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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
AMARCHAND TOWERS
216 OKHLA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PHASE 3
NEW DELHI 110 020
India

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Mr. Shardul S. Shroff is the Executive Chairman at the Firm. He has over 38 years of experience in General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Securities Law, Disinvestment & Capital Markets. Mr. Shroff heads the Insolvency & Bankruptcy practice at the Firm. He is a leading authority on matters related to Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Government Regulation and Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law. He has been instrumental in developing these practice domains in the Firm.

Widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of Corporate Law, Mr. Shroff has participated in the training and drafting of several important economic legislations and company law reforms in India.  Most recently, he has been a member of the Insolvency Law Committee, constituted by the Government to review the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code under the Chairmanship of Mr. Injeti Srinivas. Mr. Shroff was also a member of the Injeti Srinivas Committee constituted for decriminalization of offences under the Companies Act and the Injeti Srinivas Committee for cross-border insolvency. Under Mr. Shroff’s leadership, the Firm has been recognised as ‘Best in Insolvency’ at the Asialaw’s Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018.

Mr. Shroff has been on a number of other high-powered committees appointed by the Government of India including the JJ Irani Committee for amending the Companies Act, the Expert Committee on maintenance of Cost Records and Cost Audit in 2014, the Eradi Committee involved in the insolvency provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, the second Naresh Chandra Committee appointed to look into aspects of SMEs and simplification of Company Law and the Valuation Committee under Mr. Shroff’s Chairmanship. 

As a preeminent expert of his field, Mr. Shroff has been appointed as an independent director on significant boards of Indian companies. He is a member of the US-India Business Council, Vice Chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the IPBA Council, the Union Internationale Des Advocats, and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Shroff has been re-elected as the Chairman of the CII National Committee on Legal Services and Arbitration. He is also a Member of the CII National Council on Services and the CII Task Force on the Ease of Doing Business, 2017-2018. With regard to FICCI, Mr. Shroff is the Chairman of the Committee on Stressed Assets and a member of the Capital Markets Committee. Mr. Shroff has also been appointed as the Senior Vice President on the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF).

Mr. Shroff has been consistently rated as a leading lawyer by several international fora and publications, including the Who’s Who Legal, AsiaLaw, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Euromoney, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) etc.  Chambers and Partners 2018 has recognised him as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ for Banking & Finance and quotes, ‘Shardul Shroff continues to offer a wealth of expertise regarding the Indian banking sector among other areas. Clients praise his valuable strategic input, one source noting: “We have gained immensely from his advice.” He is known for his in-depth knowledge of regulatory matters and debt restructuring.’ Mr. Shroff is also recognised as a ‘Star Individual’ for Corporate/M&A by Chambers and Partners 2018, which quotes ‘Shardul Shroff is a highly respected practitioner in the corporate and M&A space who is known for his long-standing experience handling joint ventures, takeovers, divestments and commercial contracts. He is also credited for his understanding of banking law, private equity and capital markets issues.  IFLR1000 2018, the guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, has adjudged Mr. Shroff as a ‘Market Leader’ in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency, Capital Markets, Energy & Infrastructure, Project Finance and Development.  

Mr. Shroff has been recently recognised as one of ‘The Game Changers of India, 2018’ by The Economic Times for championing high impact legal services. He is also a recipient of the National Law Day Award from the President of India, which commends Mr. Shroff as a leading corporate lawyer, ‘for his unique contribution to the field of corporate law and leadership in its practice’ and for being ‘instrumental in advancement of India’s corporate law practice at international standards’.

Languages

English, Hindi, Gujarati

Memberships

Supreme Court Bar Association; Delhi Bar Association; Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA); Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

Education

B.Com (Hons.), Sydenham College Mumbai; L.L.B., Government Law College, Mumbai

Lawyer Rankings

India > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co provides the full range of restructuring and insolvency services, and is regularly involved in high-profile  bankruptcy matters in relevant sectors, such as telecoms, steel and manufacturing. The team, which is predominantly  engaged by committees of creditors and resolution professionals, displays equal strength in distressed M&A and contentious insolvency proceedings. Out-of-court and formal restructuring matters, asset reconstruction and cross-border processes are other focus areas for the department, which is chaired by leading practitioner Shardul Shroff. Distressed funds and international banks often seek Veena Sivaramakrishnan‘s support in relation to their investments in domestic entities.

India > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

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