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Zia J. Mody

  • Firm: AZB & Partners
  • Practice Area: Compliance
  • Country: India
  • Email: [email protected]
  • AZB House, Peninsula Corporate Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013.

About Zia J. Mody

Zia J. Mody, Co–Founder and Managing Partner of AZB & Partners, is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. Zia is widely acknowledged for her expertise, ranking No. 1 in Fortune India’s ‘India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business’ list in 2018 & 2019 on which she has consistently ranked in the top 10 since 2011. It has been said that few of Zia’s peers can match her skills when it comes to acquisitions, joint ventures, company restructuring, foreign inward investment related practice and corporate law. According to the RSG India Report, clients praise Zia as a “problem solver,” who is “meticulous,” “thorough” and “accessible,” and comes highly recommended for “any complex legal matter.”  Zia is dually licensed to practice law in India and the United States, holding an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and having passed the New York State Bar.

DIRECTORSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Maharashtra’s Economic Advisory Council (2023)
  • Independent Director (2018 –Present), Member of Audit & Risk Committee (2018 – Present) and Member of Investment Committee (2019 – Present), Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd., Singapore
  • Honorary Fellow, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (2019 – Present)
  • Independent Non – Executive Director and Member of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee of the Board, China Light and Power Holdings Limited , Hong Kong (2015 – Present)
  • Non – Executive Member of the Governing Board, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) (2017 – Present)
  • Member, CII National Council (2015 – Present)
  • Special Invitee, Competition Law Review Committee set up by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (2018)
  • Member, Committee on Corporate Governance formed by SEBI, under the chairmanship of Uday Kotak (2017)
  • Expert Committee Panel, Law Commission of India on ‘Amendment to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996’ (2014)
  • Vice President & Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (2010 – 2013)
  • Member, World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Washington D.C. (2008 – 2013)
  • Member, Reserve Bank of India Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low–Income Households, chaired by Dr. Nachiket Mor (2013)
  • Member, Godrej Committee on Corporate Governance, set up by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (2012)
  • Member, Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, constituted by the Government of India (2007)

Professional Qualifications

  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, USA (1979)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Law), Selwyn College, Cambridge University, UK (1978)

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