Distinguished Practitioner



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Shailaja Lall is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and heads the Insurance & Reinsurance practice of the firm. She has worked extensively in the field of insurance law for over 20 years.

Shailaja’s experience includes advising insurers, reinsurers, insurance intermediaries and other financial services entities on a full range of transactional and regulatory matters.

Shailaja regularly advises on key regulatory developments impacting the sector. Clients endorse her for her comprehensive and nuanced knowledge of all aspects of the practice, including share and business acquisitions, joint ventures, setting up reinsurance entities and branches, reinsurance arrangements, bancassurance and distribution arrangements, MISP and POS arrangements, group re-organisations and her in-depth understanding of the IRDAI’s registration and licensing requirements. She is also considered as an expert who advises in relation to investment structures, registration/ licensing requirements and applicable regulatory compliances in the insurance sector.

Shailaja was the Vice Chair of the Lex Mundi Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group (2012-16) and a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (FICCI) Insurance and Pensions Committee (2014-15).

The Legal 500 quotes “As a practice head Shailaja Lall is a key name to note for non-contentious matters”. Chambers and Partners states, “Shailaja Lall both heads the team and takes the leading role in most of its key mandates, enjoying market recognition as a “very bright” practitioner who is equally at home in both the transactional and regulatory spheres. A client reports that she valuably combines “a fantastic understanding of the sector” with “a very good understanding of our structure” and “a very clear approach.” Legal 500 describes her simply as ‘outstanding’, whereas Chambers & Partners has quoted her clients as saying “She understands time pressures and the intensities. There were many break points and she made sure that we got the advice and that the negotiations didn’t break down”, and “”knowledgeable, with strong research skills”.