The legal sector has witnessed major advancements in the recent years. With various amendments and introduction of new laws, it has gradually stepped into the big leagues. The leading law firms are embracing advanced technology, while transforming the entire game. They are thriving in their endeavors with an entrepreneurial spirit and high-quality practice.
One such prominent performer in the legal sector is Zaiwalla & Co. Solicitors. The firm was established in Chancery Lane, London, in April 1982. With over 35 years’ experience in international arbitration and litigation, the firm specializes in shipping law and arbitration. Today, the UK law firm is a boutique outfit focusing on both litigation and arbitration. It acts for both domestic and overseas clients including corporations and state entities, as well as individuals.
A Front Runner in the Legal Arena
The firm’s boutique size enables it to make decisions quickly, moving fast to capitalize on new areas of law. As a result, it attracts pioneering legal work – Zaiwalla & Co. Solicitors were one of the initial UK law firms (with Clifford Chance) to enter the international legal market in China and also one of the first to enter the Iranian legal market.
This pioneering spirit is reflected in the firm acting in groundbreaking international sanctions litigation Bank Mellat v HM Treasury (featured in The Lawyer’s ‘Top 20 Cases 2017’). Zaiwalla & Co represented the bank and fought to obtain a ruling from the High Court allowing the bank’s current damages claim of US $ 4 billion to proceed against the UK.
In addition to enviable technical expertise, the firm offers clients the same service and effectiveness of any premium firm at far lower rates using flexible billing arrangements. It charges fees which are on average around 40% lower than larger city firms for lawyers of comparable expertise.
Zaiwalla & Co. Solicitors is guided by Sarosh Zaiwalla, the Founder and Senior Partner of the firm. He oversees all the activities relating to the firm which, over the years, has exported millions of pounds worth of legal services.
Over the years, Mr. Zaiwalla has been involved in over 1200 international energy, maritime, and construction arbitration in London and worldwide either as a solicitor, counsel, party-appointed arbitrator, or sole arbitrator. He has acted for many prestigious clients including the President of India, China National Petroleum Corporation, Bank Mellat, NIDC of Iran, and international public corporations.
Mr. Zaiwalla is a Freeman of the City of London and a Livery Man of the Worshipful Company of World Traders. He was also a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris, from 1990 to 2002. Mr. Zaiwalla is also a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) mediator.
Proficient in Delivering Unrivaled Services
Zaiwalla & Co. Solicitors is renowned for expertise across a broad range of areas of international commercial law. It handles cases across the full spectrum of the business and financial world with exceptional legal thinking, market understanding, and service tailored as per the specifications of the clients.
The firm is diverse in its cultural backgrounds, but united by one strong purpose: to service clients to the very best of their ability, cost-effectively. This pushes it to transform into an unstoppable force, while delivering the best services to the clients. Team Zaiwalla believes in taking up difficult challenges and overcoming all the odds. It has also attained expertise in English law, while a multi-cultural team has produced some remarkable successes for its clients and changes to English law.
Zaiwalla & Co. Solicitors specializes in various fields, which include, litigation, international arbitration, public international law and sanctions, banking, company commercial, construction, shipping, compliance and corporate crime, and many more.
Shining throughout the Legal Arena
Zaiwalla & Co. made many strides in the legal arena, while winning numerous accolades. Mentioning about the firm’s major accomplishments, Mr. Zaiwalla, in his book, ‘Honour Bound’, writes, “Starting Zaiwalla & Co. was exciting and its first ten years were a great success. In a decade between the years1982 and 1992, I built a solid core of clients, notably in the maritime sector but also stretching out, every now and again, into new and sometimes exotic fields”.
Transcending National Boundaries
The firm believes in offering its services not only in London, but in other countries of the world as well. Being a truly international law firm in London, Zaiwalla & Co draws on the experience of its multi-cultural lawyers to provide English law services to a wide range of international clients.
The firm’s expertise, combined with its understanding of different business cultures ensures a successful relationship with the clients. From litigation to arbitration, Zaiwalla & Co navigates the legal process in London with its clients to achieve the best commercial outcome.
The dedicated services of the firm has earned it many trusted clients over the years. Below mentioned are some words of trust from its prestigious clients:
“I have great confidence in Zaiwalla & Co’s team to handle our cases. They explain the issues clearly and have never let us down and consistently deliver results.” – Loay Jolag, Transatlantic Aviation, Transport
“The lawyers at Zaiwalla & Co are very reliable and efficient. I have been impressed by their determination in pursuing my personal difficult case.’’ M.R. Meskarian, Chief Executive, Persia International Bank PLC, Banking
“The lawyers at Zaiwalla & Co are real fighters. They never give up. I have been consistently impressed by their determination in pursuing my commercial objectives in some very difficult cases.” Vineet Goel, Nav Bharat International Ltd, Grain Exporters