Furkan Ali was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn after completing his LLB (Hons) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He has developed considerable experience in contract, media and sports law as well as dispute resolution and was extensively involved in the Anti-Doping Appeals that acquitted two of Pakistan’s leading sportsmen. Furkan Ali is also part of a team that is representing a bidder in the privatization of Pakistan’s largest mutual fund. He has had various articles published in the Herald and the South Asian Journal.
An advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Zahid F. Ebrahim is the 1993 Graduate of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts & Harvard Universities, where he was the Henry L. Cabot scholar. He is a highly regarded corporate and arbitration law specialist and is the lead counsel for the Marriott and Pearl Continental Hotel chains in Pakistan and the Danone Groupe, France. Zahid F. Ebrahim has also acted successfully in an arbitration dispute between an international duty free shop operator and Pakistan’s civil aviation authority, which resulted in a US$8.9 million award for the latter. At present, he acts regularly for Swiss Air, Alitalia, Qatar Airways and the Port Qasim Authority.
The Global 500 law publication in the U.K describes Zahid F. Ebrahim as a “dynamic young legal eagle” and credits him as “a force in contentious matters.” Nominated as the Salzburg Fellow in 2003, he is the Pakistan contributor to the 2006 Comparative Guide to International Arbitrations and his articles have been published by the American Society of International Law, Interights, Article IX, Frontline, Harvard Crimson, Minnesota Daily, Dawn and the News International.
BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, MA from University of London, called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln's Inn in 1991. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Lahore High Court from 1994.
He is a leading corporate lawyer. He has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate law including in particular project finance (as counsel for the lenders and for the sponsors/project company), private power generation projects, banking law, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunication law, oil and gas projects, privatisation, sovereign bond issues, corporate debt, private placements and public issues of equity and debt, transaction structuring, tax law and labour law.
He is also an expert on sports law and sponsorship and has acted for the Pakistan Cricket Board.
His recent high profile transactions include representing bidders in two privatisations, acting for a buyer in a US$ 75 million acquisition of a Pakistan company and advising Inter State Gas Systems Limited on the proposed cross border pipeline project.
Arif Khan has extensive litigation experience in the High Court of Sindh spanning over 15 years. In this time he has developed an expertise in admiralty and shipping law and has frequently represented large public sector organizations such as the Karachi Port Trust and the Port Qasim Authority as well as foreign private clients. In 2003, Mr. Arif Khan was enrolled in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and has recently acted for a bidder in the litigation pertaining to the privatization of Pakistan State Oil. Mr. Arif Khan also has considerable experience in arbitrations, labor and customs law.
Completed her LLB (Hons) from University of London (External Program) in 2005 with an international distinction in Constitutional Law as well as an overall global distinction for outstanding results. She did her Bar-at-Law from Inns of Court School of Law, UK and was called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn in 2006. Having been awarded the national “Star Girl of Pakistan” Award by South Asian Publications and the ‘PSO Gold Medal for Outstanding Academics’, Shabnam is also a Gold Medalist MBA from IBA. She has developed considerable experience in civil litigation, intellectual property, contract, family and rent laws. She is also a part-time lecturer at the SZABIST School of Law.
LLB (Hons) from University of Sussex, England, in 2000. Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from City University, London, in 2002. Called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln ’s Inn in 2003.
He has been practicing law in Lahore since 2001. He specialises in commercial law, company law, banking law, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications law, media law, privatizations, real estate, sports law and labour law. He was ranked by the 2012 edition of Chambers & Partners of England (one of the leading international legal guides) as an “up and coming” corporate/commercial lawyer in Pakistan. The guide quotes clients as stating that “he always impresses with his timely delivery, understanding of our requirements and high standard of communication”. He was also cited by “Asia Pacific Legal 500” (another leading international legal guide) as one of the notable and recommended corporate lawyers in Pakistan and was described as being “exemplary” by market sources quoted in the guide.
Recent major transactions include advising Newsweek Pakistan in connection with the commencement of its business, advising two banks on all legal aspects in connection with setting up branchless banking/mobile banking businesses and advising a Swiss company in connection with the acquisition of a Pakistani IT company.
In addition, he is one of the Pakistan contributors for the World Bank’s Doing Business reports from 2009 to 2012. His contributions relate to minority investor rights, related party transactions and enforcement of contracts under Pakistani law. He has been a guest lecturer on several occasions at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
After completing a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, he completed his LLB (Hons.) from University of London (External Degree Programme) in 2006. He completed his LLM degree in Corporate and Commercial law from Queen Mary, University of London in 2008 and joined Ebrahim Hosain. Usman was enrolled by the Punjab Bar Council as an Advocate High Court. He has developed considerable experience in litigation, arbitrations, company, intellectual property, contract and labour laws. He is also a member of visiting faculty of Pakistan College of Law.