Executive Chairman: Mr Shardul S Shroff
Managing Partner: Ms Pallavi Shroff, Delhi Region
Managing Partner: Mr Akshay Chudasama, Mumbai Region
Number of partners: 108
Number of lawyers: 520
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM & Co), founded on a century of legal achievements, is one of India’s leading full-service law firms. The firm’s mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. SAM & Co is recognised globally by several leading publications for its exceptional practices in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, insolvency and bankruptcy, competition, dispute resolution, capital markets, banking and finance and projects and project finance.
With over 100 partners across ten practice groups, SAM & Co is at the helm of major headline transactions and litigation in across all industry segments in India and advises leading multinational corporations on their entry into the Indian market and the legal strategy impacting their business.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s work in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, JVs, private equity, insurance, real estate, employment and business restructuring is well documented in the annals of Indian corporate history. Its corporate teams are well complemented by the firm’s other practices to facilitate deal closures.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Consistently rated as one of the top legal advisors in the M&A space in India, the M&A team advises on transactions in a wide range of industries, and has represented clients on some of the most notable, largest and complex mergers and acquisitions.
Private Equity & Venture Capital:
The firm represents premier domestic and international clients on the investor as well as investee company side for early and growth stage financings. Its PE/VC lawyers have sizeable deal experience (including having worked at prominent PE/VC funds) and bring a deep understanding of the nuances of early stage investing.
A go-to firm for domestic and international arbitration, as well as commercial, corporate and regulatory disputes in various courts, tribunals, forums, administrative authorities and regulators. The firm is one of the very few Tier 1 law firms in India that has a comprehensive white collar crime practice.
With a strong and the most recognised competition practice in India, the competition team has a proven track record of successfully steering clients through their largest transactions, complex investigations and high-stake litigations.
Banking & Finance:
The firm’s offerings range from traditional banking documentation to securitisation, factoring, payment banks, syndicated loans, structured acquisition equipment finance, mortgage backed securities, guarantee structures, NCDs, ECBs, and working capital loans.
Insolvency & Bankruptcy:
The firm’s experience covers an entire range of scenarios relating to bankruptcy and insolvency, from early signs of distress and restructuring towards revival, to processes involving liquidation and the winding down of businesses. It provides a comprehensive solution to financial restructuring and recovery, insolvency, corporate reorganisation, creditors’ rights and contingent preparedness against any peripheral litigation.
Projects & Project Finance:
The firm advises developers, EPC contractors, investors and lenders on various infrastructure projects, regulatory aspects, government tenders, and contractual issues in sectors such as power, oil and gas, nuclear energy, ports, roads and mining.
Advises on IPOs, FPOs, rights issues, QIPs, ADRs, GDRs, IDRs, and AIM listings on the equity side, and the issuance and restructuring of FCCBs, non- convertible bonds, unlisted infrastructure bonds, and medium-term note programs (MTN programs) on the debt side.
The firm offers a broad range of advisory and litigation services in the areas of direct and indirect taxes (including customs duty, goods and service tax and state excise/alcohol duty).
Intellectual Property Rights:
The firm offers a full range of services that cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and other allied laws, from conceptualization to enforcement and from negotiations to creation of innovative corporate structures based on intellectual property.