He has acted for many prestigious clients including the President of India, the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Iranian Government.
In 1998, Mr. Zaiwalla was made a Freeman of the City of London by the Lord Mayor of the City of London. Mr. Zaiwalla was also an active member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris, from 1990 to 2002, and a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) mediator.
In October 2002, Mr. Zaiwalla was awarded with India’s Annual National Law Day 2002 by the Indian Prime Minister for his outstanding contribution to the field of International Arbitration Law.
In May 2004, Mr. Zaiwalla had the honour to be personally asked by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to facilitate a dialogue with the Government of People’s Republic of China (PRC) with a view to finding a peaceful resolution relating to Tibet.
In October of 2007, Mr. Zaiwalla was invited by the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon for an extensive one-to-one consultation on issues relating to World Order.
In June 2008, he was appointed an Arbitrator to the Panel of Arbitrators by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board under the Arbitration Act of Korea and Article 4 of the Arbitration Rules of the K.C.A.B.
There have been over 90 judgments reported in English reports where Mr. Zaiwalla has acted for one of the parties. A judgment is only reported if it involves a substantial development in law.