Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

Syed Mustafa Mahdi

Sindh KarachiPakistan


Nationality: Pakistani

Area of Expertise: Administrative/Public Sector, Aviation, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Consumer, Financial Services, Franchising, Insurance, Property and Property Planning, Shareholder and Securities

Legal System of Expertise: Civil Law, Common Law, International Law, Sharia Law

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Syed Mustafa Mahdi is a common law qualified lawyer practising at the Bar in Sindh, Pakistan. Syed specialises in corporate law, aviation, hospitality, construction, arbitration, financial markets, and cross-border transactions to which he brings a commercial, pragmatic and organised approach with a depth of experience and knowledge.

Syed is regarded by his peers as one the prominent and accomplished attorney in this field. Syed is known for his formidable legal intellect, his excellent skills in advocacy, and his impeccable presentation style. Syed possesses an innate ability to delve straight to the heart of any matter and offer simple yet effective advice that will best serve a client’s interest and lead to the best outcome possible. As a reflection of his expertise, Syed qualified as Member at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“MCIArb”) in 2017 and is one the youngest arbitrators to have achieved this enviable and distinguished title in Pakistan. Syed has also been accepted and empanelled as the only Pakistani national with the designation of International Accredited Professional Mediator (IAPM) with the Mainland- Hong Kong Joint Mediation Centre (MHJMC) and International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) respectively.

Most recently, Syed has been nominated as the “Director” for Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)-Pakistan Branch. Syed was also invited at the 8th Judicial Conference (2018) under the auspices of Supreme Court of Pakistan, where he presented his paper on Corruption of Arbitration Awards. Syed has been awarded as the “Leading Corporate Attorney of the Year Pakistan” by AI Global Media as part of their annual ‘Leading Adviser Awards 2018’ and also awarded as the “Corporate Arbitrator of the Year 2018 – Pakistan” by Acquisition International Magazine (UK).