Zaiwalla & Co's success in The Legal 500 UK 2023

September 29 2022

We are delighted to announce that Zaiwalla & Co has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2022 for the following categories:

  • Banking Litigation: investment and retail - Tier 6
  • Commercial Litigation: mid-market - Tier 6
  • International Arbitration - Tier 7

Banking Litigation: investment and retail

The guide notes Zaiwalla & Co ‘s banking litigation team is led by ‘hugely experienced litigator‘ Sarosh Zaiwalla , who has experience acting for international banking clients in complex multi-jurisdictional cases. The team handles litigation from developing/high growth economies such as India, Iran and Venezuela.

‘Zaiwalla & Co have a great team to work with and their diverse make up makes them very popular with international clients. Their litigation team is extremely capable and mission oriented.’

‘Leigh Crestohl: vast wealth of experience in different jurisdictions makes Leigh an extremely valuable asset in trans-national disputes.

‘Sarosh Zaiwalla: hugely experienced litigator who is the driving force behind the firm’s operations.’

‘Leigh Crestohl is a bright and imaginative lawyer’

‘Sarosh Zaiwalla expects outstanding standards from his staff and maintains attention to detail.’

Commercial Litigation: mid-market

Zaiwalla is praised as a 'shrewd law firm', routinely handling heavyweight commercial litigation work involving India, South America and the Middle East. A 'leading light in litigation', partner Sarosh Zaiwalla has longstanding experience in high-value multi-jurisdictional cases, while IP and administrative law specialist Leigh Crestohl oversees the litigation department's work.

‘The team at Zaiwalla always thinks strategically for the client- very good at grasping the key issues of complicated matters and devising a strategy around them Dealing with the team is very smooth, as one doesn’t have to go through different layers of people.’

‘Compared to some larger firms, Zaiwalla is a very cost-effective and shrewd law firm. Everyone at the firm is at a top-quality level.’

‘Sarosh Zaiwalla is a force of nature, who always personally discusses the case with the team and ensures it is abreast of the intricacy of the case. As a result, every member of the team becomes as effective as Sarosh himself, who has a great deal of knowledge and experience.’

‘Sarosh Zaiwalla is a leading light in litigation, always fighting hard for clients to secure the best results using any avenues available to them.

‘Leigh Crestohl has an excellent strategic mind and a great awareness of clients’ wider needs.’

‘Leigh Crestohl is a very experienced and wily litigator.’

‘Leigh Crestohl – very bright and capable.’

‘Leigh Crestohl has a very quick grasp on matters, and provides valuable advice to me and my business. Leigh is very knowledgable when it comes to the technicalities of the law, and he is sharp and almost instantly gets to the core of issues – his advice to the business often contributes towards strategic decisions we make.’

International Arbitration

‘The team at Zaiwalla & Co was highly effective and responsive. It took instructions from clients efficiently, allowing Counsel to put together arbitration statements rapidly, and its instructions were clear and commercially sensible.‘

‘Manages to encourage individual responsibility and contributions in a way that sets it apart from nearly all City firms. It is also not afraid to be unpopular or strike out on its own path.’

‘An excellent team that is rightly highly regarded in the market.’

‘Works regularly on complex cross-border disputes, providing cost-effective solutions without compromising quality of service.’

‘Leigh Crestohl provides creative solutions and result oriented’

‘Leigh Crestohl – focused and an excellent problem solver.‘

‘Leigh Crestohl is exceptionally bright, insightful and tough. Great with clients.

‘Senior Solicitor Saurabh Bhagotra is an excellent lawyer, great team player, and very safe pair of hands for even the most difficult cases.’

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