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Shardul Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Shroff

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
New DelhiIBLJ A-List Icon

Tel: +91 11 4161 4094
Email: shardul.shroff@amsshardul.com

Practice areas

Banking & finance; mergers & acquisitions; private equity, venture capital & funds; restructuring & insolvency


Shardul S Shroff is the founder and executive chairman of the firm and heads its insolvency bankruptcy and restructuring practice. His four decades of experience spans across a wide spectrum, including expertise in insolvency and bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, government regulations, disinvestment, capital markets and debt recovery.

He is a key member of two government committees – the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) and the Company Law Committee (2022-23) – which continuously reviews the laws of insolvency and company law of India. As a member of the ILC, he reviewed the outcomes of the colloquium between the IBBI, the NCLT and the NCLAT and other stakeholders of the IBC for evaluating the way forward under the IBC (2022).

Shardul has been involved in the major litigations in insolvency at the Supreme Court of India since inception of the IBC 2015 and has helped contribute to the jurisprudence of Insolvency Law in India. He is also a member of the Company Law Committee established by the government for continuously reviewing the Companies Act 2013. As a member of the Company Law Committee on decriminalisation of offences under the Companies Act, he reviewed future pensions of cross-border insolvency in IBC (2018).

Shardul is known for his thoroughness, innovation and problem-solving approach and his knowledge of regulation. His multi-practice expertise and experience is borne out in several rescue schemes, resolution plans and debt and corporate restructuring.

IFLR1000, notes Shardul as a Market Leader in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency, energy and infrastructure, project development, banking, project finance, capital markets: debt, while Chambers and Partners 2023, views Shardul as an Eminent Practitioner in the banking & finance, restructuring/insolvency and corporate and M&A space. He is most well-known for his long-standing experience handling joint ventures, takeovers, divestments, and commercial contracts. The Legal500 has recognised him in their The Hall of Fame for banking and finance, 2022. Shardul is included in India Business Law Journal’s A-List of India’s top lawyers and legal icons, 2021-22.

Among other numerous recognitions, Shardul is also a recipient of the National Law Day Award from the president of India for his unique contribution to the field of corporate law and leadership in its practice, and for being instrumental in the advancement of India’s corporate law practice at international standards. He has been recognised among The Gamechangers of India, 2018 by The Economic Times.

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