Anuradha Dutt

Anuradha Dutt

Senior Partner

Expertise

Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Hospitality, FMCG, Infrastructure, Banking & Finance, Transportation, Real Estate, Mining, Energy, Metallurgical, Information Technology, and Telecom

Academic Qualifications

LL.M. from Columbia Law School
LL.B. from Delhi University

Experience

Anuradha Dutt is the Founder and Managing Partner of DMD Advocates' Delhi Office and heads the Firm’s Litigation Group. She is a seasoned lawyer with 39 years of experience in representing clients in litigation and arbitration. Her expertise lies in tax, civil, commercial, and corporate litigation. She represents Indian and international clients including Fortune 500 and 1000 companies and large to mid-size Indian businesses. She has been involved in some of the prominent and landmark cases in India and has been a contributor to the development of jurisprudence in India through her representation on such matters.

Anuradha has and continues to represent clients in matters before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar and Hyderabad, Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Courts, Enforcement Directorate (ED), Securities Appellate Tribunal, Authority for Advance Rulings, Income-tax Appellate Tribunal, Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, various arbitral tribunals and mediation and conciliation forums. She has been involved in arbitrations (domestic and international) under renowned arbitration councils including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). She has extensive experience in international arbitrations relating to Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Her invaluable contribution on matters related to BITs has made her prominent in this field. She has also advised clients in complex investigations involving corporate fraud, forensic asset tracing, and whistle-blower and internal investigations. She has handled complex matters spread across multiple jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, United States of America, Singapore, Europe, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Indonesia, Sultanate of Oman, Africa, and Canada.

In a landmark victory, Anuradha successfully represented Vodafone Group before the PCA at The Hague with respect to the Indian government’s retrospective tax claim of approximately $5.5 billion (including penalty and interest) stemming from the company’s acquisition of the Indian assets of Hutch in 2007. She is a prominent member of the Delhi Bar Association and is also a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Users Council. Recognized for her deep understanding of the field of law and business awareness, she is a client choice lawyer and often called upon to devise litigation & arbitration strategies and counselling on extensive matters involving prominent business houses and organizations. She has also served on the Board of Directors of several renowned companies and is closely associated with several social services projects and not-for-profit organizations, including, the Gargi & Vidya Prakash Dutt Foundation.

Besides excelling in the field of law, Anuradha was also part of Indian women cricket team in 1980-81. She was the Honorary Secretary of the Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) from 1992 to 2002 and was instrumental in organizing the Women's Cricket World Cup in India in 1997 hosting 13 teams. She featured in India Business Law Journal’s ‘A-list 2020’ and ‘A-list 2021’ which recognized India’s top 100 business lawyers.

Sector Specialization
  • Banking and Finance
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Metallurgical
  • Information Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Shipping & Maritime
  • Telecom

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