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India Disputes
November 2023
Venue TBC

Sarosh Zaiwalla
Partner at Zaiwalla & Co


Sarosh Zaiwalla founded Zaiwalla & Co in 1982. 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 Sarosh has been involved in over 1200 International Energy, Maritime and Construction Arbitrations in London and worldwide either as a solicitor, Counsel, party-appointed or sole Arbitrator. He has acted for many prestigious clients including the President of India, China National Petroleum Corporation, Bank Mellat and NIDC of Iran and International Public Corporations. 

From 1990 to 2002, Mr Zaiwalla was a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC Paris. He is a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) mediator and a Freeman of the City of London and Livery Man of the Worshipful Company of World Traders. 

In October 2002, Mr Zaiwalla was awarded with India’s Annual National Law Day by the Indian Prime Minister for his outstanding contribution to the field of International Arbitration Law. 

In May 2004, Mr Zaiwalla had the honour to be personally asked by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to facilitate a dialogue with the Government of the People’s Republic of China with a view to finding a peaceful resolution relating to Tibet. 

In October 2007, Mr Zaiwalla was invited by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for an extensive one-to-one consultation on issues related to World Order. 

In June 2008, he was appointed as an arbitrator to the Panel of Arbitrators by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board under the Arbitration Act of Korea and Article 4 of the Arbitration Rules of the K.C.A.B.

Mr Zaiwalla has undertaken several overseas visits as part of the business delegation accompanying the UK Government Ministers and the Lord Mayor of the City of London. 

In 2019, Mr Zaiwalla authored and published his first memoir titled ‘Honour Bound – Adventures of an Indian Lawyer in the English Courts’, with book launches in London, Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai. The book has been read by hundreds from all over the world and details Mr Zaiwalla’s remarkable legal career and most interesting cases throughout the years. 

The Times named Mr Zaiwalla as ‘Lawyer of the Week’ in 2020 for his success in the Court of Appeal in favour of our client, The Central Bank of Venezuela, against the Bank of England for the return of Venezuelan gold valued at $1.8bn. This case important questions of law and has been covered widely in the media. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Mediation in India: Exploring the tabled Mediation Bill of 2021