Sarosh Zaiwalla: The international arbitrator from India
Today, Sarosh says, Zaiwalla and Co is a legal practice with 18 lawyers and annual revenues of about 4 million pounds (about Rs 40 crore). Sarosh’s profile on his firm’s website states he has been involved with over 1,000 international litigations and arbitrations in energy, maritime and construction sectors, in various capacities and degrees of responsibility, for companies and governments. He’s represented the governments of India, China and Iran. All this has come not without a touch of colour or controversy. Big names — Rajiv Gandhi, Tony Blair and Dalai Lama, among others — come easy in any conversation with the 61-year-old Sarosh. He’s been a central figure in messy British Parliament enquiries against two MPs, Keith Vaz and Tony Baldry.