The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

AMARCHAND TOWERS, 216 OKHLA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PHASE 3, NEW DELHI 110 020, INDIA
Tel:
Work +91 11 4159 0700
Fax:
Fax +91 11 2692 4900
Email:
Web:
www.amsshardul.com
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurugram, Kolkata, Mumbai and 1 more

India

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Led by John Handoll, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co provides ‘in-depth’, ‘timely’ and ‘business-oriented’ advice. Harman Singh Sandhu represents Nissan Motor India before the Supreme Court of India in a pending appeal pertaining to the CCI’s sale of spare parts investigation. Managing partner Pallavi Shroff, Naval Chopra and Aparna Mehra stand out for their ‘industry knowledge and solution-oriented approach’; Manika Brar has ‘great knowledge and acumen’; and Shweta Shroff Chopra and principal associate Yaman Verma are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Harman Singh Sandhu - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next generation lawyers

Yaman Verma - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is ‘a formidable firm’ that provides ‘invaluable advice’ and ‘always helps expedite the resolution to each matter’. The group’s pan-Indian practice is known for its expertise in high-risk banking litigation, acquisition finance, debt restructuring and real estate investment, and has recently seen an increase in bankruptcy-related instructions. Sapan Gupta provides ‘an exemplary level of commitment and professionalism, always ensuring that sufficient resources are dedicated to each deal’, and executive chairman Shardul Shroff is a well-regarded figure in the market. Key clients include Piramal Fund Management, HSBC and Edelweiss Financial Services.

Leading individuals

Sapan Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next generation lawyers

Shubangi Garg - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Soummo Biswas - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has ‘a hands-on approach, a great attitude to problem solving’ and ‘excellent knowledge of the capital markets regulatory framework in India’. The team advises issuers and investment banks on the full gamut of debt and equity offerings, and has a strong track record in international matters, most notably in US-listed offerings made by Indian companies. Recent work includes advising the seller’s brokers on the offering of equity shares in NBCC (India), and acting for Yes Bank on its $761m qualified institutional placement of shares. On the debt offerings side, the team advised Zuari Cement on the issue of INR5m worth of masala bonds. Prashant Gupta heads the practice, and chairman Shardul Shroff is also a leading figure.

Leading individuals

Prashant Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next generation lawyers

Manjari Tyagi - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co advises on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, and the team is supported by the firm’s competition, employment, tax and policy practices when dealing with high-value M&A deals. Notable work included acting for NXP Semiconductors on the divestiture of its business to a consortium of financial investors, and advising Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on the proposed acquisition of Reliance Communications’ tower business. Chairman Shardul Shroff has significant experience in strategic alliances, takeovers and joint ventures; Akshay Chudasama has notable cross-border expertise; and Gunjan Shah is also a key figure.

Leading individuals

Gunjan Shah - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co’s service is ‘comparable to that of global law firms- timely, business-oriented and highly knowledgeable’. The team is involved in a number of high-profile disputes before Indian courts; highlights of the last year included representing Tata Sons in a petition to remove a chairman of its board of directors, and acting for ONGC regarding alleged illegal production and sale of gas which had migrated from ONGC’s blocks to those of Reliance Industries. Managing partner Pallavi Shroff is noted for her ‘strong industry knowledge and solution-oriented approach’, and Tejas Karia has successfully handled a number of international arbitrations.

Leading individuals

Pallavi Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next generation lawyers

Rishab Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Smarika Singh - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]

Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The ‘excellent’ team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co provides ‘precise, crisp, and in-depth analysis and advice’. Practice head Shailaja Lall was praised for her ‘insight’ and ‘in-depth knowledge of the sector’, and advised Lloyd’s of London on the compliance and regulatory aspects of its entry into the Indian reinsurance sector through the establishment of a branch office. Recently promoted partner Roopal Kulsrestha and principal associate Ashish Teni, who provides ‘an excellent service’, are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Shailaja Lall - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next generation lawyers

Ashish Teni - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]

Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Jay Gandhi leads the team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, which includes Raghubir Menon and senior associate Abhishek Parekh. Key clients include Seven Rivers Fund and Rarvey, and the team is advising a venture capital fund on setting up a category II alternative investment fund in India. Saurav Kumar is now with IndusLaw.

[back to top]

Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co’s key areas of experience include corporate restructuring, employee-related documentation and misconduct issues, trade union matters, investigations and audits. Notable clients include Swiss Re, Lloyds, General Motors and LG Electronics. Practice head Pooja Ramchandani advised NXP Semiconductors Netherlands on the employment law aspects of the divestiture of Nexperia to a consortium of financial investors.

[back to top]

Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co provides ‘exemplary professionalism and commitment’, and the team is ‘always available to take calls and resolve any issues that arise during the course of the matter’. The firm has handled matters across the oil and gas, power, port and transportation sectors, and has recently been involved in a number of major LNG transactions. Highlights included advising Gujarat State Petroleum on the divestment of its participating interest in the Krishna-Godavari offshore basin to ONGC, and acting for Abertis Infraestructuras, an international toll road operator, on its first acquisition in the Indian infrastructure sector. Jatin Aneja leads the practice, and executive chairman Shardul Shroff is also a leading figure.

Leading individuals

Jatin Aneja - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next generation lawyers

Prashant Sirohi - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]

Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Mrinal Kumar and Akshay Chudasama jointly head the practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, which has demonstrable expertise in handling private equity investments in the real estate sector, as well as advising on asset sales, financing and commercial leasing matters. The team advised DLF on the sale of 40% of its stake in DCCDL and a corporate restructuring of the group companies, and acts for Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications on the establishment of a telecoms unit in greater Noida.

Leading individuals

Akshay Chudasama - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Mrinal Kumar - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]

Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Shroff heads the practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, which draws from the firm’s expertise in banking and finance, tax and litigation, and is recommended for its focus on the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. The team acted for the State Bank of India and the Committee of Creditors in the context of Bhushan Steel’s insolvency resolution case before the National Company Law Tribunal, and provides ongoing advice to a number of insolvency resolution professionals.

[back to top]

TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Shroff heads the practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, which advises on contentious, regulatory, and transactional aspects of IT and telecoms matters. The team advises Facebook and WhatsApp on various legal issues arising out of hosting and maintaining its services, particularly liability and compliance issues. GV Anand Bhushan was a new arrival from Cognizant. Asim Abbas left the team to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Led by Pallavi Shroff, the practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has significant expertise in transactional tax, tax structuring and advisory work, and litigation. Amit Singhania and Sandeep Chilana assisted Novartis and Sandoz with the tax structuring issues pertaining to the sale of IP and product inventory owned by the clients, and Shroff represented JPMorgan Chase in appealing a rejection order by the tax officer before the Bombay High Court.

[back to top]

White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co’s ‘impeccable’ team ‘exceeds all expectations’, providing ‘solid attention to detail, good response times and excellent value for money’. The practice advises on Indian laws relating to bribery, money laundering, corporate fraud and data theft, its key clients including a range of banks, private equity firms and multinational corporations. Recent work includes representing Citibank before the Court of Appeal in a matter involving various offences, and acting for Samsung in a criminal prosecution regarding data theft, cheating and misappropriation. Pallavi Shroff heads the practice, and Anuj Berry is the other name to note.

Leading individuals

Anuj Berry - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

[back to top]


Further information on Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co in other jurisdictions.

Legal Developments in India

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to