Pallavi S. Shroff

Pallavi heads the Dispute Resolution practice at the Firm, with an extensive knowledge in matters of litigation and arbitration. She also mentors the Competition Law practice at the Firm. Pallavi is a member of the Competition Law Review Committee, constituted by the Government of India to ensure that the legislation is in tune with the changing business environment. She has been recently appointed as a member of the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance (India Chapter - one of 5 women in India selected), constituted by the Government of India. She has been closely involved with some of the largest and most challenging litigation and arbitration matters in India with regard to energy, infrastructure, natural resources, mergers & 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 and is also a member of the CII Arbitration Law Committee. Under her 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 Judgement 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. She regularly represents several companies such as Nestle, General Electric, Havells, Vale Australia, Vodafone, BHEL and ONGC.

Pallavi has always been active in public-policy related work. She was a member of the committee set up by the Government of India to advise the Government regarding compliance with Article 39.3 of the TRIPS. She played a pivotal role in formulating and drafting of policy documents necessary for the continuing efforts to establish India’s first ‘Zero Piracy Zone’ for the state of Karnataka and for developing an anti-piracy advocacy programme for the judiciary.

Pallavi is presently a director on the boards of prestigious Indian companies including Apollo Tyres, Trident Group, One97 Communications Ltd (Paytm), IndiGo and Juniper Hotels Ltd.

Pallavi is presently a director on the boards of prestigious Indian companies including Apollo Tyres, Trident Group, One97 Communications Ltd (Paytm), IndiGo and Juniper Hotels Ltd.

Pallavi regularly advises international and national clients on various aspects of the Competition Act 2002. She was a key member of the high-powered SVS Raghavan Committee, which contributed to formulating the legal framework for the new Competition law and a draft of the new Competition Act.

Recently, Pallavi was ranked among the ‘Top 50 Managing Partners’, 2020-2021 and the ‘Top 100 Individual Lawyers’, by Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2020. She is ranked as a ‘Global Leader’ in WWL Global Guides Arbitration 2022. She has been recognised among IBLJ’s A-List Lawyers of India’s ‘Top 100 Lawyers & Legal Icons’, 2021. Chambers & Partners recognised her as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ in Competition/Antitrust ‘Star Individual’ for Dispute Resolution and ‘Band 2’ in White-Collar Crime & Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, 2022. She featured amongst ‘Leading Lawyer Legends’ for Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crime & Antitrust and competition at the Legal Era Leading Lawyers Rankings, 2022. She also featured in Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women in Business, 2021. Pallavi has been honoured with the ‘Award of Mulan’ at the BRICS Women Innovation Contest, 2021. She was awarded ‘Managing Partner of the Year’ at the Legal Era Awards, 2021-22. She has been recognised as ‘Litigation Star’ for Commercial and Transactions, competition/Antitrust by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, 2021-22. She has also been recognised among ‘The Economic Times ‘Most Promising Women Leaders of 2021’. The Legal 500 recognised her in ‘Hall of Fame’ for Dispute Resolution by Legal 500, 2020-22. Asialaw Profiles recognised her as an ‘Elite practitioner’ for Dispute Resolution and Competition/Antitrust, 2020-22. Pallavi featured among the ‘Top 100 Women in Litigation’ 2020 & 2022 by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2022. She was awarded the ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’ Award by Business Today magazine in 2019 (for 7th consecutive time) and by Fortune India in 2018 and 2019.

She has been recognised as a global ‘Thought Leader’ for Competition and Litigation by Who’s Who Legal 2020. She was conferred the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Chambers India Awards - 2019. Fortune India recognised her as one of ‘The Most Powerful Women in Business - 2018’ while Business World recognised her as the one of ‘The Most Influential Women in India’ for her exceptional contribution in the field of law. Pallavi was recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer Legend’ for Anti-Trust & Competition, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration & Litigation and White Collar Crime in Legal Era ‘Leading Lawyers’ Rankings, 2022.

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