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CHANCERY HOUSE, 53-64 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1QS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7312 1000
Fax:
Fax 020 7404 9473
Email:
Web:
www.zaiwalla.co.uk

Leigh Crestohl

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7312 1000
Email:
Web:
www.zaiwalla.co.uk
Zaiwalla & Co

Position

Senior Solicitor

Career

Leigh has 20 years of experience advising clients across a broad range of commercial disputes including: contact claims; shareholder remedies and joint venture agreements; property disputes; international sales and distribution agreements; construction and engineering; intellectual property and banking and financial regulatory matters. He practiced for several years with Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright Canada), followed by seven years in the Paris and London offices of international law firm Clifford Chance. He is qualified as an English solicitor and admitted as a lawyer in Quebec and Ontario. 

In addition to international and cross-border disputes, Leigh's practice also includes a focus on the international commercial arbitration and investment disputes. He represents client in proceedings before the arbitration tribunals constituted either ad hoc or under the auspices of arbitration institutions. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and he is on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC Canada National Committee.

Languages

  • English
  • French (fluent)
  • Polish (intermediate)

Member

  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Barreau du Quebec
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Education

  • B.A. Joint Hons. (McGill, Canada, 1990)
  • B.C.L (McGill, Canada, 1994)
  • LL.B (McGill, Canada, 1994)


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Zaiwalla & Co 's 'extraordinary practice' undertakes complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation work that emanates from high-growth economies such as India, Russia and the Middle East. Managing partner Pavani Reddy has extensive litigation experience in relation to energy and commodities; and Sarosh Zaiwalla's disputes practice includes commodities, shipping, financial services, energy, real estate, and oil and gas. Leigh Crestohl was made partner in 2019.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Zaiwalla & Co is 'often seen in arbitration against Magic Circle opponents'. Instructions for the group frequently emanate from developing and high-growth regions, particularly India, Russia and the CIS region and the Middle East. Senior partner Sarosh Zaiwalla and managing partner Pavani Reddy are highly rated; Leigh Crestohl was promoted to partner.

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