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

Work Department

General Corporate & Insurance

Position

Ms. Shailaja Lall is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and heads the Non Contentious Insurance practice of the firm. She has worked extensively in the field of insurance law for over 18 years. Her experience includes advising insurers, reinsurers and other financial institutions on a full range of transactional and regulatory matters, including share and business acquisitions, joint ventures, reinsurance, distribution agreements, bancassurance arrangements and group re-organisations. Ms. Lall has also advised multinational insurers on key regulatory developments impacting the sector. She works with many of the best-known and most-respected companies throughout the insurance sector, and has extensive experience in advising clients on a variety of complex legal issues.

She was the Vice Chair of the Lex Mundi Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group (2012-16) and a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (FICCI) Insurance and Pensions Committee (2014-15).

In relation to insurance regulatory advice, her experience includes advising reinsurers, insurers, corporate agents, TPAs and insurance brokers on investment structures, distribution arrangements, service arrangements, reinsurance arrangements and interpretation of regulations, circulars and guidelines issued by the IRDAI. She also regularly advices foreign reinsurance companies in relation to registration requirements in India and applicable regulatory compliances.

Shailaja is described as a “very sharp lawyer on the rise.” Peers remark on her transactional expertise and clients appreciate her availability and her negotiation skills. Legal 500 describes her simply as ‘outstanding’, whereas Chambers & Partners has quoted her clients as saying “She understands time pressures and the intensities. There were many break points and she made sure that we got the advice and that the negotiations didn’t break down”, and “”knowledgeable, with strong research skills”. 

Career

Shailaja has worked for two top tier corporate law firms in Mumbai early in her career. She was a Partner at Tuli & Co, New Delhi prior to joining Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A Shroff & Co in 2007.

Languages

English, Hindi, Malayalam

Memberships

Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Education

B.SL. LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune”

Lawyer Rankings

India > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Shailaja LallShardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

An impressive corporate insurance practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co sees practice head Shailaja Lall and key partners Ashish Teni and Roopal Kulsrestha acting for global life and non-life insurers, reinsurers and brokers on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, strategic investments and exits. Robust regulatory knowledge is provided by the team, applied to policy and coverage structuring, all transactional activity and dealings with the IRDAI, the latter including appeals before the Securities Appellate Tribunal. Regulatory advice on the implementation of customer-facing insurtech products was recently provided to numerous providers.

Comparative Guides

India: Insurance & Reinsurance April 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Insurance & Reinsurance laws and regulations that may occur in India.