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Cyril Shroff: The M&A King of India

 Cyril Shroff on Amarchand Mangaldas before the split

Cyril Shroff is an Indian corporate lawyer. He is the Managing Partner of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and used to be the Managing Partner of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co, India’s largest and foremost law firm.

Under his leadership, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co has to its credit all the big-ticket deals, including Diageo Plc.’s acquisition of liquor firm United Spirits Ltd, Etihad Airways PJSC’s stake purchase in Jet Airways (India) Ltd and Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd’s acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.

We had spoken to Cyril Shroff before Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. was split into two firms between the Shroff brothers. He had spoken to us about the history of the firm, how corporate law changed post liberalisation, the firm’s structure, it’s recruitment and training policy and its engagement with law schools.

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