GAR 100 - 6th Edition

AZB & Partners

Professional notice

The Indian firm played a role in the recent Balco case

Who’s Who names:
Zia Mody, Shreyas Jayasimha

Leading Indian law firm AZB joined the GAR 100 in 2010, when it was in the process of linking with Clifford Chance. That tie no longer exists and the firm is included on its own merit. If anything, its independence makes it more useful to know.

The firm’s reputation owes much to the personality and profile of founding partner Zia Mody, once named one of India’s 25 most powerful women by Business Today.

Formerly of Baker & McKenzie in New York, Mody, who works from Mumbai, is a vice president of the LCIA and was ranked one of the highest-regarded figures in India in GAR’s “Who’s Who of Arbitration in India” in 2008. Her reputation has grown considerably since then.

These days, she is flanked by Bangalore-based partner Shreyas Jayasimha, who is now very much a name in his own right. It was Jayasimha who helped write the LCIA India’s amicus curiae brief for the Indian Supreme Court in the Balco litigation – which ended in September 2012 with a landmark judgment restricting the ability of local courts to interfere in international arbitrations seated outside India. Jayashima has also been elected to the executive council for the Australasian Forum for International Arbitration.

The firm boasts some 200 lawyers and has offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune, as well as Mumbai. Clients have included Vedanta Resources, the Tata Group, KPMG, Philip Morris, Dhariwal Industries, Bank of New York Mellon, Lehman Brothers and US cable television network ESPN.

AZB & Partners is one of the prominent law firms in India. Our aim is to provide clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment within which our clients operate and a full understanding of their overall business objectives.

The legal services rendered by us cover the corporate, commercial, regulatory, financial and tax planning aspects of modern businesses. We have been involved in advising in the field of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate, regulatory practice and securities laws, private equity, capital markets, funds practice, banking and finance, microfinance, derivatives, infrastructure and project finance, real estate, media and entertainment, information technology and business process outsourcing, employment, insurance, intellectual property, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, taxation, aviation, competition law, and litigation and arbitration.

The Firm has received wide national and international acclaim within the legal sphere, some of which include the ‘Best Indian Law Firm Golden Award, 2013’ by The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards; the ‘Best Overall Law Firm – India’ as well as ‘Firm for the Year’ for 13 practice areas at India Business Law Journal’s Indian Law Firms Awards, 2013; the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ by Lawyers World - Global Leading Firms - Top Tier Rankings – 2013; the ‘Best Private Equity Law Firm Award’ by Legal Era Awards, 2013; the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ - Private Equity / Venture Capital by VCCircle Awards 2013; the ‘Law Firm of the Year – Asia’ for Project Finance & ‘Best Law Firm of the Year – India’, for Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Banking & Finance, M&A, Insolvency & Restructuring and Real Estate at Intercontinental Finance Magazine’s Continent Awards, 2013; the ‘Leading Adviser’ and ‘Law Firm of the Year, India’ for M&A and Dispute Resolution by Acquisition International magazine’s Legal Awards, 2013 and Corporate LiveWire - Global Awards 2013. The firm has been ranked as a ‘Tier 1’ in Corporate / M&A, Banking and Finance, Private Equity and TMT by Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global 2013; the firm has also been ranked as a ‘Tier 1 Firm’ for Corporate / M&A, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Tax and TMT by The Legal 500, 2014.

  • Express Towers, 23rd floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 India
    TEL +91 22 6639 6880 | FAX +91 22 6639 6888
    EMAIL: [email protected]
  • AZB House, Plot No. A8, Sector 4, Noida 201301, India
    TEL +91 120 4179999 FAX +91 120 4179900
    EMAIL:[email protected]
  • Unitech Cyber Park, 602 Tower-B, 6th floor, Sector 39 Gurgaon 122001
    TEL +91 124 4200296 FAX +91 124 4038310
    EMAIL: mailto:[email protected]
  • AZB House, 67/4 – 4th Cross, Lavelle Road, Bangalore 560001, India
    TEL +91 80 4240 0500 FAX +91 80 2221 3947
    EMAIL: [email protected]
  • Onyx Towers, 1101/B, 11th Floor, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune 411001, India
    TEL +91 20 6725 6666 FAX +91 20 6725 6600
    EMAIL: [email protected]
  • Amble Side, 2nd floor, 8 Khader Nawaz Khan Road Nungambakkam, Chennai 600006, India
    TEL +91 44 43561453 FAX +91 44 43561853
    EMAIL: [email protected]

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