edition, a prestigious annual guide on trade law globally.

As a subject matter expert, and champion of women in the legal profession, Shiraz took the initiative along with two other ladies to launch the India Chapter of Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA).

She is also passionate about issues of diversity and upholding rights of individuals and minorities, for which she has fought several cases pro bono.

Shiraz is an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India; Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association; Member of the Bombay Incorporated Law Society; Bombay Bar Association and Associate Member of Delhi High Court Bar Association.


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