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Dua Associates

06 May 2019

“Varun Beverages Ltd (VBL) on Monday said that its board has approved plans to acquire franchise rights from PepsiCo in the South and West regions,” reported Hindu Business Line about the business transfer.

24 April 2019

It is well known that nearly every Supreme Court case is in want of an advocate-on-record (AOR), and several lawyers and law firms have made this a core part of their Supreme Court practice. After analysing more than 120,000 of the Supreme Court’s daily orders from 2018, we have now compiled a list of the busiest advocate-on-record (AOR) firms in the apex court, according to the number of orders mentioning their names.

22 February 2019

Dua Associates Chennai partner Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy has now been confirmed and appointed as additional judge of the Madras high court.

26 September 2017

McDonald’s India has approached the Delhi high court seeking to enforce a 13 September London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) partial award to appoint experts to value and sell estranged former managing director Vikram Bakshi's stake in the North and Eastern India local franchise of the fast food giant, reported Mint, the Economic Times and others.

29 August 2017

Tatva Legal Delhi-based former managing partner Shishir Sharma and two non-equity partners - Seher Ali and Natasha Tuli - are rejoining Dua Associates, the firm Sharma had left seven years ago with 50 other lawyers from Dua in one of the largest-ever breakaways in the Indian legal market.

14 July 2017

“In a major setback to the US- based fast food chain McDonald's in India, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) today restored its estranged partner Vikram Bakshi as the Managing Director of Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd. The tribunal has said the meeting of Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd (CPRL) of August 6, 2013 in which Bakshi was removed as MD of the company was illegal, unjust and malafide,” reported the PTI.

24 May 2017

Dua Associates has grown its equity partnership by two, and made two new salaried partners in the Gurgaon, Delhi and Mumbai corporate teams.

15 March 2017

Dua Associates acted for Canara Bank in the sale of its 13.45% stake in Can Fin Homes, which was bought by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC for Rs 753.77 crore in an off-market deal on 10 March 2017.

19 October 2016

Dua Associates has reabsorbed its former fee earner R Ganesh, in its Chennai office as partner in the firm, after Dua’s Chennai partner Aarthi Narayanan left to join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

07 October 2016

Dua Associates Chennai partner Aarthi Lakshmi Narayanan has joined Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas as a partner focusing on real estate.

10 May 2016

Dua Associates merged with Thakore Jariwala & Associates in Mumbai and SAK & Associates in Chandigarh, bringing three new equity partners into the Dua partnership, according to Bar & Bench.

The firm also added three lawyers from the two cities as salaried partners, promoted five of its managers to partners in Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai, and re-absorbed one former lawyer as partner in Delhi thus making nine new salaried partners in all.

Mumbai

Thakore Jariwala’s founding partners Hetal Thakore and ZA Jariwala joined Dua as equity partners, and its partners Agnes Baradia and Jyoti Ghag joined as salaried partners. Thakore and Jariwala focus on litigation.

Chandigarh

SAK managing partner Siddhartha Kumar joined Dua as equity partner and independent Chandigarh lawyer Aman Bahri joined as a salaried partner. Bahri is a litigator, Kumar focusses on corporate.

Delhi

Managers Amarta Roy and Suneera Tandon were promoted to parter. Independent litigator Munawwar Naseem re-joined the firm, as partner, after a gap of five years.

Bangalore

Managers Rayappa Hadagali and P K Shrikara were promoted to partner.

Chennai

Manager Arjun Suresh was promoted to partner.

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