Zia Mody, the founding partner at AZB & Partners is featured as one of the top 50 Asian Businesswomen by the Forbes Magazine.
This Cambridge and Harvard Law School grad is one of India’s leading corporate attorneys. She worked at Baker & McKenzie in New York before returning home to India to start her own practice in 1984. With 2 others she formed AZB & Partners in 2004 and went on to earn a reputation as an M&A expert, much sought after by multinationals and billionaire clients such as Sunil Mittal, Kumar Birla and Anil Agarwal. Over the past year she has advised on Agarwal’s Vedanta Resources’ $8.7 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Cairn India and BP’s $7.2 billion deal with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries. Known to be a workaholic, she expects each of the firm’s 225 lawyers to keep up with her. Her father, Soli Sorabjee, is a former attorney general of India. She sits on the board of HSBC, Asia-Pacific.