Bankruptcy & insolvency; capital markets; corporate & commercial; mergers & acquisitions
Shardul S Shroff is the founder and executive chairman of the firm. Based out of the New Delhi office, he also heads the firm’s insolvency and bankruptcy practice.
Shardul’s four decades of experience spans across a wide spectrum, including expertise in insolvency and bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, government regulations, disinvestment, capital markets and debt recovery.
In a short span of three-and-a-half years since the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code was introduced by the Government of India in December 2015, the practice established by Shardul in this domain has built a leadership position. Under his mentorship, the firm was recognized as the Best in Insolvency at the Asialaw’s Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards, 2018.
As a thought leader in the legal domain, Shardul has been consistently rated as a leading corporate lawyer by several international fora and publications, including Who’s Who Legal, Asialaw, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Euromoney, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and more.
IFLR 1000 2019 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms notes Shardul as a market leader in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, banking & finance, restructuring & insolvency, capital markets, infrastructure, project finance and project development, while Chambers and Partners views Shardul as a highly respected practitioner in the corporate and M&A space who is known for his long-standing experience handling joint ventures, takeovers, divestments and commercial contracts.
He has been a member of the Insolvency Law Committee, formed by the Government of India to review the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. He was also a member of the high-powered committee to review decriminalization of offences under the Companies Act and the Committee on Cross-Border Insolvency.
Among other numerous recognitions, Shardul is also a recipient of the National Law Day Award from the President of India 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.