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SAM & Co. Announces No Pay Cuts, Defers Variable Compensation Payment

Apr 30, 2020 14:27 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

As we navigate these challenging times, our focus remains on the wellbeing of our people, securing the business of the Firm, strong financial management and providing as much certainty as we can to our stakeholders.


The Management Board of the Firm has had extensive deliberations and have taken the following decisions for FY 20-21 for our lawyers:

  • As matters stand, there will be no cut in fixed monthly retainer and the fixed retainer would be same as that of last year;

  • In addition, where lawyers are eligible to variable compensation, it shall be calculated taking into account the performance of the Firm and be paid in equal tranches, in March 2021 and the first half of FY 2021-22.


Also, the balance of the past FY’s variable compensation shall be paid out by the Firm, as always.


Any adverse impact of the Firm’s performance would be largely borne and absorbed by the equity partnership of the Firm. Although we are aware of the tough and unprecedented time the Firm, the country and the world are going through, we have borne the interests of all in mind as we brace ourselves for a challenging time ahead, with prudence and vigilance. We are confident that we will emerge from these times as a stronger and more evolved firm.


As always, we remain committed to serving our clients and are proud that the Firm has had a great start to this Financial Year with headline deals, even in the present climate.


About Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, founded on a century of legal achievements, is one of India’s leading full-service law firms. The Firm’s mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisers through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. SAM & Co. is known globally for its exceptional practices in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, competition law, insolvency & bankruptcy, dispute resolution, capital markets, banking & finance and projects & infrastructure.


The Firm has a Pan India presence and has been at the helm of major headline transactions and litigations in all sectors, besides advising major multinational corporates on their entry into the Indian market and their business strategy. Currently, the Firm has over 600 lawyers including 115 Partners, offering legal services through its offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai. 

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