Mustafa has extensive experience advising a number of startups in various stages of growth on contentious and non-contentious corporate transactions. He also regularly advises and acts on behalf of large public and private sector corporations on matters related to contractual disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment matters, corporate structuring and governance and local and foreign investment law. A representative example of Mustafa’s recent advisory work includes;
(i) advising clients on the impact of COVID-19 on their contractual obligations
ii) advising a growing technology services startup on the legal regime applicable to foreign shareholding in a Pakistan incorporated company,
iii) advising one of the largest co-working space companies on corporate structuring through the drafting of a shareholders agreement amongst the members of the company
iv) advising a well-known products manufacturer on whether the persons it hires through a third party company can be considered its full time employees, as defined under Pakistani law
v) advising a large securities brokerage on the Anti Money Laundering (AML) regime in Pakistan, specifically focused on classification of certain persons as Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and the compliance regime applicable to such designated individuals and
vi), advising a foreign government which owns certain immovable property in Pakistan on the intricacies of the sale process, the required due diligence and the final registration of all documents of conveyance for the sale of such property.
Mustafa also has significant experience in dealing with contentious matters, both in the courts of Pakistan, where routinely represents both individual and corporate clients before the Civil, District and High Courts as well as before administrative agencies and tribunals including the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), and the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP). He has also acted on behalf of clients in proceedings being conducted before international and local arbitral tribunals.
Mustafa is licensed as an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan by the Punjab Bar Council. He is also qualified as an Attorney in the State of New York, USA. He received a B.A.-LL.B. degree from LUMS in 2017, where he was awarded the National Management Foundation Gold Medal, and the Award for High Distinction. He received his Master of Laws degree from the New York University, School of Law (2019), through a Fulbright Scholarship where he was a Mamdouha Bobst Scholar for 2018-2019.