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October 15 2021

Daniel Powell and Leigh Crestohl examine Air Canada’s victory against Venezuela and the benefits of international investors relying on a BIT in Lawyer Monthly

October 15 2021

Daniel Powell and Leigh Crestohl comment on an ICSID arbitration panel awarding Air Canada repatriation of outstanding profits held up by Venezuela in The Legal Diary

September 29 2021

Zaiwalla & Co's success in The Legal 500 UK 2022

September 17 2021

Leigh Crestohl and Stephanie Limaco highlight that Venezuela may rekindle investor interest despite the risks in Law360

September 16 2021

Leigh Crestohl and Stephanie Limaco discuss investing in Venezuela and the sanctions and risks associated in Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence

September 14 2021

Zaiwalla & Co shortlisted at The Lawyer Awards 2021

September 13 2021

Leigh Crestohl and Stephanie Limaco examine foreign investment in Venezuela and sanctions challenges in WorldECR

September 09 2021

Kartik Mittal featured in the Times of India commenting on the ongoing case relating to Venezuelan Gold reserves held in London

September 07 2021

Leigh Crestohl comments on Transasia Minerals’ notice of intent to bring a treaty claim against South Africa over an investment in a US$400 million mine

August 26 2021

Zaiwalla & Co shortlisted at The British Legal Awards 2021

August 18 2021

Stephanie Limaco and Leigh Crestohl examine the possibility of an increase in foreign investment in Venezuela, especially with regards to oil, in Lawyer Monthly

August 17 2021

Sarosh Zaiwalla's memoir ‘Honour Bound – Adventures of an Indian Lawyer in the English Courts’ featured in The Mongolian Affair

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Our Story


I founded Zaiwalla & Co in the City of London in 1982. What started then as a niche shipping law practice has now grown into a boutique firm advising governments and multinational businesses on an array of disputes arising under English law.

Zaiwalla & Co is first and foremost a firm of pioneers. From day one, the core values driving its development have been originality of thought, efficiency of approach and professional integrity.  

Our international expertise has expanded in line with the firm’s growth. Our earliest days saw us winning landmark shipping cases for the Indian High Commission in London, and now we represent a diverse range of businesses and individuals from the world’s fastest-developing economies. Today, over 90% of our clients are based outside Britain, primarily from Russia and the former Soviet Union, India, China, Latin America and Africa. 

Sarosh Zaiwalla
Senior Partner