Founding Partners

Our unique culture is shaped by the Partners who are leaders in their fields, with over thirty years of experience.

Mehmood Mandviwalla

Mehmood Mandviwalla

Founding and Senior Partner
Mandviwalla & Zafar

Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn)
Lincoln's Inn, London, United Kingdom

LLB (Hons.)
London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom

Member

Sindh Bar Council
Sindh High Court Bar Association

Current Position: PRESIDENT SAARCLAW - Association of persons of the legal communities of the eight South Asian Countries

Experience

Mr. Mehmood Mandviwalla has extensive experience spanning over 30 years in all aspects of commercial and corporate law including Banking; Corporate Finance & Securities; Arbitration; Commercial litigation; Energy; International Trade; Privatisations; Investment Funds; Educational Institutions; Venture Capital; Environment; Media; Arbitration; Acquisitions and Amalgamations; Underwriting Agreements; Insurance; Joint Ventures; Infrastructure Projects; Securitization; Credit Rating etc and Intellectual Property litigation.

He has drafted various statutory enactments and regulatory frameworks for Pakistan and has from time to time, assisted Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the State Bank of Pakistan in the restructuring of the regulatory framework for the corporate sector of Pakistan.

Mr. Mandviwalla is currently the president of SAARC LAW for the year 2016-2018. He is presently on the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited and the British Overseas School.

Mr. Mandviwalla has served as a Director on the Board of the State Bank of Pakistan from 2013 to 2016. He was also the Caretaker Minister of Law and Prisons in the Caretaker Government of Sindh in 2013.

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

Founding and Senior Partner
Mandviwalla & Zafar

Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn)
Lincoln's Inn, London, United Kingdom

LLB (Hons.) (1983)
London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom

Member

Punjab Bar Council
Punjab High Court Bar Association
Lahore Bar Association
Advocate of the Supreme Court

Current Position: PRESIDENT SUPREME COURT BAR ASSOCIATION

Experience

Mr. Ali Zafar has extensive experience spanning over 30 years as a practicing Barrister at the High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan.

He further has extensive experience in constitutional law, administrative law, energy law, services law, NAB laws, banking laws, tax laws, company law and property law.

Mr. Ali Zafar is a senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He was elected as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for 2015-16 on October 2015.

He is recognized for his experience in civil, criminal law and court processes, and is committed to preserving and protecting both established laws and the rights of individuals.

Mr. Ali Zafar is also highly regarded for his expertise in competition law, mergers and acquisitions and has a vast experience with alternative dispute resolution.

A list of the landmark cases in which Syed Ali Zafar has appeared in is given hereinbelow:

  1. The enforcement and scope of contempt of law
  2. The proper constitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan
  3. The control and correction of the Electoral Rolls for the upcoming elections
  4. The rights of the citizens of Pakistan to challenge the election process
  5. The devolution of power under the 18th Amendment and the issue what is now the scope of fundamental right of education
  6. The National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) Scam and its implications on the political forces
  7. The question of what laws have been saved by virtue of the 18th, 19th and 20th Amendments
  8. The issue of whether the Competition Commission of Pakistan is validly constituted
  9. The matter of maintaining the confidentiality and secrecy of banking transactions in the light of the worldwide law and practice
  10. The question whether Financial Institutions (Recovery of Finances) Ordinance, 2001 is violative of the fundamental rights contained in Article 10-A of the Constitution
  11. The issue whether the Supreme Court can direct lodging of an investigation against a person because that person is a well-known film/tv star
  12. The question of validity of policy made by the current regime regarding Rental Power Projects (RPPs)
  13. Burning issue of role of the media in the society and its discussions in respect of judicial matters pending and decided
  14. The key question of calculation of advance tax on banking companies
  15. Constitutional issue regarding the procurement process to be undertaken by the Government in the famous case of Royal Palm Golf & Country Club
  16. The question of right of privacy particularly relating to off-air unauthorized recordings of conversations between the anchor persons and their guests as well as the issue of scope and power of contempt of court against public figures in respect of reference made by them in press conference