Senator Syed Ali Zafar
Partner, Mandviwalla & Zafar
Senator Barrister Syed Ali Zafar is a Pakistan based barrister and politician, who was born and grew up in Lahore. He remained Federal Care Taker Minister of Law and Justice of Pakistan in 2018 and President Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan 2015–16. He is the President of Pakistan chapter of SAARC Law and Senior Partner of Mandviwalla & Zafar & Legal Consultants. He is associated as Vice President of Human Rights Society of Pakistan. He earned Law Degree LL.B. from London School of Economics and Bar at Law from England and Wales in 1984. He is Political Analyst and regularly writes in The Express Tribune on various political, social and legal issues of Pakistan. He recently joined present government PTI.
He has vast experience spreading over 31 years as a practicing Barrister at Supreme Court and High Courts of Pakistan. He has expertise in Constitutional law, Administrative law, Energy law, Services law, NAB and Banking laws, Tax matters, Company and Corporate law and Property law, Competition law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Alternative dispute resolution.
He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and played a vital role as arbitrator in various international arbitrations. He is Life Member of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and Lahore High Court Bar Association. He is visiting Professor and delivers lecture in various Law Colleges/Universities in Pakistan and abroad and act regularly as a Judges in Legal Moots competitions