Mustafa has extensive experience advising a number of startups in various stages of growth on contentious and non-contentious corporate transactions. He also regularly advises and acts on behalf of large public and private sector corporations on matters related to contractual disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment matters, corporate structuring and governance, and local and foreign investment law. A representative example of Mustafa’s recent advisory work includes;
(i) Advising clients on the impact of COVID-19 on their contractual obligations
ii) Advising a growing technology services startup on the legal regime
applicable to foreign shareholding in a Pakistan incorporated company
iii) Advising a well-known product manufacturer on whether the persons it hires through a third party company can be considered its full-time employees, as defined under Pakistani law
iv) Advising a large securities brokerage on the Anti Money Laundering (AML) regime in Pakistan, specifically focused on classification of certain persons as Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and the compliance regime applicable to such designated individuals and
v) Advising a foreign government that owns certain immovable property in Pakistan on the intricacies of the sale process, the required due diligence, and the final registration of all documents of conveyance for the sale of such property.
Mustafa also has significant experience in dealing with contentious matters, both in the courts of Pakistan, where routinely represents both individual and corporate clients before the Civil, District and High Courts as well as before administrative agencies and tribunals including the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), and the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP). He has also acted on behalf of clients in proceedings being conducted before international and local arbitral tribunals.
Mustafa is licensed as an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan by the Punjab Bar Council. He is also qualified as an Attorney in the State of New York, USA. He received a B.A.-LL.B. degree from LUMS, where he was awarded the National Management Foundation Gold Medal, and the Award for High Distinction. He received his Master of Laws degree from the New York University, School of Law, through a Fulbright Scholarship where he was a Mamdouha Bobst Scholar.
Salman is an attorney with extensive non-contentious corporate transactional experience with a focus on advising start-ups at the various stages of their maturity. He regularly advises sole proprietorships, partnerships, and public and private companies on matters related to structuring, contractual matters, corporate compliance, intellectual property, real estate acquisition & development, labour and employment matters, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign investment law.
Recent highlights of Salman’s advisory work include (i) advising one of the fastest growing music platforms of Pakistan on issues related to raising seed capital, foreign investment, IP protection and infringement and implementing an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP); (ii) advising a U.S. based fund on regulatory aspects of rendering investment advisory and brokerage services in Pakistan in connection with the potential launch of an investment App accessible to the general public.
Salman also has extensive disputes experience, with a focus on commercial and constitutional litigation, and domestic and international commercial arbitration. He is licensed as an Advocate of the High Courts by the Punjab Bar Council and routinely represents both individual and corporate clients before the Civil, District and High Courts across the country, as well as administrative agencies and tribunals including the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (CCP), and the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP).
Salman received a B.A.-LL.B. degree from LUMS, where he was awarded the National Management Foundation Gold Medal, and the Award for High Distinction. He received a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a Landon H. Gammon Scholar, as well as Dean’s Scholar for Corporations and Constitutional Law: Federalism, Separation of Powers & the 14th Amendment. He also served an Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review (HBLR).
Salman is also Adjunct Faculty at LUMS where he teaches Contract Law and Legal Research Methods.
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