Dorothy is ranked as one of the leading corporate lawyers in Tamil Nadu. She holds an impressive track record of over 25 years of hands-on experience in India, UK and USA and has served as lead consultant for several Fortune 500 companies based in North America and Europe. Dorothy has demonstrated the ability to lead corporations investing in India on a variety of competitive industries and diverse sectors of business and also represents some of the largest corporate houses within the State of Tamil Nadu.
Dorothy has been consistently ranked by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in the Chennai region. Dorothy also bagged the best law firm award for the Chennai region by Legal Era. She has also been awarded best law firm and single best contributor to India operations award by First Law International.
She has authored Op-Eds and Columns for leading publications in India and the US, some important publications include: “Legal aspects of Doing Business in India’; ‘Software Technology Parks in India’ “Legal Outsourcing” – Column, Business Line; “Indo – Singapore Tax Treaty” – Column, The Hindu; “Is your Company Legally Compliant?” – Column, Business Line; “They still get in” – Op-Ed, The Hindu; “Combating Global Disputes” – Op-Ed, The Hindu; “Doing Business in India Entry strategy options” – Column, Indo American Chamber of Commerce; ‘Legal Aspects of doing business in India’ – British Consulate, Chennai; ‘Entry Strategy options of doing business in India’ – NASABA, Atlanta.
She has contributed to chapter on Entry Strategy options and Visa Regulations in a recently released book titled ‘Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in India’ published by Thomson West. Authored the Country Handbook for India for Thomson West publications. Profiled by Business Line, Dinamani and Vikitan leading magazines in the state of Tamil Nadu as ‘Leading Corporate Attorney’.
“Always wear your clients’ shoes and provide practical solutions and be a thinking counsel. Ability to present most complex matters with simplicity and clarity. Being proactive and available always.”
“Dorothy and her team have been instrumental in 100% acquisition of our India operations, they guided meticulously and always provide practical solutions.”
Director, PrimCoat, Japan
Dorothy Thomas is the Partner and Head of the Chennai office of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. She is based out of the Chennai office. Dorothy is part of the General Corporate Practice Group, advising and counselling clients on corporate and M&A transactions with key focus on foreign direct investments into the State of Tamil Nadu.