Zia is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners; Zia is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. Zia has been recognised for her contribution to the legal world, both in India and internationally. She is considered an authority on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, private equity and project finance. She has been advising clients across the world, on marquee deals. She has worked with GE, the Tata Group, Reliance Industries Ltd., the Aditya Birla Group and the Vedanta Group. She also advises large private equity houses including KKR, Bain Capital and Warburg.
Awarded the “India Managing Partner of the Year – 2016” by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), Zia features on The Fortune India as The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India, The U.S., and the rest of the world, for 2016. Zia is listed by Forbes India (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) as one of ‘India’s 10 most Powerful women’; and is also listed by Forbes Asia as one of ‘Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen’ (2015). She was a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration (2009–13). She has also been a member of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (2007–12). She is on several government committees on financial reforms and corporate governance.