M&Z has one focus
— your business.

Mandviwalla & Zafar (“M&Z”) was established in 1991 by Mr. Mehmood Mandviwalla and Mr. Syed Ali Zafar, and has presence in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. 

M&Z has evolved from a banking and finance practice to a full-service firm covering disputes, white-collar, regulatory, infrastructure, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. 

Mr. Mehmood Mandviwalla and Mr. Ali Zafar both graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and were called to the Bar of England and Wales.

Their vision was to create a legal practice which was client driven. As a testament to this, our client network today comprises of multinationals, banks, corporations and high net worth groups and individuals across all sectors and cities in Pakistan to whom we provide a one-window legal solution.

M&Z also takes pride in being truly one of the only cross-border firms in Pakistan given our niche expertise in advising foreign investors with regard to the legal and regulatory framework in Pakistan. 

Who we are


“We are dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges.”

Recent innovative economic policies have encouraged SAARC countries (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) to embark on a wide variety of new ventures. We have particular expertise on advising clients on the economic and fiscal reforms of these countries. We have considerable experience in advising on all investment related projects, banking and joint ventures in the SAARC countries.

As a result of our close association with the legal communities of the SAARC countries we are fully conversant with the laws of this region and the developments therein. We pride ourselves on being an information resource on the laws and legal developments of the SAARC countries and being able to fully assist our clients in the SAARC region. The secret to our success lies in our dedication to our clients. Our lawyers go to the heart of the legal issue and come.