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February - March 2008
Zaiwalla & Co Breaks New Grounds while Retaining its Aura
Founded in 1982, the legal firm of Zaiwalla & Co is rated among the top ten percent of all commercial law firms in England and Wales.
The firm has a team of young, dynamic and well-experienced lawyers. Its specialisations include investment into and out of India, shipping, immigration and international commercial arbitration. The client base is international in emphasis, although much of the work is focussed on India, as Western investors compete to take advantage of the opportunities available in the fast-growing Indian economy. The firm concentrates on providing clients with a professional and personally tailored service.
Sarosh Zaiwalla, the firm’s senior partner, has vast experience in International Arbitration; and is now grooming a young team of highly qualified solicitors in immigration, real estate and investment. Sarosh Zaiwalla has also been meeting the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki Moon, discussing a range of issues affecting the world governance and possible solutions to international conflict. Sarosh Zaiwalla had also good relations with late Mrs. Benazir Bhutto, whose recent assassination caused great shock to the team at Zaiwalla & Co.
At a recent meeting with Zaiwalla & Co.’s Partners and Associates I was highly impressed by their professional competence and an ambience of camaraderie that exists among the partners. Mr. Sarosh Zaiwalla has proved to be an excellent guide and mentor to his team.
Pawani Reddy: Born in Hyderabad, India, graduated from Jesus &Mary College, University of Delhi, Pawani worked with a multinational firm before coming to London. Qualified from Holborn college of Law, her expertise lie in immigration and investment. Pawani, as a partner with Zaiwalla & Co., is the driving force behind the young team of lawyers who deal with almost all legal problems faced by clients. It may be making a will, a family dispute or corporate investments.
Ridwan Bartlett: A double graduate in History and Law, Ridwan joined Zaiwalla & Co as a trainee solicitor in 1995. He is now a partner with the firm; and is grateful for the intense training he received from Sarosh Zaiwalla. He specialises in arbitration and commercial litigation. Ridwan is widely travelled, and has recently been to China as a member of a delegation invited by the Prime Minister of China. Ridwan’s easy manners and extrovert nature enable him to make clients feel at home. He has mastered the art of dealing with small and medium companies as well as large corporations.
Kumarlo Menns: Another dynamic lawyer, Kumarlo is an expert on European law, especialy German Law. He specialises in international arbitration, litigation and German law. Born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, Kumarlo was attracted to law as a profession because of the challenges it throws to any young ambitious person who wants to reach the top in his chosen profession. As a partner with Zaiwalla & Co, he is a great asset to the team.
Zeba Burbeza, seen here with late Mrs Benazir Bhutto, is a Ukrainian lawyer and one of Zaiwalla & Co.’s Associates. She is an international law specialist; and in her recent meeting with Mrs. Bhutto last October, she had an enlightening discussion with her on a wide range of woman’s issues in Islamic countries. Perhaps some day she would be able to enlighten the readers of this magazine by writing an article on the views of Mrs. Benazir Bhutto on ‘Women in Islamic countries”.