SAROSH ZAIWALLA, FOUNDER OF FIRST ASIAN LAW FIRM IN LONDON, WINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS AT THE SOCIETY OF ASIAN LAWYERS ANNUAL AWARDS & BALL 2017
Mr. Sarosh Zaiwalla, Founder & Senior Partner of renowned international law firm Zaiwalla & Co. LLP, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society of Asian Lawyers Annual Awards & Ball 2017, in association with the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Held on Saturday 28th October at the Lancaster Hotel, London, the highly esteemed event recognised the significance of British South Asian individuals within the legal profession who have excelled in their chosen fields. The awards honour rising stars within the profession, successful lawyers and lifetime achievers.
Mr Zaiwalla was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career and pioneering firsts. The first person of Asian-origin to establish a law firm, Zaiwalla & Co. LLP, in the One Square Mile of the City of London in 1982, he has represented a number of high profile clients over the course of his 35 year career ranging from the Gandhi family, and the governments of India Russia and China to Indian Oil Corporation.
Zaiwalla & Co. LLP has since grown into a specialist arbitration and litigation practice. With a strong international team, including specialists in the laws of Russia & CIS, China, India, Middle East and Iran, the firm has built a strong reputation around the world.
Sarosh Zaiwalla has been involved in 1200 International Energy, Maritime and Construction Arbitrations and been involved in over 115 cases that have made a substantial development in English law.
Some of Mr Zaiwalla’s most notable achievements include both facilitating a dialogue with the Government of the Peoples Republic of China, at the request of the Dalai Lama, in relation to the resolution of the Tibet dispute, and being consulted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on issues relating to World Order
Speaking about his win, Mr Sarosh Zaiwalla said: “I am extremely honoured to have been recognised by the Society of Asian Lawyers. I have had phenomenal years in the legal industry and it’s exciting to see how the legal system is evolving. I am grateful to the team at Zaiwalla & Co for their support. It’s been an honour working side by side with all of them” .