Shailaja Lall is an Equity Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and heads the Insurance & Reinsurance practice of the firm. She has worked extensively in the field of insurance law for over 20 years. Her experience includes advising insurers, reinsurers, insurance intermediaries and other financial services entities on a full range of transactional and regulatory matters.
Shailaja regularly advises on key regulatory developments impacting the sector. Clients endorse her for her comprehensive and nuanced knowledge of all aspects of the practice, including share and business acquisitions, joint ventures, setting up reinsurance entities and branches, reinsurance arrangements, bancassurance and distribution arrangements, and her in-depth understanding of the IRDAI’s registration and licensing requirements.
She is also considered as an expert who advises in relation to investment structures, registration/ licensing requirements and regulatory compliances in the insurance sector. Her experience includes representing insurance industry clients such as insurers, corporate agents, brokers and third party administrators on some of the largest merger and acquisition and restructuring transactions in India.
Shailaja 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).
Shailaja has been recognised as a “Leading individual” for Insurance by The Legal 500 and also ranked by Chambers and Partners for her Insurance and Reinsurance Practice. Legal 500 describes her simply as ‘outstanding’, whereas Chambers & Partners has quoted her clients as saying “She understands time pressures and the intensities”.