M. WISAL KHAN
Mr. Khan is founder and senior partner of the Firm and is stationed at Islamabad. Mr. Khan has a Master’s Degree in International Relations and LLB Degree from Karachi University and is licensed as Advocate. His area of experience is Corporate, Commercial and Islamic Banking and Finance. He has been working in Afghanistan since 2004 and carries rich experience in corporate advisory to international clients including foreign investment, securitization, regulatory compliance and legislative drafting in Afghanistan. Corporate & civil litigation, merger & acquisitions, telecommunication laws and arbitration expertise are also included in his expertise.
Mr. Khan has an extensive experience in aircraft financing, aircraft registration, aircraft leasing and mortgage registration in view of the Cape Town convention.
Mr. Wadud is co-founder of the Firm and is stationed in Islamabad Office. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Government College Lahore and LLB (Hons.) degree from University of London, UK. He is a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London. He has a rich international experience and served as Vice President of a renowned Law Firm in Afghanistan. His areas of expertise are Corporate and Regulatory legal matters with special emphasis on Project Finance & Corporate Finance, Banking, Energy and Power, Privatization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Telecommunication laws, Competition Laws, Tax Laws and Arbitration.
BABAR KHAN YOUSAFZAI
Mr. Yousafzai is Partner in-charge of the Firm’s Peshawar office. He has an LLB (Hons.) degree from London Metropolitan University, UK and LLM in International Commercial law from City University London. He is also a member of the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn, London. His area of expertise are Corporate, Banking, Civil and Criminal litigation.
SAAD SHUAIB WYNE
Mr. Wyne is a Partner operating from the Islamabad office of the Firm. He holds a BBA (Hons.) from the National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan and acquired a degree of LLB (Hons.) from the Buckingham University, UK. He is a Barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2010.
Mr. Wyne has vast experience in representing clients in trade remedy investigations (anti-dumping and countervailing) in Pakistan as well as before various international trade regulatory bodies. Mr. Wyne has advised clients in corporate matters and has regularly represented clients before various regulatory authorities of Pakistan. His areas of expertise include Trade Remedy Laws, Project Finance & Corporate.
Finance, Banking, Energy and Power, Corporate and Civil Litigation. He also practices on the constitutional side at the High Courts of Pakistan.
Mr. Wyne is actively involved in transactions in Afghanistan and provides corporate legal advice to the Firm’s Afghanistan based clients with regards to commercial, banking & civil laws of Afghanistan.
Mr. ALTAMASH ARAB is Partner operating from the Karachi office of the Firm. He holds LLB (Hons.) from the Buckingham University, UK. He began practicing immediately after graduating at renowned law firm in Karachi.
Mr. Arab has vast experience in representing clients in contentious and non-contentious matters. Mr. Arab has advised clients in corporate matters and has regularly represented clients before various regulatory authorities of Pakistan. His areas of expertise include Corporate and Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Banking, Real Estate and Media Law. He also practices on the constitutional side at the High Courts of Pakistan.
MOHAMMAD ISMAIL SHAHID
Mr. Shahid is the Country Director in Kabul office. He is mostly responsible for operations of Afghanistan. Mr. Shahid is the focal point of coordination in Kabul office of the Firm.
Mr. Shahid holds a LLM degree in corporate law and LLB Hones degree in shariah & law from the International Islamic University, Islamabad.
Mr. Shahid is active member of Afghanistan Independent Bar Association and also Islamabad Bar Association.
Mr. Shahid is actively involved in transactions in Afghanistan and provides corporate legal advice to the Firm’s Afghanistan based clients with regards to Commercial, Corporate, Banking, Finance & Civil Laws of Afghanistan. His forte is Employment, Corporate and Regulatory Advisory, Banking and Finance.
ARSHAD ZAMAN KAYANI
Mr. Kayani holds a Bachelor’s degree from Karachi University and LLB from S.M Law College, Karachi University. He is licensed as Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan. Mr. Kayani has vast litigation experience of 16 years in Corporate, Banking and Commercial litigation and has pleaded cases before different forums and courts of law relating to Banking, Civil, Rent, Property, Family, Civil Services, Custom, Trade Marks & Copy Rights, Employment, Industrial Relation, Co-operative Societies & Constitutional Laws.
MUHAMMAD ALI HASSNAIN
Mr. Hassnain holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Peshawar and LLB from Karachi University. He is licensed as Advocate.Mr. Hassnain carries more than 16 years of experience in Property, Labour and Employment, Income Tax, Corporate and Commercial Practice and Litigation. He specializes in Property Law, dealing with Revenue Record Department, CDA and Excise & Taxation office and has ample experience and vast knowledge in legal issues in registration of title documents such as Sale Deeds, Partition Deeds, Hiba and dealing with the revenue record including all Co-operative Housing Society’s at all provincial levels and CDA, Islamabad.
MR. M. SAJID
Mr. Sajid has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and LLB Degree from Federal Urdu University, Karachi and is licensed as Advocate.Mr. Sajid carries more than 10 years of experience His continued success, in the field of Tax Law on behalf of Federal Board of Revenue lead to establishment of Tax department. Our Tax department litigation work before the Courts and Tribunal is assisted by Mr. Sajid has teamed-up to represent clients before the Taxation officer and CIT (Appeals).
Mr. Khan is the Managing Associate at the firm. He is mostly responsible for operations of both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mr. Khan is the focal point of coordination between the offices of the Firm both in International Jurisdictions and in Pakistan. Mr. Khan holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Peshawar and has an LLB (Hons.) from the University of London. Mr. Khan is actively involved in transactions in Afghanistan and provides corporate legal advice to the Firm’s Afghanistan based clients with regards to Commercial, Corporate, Banking, Finance & Civil Laws of Afghanistan. His forte is Employment, Corporate and Regulatory Advisory, Banking and Finance. Mr. Khan assists senior partners at the firm in Aviation related transaction [Aircraft Financing, Aircraft Purchases, Aircraft Leases and Aircraft Mortgages]. Mr. Khan also is an active contributor to the international publications on Aviation Laws and Labour and Employment Chapters on the Afghanistan Jurisdiction. His areas of expertise include International Intellectual Property Law, Telecom Sector, Banking Law, Company Law, International Humanitarian Law, Competition Law, Labour Laws and International Economic Law. Mr. Khan has vast experience in assisting Partners at the firm representing clients in trade remedy investigations (anti-dumping and countervailing) in Pakistan as well as before various international trade regulatory bodies. Mr. Khan advises clients in corporate and regularly matters. Mr. Khan has represented different sports federations on the International level before the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Asia. Mr. Khan has acted as counsel for Afghanistan National Olympic Committee. Mr. Khan has been actively advising Department of Defence, US Government and NATO Contractors in Afghanistan with regards to tax exemptions, human resource matters and advisory based on international treaties and conventions signed by the Government of Afghanistan. Mr. Khan has actively worked in close coordination with well-reputed international law firms pertaining to different transactions, advisory, corporate structuring, acquisitions and other legal matters in Afghanistan.
Mr. Waheed holds LLB (Hons.) and LLM (Corporate Law) from International Islamic University, Islamabad. He is a licensed advocate of the High Courts and stationed at the Islamabad office. He has been providing expert legal advice and consultancy services to clients in private and public sectors.Waheed’s areas of expertise include banking laws, Islamic banking, Company laws, Competition laws, Labor laws, Consumer protection laws and health laws.Mr. Waheed has also been visiting faculty member of various education institutions in twin cities.
Ms. Aleena Zainab Alavi is a Senior Associate at the Firm and works out of its Karachi office.
Ms. Alavi has a postgraduate degree in International Development Law and Human Rights from
the University of Warwick, UK. Ms. Alavi is a High Court enrolled practitioner and represents
clients in contentious and non-contentious matters. She was previously working with Ahmer
Bilal Soofi & Co. at the Islamabad Office and simultaneously worked as a Research Fellow at
the Research Society of International Law. Her combined focus on research and litigation gives
her the benefit of being conversant with the domestic legal system and the challenge faced in
implementing international law in Pakistan. Her area of expertise includes public international
law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international security.
Ms. Alavi has a particular interest in the emerging area of international law pertaining to
cyberspace. She has represented Pakistan in international cyber conferences and seminars in
South Korea in 2014 and at the Global Conference on Cyberspace at The Hague, Netherlands in
2015. Ms. Alavi has also trained district judges at the KPK Judicial Academy on the subject of
the existing cyber crime laws and senior journalists at the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.
Ms. Alavi is also involved in contesting one of the first cyber crime cases filed in Karachi under
the new Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, 2016.
Ms. Alavi has a keen interest in fundamental rights and has published numerous articles
pertaining to cyberspace, rights of marginalized groups and women. Furthermore, Ms. Alavi was
a visiting faculty member at National Defence University, Islamabad, Iqra University, Islamabad
and Roots College International, Islamabad, where she taught different subjects including
International Law and International Human Rights Law.
She is an active member of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) and has presented
at the 7 th and 8 th Worldwide GAJE Conference held in New Delhi, India in 2013 and Eskisehir,
Turkey in 2015 respectively.
M. K. ERFAN
Mr. Erfan holds an LLB Degree from Islamia University of Bahawalpur. His forte is Banking and Finance. He carries a rich experience in securitization of the immovable and collaterals.Before joining Legal Oracles he has been working in Mandviwalla & Zafar as Manager Legal and was responsible to looking after Corporate, SME and Consumer Finance, title verifications, opinions, revenue matters and securitization during 2000 to 2008. Since 2008 till 2012 he has been working in MCB Bank as Supervisor of RMG-CRCD.
Ms. Khan holds an LLB degree from University of London and has been practicing as an Advocate since 2015.Ms. Khan is stationed at the Islamabad office of the Firm, and her responsibilities include assisting senior Advocates in case preparation, conducting legal research, and drafting legal opinions.