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We are delighted to announce that Zaiwalla & Co has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2021 for the following categories:

  • Banking Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation 
  • International Arbitration 

In Banking Litigation, the Firm is recognised for understanding the ‘complexities of working with international institutional clients in UK litigation’ and for their ‘particular expertise in dealing with sanctions issues’. The directory describes Sarosh Zaiwalla as ‘an éminence grise with the most fantastic touch’ and praises Leigh Crestohl’s ‘legally sophisticated advice’. It further praises the 'outstanding' recently promoted partner Kartik Mittal and lists senior associate Rohit Ralleigh as a key member.

In Commercial Litigation, the team is recognised for the ‘sheer range of matters they are prepared to take on if they think it is a good cause’. The directory further notes Sarosh’s ‘ability to conjure up legal solutions out of the air, combined with his never-give-up attitude, has had a profound influence on the whole culture and approach of the firm’. Leigh Crestohl is described as ‘very sharp’ and ‘extremely hard-working’ and Russell Strong is noted as ‘a top performer within the firm’. It includes as special mention for Stephanie Limaco, for her ‘invaluable help on South American cases’.

With regards to International Arbitration, Zaiwalla & Co is described as a ‘small firm which goes from strength to strength in international arbitration. Sarosh Zaiwalla and Leigh Crestohl make a formidable duo with a solid back up of talented assistants’. The directory also recognises Russell Strong for being ‘a real fighter and a good negotiator, who has a good grasp of both law and procedure’, Katik Mittal for ‘developing a great reputation for cases with an Indian aspect’ and Saurabh Bhagotra, a ‘hard working young lawyer who pulls out all the stops for his clients’.

Read Zaiwalla & Co's full The Legal 500 UK 2021 rankings here.

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