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Firm Profile:

 

Founded in Mumbai in 1917, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. today is a full service law firm with 84 Partners and over 650 lawyers. The Firm has national presence with offices at Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

 

We constantly strive to serve our clients by providing consistent high quality legal advice delivered in a pragmatic and incisive manner. We aspire to offer a full range of legal services suitable to a broad range of clients and consumers of legal services. We seek to be known for our expertise, ethics and professionalism.

 

Being a full service law firm, our service offerings include a variety of specialisations. Our practice is divided into following main Practice Groups:


  • Corporate
  • Markets
  • Finance
  • Disputes
  • Competition
  • Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Regulation
  • Employment
  • Private Clients

 

The Practice Groups are further divided into service lines and specialisations which include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, private equity, joint ventures, banking, project finance, structured finance, intellectual property, environment, litigation, arbitration, bio-technology and several others. The Firm’s practice in many of these areas is driven by senior professionals including Partners, supported by teams of associates of varying seniority.

 

We have a modern and client-attuned problem-solving approach based on the highest standards of professional integrity. The Firm advises a full range of clients including domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, as also state and regulatory bodies. Our client list includes leading global and Indian business houses, banks and financial institutions, multilateral agencies, investment banks, private equity funds and several multinational institutions. The Firm has handled large, complex and pioneering transactions of various kinds winning the respect of the business community and peer recognition on several occasions.

 

Infrastructure

 

We are one of the few firms to have a national presence in major business centres in India through our offices at Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Chennai. Our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art telecommunications, computer systems, video-conferencing facilities and networks that integrate our offices with centralised databases, comprehensive libraries, and specialised software, such as Thomson Elite3e and iManage.

 

Firm Constitution

 

At present, the Firm has 84 Partners and over 650 associates in its 7 offices. Many of the Firm’s lawyers have received international recognition in their various areas of practice for repeatedly demonstrating their ability to handle complex transactional and litigation matters.

 

Our Partners have distinguished academic records and have received several awards. Many are also directors on several large public companies, banks and financial institutions. Our Partners are associated with and are actively involved in various bar associations and training organisations. They frequently address seminars and present papers on diverse subjects. Many are contributory editors for reputed international legal publications and have authored publications on a variety of subjects of domestic and international relevance.

 

Our Partners are also members of various government committees appointed to examine various Indian laws and regulations including corporate, securities, competition, information technology and insolvency laws.

 

The Firm also works very closely with distinguished organisations, such as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

 

Our Approach

 

The development of successful strategies for business today involves not only advanced legal skills but also careful consideration of commercial issues. Recognizing the demands of the dynamic environment and keeping with the ever-changing Indian economy, the Firm, with its multi-disciplinary and problem solving approach, is well equipped to provide comprehensive legal advice to ensure client satisfaction. Our focus remains on quality and excellence through effective knowledge management and efficient use of our resources.

 

The Firm has structured its growth strategy with a view to strengthen its national presence and maintain its position as India’s leading law firm. We enjoy long-standing relationships with several of the world’s reputed law firms enabling us to cater to our clients’ global needs.

 

Firm Structure

 

Each Partner leads a team of lawyers with varying levels of expertise best suited to address the needs of our clients. The Partner brings to the team his/her experience, vision and gives direction to the process and also critical advice as to strategy. The team is structured to render comprehensive legal services to clients. Each client is assigned a single point of contact within the team who understands and coordinates all aspects of the required legal advice and client concerns.

 

During the initial meetings between the assigned team and client, we endeavor to understand the client’s business issues and concerns and its philosophy and approach in doing business. This results in a better understanding between the team and the client as to the processes and methodology to be adopted to address the client’s needs effectively.

 

International Recognition

 

The Firm has been consistently rated as the top corporate firm in India by various international professional organisations, law directories and professional journals including IFLR 1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading International Business Law firms, Euromoney, Asia Pacific Legal 500  and Chambers Global.

 

Recently, the Firm received following awards:

 

“National Law Firm of the Year 2014”

IFLR Asia Awards.


“India Deal of the Year”

ALB SE Asia 2014 Law Awards


Ranked No. 4 in Asia Pacific in 2014

Acritas’ Sharplegal Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index


Ranked No.1 amongst India’s Top 40 Law Firms

RSG India 2012, 2011 & 2010


Ranked No. 1 Firm in India & 11th Largest in Asia

Asian Legal Business 2012


Indian Law Firm Award(s) winner in 13 categories

including  “Best Overall Law Firm Award”

winner for the fifth consecutive year

Indian Business Law Journal 2013


“India Law Firm of the Year”

Who’s Who Legal 2013


The Firm has been the exclusive India member for Lex Mundi, an association of 161 independent law firms from 100 countries, since September 2003. Was awarded as First Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Award: Asia / Pacific in 2010. Also, Chambers and Partners U.K in 2001 named the firm “Law Firm of the Year” (Indian Sub-continent).

 

Noticeable Practitioners:

 

Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner 

cyril.shroff@amarchand.com

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