Think Beyond, Stay Ahead

"There has to be win and a little win at least, not win-lose"

India’s M & A queen Zia Mody on how she and her team catapulted their firm to the very top

Photographs by Soumik Kar

Professionally, my father [former attorney general Soli Sorabjee] has been my role model. At the dining table, he would be on the phone, speaking with other solicitors. The message would be same every time — no, we must not do anything wrong; no, the affidavit has to be correct; no, the judge will expect this. Those early impressions gave me the right values in building both my career and our firm. The driving force of what I do professionally — and not always successfully, because I am nowhere close to perfect — is never to do anything that will make my father be less than proud of me.