Shardul S. Shroff

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Shardul Shroff.

Shardul S. Shroff is an Indian corporate lawyer. He is the executive chairman of the law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Prior to the split in the Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co", which was India's largest law firm, Shardul used to be the managing partner of the north India region of the firm headquartered in New Delhi.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Shroff completed his B.Com (Hons.) from Sydenham College, Mumbai and LL.B. from Government Law College, Mumbai.[2]

Legal career[edit]

On 1 July 1980, Shroff was enrolled in the bar and he started his practice at Mumbai.[3] He started to head the Delhi office of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co in September 1980.[4]


Committee memberships[edit]


Bar memberships[edit]

He is an advocate-on-record of the Supreme Court of India.


Shroff is Associate President of Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF),[7] a collective of India’s top corporate law firms that has opposed entry of foreign law firms into India.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Shardul Shroff is a grandson of Amarchand Shroff, who founded the law firm "Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co" in 1917. He is a son of Suresh A. Shroff, a former managing partner of the firm and Bharati Shroff, also the co-owner of the firm.[9]

After the death of Bharti Shroff, the old firm was split into two with Shardul heading the Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and brother Cyril Shroff heading the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.[10]

Shroff is married to Pallavi Shroff, an advocate and daughter of former Chief Justice of India, PN Bhagwati. They have two daughters, Shweta Shroff and Natashaa Shroff.


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  2. ^ "Idfc Ltd (IDFC:Natl India), People, Board Members, Other Board Members On Board, Shardul Suresh Shroff B.Com (Hons.), LLB". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg. Retrieved May 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Vyas, Maulik (12 May 2015). "We'll have over 450 partners by end of 2015: Shardul Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co". Economic Times. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Nath, Shloka (4 August 2010). "Shardul Shroff: My father would write the firm's balance sheet on the back of an air ticket". Forbes. India: Retrieved May 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ Irani, Dr. Jamshed J. (31 May 2005). "Report on Company Law" (PDF). Prime Database / National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) / BSE (The Stock Exchange Investors' Protection Fund). Retrieved May 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ Chandra, Naresh (November 2009). "Corporate Governance Recommendations for Voluntary Adoption" (PDF). Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved May 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "SILF – Office Bearers & Executive Committee". SILF Society of Indian Law Firms. Retrieved May 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ Venkatesan, J. (27 July 2010). "Entry of foreign law firms opposed". The Hindu. Retrieved May 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ "Dispute over will rocks law firm Amarchand Mangaldas; Shardul & Cyril Shroff in legal battle over assets". The Economic Times. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Amarchand & Mangaldas: Understanding the Shardul versus Cyril Shroff battle". Moneylife. Retrieved 16 December 2014.