Jabran Tariq Butt

Advocate High Court

Jabran is a Senior Associate at Axis Law with over 14 years of dispute resolution experience (including domestic arbitrations). Jabran started his career handling criminal trial and appellate work and then focused on civil litigation relating to commercial disputes, property disputes, land revenue matters and consumer complaints. In his long dispute resolution career Jabran has appeared before many different courts and tribunals including arbitral tribunals and is thus well versed with the litigation landscape and what it takes to pursue a case effectively. Jabran has particular banking law expertise having conducted several complex legal audits on behalf of banks and routinely acts for banks in pre-disbursement due diligence of finance and security documentation. Jabran has also led teams of lawyers in conducting due diligence of target entities and assets on behalf of multinational acquirers in the telecom and IT sectors. Jabran is a licensed Advocate of the High Court and an LL.B. graduate from the University of the Punjab, Lahore with a B.A. from Government College University, Lahore.


Mian Wajahat Ali

Advocate High Court

Wajahat is a Senior Associate at Axis Law with over six years of civil, commercial/banking, constitutional law and criminal litigation experience. He has handled complex issues and disputes before the High Courts, lower courts, specialized tribunals and different regulatory bodies relating to real estate, banking, service matters, educational institutions, NAB, family matters, rent issues, customs, recovery and securitization of loans and inheritance. On the transactional side, Wajahat’s understanding of property and municipal legislation enables him to help clients address challenges relating to transfer of property and local regulations on a regular basis. Wajahat is a licensed Advocate of the High Court and an LL.B. graduate of the University of Punjab with a B.A. from Government College University, Lahore.


Hassan Niazi

Advocate High Court

Hassan is a Senior Associate at Axis Law with over three years of litigation experience. He specializes in constitutional, civil, anti-trust and commercial litigation. Hassan has made substantial contributions in the preparation of cases concerning the constitutionality of the following: The Competition Commission of Pakistan, the LDA Amendment Act, local government bodies, Administrative Tribunals and the Punjab Revenue Authority, amongst others. Hassan has successfully argued cases before the Civil lower courts and the District courts, as well as various regulatory bodies including successfully representing a major real estate developer before the Competition Commission of Pakistan regarding a deceptive marketing claim. Hassan was also engaged in advising members of the Provincial legislature on draft legislation.

Hassan is an Advocate of the High Court. He completed his LL.M. from New York University, where he was a Hauser Global Scholar. He has an LL.B. (Hons.) degree from University College Lahore, where he held the highest aggregate grade in the University of London’s International Programme globally in 2012. He currently teaches Constitutional & Administrative Law at University College Lahore. Hassan has published a number of academic papers and Op-Eds on issues ranging from fundamental rights to comparative constitutional law.


Muhammad Ghassan Gondal

Advocate High Court

Ghassan joined Axis Law as a Senior Associate in 2016 prior to which he was an associate at one of the Pakistan’s largest law firms. Ghassan is a member of Axis Law’s Projects practice group and has extensive experience in advising local and international clients on all aspects of big Energy, Power (wind, solar, bagasse, coal and thermal) and Infrastructure Projects. Ghassan is a Project Finance specialist although he regularly represents clients on the project side as well. He has in-depth knowledge of public procurement laws and policies including those applicable to projects funded by international development institutions. Ghassan is an Advocate High Court and a Barrister-at-Law (the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK). He is an LL.B. (Hons) graduate from the University of Buckingham, UK and an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator (accredited by the ADR Group (U.K)).


Maria Farooq

Advocate High Court

Maria is a Senior Associate at Axis Law with over 3 years of transactional/corporate law advisory experience. Her areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, labour and employment law, intellectual property, taxation, telecommunication and foreign exchange laws. She recently advised an international development group based in the U.K on the legal and regulatory framework applicable to their business operations in Pakistan. She was also part of the Pakistan legal team advising a global telecommunication operator on the launch of its products in Pakistan. Maria is an Advocate of the High Court; has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate/Commercial Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K. and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (B.A.-LL.B (Hons.)) from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan (LUMS). She is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, LUMS. She has been recommended in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for her experience in handling M&A work and for her knowledge of telecoms laws.


Hassan Ali

Advocate

Hassan is an Associate at Axis Law with almost three years of civil litigation and arbitration experience. Hassan is a key member of two Axis teams involved in two parallel ICSID and ICC arbitrations as well as an LCIA arbitration. Hassan has carried out extensive research on key international conventions relating to arbitration and arbitral rules governing different types of international arbitration and is intimately familiar with substantive private and public international law issues that typically arise in such arbitrations including threshold conflict of laws issues. On the domestic front, Hassan is involved in the firm’s civil litigation practice and regularly appears before the Civil lower courts and the District courts. During the past year, Hassan was also a member of the core Axis team that completed several due diligence assignments in the M&A context for various clients. Hassan is a licensed Advocate of the lower courts and has a B.A.-L.L.B. from the Sheikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore where he studied throughout on a scholarship.


Neshay Aqueel

Advocate

Neshay is an Associate at Axis Law where she has so far worked on both commercial law related disputes and transactions. She is involved with Axis Law’s litigation team and is an Advocate of the Lower Courts with an LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Kent, UK with distinctions in Public Law, Equity and Trusts, and Skills of Argument, and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations (MILR) with a concentration in Dispute Resolution from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.


Noor Bano Khan

Advocate High Court

Noor Bano is an Associate at Axis Law with experience of appearing before the Civil lower courts as well as District courts in various commercial matters. On the transactional side, Noor Bano has carried out due diligence for key acquisitions on more than one occasion, has prepared various agreements ranging from lease settlements, finance and security documentation and concession agreements and has also advised on infrastructure projects with a PPP angle. Noor Bano also has experience in advising non-governmental organizations working in areas of human rights including advice on draft legislation. Noor Bano is an LL.B. (Hons.) graduate from the University of London (International Programmes).


Muhammad Abdullah T. Gulzar

Abdullah is an Associate at Axis Law and involved with Axis Law’s international arbitration work matters involving commercial disputes and transactions especially relating to labour and employment law. Abdullah was called to the Bar in 2016, by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, UK. He is an LL.B. (Hons.) graduate from the University of London, UK (International Programmes), completing his studies at The Institute of Legal Studies, Lahore.


Syeda Rubab Rizvi

Advocate

Rubab is an Associate at Axis Law and a member of the firm’s Projects practice group. Rubab’s practice focuses on advising private and public sector clients on privatizations, real estate projects, mergers and acquisitions, power projects as well as general corporate and commercial matters. Rubab is an Advocate of the lower courts and an LL.B. graduate from the University of London (External Program).


Fatima Malik

Advocate

Fatima is an Associate at Axis Law. Her areas of practice include commercial contracts, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, tax laws, company law, labour and employment laws, intellectual property laws, competition law and foreign exchange laws. Fatima’s past work experience includes work as a Paralegal on real estate and property matters at a law firm in London, UK and as a Business Analyst in an international trade consultancy in Dubai, UAE. Fatima is an Advocate of the lower courts and a Solicitor (Solicitors Regulation Authority, UK). She is a law graduate of the University of London (LL.B.) and holds a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from BPP Law School, London.


Hammayle Hassan

Advocate

Hammayle is an Associate at Axis Law and has extensive experience in working on matters (both contentious and non-contentious) related to constitutional law, banking law, company law, property law, labour and employment law and
 environmental law. Hammayle is an Advocate of the lower courts and regularly represents clients before the Civil lower courts and the District courts. She is a LL.B. (Hons.) graduate from the University of London (International Programmes) and holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from BPP Law School, London.


Mahnoor Ather

Advocate

Mahnoor is an Associate at Axis Law where her practice focuses on commercial transactions and intellectual property lawsShe is also involved in carrying out legal research for various cases and legal opinions. Mahnoor has completed her B.A.-L.L.B. from the Sheikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.


Muhammad Kazim

Advocate

Muhammad Kazim is an Associate at Axis Law and part of Axis Law’s litigation team. Like Hassan Niazi, Kazim has the unique distinction of obtaining a “First” in the University of London, UK’s (International Programmes) LL.B. (Hons.) completing his studies at The Institute of Legal Studies, Lahore. Kazim was one of only nine students in the world awarded First Class Honors in the programme for 2016.