Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, founded on a century of legal achievements, is among India’s leading full-service law firms. Our mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration.
With over 600 lawyers including 122 Partners spread across offices in seven locations in India, we are one of India’s biggest and most well-reputed law firms. Our lawyers create bespoke and comprehensive solutions for our multi-jurisdictional clients. We are at the helm of major headline transactions in all segments of industry and business. We represent major transnational corporates on their India entry and business strategy and are known globally for our exceptional merger & acquisition, tax, competition law, dispute resolution & arbitration, regulatory litigation, capital markets and private equity practices.
Our office locations are New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
Awards & Recognitions
- Ranked #1 in deal count and #1 in deal value in the annual Mergermarket India League Tables 2018
- Highest number of Band 1 practices, Band 1 lawyers and Ranked lawyers in Chambers & Partners 2018
- Awarded ‘Country Firm of the Year, India’ for 2017-2019 by Who’s Who Legal
- Awarded ‘India Law Firm of the Year’ at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) India Law Awards 2019
- Awarded ‘Law Firm of the Year, 2019’ by India Business Law Journal
- Recognised as the ‘Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year’ at the annual IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2019
- Recognised as one of the ‘Best Overall Law Firms’ by India Business Law Journal, 2010-19
- Ranked #2 amongst India’s Top 40 Law Firms by RSG India, 2017
- Awarded 'National Law Firm of the Year 2017, India’ by Chambers and Partners
Key Practice Areas
- General Corporate
- Banking & Finance
- Competition Law
- Insolvency & Bankruptcy
- Dispute Resolution
- Projects & Project Finance
- Capital Markets
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Venture Capital
Our work in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, JVs, Private Equity and Business Restructuring is highly regarded. Our Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Regulatory teams work very closely with the corporate teams for facilitating deal closures. Our Insurance Practice is robust and well recognised.
Banking & finance
Our offerings range from traditional banking documentation to securitisation, factoring, setting up payment banks, syndicated loans, structured finance, acquisition finance and mortgage backed securities, guarantee structures, equipment financing, non-convertible debentures, external commercial borrowings and working capital loans.
Insolvency & bankruptcy
We have a highly skilled and diversified Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. Our experience covers an entire range of scenarios relating to Bankruptcy and Insolvency, starting from early signs of distress to corporates and restructuring towards revival to processes involving liquidation and winding down of businesses. We provide a comprehensive solution in terms of financial restructuring and recovery, insolvency, corporate reorganization and restructuring, creditors’ rights, and contingent preparedness against any peripheral litigation.
With a strong and recognised competition practice in India, the 21-member strong competition team has a proven track record of successfully steering clients through their largest transactions, complex investigations and high-stakes litigation.
We are a go-to firm for domestic & international arbitrations, commercial & corporate and regulatory disputes in various courts, tribunals, forums, administrative authorities & regulators in India.
Projects & Project finance
We advise developers, EPC contractors, investors and lenders on various infrastructure projects in sectors such as power, oil & gas, nuclear energy, ports, roads and mining. We also advise on regulatory aspects, contractual issues and government tendering aspects typically associated with such large scale projects.
Our offerings include legal and regulatory advice on IPOs, FPOs, rights issues, QIPs, ADRs, GDRs, IDRs, AIM listings, on the Equity side. On the Debt Capital Markets side, our offerings include issuance and restructuring of FCCBs, non-convertible bonds, unlisted infrastructure bonds, and medium term note programs (MTN Programs). We also have a well-developed Financial Regulatory Practice (FRP).
We offer a broad range of direct and indirect tax services (including customs duty, central excise, service tax value added tax, central sales tax, state excise duty etc.) ranging from tax planning, advisory, implementation, documentation, representation and litigation support. We have been instrumental in providing tax advice for international transactions, in addition to being involved in advising and structuring major transactions in India.
Intellectual property rights
We offer a full range of services that cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and other allied laws, from conceptualisation to enforcement and from negotiations to creation of innovative corporate structures based on intellectual property
We represent premier domestic and international clients on the investor as well as investee company side for early and growth stage financings. Our VC lawyers based out of Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi have sizeable deal experience (including having worked at prominent VC funds) and bring a deep understanding of the nuances of early stage investing. We are able to provide practical advice to start-ups and emerging companies, and the venture capital funds that invest in them. We also provide seamless advisory on Intellectual Property, Tax, M&A and Capital Markets. Given our strong credentials in this domain, we also frequently contributes our inputs to regulators and policy makers.