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Team

Partners
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Faisal Siddiqi

Founding Partner

Profile:
Faisal Siddiqi graduated from the London School of Economics and read law at the University of Cambridge. Siddiqi’s practice is varied and includes civil, criminal, human rights and taxation law. He is well known for his expertise in laws relating to the pharmaceutical industry. His legal prowess extends to various areas of law and his commercial success as a litigator stands testament to the depth and breadth of his legal expertise. Siddiqi has often served an advisor and/or consultant to the Attorney General of Pakistan and has been instrumental in drafting several important pieces of legislation both at the provincial and national level. A significant segment of Faisal Siddiqi’s practice consists of social justice work. He frequently appears as Amicus Curiae for various cases of Public Interest Litigation, and variously in cases on matters of public importance, that are brought before the Honorable High Court of Sindh and Supreme Court of Pakistan. His social justice work has led him to work with several international partners such as the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR). He regularly appears pro-bono in constitutional and human rights cases in Pakistan. Siddiqi is an active member of Board of Directors of Pakistan Institute for Labor Education and Research (PILER). He has also founded the Rasheed Rizvi Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (RCCHR) and the Legal Aid Foundation for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault. He has published several papers in reputed international academic journals and is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has also formerly taught at McGill University, Canada.

Education:
• Bachelor in Arts (B.A.), from the University of Karachi, Karachi [1993 – 1994]
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.C.) in Sociology from the London School of Economics& Political Science, London, United Kingdom [1994 – 1998]
• B.A. in Law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom [1998 – 2000]
• Masters of Arts (M.A.) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom[2004]

Professional:
• Admitted to practice at the Lower Courts of Pakistan [2002]
• Admitted to practice at the High Courts of Pakistan [2004]
• Admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of Pakistan [2016]

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Mohammed Vawda

Founding Partner

Profile:
Mohamed Vawda studied Engineering & Business Management from the University of Birmingham before graduating from the University of Buckingham with an Honours Degree in Law with Business Management (LLB). He is well-reputed for his meticulous attention to detail and for his thorough understanding of commercial and corporate transactions along with an extensive commercial litigation practice - especially in the media and pharmaceutical sectors. He is also heavily involved in pro bono work for various disadvantaged sectors of society.

Education:
• Dip. Eng (2007) University of Birmingham, U.K.
• L.L.B (2010) Buckingham University, UK.

Professional:
• Admitted to practice at the Lower Courts of Pakistan, 2011.
• Admitted to practice at the High Courts of Pakistan, 2013.

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Amna Usman

Partner

Profile:
Amna Usman is a law graduate from University of Leeds. She completed Bar Vocational Course from BPP Law School, Leeds, whilst being Called to the Bar of England and Wales in Lincoln's Inn. She started her career as an In House Counsel in United Bank Limited, and later gained experience of corporate law by working for a corporate law firm, before moving into litigation. She is entitled to practice in the High Courts of the country and all subordinate courts. She has gained experience of litigation at MCAS & W Law Associates, by being associated to the firm for over four years before being elevated to the position of a partner. She has also served as a panel advocate at the office of Advocate General, Sindh. She is also a member of Legal Aid Foundation for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault and Rasheed Razvi Centre for Human Rights (RCCHR). She provides online consultancy to international organizations and firms, as and when required. She has worked on all facets of the law including, but not limited to, criminal, contract, civil constitutional, taxation, oil and gas, family, rent, land and property, defamation, media, intellectual property, employment, drugs and pharmaceutical laws and human rights cases. She regularly provides key assistance to major clients, including fast growing pharmaceutical, consumer-based-products and oil & gas companies, non-governmental organizations, new business start ups, trusts, and private individuals and holders of public offices. She has incorporated companies, societies and trusts and regularly advices them on their regulatory obligations. Her legal competencies include research, legal Analysis, Opinion Writing, Policy Drafting and drafting of pleadings, trial preparation and litigation, arbitration, and taxation. She regularly gives trainings and lectures of issues of harassment, taxation, employment and labour laws to companies, organizations and universities. She carries strong ambition of advocating for and working on labour rights and employment matters.

Education:
• LL.B. (2008) University of Leeds, UK
• Bar-at-Law (2009) Lincoln’s Inn, UK

Professional:
• Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 2009
• Admitted to practice at the Lower Courts of Pakistan, 2010
• Admitted to practice at the High Courts of Pakistan, 2011

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Saad Fayaz

Partner

Profile:
Mr. Saad Fayyaz graduated from the University of London and then went on to complete a masters from Cardiff University in 2013. Mr. Fayyaz is the newest and youngest partner at the firm. He has years of experience of the firm’s key cases and has worked on a full range of civil, criminal, commercial and service related cases. He is known for his meticulous work. He has led and assisted on key cases in all areas of the firms practice.

Education:
• L.L.B (2012) University of London, UK
• L.L.M (2013) Cardiff University, UK
• Bar Professional Training Course (2014), Cardiff University, UK

Professional:
• Admitted to practice at the Lower courts of Pakistan, 2015
• Admitted to practice at the High Courts of Pakistan, 2017

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Hussain Idris

Associate Partner

Education:
• L.L.B (2016) University of London, UK

Professional
• Admitted to the Practice of High Courts of Pakistan, 2020

Area of Expertise :
Works on a full range of commercial, civil and criminal cases. He has also been involved in the firm’s pro-bono and human rights work.


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Sheza Ahmed

Associate Partner

Education:
• B.A./L.L.B. Hons. (2016); Lahore University of Management Sciences [LUMS]

Professional:
• Admitted to practice at the Lower Courts of Pakistan, 2017
• Admitted to practice at the High Courts of Pakistan, 2021

Area of Expertise :
Specializes in Criminal and Human Rights Law. She works on a wide range of cases including those in the areas of commercial and civil law. She has been very involved with the work of Rasheed Razvi Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights and the Legal Aid Foundation for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault.

Associates
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Sara Aslam Basar

Associate

Education:
• L.L.B (2010) Hamdard University
• L.L.M. (2015) S.M. Law College

Professional:
• Admitted to practice at the Karachi Bar, 2011
• Admitted to practice at the Sindh High Court Bar, 2014

Area of Expertise:
Works on a full spectrum of civil, criminal, commercial and human rights cases. Sara is well known to be an ace legal researcher, whose efficient research skills leave no stone unturned.



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Taha Abdus Samad

Associate

Education:
• B.A. – LL.B. (Honours) (2016) (LUMS)
• LL.M. (UC Berkeley) (2019)

Professional:
• Admitted to practice at the Lower Courts of Pakistan, 2017.
• Admitted to practice at the High Courts of Pakistan, 2019.

Area of expertise:
Works on a full range of commercial, constitutional, criminal, and civil cases, and in particular, matters pertaining to property, family, and media.

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Shakoh Zulqarnain

Associate

Education:
• B.A. – LL.B. (Honours) (2016) (LUMS)
• LL.M. (University of Chicago) (2018)

Professionals:
• Admitted to practice at the Lower Courts of Pakistan, 2017.
• Admitted to practice at the High Courts of Pakistan, 2019.

Area of expertise:
Works on a full range of commercial, constitutional, and civil cases, and in particular, matters pertaining to companies, property, and media.

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Asad Awan

Associate

Education:
• B.A (Honours), International Relations, University of Karachi. • M.A, International Relations, University of Karachi. • L.L.B (Honours) – S.M. Law College (2021)

Area of expertise:
Asad works with on a diverse range of cases and assists the senior members of the team with preparation of cases briefs. His tasks include research and drafting

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Simran Lakhwani

Associate

Education:
• L.L.B – University of London (2021)

Professional:
• Admitted to practice at the Lower Courts of Pakistan, 2022

Area of Expertise:
She graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of London (International Program) with six merits over the course of her degree. Ms. Lakhwani graduated from the said program in the year 2021.During the course of her practice, she has gained experience in civil and criminal litigation while being involved in research, drafting and representing clients before the sub-ordinate courts of Sindh. Further, she has been involved with the work of Rasheed Razvi Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights and the Legal Aid Foundation for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault.



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Asiya Munir

Associate

Education:
• B.A. (1997), University of Karachi
• M.A. Political Science (1998), University of Karachi
• L.L.B. (2003), S.M. Law College, Karachi

Professionals:
• Admitted to practice at the Lower Courts of Pakistan, 2003
• Admitted to practice at the High Courts of Pakistan, 2012

Area of expertise:
Asiya has joined the team as a result of an MOU between Legal Aid Foundation for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault and War Against Rape. She is a expert at rape and sexual violence trials. She also works on a full range of Civil, Family and Criminal matters. She has been affiliated with War Against Rape since 2003 and has handled around several Sexual and Gender Based Violence cases under the HRCP project alone. She has also assisted the Additional Attorney General in cases pertaining to Sexual and Gender Based Violence at the Supreme Court Karachi Registry.

Administrative Staff
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Syed Altaf ur Rehman

Company Secretary

Education:
B.A(2006); University of Karachi

Mr. Altaf ur Rehman has over 13 years of experience managing the law office and also has extensive experience as a paralegal. He is also heavily involved in the management aspects of Rasheed Razvi Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights and the Legal Aid Foundation for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault.

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Muhammad Fahad Yousuf

Paralegal

Mr. Fahad Yousaf has been a valued employee since October 2011. He boasts a strong work ethic and a strong skill set and dedication to the work.

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Syed Usama Iqbal

Paralegal

Education:
B. Comm (2013); University of Karachi

Usama has been an integral part of the team since 2011. He displays a strong work ethic and efficiently handles High Court and Supreme Court case work.

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Hasan Alam

Librarian

Mr. Hasan Alam has been a valued employee since 2010. He is known at the firm for his strikingly good memory and impeccable filing and organizing skills.

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Joshua

Logistics

Joshua is an integral and valued member of our team since 2017, who can be counted on to take care of the firm’s logistics related needs.

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Marshal Thomas

Logistics

Mr. Marshal is one of our valued employees. He has a strong work ethic, a strong skill set and dedication to his work.

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Rehan Imran

Logistics

Rehan, has been a great helping hand to the firm through his dedicated work. He performs tasks related to the logistics needs of the firm along with other members.

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M. Sameed

Paralegal

Sameed has been a useful addition to the team due to his great work ethic and dedication. He diligently performs tasks and is curious to learn more.