Ejaz did his B.A. Hons (Juris) at the University of Oxford. He then qualified as Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn and enrolled as an advocate of the Lahore High Court in 1994.
He has first-hand experience in drafting the framework for the regulation of the electric power industry in Pakistan.
He has extensive work experience in telecommunications, power, and corporate sectors. He was an honorary member of the Information Technology Law Forum of the Ministry of Telecommunication & Information Technology, Government of Pakistan. His work experience includes drafting and preparing legislation and regulatory frameworks.
He led the team for drafting the first information technology legislation of the country titled Electronic Transactions Ordinance, 2002. He leads the practice areas of power, corporate, telecommunications and IT networks and services procurements. He has also advised and worked in connection with project finance of infrastructure development projects, particularly independent renewable energy projects in Pakistan.
Rashid Haneef (Partner)
BA, LL.B, Advocate Supreme Court
Rashid is an experienced advocate with over 15 years of contentious and non-contentious work experience in corporate, commercial, labour, judicial review and other work areas.
Before joining AQLAAL, he worked as senior associate at Legal Advisers Inc. and Hafeez Pirzada Law Associates, where he had the opportunity to handle a variety of legal matters while assisting senior counsel in various high-profile cases before the High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He worked also as in-house counsel at Barclays Bank Plc and Karachi Electricity Supply Company Limited.
MUHAMMAD BASHIR KAYANI (Of Counsel)
Mr. Muhammad Bashir Kayani qualified as a barrister from the Lincoln’s Inn, London in 1971. He was admitted as an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1989. He was appointed as the Standing Counsel for Pakistan by the President and held that office in both the Lahore High Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
He has proverbial expertise in litigious matters regarding constitutional laws, labor laws, custom and excise laws and corporate laws
Dr. Mohammad Ali Khan Saif (Of Counsel)
Barrister-at-Law, Advocate Supreme Court
Hasnain Ashraf has an LL.B (Hon’s) from International Islamic University, Islamabad. He was admitted to the Bar in 2005. He has worked as an Associate and Senior Associate at Law Office of Sohaib Qadar and Amhurst Brown before joining AQLAAL in 2010.
He is a Board Member of Electronic Certification Accreditation Council a body corporate and regulator responsible for recognition of information, communications and transactions in electronic form and for accreditation of certification service providers under Electronic Transactions Ordinance, 2002. He is leading the team to develop the regulatory framework for the sector.
He regularly advise on various transactional, drafting and consulting assignments in power, telecommunication and real estate sectors for the public and private sector clients. He has also worked as an in-house counsel for Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited.
He has successfully completed Advanced Course on FIDIC Red and Yellow Book. His work areas are power, telecom, real estate, corporate and commercial.
Muhammad Faisal Khan (Assoicate Partner)
Faisal has variety of experience in corporate and commercial legal matters and gained in depth knowledge after working with renowned law firm and commercial organizations. Faisal has been actively involved in many contentious and non-contentious matters. He lead is team in numerous multi-million dollars telecom contracts, in drafting and negotiations with leading cellular operators, non-governmental and governmental organizations.
During his in-house role Faisal also handled litigation relating to taxation issues including but not limited to cases relating to Income Tax/Sales Tax and FED. In addition, he handled litigation relating to Regulatory, Commercial, Consumer, Labour and Franchisees at High Court and Supreme Court.
Faisal is a member of the Rawalpindi District Bar Association and the Lahore High Court Bar Association. He has also been assistant professor law (visiting) at the Faculty of Shariah Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) where he taught various law subjects to both undergraduate and graduate level students.
Fahim Ahmed Khan (Assoicate Partner)
Fahim is an Associate Partner at AQLAAL Advocates. He has 10 years of experience in transactional and consulting assignments in telecommunications, power, competition and corporate sectors. He worked as an associate with AQLAAL Advocates till 2010, before joining Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (Ufone) as an in-house counsel. His work areas are consulting, transactional and contentious work for the public and private sector. He has previously been the Company Secretary of U Microfinance Bank Limited (UBank) and has assisted the Ministry of Information Technology (Government of Pakistan) in reviewing critical legal documents, including the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill and the Pakistan Telecom Policy 2015.
Azm Ali (Associate & Manager)
M.A (Pol.Sc.), L.L.B (Gold Medalist, University of Punjab)
Azm did his graduation in Law from University of the Punjab in 2012 and bagged the laurels of ‘Three Gold Medals’ by achieving the first position in LLB in Punjab Province. He also earned master degree in Political Science from the same University by securing first division in 2014.
Azm worked at various law firms and joined AQLAAL in Feb 2014. He currently assists senior partner in energy, commercial, and corporate litigation matters. Moreover, he is also handling the management of the firm.
Shahid Saleem (Associate)
Shahid Saleem is a member of the litigation team. He assists the Partners in drafting and legal research in the matters relating to the corporate and commercial litigation pending before the Hon’ble High Courts and the august Supreme Court.
Further, he is handling the cases and complaints relating to Public Procurement, Labour, Family, Rent and Service matters, etc. pending before the Civil Courts, Federal Service Tribunal, Industrial Relations Commission, Islamabad and Competition Commission of Pakistan.
Sardar Abrar Bashir (Associate)
B.A, LL.B (University of Punjab)
Sardar Abrar Bashir currently assists the Senior Partner in matters related to corporate and taxation laws. Before joining AQLAAL, Abrar worked with various law firms assisting partners in criminal as well taxation matters.
Abrar completed his Bachelors in Arts from Azad Jammu & Kashmir University and earned his LL.B from University of Punjab in 2013.
Ayesha Munir (Assoicate)
LL.B (Bahria University)
Ayesha graduated from Bahria University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Law (LLB) degree, acquiring the prestigious honour of Gold Medal. She currently assists the Senior Partner in power, corporate and commercial matters. She has also previously worked in Family, Civil and Criminal litigation before joining AQLAAL.
Jahanzeb Butt (Assoicate)
LL.B (Punjab University), LL.M (Herts)
Jahanzeb Butt has an LLB from the University of Punjab and an LLM in international and maritime laws from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. He was admitted to the High Court Bar in 2016.
Jahanzeb worked with various law firms in United Kingdom and Pakistan and joined AQLAAL in August 2016. For litigious matters, he appears before the District Courts and the High Courts and otherwise assists the Partners in drafting and legal research in matters relating to the corporate and commercial litigation.