A lawyer by third generation practicing since 1986.One of the leading lawyers of Lahore, in Civil, Family, Rent, Arbitration, Torts, Intellectual Property Rights, Banking and Company matters. Currently Senior Partner of law firm Zafar Kalanauri &Associates.
Mediation, ADR, Case Management:
Zafar Kalanauri has resolved a number of disputes through Mediation for which he got Mediation Skills Training & Accreditation from leading Mediators of U.S.A & U.K. He is an Accredited Mediator from U.S.A & CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) U.K. He is Accredited Mediation Master Trainer from CEDR & IFC .He is on the panel pf Mediators o f Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry( LCCI) Dispute Resolution Centre. He is the Executive Director of Pakistan Alternate Dispute Resolution the only private forum in Pakistan where the experts in different fields resolve disputes out side the court room using different ADR mechanisms. Presently engaged as Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert, for Technical Assistance Project of Strengthening of Institutional Capacity for Judicial and Legal Reform in Pakistan by the Asian Development Bank. Drafted Rules of Mediation & Conciliation For Court Annexed ADR under Section 89-A Civil Procedure Code.
Member ADR/Mediation Legislative Committee of Federal Minister of Law Justice & Parliamentary Affairs on law reforms including new draft of Section 89A and full fledged Law on Mediation.
Member ADR/Mediation Working Group ADR/Mediation Pilot Project at Karachi for Institutionalizing Mediation in Pakistan of International Finance Corporation IFC (World Bank Group) & Chief Justice of Sindh High Court. Drafted Model Rules of Business(RoBs) for Musalihat Anjuman under Gender Justice Through Musalihat Anjuman Project (GJTMAP) of Government of Pakistan & UNDP for “Constitution and Mobilization of the Musalihat Anjumans in all Union Councils in the pilot districts”.
Director & Panelist at Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration (CIICA).
Presently Member Steering Committee National Law University a project of Higher Education Commission. Member Legal Education Commission formed by Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Presently Member Steering Committee National Law University a project of Higher Education Commission.
Member Legal Education Commission formed by Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Member Lahore High Court Rules Committee
Member Lahore High Court ADR Committee.
Teaching at Pakistan College of Law, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Human Resource Development Centre( Government of Punjab),Federal Judicial Academy Punjab Judicial Academy & PILDOT( Government of Pakistan) since 1997.Developed a number of new courses including, Advocacy Training Skills, Moot Court, Judicial System of Pakistan ,Civil Litigation, Mediation Training. Due to educational background as an electronics engineer regularly use Audio Visuals for teaching, training and presentations. Produced few Training Videos on legal issues for training purposes. An independent, non-profit affiliate of National Legal Education Network, working to improve Legal Education in Pakistan. Serve on committees at local, state and national levels dealing with legal education reform.
International Exposure:Visited USA Four times on the invitation of Institute for the Study & Development of Legal Systems (I.S.D.LS), San Francisco to study the USA legal system. Especially with regard to the implementation of different ADR Mechanisms like Case Management, Court Settlement, Early Neutral Evaluation, Non-Binding Arbitration and Mediation for quick resolution of disputes, as an alternative to adversarial system. Continuously involved (as leader of the core group) with the ‘Civil Justice Reform Project’ being carried by the ISDLS & USIS, Pakistan since 1997, which successfully ran Pilot Projects for expeditious disposal of Family cases and Commercial Cases by use of Case Management & Mediation Techniques Represented Pakistan in a number of Seminars, Workshops and Conferences in USA, UK, France, China, Bangladesh and Singapore.
WHITE COLLAR CRIME.
SERVICES FOR OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS, FOREIGN NATIONALS.
BUSINESS SETUP IN POLICY.
RECOVERY OF BAD DEBTS & LOANS
REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY MATTERS.
OFFENCES RELATING TO IMMOVABLE PROPERTY.
DEED WRITING AND REGISTRATION.
INVESTIGATION ABOUT DOUBTFUL TRANSACTIONS.
MEDIATION, ARBITRATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS.
EXCISE AND CUSTOMS MATTERS.
LEGAL SERVICES AND CONSULTANCY