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The Dealmaker at SAM & Co

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Pallavi Shroff, 

Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
age: 65
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Counted among India's top law firms, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. [SAM & Co.] facilitated over 300 deals aggregating to around $75 billion between June 2020 and July 2021. Managing partner Pallavi Shroff was in the thick of it all. Under her leadership, the firm led several high-value transactions across sectors, including Byju's acquisition of Aakash Educational Services for $1 billion and Carlyle's acquisition of Hexaware Technologies for $3 billion. "A lot of these deals were brought in by me. The actual execution was done by my senior and junior partners," she says. Her firm also successfully represented Tata Sons in the Supreme Court in March, which upheld the ouster of Cyrus Mistry as executive chairman in late 2016.

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