Arbitration & alternative dispute resolution; competition & antitrust; litigation
Pallavi S Shroff is the managing partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM & Co) and heads the dispute resolution practice at the firm. She is also the chief mentor for the Competition Law Practice.
Pallavi has been a driving force in further enhancing the positioning of SAM & Co as India’s premier full-service law firm ever since she took over as a managing partner in 2015. Under her guidance, the firm has grown to become a firm with over 100 partners, diversified practice offerings, and an accelerated pan-India presence with offices in seven cities. She has also embraced technology initiatives to transform and further enhance the firm’s client service delivery.
With over 37 years of extensive and highly regarded experience, Pallavi’s expertise spans across dispute resolution, competition law and white-collar crime. Pallavi frequently advises and counsels clients on some of the largest and most challenging litigation and arbitration matters with regard to energy, infrastructure, natural resources, mergers and acquisitions, legislative and policy related matters. She appears regularly in the Supreme Court and high courts of India, and in arbitrations, mediations and international legal disputes. She is an alternate member (India) at the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Court of Arbitration. Under Pallavi’s leadership, the firm was engaged by FICCI and CII to represent the entire Indian Industry in the Presidential Reference proceedings (Special Reference 1 of 2012) being heard by a five Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court. The judgment passed by the Constitution Bench is one of the most famous and compelling rulings in India on methods of disposal of natural resources in India.
Chambers and Partners has called Pallavi, “a widely acknowledged stalwart in the field of competition law best known for her handling of cartel, abuse of dominance and other contentious issues, but increasingly active providing strategic oversight on very large-scale, multi-jurisdictional merger control mandates” while Who’s Who Legal of Commercial Arbitrators has rated Pallavi, “as one of three leading practitioners involved with arbitration”.