Pallavi S Shroff, senior partner and head of the litigation and competition law practices at Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s leading full service law firm, has an extensive career spanning 33 years. Mrs Shroff has turned the face of complex litigation cases, and is reckoned amongst the most preferred and go-to lawyers of the country today.
She is a recipient of multiple awards and wears her many accomplishments with grace. Her expert views were recently sought in re-drafting the proposed amendments to India’s Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996, with Mrs Shroff making submissions on the proposed amendments to the Law Commission, Union Ministry of Law and Justice.
Her diversity of practice can be seen from her range of work in commercial and corporate litigation, infrastructure litigation, anti dumping, commercial arbitration, competition law advisory, enforcement and merger control. She appears regularly in the Supreme Court and High Courts of India, and in arbitrations, mediations and international legal disputes.
Mrs Shroff’s deep domain involvement with litigation goes beyond courts and extends to formulating litigation strategies. Known for her judicious handling of the subtle nuances of complex disputes, Mrs Shroff has consistently followed a solution-oriented, timely and cost-effective approach.
Mrs Shroff has been a principal adviser to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on the first ever Presidential Reference Matter, wherein the Supreme Court, rendered an opinion on the auction of natural resources, one of the most compelling rulings in India.
One of Mrs Shroff’s significant representation has been the case of Satyam Computers Services Ltd, wherein she led a team of lawyers that advised the government of India appointed directors on the board of Satyam. The deal catapulted Mrs Shroff into the Hall of Fame, with the Verve (a magazine from the stable of India Today Group) placing her “on a list of India’s power women”.
For her legal acumen and thought leadership, Mrs Shroff is frequently featured by several international publications. She has been recognised by international publications such as Chambers Global, ranking places her in Band 1 for dispute resolution and describing her as “a legal luminary with the brilliant acumen necessary to crack the most complex legal cases”; The Legal 500 for her “leading practice in dispute resolution and litigation”; PLC Which Lawyer? commends her as “experienced in corporate disputes and with solid competition law experience primarily in support of a general corporate and commercial practice”; and Who’s Who Legal also recognises her work: “She has successfully litigated some of the most complex commercial litigations, both nationally and internationally, and handled domestic and international arbitrations. She has represented clients in path-breaking cases in disputes pertaining to infrastructure, shareholders disputes, franchise agreements, banking and finance, telecoms, oil and gas, etc.”
Mrs Shroff has been recognised as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Indian Business” for 2014 & 2013 by Business Today.
Mrs Shroff is presently a director on the boards of prestigious Indian companies, including Apollo Tyres, Trident Group, GE Capital Services, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, and Juniper Hotels Limited.
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