Dispute resolution & arbitration, and competition law
Pallavi S Shroff is the managing partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co with about 37 years of extensive experience. Her broad and varied representation of public and private corporations and other entities before various national courts, tribunals and legal institutions has earned her national and international acclaim. Shroff is the head of the litigation practice and also mentors the competition law practice at the firm. She has been recently appointed as a member of a competition law review committee, constituted by the government to ensure that the legislation is in tune with the changing business environment. She has also been appointed on the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.
Shroff has been closely involved with some of the largest and most challenging litigation and arbitration matters in India. She is presently a director on the boards of prestigious Indian companies, including Apollo Tyres, Trident Group, One97 Communications (Paytm), Maruti Suzuki India and Juniper Hotels. Shroff has always been active in public-policy related work. She was also a key member of the high-powered SVS Raghavan Committee, which contributed to formulating the legal framework for the new competition law and draft of the Competition Act.
For her legal acumen and thought leadership, Shroff has frequently featured in several international publications and legal directories including Chambers and Partners, Asialaw Profiles and Legal 500 among others. Shroff has been recognized as one of the most powerful women in Indian business by Business Today, for six years in succession (2013-18). Recently, Fortune India recognized Shroff as one of The Most Powerful Women in Business (2018). She has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Legal Era’s Indian Legal Awards 2017-18. She has also been awarded the India Managing Partner of the Year by Asian Legal Business Asia Law Awards (2017) and Disputes Star of the Year, India by Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards (2017)