[Exclusive]: Atul Dua of Seth Dua & Associates joins Advaita Legal with entire team

[Exclusive]: Atul Dua of Seth Dua & Associates joins Advaita Legal with entire team

Pallavi Saluja

Atul Dua, founder of Seth Dua & Associates (SDA), is joining Advaita Legal as an equity partner along with his entire team of lawyers, at their Delhi office. 

With this development, Advaita’s strength across its offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru has now increased to around 70 lawyers.

A Faculty of Law, University of Delhi alumnus, Atul is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has over 28 years of experience with law firms and multinational accounting & consulting firms.

Before setting up Seth Dua Associates in 1998, he headed the tax and legal practices of KPMG and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

The team moving with Atul Dua includes Amit Mehta, Sushil Mehta and Subodh Sadana, all of whom have over 15 years of experience. All three are joining as Senior Principals, a designation similar to executive partners in most law firms.

The team also includes Dr. VK Agarwal, who is joining as a Senior Attorney.  Dr. Agarwal is an expert in Competition law who has earlier served in the MRTP Commission and has over 33 years of work experience.

Welcoming Atul and his team to the Advaita family, Sujit Ghosh, National Head of  Advaita Legal commented:

We are delighted to have Atul and his team joining us. Their joining will boost the Firm’s competency in Corporate & Commercial, M&A, Corporate Secretarial Practices, International Trade and Taxation, Anti-Trust & Competition Laws, Banking & Financial Services, Employment & Labour Laws, Infrastructure & Energy apart from industry specific expertise in Telecommunications, Media & Technology, Manufacturing, Services & Retail, Aviation & Defence and Infrastructure & Construction.

This is in line with the Firm’s vision of growing into a widely admired law firm of attorneys with diverse skill sets. With the joining of this team, our “passion for excellence” has just got new wings enabling us to soar higher towards excellence!!”

When contacted, Atul Dua commented,

“My association with Sujit, goes back to many years, given that we both share the same professional lineage of tax and legal. It was about time that we leveraged our forces to create a world class law firm which has a focused industry approach in delivering world class tax and legal services.  We are totally geared up for this exciting phase in our professional journey and together the combined team will channelize our efforts to take Advaita Legal to the next level of growth.”  

The synergy has been facilitated by Legal League Consulting – management consultants to the global legal industry – through Bithika Anand, Founder & CEO.

Bithika Anand said,

“I have known Atul Dua and Sujit Ghosh for many years. Advaita Legal has taken its first step towards inorganic growth. I am sure that Atul and Sujit will form a great synergy to take Advaita Legal ahead towards its vision. I am happy that the introduction done by me between them for this synergy has fructified.” 

Bar and Bench - Indian Legal news