Pallavi Shroff is a standout in the market who wins plaudits from sources across Asia, Europe and North America for her exceptional skill and experience in competition matters.
Ms Pallavi S Shroff is the managing partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas with over 37 years of extensive experience. Her broad and varied representation of public and private corporations and other entities before various national courts, tribunals and legal institutions has earned her national and international acclaim. Ms Shroff is the head of the Dispute Resolution practice and also mentors the Competition Law practice at the firm. She regularly advises international and national clients on various aspects of the Competition Act 2002.
She was a key member of the high-powered SVS Raghavan Committee, which contributed to formulating the legal framework for the new competition law and a draft of the new Competition Act. Currently, Ms Shroff is a member of the Competition Law Review Committee, constituted by the Government of India to ensure that the legislation is in tune with the changing business environment.
For her legal acumen and thought leadership, Ms Shroff is frequently featured by several international publications. She is ranked “Band 1” for competition law by Chambers and Partners 2019 and “market leading lawyer” by Asialaw Profiles 2019, among others. Ms Shroff was recently conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chambers India Awards 2019. Ms Shroff has been recognised as one of “the most powerful women in Indian business” by Business Today, six years in succession (2013–18). Fortune India has also named her one of “the most powerful women in business, 2018”. Recently, Business World recognised Ms Shroff as the one of “the most influential women in India” for her exceptional contribution in the field of law.
Pallavi Shroff is “very well known and well respected” in the Indian market thanks to her considerable experience representing private and public clients in high-stakes litigation.
Ms Pallavi S Shroff is the managing partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas with over 36 years of extensive experience. Her broad and varied representation of public and private corporations and other entities before legal institutions has earned her national and international acclaim. Ms Shroff is the national practice head of dispute resolution at the firm and also mentors the competition law practice at the firm.
Ms Shroff has been closely involved with some of the largest and most challenging litigation and arbitration cases in India with regard to energy, infrastructure, natural resources, mergers and acquisitions, legislative and policy related matters. She appears regularly in the Supreme Court and High Courts of India, and in arbitrations, mediations and international legal disputes. Under Ms Shroff’s leadership, the firm was engaged by FICCI and CII to represent the entire Indian industry in the presidential reference proceedings (special reference 1 of 2012) being heard by a five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court. The judgment passed by the constitution bench is one of the most famous and compelling rulings in India on methods of disposal of natural resources in India. She regularly represents several companies such as Nestle, General Electric, Havells, Vale Australia, Vodafone, BHEL and ONGC.
Ms Shroff has always been active in public-policy related work. She was a member of the committee set up by the government of India to advise the government regarding compliance with article 39.3 of the TRIPS. She played a pivotal role in formulating and drafting of policy documents necessary for the continuing efforts to establish India’s first ‘Zero Piracy Zone’ for Karnataka, and for developing an anti-piracy advocacy programme for the judiciary. She 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 Ltd.
For her legal acumen and thought leadership, Ms Shroff is featured by several international publications. She is ranked “Band 1” for dispute resolution and competition law by Chambers and Partners 2017; “Leading Lawyer” for dispute resolution by The Legal 500, 2017 and market leading lawyer for dispute resolution by Asialaw Profiles 2017. According to Chambers 2017: “Market commentators remark that ‘despite her high profile, she is still very accessible,’ and that ‘she lives up to her reputation, in terms of her legal knowledge.’“
Ms Shroff has recently been awarded “India Managing Partner of the Year” by ALB Asia Law Awards 2017. She has been recognised as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Indian Business” by Business Today, five years in succession (2013–17). She has been recognised in the C-Suite Women edition of Business World titled “The Expert Arbitrator”, and as one amongst “The Professionals – High motivation levels, focus on goals and working for the greater good”. Ms Shroff is the only listed “Highly Regarded Individual” in India according to Who’s Who Legal 2016 for litigation, amongst five globally. She has also been rated by the Who’s Who Legal of Commercial Arbitrators “as one of three leading practitioners involved with arbitration”. She has been selected to feature in the inaugural edition of the Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law under commercial arbitration category.