Global Excellence Awards 2018

26 Acquisition International - Global Excellence Awards 2018 3 i International - March 2018 DMD Advocates is a full-service law firm with 60 lawyers and offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, as well as associate offices in other metropolitan cities of India. We profile the firm as well as Founder and Senior Partner, Anuradha Dutt, as we examine the firm which has been selected in the 2018 AI Global Excellence Awards as Ones to Watch in Litigation & Dispute Resolution within India. MD Advocates has been successfully representing both domestic and international clients for the last 35 years in its core areas of practice: Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate, Taxation, Intellectual Property Rights, Real Estate, Regulatory and Competition Law. Typically, the firm’s client base consists of multi- national companies, leasing and brokerage companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, banks, financial institutions, other Indian business conglomerates and start-ups. DMD is proud of its client base with whom it shares a long and enriching experience. Anuradha Dutt is a Senior Partner, founder member of the law firm and the Managing Partner of its Delhi Offices, and also heads the firm’s Litigation Group. Ms. Dutt earned her LL.M. from Columbia University, New York, USA, and her LL.B. from Delhi University, India. Well-renowned within the industry, Ms. Dutt has 35 years of experience in representing clients in a wide variety of litigation and domestic and international arbitration. Her expertise lies in tax, corporate and commercial litigation. She has represented Fortune 500 clients and Indian businesses in some of the prominent and landmark cases in India. She has been a contributor to the development of jurisprudence in India through her representation on such matters. Ms. Dutt has successfully represented a leading global telecommunication company, before the Supreme Court of India, in a $2.1 billion tax litigation that resulted in a landmark judgment in the field of tax treatment of international M&A. Ms. Dutt has been involved with several tax, corporate, commercial and civil litigation relating to mergers and acquisitions, direct and indirect taxes, corporate restructuring, infrastructure financing, aircraft leasing and financing, mining, telecommunications, investments. Furthermore, Ms Dutt has significant experience in litigation and domestic and international arbitration. She has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations in Singapore, US and UK. DMD has a prominent practice in international arbitration with special expertise in representing clients against various governments on disputes related to Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements and other International Treaties. Ms. Dutt is also a prominent member of the Delhi Bar Association. Her opinions and views are widely Company: DMD Advocates Contact: Monica Dhawan Address: 30, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, 110013, India Phone: 0091 981 005 8319 Website: Years of Experience D 1802AI69 sought by multi-national and Indian companies for day to day running of business. Recognised for her deep understanding of the field and business awareness, Ms. Dutt is a client choice lawyer, who is often called upon to devise litigation & arbitration strategies, as well as counselling on extensive matters involving prominent business houses and organisations. Separating itself apart from its competitors, DMD is one of the few law firms that has a significant domestic and international tax practice (direct and indirect taxes). The firm has successfully represented clients in a number of tax (both direct and indirect) litigations that have had the prominence of setting domestic, as well as international jurisprudence on several direct and indirect tax issues, including, transfer pricing, indirect tax, permanent establishment issues and royalty tax issues. DMDhasa largecorporatetransactionsandregulatory practice. The firm has represented multinational clients and Indian businesses in a number of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, trading platforms, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, capital restructuring (both equity and debt), structured finance transaction, banking transactions, project financing transactions and private equity and other alternative asset management transactions. Additionally, DMD is one of the few firms that has an experienced regulatory team which interacts with Indian regulators on a regular basis. In particular, DMD has helped foreign companies, banks and non- banking financial companies on a number of issues with RBI, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Competition Commission, SEBI and tax authorities on matters related to compliance with Companies Act, Income- tax Act, Competition Act, Banking & Non-Banking Regulations, SEBI and other relevant statutes and regulations. In addition, the firm has experience and expertise in representing clients before industry/ sector specific regulators, such as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Director General of Civil Aviation, Food Authority of India, Director General of Health Services, Director General of Foreign Trade and others. Ultimately, DMD’s core practice areas are supported by a prominent and active real estate and anti-trust and competition law practice. The firm has assisted and successfully represented a number of companies with investigations andmatters, before the competition commission of India. ADVOCATES