Leigh Crestohl > Zaiwalla & Co > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Zaiwalla & Co
Holborn Tower
137-144 High Holborn




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.


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


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


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

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Cost-effective and shrewd law firmZaiwalla & Co routinely handles heavyweight commercial litigation work involving India, South America and the Middle East. A ‘leading light in litigation‘, name partner Sarosh Zaiwalla has longstanding experience in high-value multi-jurisdictional cases, while IP and administrative law specialist Leigh Crestohl oversees the litigation department’s work.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Regularly representing parties from India, the Middle East and Iran, Zaiwalla & Co‘s ‘highly effective and responsive‘ team has notable experience in substantial international arbitrations. The ‘exceptionally brightLeigh Crestohl heads up the international arbitration department, while Sarosh Zaiwalla‘s track record includes acting as counsel in over 1200 international arbitrations.