Atul Dua is the Founder and Senior Partner of Seth Dua & Associates. Mr Dua’s professional experience spans more than 26 years with leading law firms and multinational accounting and consulting firms. Before joining Seth Dua as a partner in 1998, he has headed the New Delhi tax and legal practice of KPMG and thereafter of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr Dua’s forte is international trade and taxation, antitrust and competition law and transaction structuring. During his professional career, he has gained extensive experience in advising multinational and Indian corporates in cross border trade and structuring their investments in India. Mr Dua specialises in tax and legal aspects of financial and technical joint ventures and M&A transactions. He has extensive experience in structuring various income streams in and out of India.
In the TMT space, Mr Dua assists leading TMT companies in setting-up operations in India; seeking foreign investment approvals from the government, processing licence applications with the Ministry of Communications etc. He also assists companies in routing investments and technology from jurisdictions that confer maximum tax benefits. He assists strategic investors in investing in TMT companies in India, in conducting legal and tax due diligence on the investee companies and also assisted in drafting various commercial documents for such investments.
Mr Dua has been rated as the leading lawyer in the TMT space for many years by Legal 500, Chambers and Asialaw and Practice. SDA has similarly been rated as the foremost firm in this area. It has also received the Best TMT Firm award from India Business Law Journal.