About the Firm
Founded on almost a century of legal achievement, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas started anew in May 2015, with offices in six major cities in India – New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Gurgaon.
Together with our Executive Chairman, Shardul S. Shroff, our partners and associates bring to the new firm a renewed energy, building on the experience and reputation of Amarchand & Mangaldas and Suresh A. Shroff and Co.
Our mission is enabling business by providing solutions as trusted advisers, through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration.
Our guiding principle is to enable business. Understanding business and providing sound and pragmatic advice to advance our client’s goals is the key to what we do. Many of India’s leading business houses have turned to us to help secure their objectives. We represent many overseas companies, including multinationals, on their entry and operations in India, as well as, in some cases, their exit from India.
We aim to provide our clients across the globe a seamless service focused on achieving solutions. Our lawyers are experienced at navigating the complex web of law and regulations in India, to secure results for our clients. Given our strong transactional and litigation practices, we believe we are uniquely placed to understand and mitigate risk.
Trust is at the core of what we do. We take pride in the ethical heritage of our Firm and are known for our integrity and honesty. We go beyond the provision of legal advice and representation, to counseling clients on their strategies, goals and vision. We believe our clients repose their trust in us and are always committed to going that extra mile for them.
We strive for excellence in whatever we do. We believe that excellence is based on continuous development and consistency. It is about exceeding expectations and giving it your all every day. We are pleased to be viewed as the law firm of choice for the most significant transactions and complex litigations in India, and as having the ability to deliver out-of-the-box solutions.
For us, nurturing excellence is also fundamental. We are proud of attracting and retaining the brightest and the best.
Our pan-India presence is aimed at ensuring that we are able to respond to your needs across the country. However, we believe that responsiveness extends beyond the act of being on location or replying promptly to e-mails or calls. We believe that responsiveness implies a proactive element that results in our ability to understand and interpret your needs and allows a response that is commercially valuable to you. The Associates at the Firm are handpicked from some of the premier international and Indian law schools 2 Firm Profile
We believe and invest in innovation. Innovation has many forms – we aim to “lead the law” for the benefit of our clients through innovative solutions. Many of our lawyers are thought leaders, who are at the forefront of debates on legislative and regulatory changes. Senior members of the Firm are regularly invited to participate in government committees and have been involved in the drafting of important legislations such as the Companies Act and the Takeover Code.
We also invest in the latest technology to ensure that we are equipped with the best tools to provide our clients with an efficient service.
We emphasize heavily on collaboration: collaboration between our six offices in order to provide the right person for the job as well as an efficient, continuous service; collaboration with you as our client to ensure that we understand your drivers and goals; and collaboration with the government to ensure that we have the finger on the pulse and can anticipate and advise you on the latest changes to law, regulation and on innovative solution.
We also collaborate regularly with law firms across the world on multi-jurisdictional transactions with a focus on ensuring uniform quality, seamless delivery and efficient service. We are proud to be the exclusive Indian member firm for the prestigious Lex Mundi network of independent law firms around the world.
Practice Areas Focusing on the needs of our clients, we work in and across a number of core practice areas:
• General Corporate Practice
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-JVs and Collaborations
-Technology, Media & Telecom
• Projects and Project Finance
• Capital Markets
• Banking and Finance
• Intellectual Property Rights
• Dispute Resolution
• Competition Law
• Policy and Regulatory
Each of these areas is served by a dedicated practice group, with partners and associates at all levels providing clients with a focused and cost-effective service.
Corporate Social Engagement
We are all committed to maintaining professional standards, including observing a strict code of ethics.
We are also aware of and committed to our responsibilities to all in our workplace and the wider community. We actively engage in pro bono and community work. For example, our PANKH program creates awareness on issues such as education, health, dowry and child marriage.
We are committed to a safe and welcoming working environment, and we promote diversity and gender equality at the Firm.