Street legal: Zia Mody
November 11, 2010
Zia Mody54, Managing Partner, AZB & Partners(Number of times in BT's Most Powerful list: 6)
|Biggest achievement in 2010: Clear domination in M&A legal advisory|
Being a powerful woman is important because: It enables you to achieve change in the workplace and people listen and take you seriously
Tip for work-life balance: De-prioritise the unimportant and recognise that everything does not need micro-management
A workplace without women is like: A plant without water, a bird with one wing
This writer waited for Zia Mody along with a young lady at her South Mumbai office - she had come to be interviewed at Mody's law firm, AZB & Partners. Half of those who work at AZB Partners are women. "We try and nurture young women lawyers in their careers through the difficult patches of marriage and bringing up children with sensitivity and understanding," says Mody.
It is working well. AZB advised on the biggest transactions in 2010 - Bharti-Zain, Fortis-Parkway as well as Vedanta-Cairn (which has not been completed yet). "We have become one of the first points of call in any major merger and acquisition transaction," says Mody.