Mr Cyril Shroff is the partner of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (the Firm) and was previously the managing partner of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co, India’s largest and foremost law firm. The Firm has nearly 600 lawyers, with offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad.
With over 34 years of experience in a range of areas, including corporate laws, securities markets, banking, infrastructure and others, Mr Shroff is regarded and has been consistently rated as India’s top corporate, banking and project finance lawyer by several international surveys, including those conducted by International Financial Law Review, Euromoney, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw and others. He has won numerous awards from legal publications.
Mr Shroff featured in the recent issue of Asian Legal Business – Dealmakers of the Year 2016, as the only individual from India. He was also awarded with ‘Emerging Markets Firm Leader of the Year – Independent’ at the The Asian Lawyer’s Emerging Markets Awards 2016 organised by American Legal Media. He has been recognised as a ‘legendary figure in the Indian legal community’ and is consistently ranked as ‘star practitioner’ in India by Chambers Global. Mr Shroff is often regarded as the ‘M&A King of India’.
He is member of the first Apex Advisory Committee of IMC International ADR Centre and also an advisory member of the Finance Planning Standard Board of India and Macquarie. He is a member of the Media Legal Defence Initiative International Advisory Board. Mr Shroff is also part of various committees of the Confederation of Indian Industry – the National Council on Corporate Governance, the National Committee on Capital Markets, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Commodities Markets, Financial Investors and Regulatory Affairs.
He has authored several publications on legal topics. He is a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Study of the Legal Profession established by Harvard Law School, the advisory board of the National Institute of Securities Markets and the board of IIM, Trichy. Mr Shroff was admitted to the Bar in 1982 after receiving his BA, LLB degree from the Government Law College in Mumbai. He is a solicitor, High Court of Bombay, since 1983.