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'''Amarchand Mangaldas''' is an Indian law firm with headquarters in Delhi and Mumbai.
 
'''Amarchand Mangaldas''' is an Indian law firm with headquarters in Delhi and Mumbai.
  
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There are law firms in India and then there is Amarchand Mangaldas. It is the biggest and arguably most well-known Indian law firms by clients, the industry and students. The firm’s client roster includes almost every large Indian corporate and it has one of the widest national footprints, having opened new offices in Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune in 2012<ref>[http://www.legallyindia.com/201202172583/Law-firms/li-mint-exclusive-rs-1000cr-amarchand-bcg-plan-revealed-analysed|Legally India: LI-Mint Exclusive: Rs 1000cr Amarchand BCG plan revealed,analysed]</ref>, as well as an aggressive growth strategy until 2017.
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The Shroff brothers – [[Cyril Shroff|Cyril]] and [[Shardul Shroff|Shardul]] - use the “bicycle” model to explain their management structure: one wheel represents the family partners, and the other represents the non-founder family, and both wheels are co-dependent and working in unison. The aim of this approach is that the family will continue to have a vital role in the firm’s future while continuing to grow and give opportunities to non-family firm’s professionals.
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==Management Strategy==
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The masterplan for Amarchand’s next phase of growth as chalked out by BCG highlights a plan for Rs.1000 crore turnover, 100 partners and some 1000 lawyers. The conclusion of the five year plan coincides with the firms 100th birthday and the key points if implemented will surely give Amarchand the undisputed market leadership.
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The plan makes a concerted effort to reduce the personality-driven image of the firm to a level playing field, partly by reducing the equity held by the Shroff family.
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The Shroff brothers these days present a united front, with little external sign of disruptive family politics that was once the gossip in legal circles. Some observers say the BCG project drew the family closer, with the realisation that good relations between Delhi and Mumbai are indispensable to the firm’s business.
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==Careers==
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To hit the 1,000 lawyer headcount target by 2017, Amarchand will need a net increase of roughly 100 lawyers and around 10 partners per year. As such,
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Amarchand has been the single biggest law firm recruiter from Indian law schools in the past few years, as well as absorbing a large number of laterals – on the flipside, Amarchand has also proved a training ground and stepping stone to many lawyers’ careers moving to other firms or companies.
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The starting salary offered by Amarchand Mangaldas was around Rs 10.48 lakh per year in 2011, increasing to up to Rs 14-15 lakh per year with bonus.
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The campus recruitment numbers show their efforts in order to achieve this target. At the same time they want to recruit foreign qualified lawyers and the best talent available in the country.
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{|
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| "center" |'''College'''
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| "center" |'''Number of Students'''
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|-
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| [[NLIU Bhopal]]|| |3
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|-
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| [[NLSIU Bangalore]]|| |12
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|-
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|[[NUJS Kolkata]]||  |12
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|-
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|[[GNLU]]|| |15
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|-
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|[[HNLU Raipur]]|| |1
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|-
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|[[Nalsar Hyderabad]]|| |13
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|-
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|[[NLU Jodhpur]]|| |2
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|-
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|[[GLC Mumbai]]||  |1
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|-
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|[[RMLNLU]]||  |1
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|-
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|[[Amity, Noida]]|| |1
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|-
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|[[Total]] || |64
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|}
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===Partners===
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{| class="wikitable sortable" border="5px"
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| align="center" style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Name'''
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| align="center" style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Designation'''
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| align="center" style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Office'''
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| align="center" style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Focus'''
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| align="center" style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Graduation year'''
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|-
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| [[Cyril Shroff]]||Managing Partner||Mumbai(Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Bharati S. Shroff]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[S. H. Bhojani]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[L. Viswanathan]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Leena Chacko]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Ashwath Rau]]|| Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Reeba Chacko]]|| Partner||Bangalore
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|-
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| [[Yash J. Ashar]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Tushar Mavani]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Amey Pathak]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Sharad Mathkar]]||Partner||Mumbai (Lentin)
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|-
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| [[Shaneen Parikh]]||Partner||Mumbai (Lentin)
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|-
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| [[Santosh Janakiram]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Arjun Lall]]||Partner||Bangalore
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|-
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| [[Nivedita Rao]]||Partner||Bangalore
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|-
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| [[Sandeep Dave]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Anshuman Jaiswal]]||Partner||Hyderabad
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|-
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| [[Gurpreet Vasir Ashar]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Rashmi Pradeep]]||Partner||Bangalore
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|-
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| [[Indranil D. Deshmukh]]||Partner||Mumbai (Lentin)
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|-
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| [[Namrata Kolar]]||Partner||Bangalore
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|-
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| [[Ipsita Dutta]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Amita Choudary]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Aysswarya Murthi]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Gaurav Gupte]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Jaya Singhania]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Alice George]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Vandana Pai Bharucha]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Ashish Jejurkar]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Nanda Shah]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Niloufer Lam]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Nisha Kaur Uberoi]]||Partner||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| [[Dorothy Thomas]]||Partner||Chennai
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|-
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| [[Shardul Shroff]]||Managing Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Ajoy Roy]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Akila Agrawal]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Amit Kumar]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Gunjan Shah]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Harry Chawla]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Jatin Aneja]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Kalpataru Tripathy]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Pallavi Shroff]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Ritu Bhalla]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Anirudh Das]]|| Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Anuj Prasad]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Dev Robinson]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Inder Mohan Singh]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Manu Nair]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Mrinal Kumar]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Pankaj Agarwal]]||Partner||Ahmedabad
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|-
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| [[Prashant Gupta]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Puja Sondhi]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Raghubir Menon]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Ranjan Negi]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Ravindra Bandhakavi]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Shailaja Lall]]|| Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Shilpa Mankar]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Siddhartha Datta]]||Partner||Kolkata
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|-
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| [[Suhaan Mukerji]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Tejas Karia]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Vijayendra Pratap Singh]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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|[[ Vidyut Gulati]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Naval Chopra]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Shwetambara Shroff Chopra]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Ruchi Agnihotri Mahajan]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Jasleen K. Oberoi]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Nitin Masilamani]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Pranav Sharma]]||Partner||Delhi
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|-
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| [[Nanda Shah]]||Senior Advisor ||Mumbai (Peninsula)
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|-
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| ||||
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|-
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| ||(Partner equivalent)||
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|-
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|
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|}
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==Internships==
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A fourth year student of School of Law, Christ University claimed in an [[Lawctopus]] internship review on 27th January,2012 that an internship with AMSS was a great learning experience and one of the best in India. But the anonymous reviewer also added on a cautionary note that the work environment was one for workaholics. The hours were long but interns were given good work and were also looked after. Even if the team an intern was assigned to had no work, other teams ensured that the interns were kept busy.<ref>[http://www.lawctopus.com/my-internship/internship-amarchand-mangaldas-new-delhi/|Lawctopus internship survey]</ref> 
  
The firm has five offices, with the Delhi office being responsible for managing the Kolkata office while the Mumbai office also oversees administration over Bangalore and Hyderabad.
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The firm has a policy to pay students only who apply through college placement committee. Though some disagree and say that if the student is exceptional the firm does consider paying them.
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==Offices==
  
Management of the firm and recruitment is therefore divided between the Delhi and Mumbai offices between brothers Shardul and Cyril Shroff respectively.
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'''Delhi'''
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Amarchand Towers
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216, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III
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New Delhi-110020
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Phone No: 011 26920500
  
The firm consists of 48 partners and 470 lawyers, according to information provided by the firm to Legally India as at September 2010.
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'''Mumbai'''
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Peninsula Chambers, Peninsula Corporate Park
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G K Marg, Lower Parel
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Mumbai-400 013
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Phone No: 022-24964455
  
==Recruitment information==
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'''Hyderabad'''
''TBC'' How do you apply for internships in Mumbai and Delhi? Who do you best speak or write to?
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8-2-622/5/A, 3rd floor, Indira Chambers,
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Road No. 10, Banjara Hills,
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Hyderabad - 500 034.
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Phone no.: 040-67306000
  
What kind of work can you expect to do on an internship in both offices?
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'''Kolkata'''
for internships at delhi office send an email to shilpa.rajan@amarchand.com
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Rctc building, 11 russell st., kolkata 700 001
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Anand lok, 227 a.j.c. Bose marg, lower circular road, kolkata 700 020
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Phone No.: 033-22836748
  
===Mumbai region===
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'''Bangalore'''
TBC
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201 Midford house, midford gardens,
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Opposite taj residency hotel, off mg road,
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Bangalore 560025
  
===Salary offered===
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'''Pune''' TBC
As of August 2010, the starting salary offered by the firm stands revised to Rs 10.3 to 10.8 lakh per annum from an earlier figure of Rs 9.6 lakh pa.
 
  
This constitutes the base while variables could increase the total package to as high as Rs 15 lakh pa, but the information awaits confirmation by the firm and has been made available by placement committees <ref>http://www.legallyindia.com/201008061178/Law-firms/amss-khaitan-luthra-trilegal-hike-pay-by-up-to-50-beyond-rs-10l Legally India salary survey</ref> 
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'''Chennai''' TBC
  
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'''Ahmedabad''' TBC
  
==RSG India says==
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==Rankings==
"Shardul and Cyril Shroff are equally the best known lawyers in India and their firm continues to be a powerhouse of cutting edge Indian law.
 
  
"But while it remains the premier firm in India in terms of profile and capability, clients gave competitor AZB & Partners better reviews for the breadth of quality across the firm.
 
  
"However, Cyril Shroff is determined to make his firm a great, independent player, capable of competing with international firms when the market opens. In a great leap towards modernity, the Mumbai office adopted a modified lockstep in 2009 and also hired a chief operating officer.
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===Chambers & Partners===
  
"The Delhi and Mumbai offices are run as separate partnerships, although both remain dominated by the Shroff family."<ref>http://rsg-india.com/indian-law-firms/profiles/amarchand-mangaldas-suresh-a-shroff-co RSG India profile 2010</ref>
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Chambers & Partners ranks L Viswanathan, Shardul S Shroff, Cyril Shroff, Pallavi Shroff, Reeba Chacko & Ashwath Rau in Band 1. It also places Prashant Gupta in the upcoming band.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

Amarchand Mangaldas is an Indian law firm with headquarters in Delhi and Mumbai.

There are law firms in India and then there is Amarchand Mangaldas. It is the biggest and arguably most well-known Indian law firms by clients, the industry and students. The firm’s client roster includes almost every large Indian corporate and it has one of the widest national footprints, having opened new offices in Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune in 2012<ref>India: LI-Mint Exclusive: Rs 1000cr Amarchand BCG plan revealed,analysed</ref>, as well as an aggressive growth strategy until 2017.

The Shroff brothers – Cyril and Shardul - use the “bicycle” model to explain their management structure: one wheel represents the family partners, and the other represents the non-founder family, and both wheels are co-dependent and working in unison. The aim of this approach is that the family will continue to have a vital role in the firm’s future while continuing to grow and give opportunities to non-family firm’s professionals.

Management Strategy[edit]

The masterplan for Amarchand’s next phase of growth as chalked out by BCG highlights a plan for Rs.1000 crore turnover, 100 partners and some 1000 lawyers. The conclusion of the five year plan coincides with the firms 100th birthday and the key points if implemented will surely give Amarchand the undisputed market leadership.

The plan makes a concerted effort to reduce the personality-driven image of the firm to a level playing field, partly by reducing the equity held by the Shroff family.

The Shroff brothers these days present a united front, with little external sign of disruptive family politics that was once the gossip in legal circles. Some observers say the BCG project drew the family closer, with the realisation that good relations between Delhi and Mumbai are indispensable to the firm’s business.

Careers[edit]

To hit the 1,000 lawyer headcount target by 2017, Amarchand will need a net increase of roughly 100 lawyers and around 10 partners per year. As such, Amarchand has been the single biggest law firm recruiter from Indian law schools in the past few years, as well as absorbing a large number of laterals – on the flipside, Amarchand has also proved a training ground and stepping stone to many lawyers’ careers moving to other firms or companies. The starting salary offered by Amarchand Mangaldas was around Rs 10.48 lakh per year in 2011, increasing to up to Rs 14-15 lakh per year with bonus. The campus recruitment numbers show their efforts in order to achieve this target. At the same time they want to recruit foreign qualified lawyers and the best talent available in the country.

College Number of Students
NLIU Bhopal 3
NLSIU Bangalore 12
NUJS Kolkata 12
GNLU 15
HNLU Raipur 1
Nalsar Hyderabad 13
NLU Jodhpur 2
GLC Mumbai 1
RMLNLU 1
Amity, Noida 1
Total 64

Partners[edit]

Name Designation Office Focus Graduation year
Cyril Shroff Managing Partner Mumbai(Peninsula)
Bharati S. Shroff Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
S. H. Bhojani Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
L. Viswanathan Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Leena Chacko Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Ashwath Rau Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Reeba Chacko Partner Bangalore
Yash J. Ashar Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Tushar Mavani Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Amey Pathak Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Sharad Mathkar Partner Mumbai (Lentin)
Shaneen Parikh Partner Mumbai (Lentin)
Santosh Janakiram Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Arjun Lall Partner Bangalore
Nivedita Rao Partner Bangalore
Sandeep Dave Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Anshuman Jaiswal Partner Hyderabad
Gurpreet Vasir Ashar Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Rashmi Pradeep Partner Bangalore
Indranil D. Deshmukh Partner Mumbai (Lentin)
Namrata Kolar Partner Bangalore
Ipsita Dutta Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Amita Choudary Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Aysswarya Murthi Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Gaurav Gupte Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Jaya Singhania Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Alice George Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Vandana Pai Bharucha Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Ashish Jejurkar Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Nanda Shah Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Niloufer Lam Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Nisha Kaur Uberoi Partner Mumbai (Peninsula)
Dorothy Thomas Partner Chennai
Shardul Shroff Managing Partner Delhi
Ajoy Roy Partner Delhi
Akila Agrawal Partner Delhi
Amit Kumar Partner Delhi
Gunjan Shah Partner Delhi
Harry Chawla Partner Delhi
Jatin Aneja Partner Delhi
Kalpataru Tripathy Partner Delhi
Pallavi Shroff Partner Delhi
Ritu Bhalla Partner Delhi
Anirudh Das Partner Delhi
Anuj Prasad Partner Delhi
Dev Robinson Partner Delhi
Inder Mohan Singh Partner Delhi
Manu Nair Partner Delhi
Mrinal Kumar Partner Delhi
Pankaj Agarwal Partner Ahmedabad
Prashant Gupta Partner Delhi
Puja Sondhi Partner Delhi
Raghubir Menon Partner Delhi
Ranjan Negi Partner Delhi
Ravindra Bandhakavi Partner Delhi
Shailaja Lall Partner Delhi
Shilpa Mankar Partner Delhi
Siddhartha Datta Partner Kolkata
Suhaan Mukerji Partner Delhi
Tejas Karia Partner Delhi
Vijayendra Pratap Singh Partner Delhi
Vidyut Gulati Partner Delhi
Naval Chopra Partner Delhi
Shwetambara Shroff Chopra Partner Delhi
Ruchi Agnihotri Mahajan Partner Delhi
Jasleen K. Oberoi Partner Delhi
Nitin Masilamani Partner Delhi
Pranav Sharma Partner Delhi
Nanda Shah Senior Advisor Mumbai (Peninsula)
(Partner equivalent)

Internships[edit]

A fourth year student of School of Law, Christ University claimed in an Lawctopus internship review on 27th January,2012 that an internship with AMSS was a great learning experience and one of the best in India. But the anonymous reviewer also added on a cautionary note that the work environment was one for workaholics. The hours were long but interns were given good work and were also looked after. Even if the team an intern was assigned to had no work, other teams ensured that the interns were kept busy.<ref>internship survey</ref>

The firm has a policy to pay students only who apply through college placement committee. Though some disagree and say that if the student is exceptional the firm does consider paying them.

Offices[edit]

Delhi Amarchand Towers 216, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III New Delhi-110020 Phone No: 011 26920500

Mumbai Peninsula Chambers, Peninsula Corporate Park G K Marg, Lower Parel Mumbai-400 013 Phone No: 022-24964455

Hyderabad 8-2-622/5/A, 3rd floor, Indira Chambers, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034. Phone no.: 040-67306000

Kolkata Rctc building, 11 russell st., kolkata 700 001 Anand lok, 227 a.j.c. Bose marg, lower circular road, kolkata 700 020 Phone No.: 033-22836748

Bangalore 201 Midford house, midford gardens, Opposite taj residency hotel, off mg road, Bangalore 560025

Pune TBC

Chennai TBC

Ahmedabad TBC

Rankings[edit]

Chambers & Partners[edit]

Chambers & Partners ranks L Viswanathan, Shardul S Shroff, Cyril Shroff, Pallavi Shroff, Reeba Chacko & Ashwath Rau in Band 1. It also places Prashant Gupta in the upcoming band.

References[edit]

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Related Pages[edit]