Management Team

Zarir Bharucha
Managing Partner

Zarir Bharucha, a third-generation lawyer is a leading dispute resolution professional in India, with over 20 years’ experience and previously worked at magic circle firm, Linklaters in London. Zarir has acted in a number of ground breaking cases in the Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India and regularly litigates international disputes in courts and tribunals throughout India. Zarir is also nominated by the LCIA as an arbitrator on India related disputes and has frequently given expert evidence in foreign arbitration and before courts outside India. Zarir frequently contributes articles for the trade and legal press, participates in policy contribution and on committees for new legislation (particularly in the marine area) and is a regular speaker at a number of specialist conferences such as the IBA.

Zarir is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

“A very hands-on and incredibly accessible and decisive practitioner who is very creative in the way he forms strategies and finds solutions and whose knowledge of the Indian maritime scene is unquestionable.”

– Asia Pacific Chambers and Partners

Expertise:
  • Arbitration
  • Energy
  • Indian and cross border enforcement actions
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance and re-insurance
  • Litigation
  • Wet and dry shipping
Education:
  • LL.M, Trinity College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom (Inlaks Scholar)
  • LL.B, Government Law College, Mumbai (Gold Medallist)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, HR College, Mumbai
Bar Admissions:
  • Admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority, United Kingdom
Contact Info:
  • T: +91 22 6743 5013
  • M: +91 98210 91908
  • E: zarir@zba.co.in
Niloufer Lam
Partner

Niloufer Lam has over 20 years’ experience in the practice areas of corporate and commercial transactions, private equity, corporate finance, funds, infrastructure projects, project finance, securities, capital markets, insolvency, foreign direct investments. Niloufer has previously worked in London, Singapore and Hong Kong for 13 years with organisations such as the magic circle law firm Linklaters and Morgan Stanley, London and India. She was previously a partner at Cyril Amarchand (India) for 7 years.

Niloufer is ranked by “Who’s Who Legal” and is a member of the India APLMA committee and a speaker at various domestic and international conferences.

Expertise:
  • Banking and finance
  • Debt capital markets and structured investments
  • Derivatives
  • Exchange control and foreign investment
  • General corporate and commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Insolvency/restructuring
  • M&A, joint ventures and private equity
  • Project finance
  • Regulatory advisory
Education:
  • LL.B, London School of Economics and Political Science
Bar Admissions:
  • Admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority, United Kingdom
Contact Info:
  • T: +91 22 6743 5013
  • M: +91 99206 68000
  • E: niloufer.lam@zba.co.in