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19 Jul 21
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A senior partner at a top international law firm has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton.
Sarosh Zaiwalla was awarded a Doctor of Laws for his outstanding contribution to Law.
Mr Zaiwalla is Senior Partner and Founder of Zaiwalla & Co, a London-based specialist international arbitration and litigation law firm.
He received the Honorary Doctorate in a unique Covid-secure ceremony which was filmed for a special movie documenting this year’s innovative ‘Alternative Graduation’.
He said: “It is a true privilege to receive this honour. We must all work together; honesty and integrity are the most important qualities.”
The University is one of the only ones in the UK to have invited graduands from this year and last to be presented with their degrees in person and their gowns, giving them the chance to have official photographs of their special day.
Mr Zaiwalla has extensive experience across international arbitration, sanctions law, dispute resolution, and corporate law.
He has been involved in International Energy, Maritime, and Construction Arbitrations in London and worldwide; he is an international arbitrator and CEDR mediator with a demonstrated history of a creative and practical approach to law.
He has acted for many prestigious clients including the President of India, China National Petroleum Corporation, Bank Mellat and NIDC of Iran and International Public Corporations.
In 2019, Mr Zaiwalla authored and published his first memoir titled ‘Honour Bound – Adventures of an Indian Lawyer in the English Courts’, with book launches in London, Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai.