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On this Women's Day, AZB & Partners brings you a final 2-part episode of our series, "Ladies in the Law." Join our Co- Founder & Managing Partner and Legal Luminary, Zia Mody, as she takes us through her journey of becoming one of the country's finest legal minds. She shares her view about the evolution of the legal industry and the challenges it poses for women, especially their retention in the workforce. She discusses her own successes and failures and shares advice for the future generation.

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AZB & Partners swept the ALB India Law Awards on April 3, 2024, with six awards won

The Firm was awarded “India Law Firm of the Year”, “Deal Firm of the Year”, “Restructuring & Insolvency Law Firm of the Year” and “M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) for the “IDFC Bank merger with IDFC Limited”.

Our Senior Partner, Ashwath Rau was awarded “Dealmaker of the Year” for the third time and Senior Partner, Darshika Kothari, was awarded “Woman Lawyer of the Year.”

Congratulations to our partners and all the teams involved! We are incredibly proud and honoured by the recognition, which reflects our commitment to excellence, our unwavering dedication to our clients and the hard work of our talented team.


Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate transactions are at the core of the firm’s practice. The corporate group is consistently ranked as a league–table leader, in terms of both, deal volume and deal size. The team regularly advises on complex domestic/international arrangements, intricate commercial agreements, hostile corporate situations resulting in settlements/ litigations and restructuring/reorganisations.

Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (2024), on our Corporate / M&A team


Founded in 2004, the Firm’s clear and singular purpose is to provide reliable, practical and full-service advice across sectors. Our greatest strength is an in-depth understanding of legal, regulatory and commercial environments, in India and elsewhere.

We need to reflect on how privileged we are as a profession, on what we believe in as human beings. The fact is, someone else is doing the hard work.

Ajay Bahl, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

We’re about honest conversations and greater collaboration between the partners. We are mandated to share knowledge, and are less proprietorial about our territory. What benefits one, must benefit all.

Zia J. Mody, Co-Founder & Managing Partner