The Team

The partners and associates bring with them diverse and ample experience in various areas of legal practice. Being a young and energetic team, we espouse to go the extra mile to understand our clients’ needs and to give prompt and personal attention to every aspect of the case.

Our team looks for innovative solutions and actively seeks opportunities to provide added value services. Looking to the future, we seek to grow by recognizing our strengths and developing them.

Syed Javed Akbar

B.A., LL.B (International Islamic University, Islamabad)
Advocate Supreme Court
Partner

Mr. Akbar has extensive experience of legal practice spanning over 30 years of practice. From October 1989 to May 1998 he worked as Civil Judge and Magistrate First Class in the Punjab Judiciary.

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He voluntarily resigned in May 1998 to practice as an advocate. From May 1998 till to date Advocate (Advocate Supreme Court since 28 June 2016). From February 2003 to March 2012 he has been a partner at ‘AQLAAL Advocates and Corporate Counsel’ (“AQLAAL”).  He then started his own firm named ‘Syed Javed Akbar & Partners (Advocates)’ from March 2012 to June 2021 and re-joined AQLAAL as a partner in July 2021’.

He was elected President of Islamabad Bar Association Islamabad for the year 2012-13.  He was also elected as President of Islamabad High Court Bar Association Islamabad for the year 2018-19.

Email: javed@aqlaal.com

Azm Ali

MA (Pol. Sc.), LL.B (Gold) Punjab University
Advocate High Court
Partner

Azm has earned his LL.B degree by securing his first position and was awarded two gold medals by the University of Punjab.

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After working with prestigious law firms, he joined AQLAAL as an Associate in January 2014.  Due to his hard work and dedication, he was promoted from Associate to Senior Associate in December 2015 and then promoted to Associate Partner in April 2017.  He was admitted in partnership with effect from 1st July 2018.

His primary area of practice is PPP projects and project financing in the infrastructure sector.  He has recently advised project sponsors for the 720 MW Karot Hydropower Project, one of the CPEC projects, and is also advising some other power generation projects. 

Email: azm@aqlaal.com

MNA Rehan

LL.B (University of Punjab)
Advocate High Courts of Pakistan

Mr. Rehan graduated from the University of Punjab in 1997 with experience of 18 years is a part of the litigation team and assists the senior partners on litigation matters.

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Mr. Rehan is a litigation lawyer with 22 years of experience in civil, family and corporate areas. He has represented his clients in civil trials and appeals, writ petitions, intra-court appeals and ADR processes in civil, corporate, energy, oil and gas, banking and finance matters. He has been external counsel for numerous reputed companies and organizations including Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited, Pak Telecom Mobile Limited, Jubilee General Insurance and Pakistan Election Commission of Pakistan. He was part of AQLAAL in 2005. Mr. Rehan rejoined AQLAAL in 2018 as Research Associate and now he is an Associate Partner and looks after litigation up to the High Court level. He also represents the Firm’s clients before the regulatory bodies such as PTA and NEPRA etc.

Email: rehan@aqlaal.com

Aslam Minhas

LL.B, University of Punjab

Aslam Minhas’s practice focuses on employment & labor laws, employment discrimination, child labor / bonded labor…

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trade union rights (freedom of association), occupational accidents, wage & working time, corporate compliance, regulatory affairs and corporate social responsibility.

Aslam Minhas holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and LLB.  Aslam was also a member of VEON global compliance professionals who successfully completed Veon’s three-year foreign bribery, monitorship under Deferred Prosecution Agreement (#DPA) with Departments of Justice – USA.

Omer Iftikhar

Associate 
LL.B

Mr. Iftikhar graduated from Islamia University, Bahawalpur.  He assists partners in corporate, tax, transactional and contentious matters.

Mahnam Khan

Legal Assistance
LL.B (Cardiff University, UK)

Ms. Khan has recently graduated from Cardiff Univerisity, UK. She assists partners on various transactional and contentious matters.