Insolvency & bankruptcy, M&A, general corporate, and banking & finance
Shardul S Shroff is the executive chairman at the firm with over 38 years of extensive experience in corporate advisory, takeovers, M&A, joint ventures, insolvency and bankruptcy, securities law, disinvestment, capital markets and banking and finance. He is a leading authority on legal matters related to corporate governance, policy and regulatory practices, insolvency and restructuring and M&A.
Widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of corporate law, Shroff has participated in the training and drafting of several important economic legislations and company law reforms in India. Most recently, he was a member of the Insolvency Law Committee, constituted by the government to review the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code under the chairmanship of Injeti Srinivas. He was also a member of a committee constituted for decriminalization of offences under the Companies Act and the Injeti Srinivas Committee for cross-border insolvency.
He has been on a number of other high-powered committees appointed by the government including the JJ Irani Committee for amending the Companies Act, the Expert Committee on maintenance of Cost Records and Cost Audit in 2014, the Eradi Committee involved in the insolvency provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, the second Naresh Chandra Committee appointed to look into aspects of SMEs and simplification of Company Law and the Valuation Committee under Shroff’s chairmanship.
Shroff has been re-elected as the chairman of the CII’s national committee on legal services. With regard to FICCI, he is a member of the recently constituted FICCI Capital Markets Committee.
Shroff is a recipient of the National Law Day Award from the President of India, which commends him as a leading corporate lawyer, “for his unique contribution to the field of corporate law and leadership in its practice” and for being “instrumental in advancement of India’s corporate law practice at international standards”.