Paridhi Adani is an Indian lawyer, who is a partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), an Indian law firm headquartered in Mumbai. She is the daughter of Cyril Shroff, a corporate lawyer and the managing partner of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, and the wife of Karan Adani, CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ Limited.
Paridhi K. Adani Paridhi K. Adani- Facebook aka Paridhi Karan Adani The Economic Times was born as Paridhi Shroff (name before marriage) Pinterest on Monday, 12 June 1989 (age 33 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Paridhi did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai (up to class 10). She pursued classes 11 and 12 in commerce from H. R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. Paridhi attended the University of Mumbai to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance. She then enrolled herself in the Government Law College, Mumbai, to pursue a Bachelor of Laws. Paridhi Adani- LinkedIn Paridhi has also attended Institut Villa Pierrefeu, a traditional finishing school in Montreux, Switzerland. Paridhi Adani- Facebook In 2013, she attended INSEAD, a business school in Fontainebleau, France. Paridhi Adani- LinkedIn Thereafter, she did an internship in corporate dossier and brand equity at The Economic Times for around three months. She also did several summer internships at CNBC-TV18.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Paridhi’s father, Cyril Shroff, is an Indian corporate lawyer and managing partner of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), a full-service Indian Law firm headquartered in Mumbai. Her mother, Vandana Shroff, is also a partner in Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. She has an elder brother named Rishabh Shroff, who is a partner & co-private client at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Rishabh is married to Saloni Shroff.
Husband & Children
Paridhi Shroff got married to Karan Adani, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones (APSEZ), on 13 February 2013. Together, they have a daughter named Anuradha Karan Adani, who was born in 2016.
Paridhi is the great-granddaughter of Amarchand Mangaldas, the founder of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. Her father-in-law, Gautam Adani, is a business tycoon and the founder of the Adani group. As of 2022, Gautam Adani is the richest person in India and Asia and the third richest person in the world. Forbes
A lawyer, Paridhi is associated with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. Paridhi started her career as a summer associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, in May 2011. She worked there for around three months and resigned from her position in the firm. In July 2013, Paridhi joined her family firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co as an associate. Post her grandmother’s demise, the firm was split into two- Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. Paridhi began working as Senior Associate at the Ahmedabad branch of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in May 2015. Three years later, she was promoted to the position of Principal Associate in the company.
In July 2019, Paridhi was promoted to the position of partner in the company. Paridhi is also a part of the firm’s General Corporate Practice group. Over the years, Paridhi has gained huge experience in advising clients in the infrastructure space, particularly in renewable energy, logistics, and urban infrastructure. With the rapid digitalisation, Paridhi also deals with clients’ digital needs including the transition to cloud-based platforms, compliance with new tech regulations, and related advisory. Paridhi also gives advice on numerous matters pertaining to mergers and acquisitions (including public M&A transactions), joint ventures, and collaborations in various sectors and corporate governance. She also looks after domestic and international clients, advising them on the Indian regulatory regime applicable to such transactions (particularly in relation to foreign investment in India). Paridhi advises clients on the issues that arise in relation to their workforce and employee database, including on their contracts, exits and statutory compliance. Paridhi has assisted and advised several Indian and foreign clients, large institutions, conglomerates, technology-based start-ups, and public sector entities on evolving regulations and legal framework surrounding their businesses and activities in India. She has also been involved in drafting long-term commercial contracts.
- Adani Ports acquisition of 75% stake in Krishnapatanam Ports Company Limited
- Adani Green Energy enters into a joint venture agreement with Total S.A. for solar projects across India
- Adani Family and Adani Gas on the acquisition of 37.4% stake by Total Holdings SAS
Assets & Properties
In October 2020, Paridhi, along with her father, Cyril Shroff, bought a sea view apartment in Oberoi Realty’s project Three Sixty West on Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, for Rs 36.33 crore. Earlier, they jointly owned two more apartments in the same building valued at Rs. 74.66 crores. Two of their apartments are on the 38th floor of a 65-storey tower while the third one is on the 37th floor of the same tower. The Economic Times
- Beneath her corporate legal stature, she is a strong supporter of mental wellness and sustainability as a way of life. She strongly stands for diversity and equality, particularly at the workplace.
- An avid dog lover, Paridhi had a pet dog named Apple, who died in 2014.
- She is well versed in four languages- English, French, Gujarati, and Hindi.
- During an interview, Paridhi expressed that belonging to one of the richest families in the country does not protect one from sexism. Talking about the partialities that she faced as a woman in the corporate world, Paridhi said,
I married into a progressive family. I completed my studies and made my career after I got married. My family gave me immense support in the face of resistance from others. In fact, my husband often gets criticised for having a ‘rebellious’ wife. He gets pulled up for supporting me.”
Further, pointing out that casual sexism is present at every level of management, she said,
When we see a man and a woman together in a corporate set-up, we assume that the woman is junior; the one less capable. We still feel that critical meetings cannot be held in the absence of a man. I have met men who wouldn’t discuss finance or politics with me just because I am a woman. Most times, there is only one woman in a room full of men. The challenges for women in the workforce especially in managerial positions are endless.”