In addition to his International Arbitration work, Zafar is Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and is also selected as Lead Defence Counsel at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon. He has rights of audience at the DIFC Courts in Dubai.

Zafar has advised the government of Syria and the Republic of Cameroon. He has also advised the leader of the Malaysian opposition, Anwar Ibrahim, on his appeal, and a number of Pakistan’s leading industrialists, including On Line News and The Hashoo Group.

Zafar has represented the former managing director of Leeds United Football Club, David Haigh, in the DIFC (Dubai International Finance Centre Courts) following allegations by his former employers, GFH Capital, and also in a deceit claim against GFH Capital in the High Court in London.

In addition to practicing internationally, Zafar is a visiting lecturer at Leiden University in The Hague.

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