Founder and Senior Partner at AZB & Partners
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A Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners, Zia is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. She has a B.A. (Law) from Cambridge, an LLM from Harvard, and is a member of the New York State Bar. She began her career as a corporate associate at Baker & McKenzie, New York, where she worked for 5 years, from 1979-83.
Mrs Mody worked as a corporate associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York for five years before moving to India to set up practice, establishing the Chambers of Zia Mody in 1984, which then became AZB & Partners (“AZB”) in 2004. Mrs Mody is the founder and senior partner of AZB which has its offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune in India. Mrs Mody’s primary practice consists of Merger & Acquisition (M&A), Private Equity, Securities Law, Business Process Outsourcing related work and Litigation. She has practiced in the Indian Courts for over 10 years as a Counsel. She has also advised several International and Indian clients in significant M&A transactions.
She also sits on the boards of various companies, including HSBC, Cambridge India Research Foundation, the Swades Foundation, amongst others. She has previously been a Member of the Godrej Committee on Corporate Governance, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs; the Nachiket Mor Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households of the Reserve Bank of India; the Confederation of Indian Industry – National Council; and the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Washington DC.