Founding and Senior Partner
Mr. Mehmood Mandviwalla has extensive experience spanning over 38 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 Director on Board of Directors of Deposit Protection Corporation – A Subsidiary of State Bank of Pakistan.
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.
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Lincoln’s Inn, London, United Kingdom
London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
Sindh Bar Council
Sindh High Court Bar Association
PRESIDENT SAARCLAW – Association of persons of the legal communities of the eight South Asian Countries
Mandviwalla & Zafar, an established law firm in Pakistan has the distinction of being the largest in the country, providing legal services across the country through its offices, in all the major cities nationwide. Having achieved this goal we set our sights even higher and in 2005 were the first Pakistani law firm to have established an actual international presence as opposed to having representations and affiliations, by setting up our office in Kabul.
The secret of our success lies in going to the heart of the legal issue and coming up with a commercially viable and legally enforceable solution for our clients. We work in close association with regulators and governmental units to keep abreast of all developments which, in turn, enables us to respond quickly to changes in the legal and regulatory environment, manage risk and to achieve business success.
Our size facilitates committed personal service and ensures that sufficient resources are available to meet the demands of the modern day legal practice. With offices across Pakistan and Afghanistan we have the ability to offer clients an integrated service on a broad range of business and financial transactions, whether public or private, cross border or mid-market. We are ideally placed to offer expert advice, from the letter of intent to due diligence and signing, to advice on risk management strategy that will enable our clients to strive ahead and prosper. We are committed to providing advice on a day to day basis to our clients.
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.