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Pallavi Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Pallavi Shroff

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
New DelhiIBLJ A-List Icon

Tel: +9111 41614093
Email: pallavi.shroff@AMSShardul.com

Practice areas

Arbitration & ADR; competition & antitrust; white-collar crime


Pallavi Shroff is the managing partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, heads the dispute resolution practice and is also the chief mentor for the competition law practice at the firm.

Pallavi has been a driving force in significantly enhancing the positioning of SAM & Co as India’s premier full-service law firm since she was installed as managing partner of the new successor in 2015. Under her guidance, the firm has exponentially grown from 60 partners in 2015 to 159 partners in 2022 and more than 780 lawyers, with diversified practice offerings and an accelerated pan-India presence across seven regional offices. She has pioneered the use of advanced technology and digital transformation for enhancing the firm’s client service delivery.

With more than 40 years of extensive and highly regarded experience, Pallavi’s expertise spans across dispute resolution, corporate strategic structuring, competition law and white-collar crime and investigation. Pallavi frequently advises and argues, and supports arguing counsels in some of the largest and most challenging litigations and national and international arbitration matters in the areas of energy, infrastructure, natural resources, mergers, and acquisitions, legislative and policy related matters in India. She regularly appears in the Supreme Court and the High courts of India, international and national arbitrations, mediations, and international legal disputes. She is an alternate member (India) at the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Court of Arbitration, Paris.

Pallavi was an original member of the Raghavan committee set up for establishing the Competition Law in India and has been one of the key members of the panel responsible for amendments in the Competition Bill, 2022. She has engaged with the advocacy programmes of competition law since its inception.

Chambers and Partners 2023, views Pallavi as an Eminent Practitioner for competition/antitrust and a Star Individual for dispute resolution. They have called Pallavi, “a widely acknowledged stalwart in the field of competition law best known for her handling of cartel, abuse of dominance and other contentious issues, but increasingly active providing strategic oversight on very large-scale, multi-jurisdictional merger control mandates”, while Who’s Who Legal of Commercial Arbitrators has rated Pallavi, “one of the most experienced and respected dispute resolution practitioners in India”. She has been recognised in Fortune India’s most Powerful Women in business, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Pallavi is also ranked among Top 50 Managing Partners and Top 100 lawyers in the Forbes India Legal Power list 2021.

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