Rishabh Shroff is a Partner in Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. He is based in the Mumbai office of the Firm, and also spends significant time in the Firm’s New Delhi office as well. After completing his LL.B at the London School of Economics, London, he joined the Firm in September 2007. He was admitted as an advocate in the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa (India) in 2007. He is also a Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales.
He is the Co-Head of the Firm’s Japan Desk, and works very frequently with Japanese clients. He has been part of the Japan Desk for over 7 years, and during this time has advised a number of leading Japanese and international companies on their investments into India. He is responsible for managing the Indo-Japanese transactions handled by the Firm, and for building and maintaining relationships with its clients in Japan.
Rishabh is Co-Head of the Private Client practice at the Firm, specializing in family constitutions and settlements, trusts, wills and succession planning. He provides succession, taxation, estate and wealth planning advice for wealthy individuals and their families, who are often promoters of large family businesses. He also provides related advice to trustees and other private client service providers, such as family offices and institutional / corporate trustees.
Rishabh is currently advising on the creation and management of a number of domestic trusts, and has experience of advising both trustees and beneficiaries in relation to their relative rights, responsibilities and obligations. He is experienced in the drafting and creation of inter-vivos trusts and their constitutional mechanisms, and has experience in dealing with complex issues such as settler reserved powers, protector powers and appointment mechanisms. He also frequently advises on complex issues arising under the Indian exchange control regime (including in respect of NRIs and foreign trusts and companies), SEBI Takeover Regulations and the SEBI Listing Agreement.
Rishabh is involved in the setting up and administration of a number of bespoke private trust companies in India. He also advises on a number of charitable and philanthropic endeavors, including on India’s Corporate Social Responsibility regime.
Rishabh is a Director and senior member of ‘STEP Estate Planning India Private Limited’, the Indian Chapter of the Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is also a member of STEP. He is a Committee member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western Region Family Business Sub-Committee. He is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry Family Business Network. He is a member of the Family Firm Institute.
Rishabh was recently ranked as BAND 1 by the prestigious Chambers & Partners Chambers HNW 2016 Guide. Rishabh was recently awarded the ‘Private Client Lawyer of the Year 2015’ award by the prestigious publication, ‘The Asian Lawyer’ in November 2015. He was awarded the ‘Rising Star’ Award at the ‘Legal Era Gennext Congress & Awards’ in March 2016.
He is the General Editor of enTrusted, the Firm’s flagship and bespoke publication on family business, estate and succession planning. He is also the General Editor of ‘Shinkansen to India’, the Firm’s flagship and bespoke publication dedicated to its Japanese clients.