The Founding & Managing Partner at Lex Legal Practice, Mr. Asad Salahuddin is a legal practitioner trained in the United Kingdom. Mr. Salahuddin is one of the leading information technology lawyers of the country and is playing a prominent role in the digitization of financial payments in Pakistan.
In the absence of adequate legislation and jurisprudence on matters involving informational technology law in Pakistan, the transaction structure adopted by Mr. Salahuddin serves as a precedent across the board, for a variety of information technology transactions and business arrangements. He has played a key role in modernizing branchless and mobile banking in Pakistan, e-money transactions, integration of payment gateways, setting up of online marketplace platforms, and licensing of banking applications and analytical software. In addition to Information Technology Law, Mr. Salahuddin specializes in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions and General Corporate law matters.
Notable Advisory Roles
Misha is a partner at Lex Legal Practice. She holds an LL.M. in International & Comparative Commercial Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. She has extensive experience in advising on various aspects of corporate law. She takes lead in advising the firm’s high profile fintech clients including commercial banks, Non-banking Finance Companies (NBFC), and digital marketplace platforms. Misha holds particular expertise in regulatory matters involving fintech companies and electronic fund transfers in Pakistan.
Misha is also an adjunct faculty member at the Lahore School of Economics (LSE) where she teaches company, contract, and commercial law.
Khadija is a key member of the microfinance and digital payments division of the firm. She has provided legal advice to some of the leading microfinance banks of Pakistan. She also advises clients on the licensing and regulatory compliance of Non-Banking Finance Companies.
Khadija provides comprehensive guidance to our clients on various corporate and transactional matters, encompassing corporate governance, compliance, and regulatory affairs. Khadija has been instrumental in her recent contributions to the firm, where;
Prior to this position, Khadija was an associate at Hassan & Hassan (Advocates), one of the most prestigious law firms of Pakistan. Khadija is licensed to practice as an Advocate of the lower Courts of Pakistan.
Rubab is an essential member of the information technology division of the firm. She assists the firm’s partners on matters involving software licensing, integration, electronic payment regulations and digital lending. Recent highlights of Rubab’s work at the firm include assisting clients in the process of obtaining pre-merger approval from the Competition Commission of Pakistan for the acquisition of one of the largest Non-Banking Finance Companies in Pakistan and advising a Singapore-based exchange company, on listing its crypto derivatives exchange mobile application on the Apple and Android stores in Pakistan.
While representing the firm, Rubab also assisted Hardees (a leading fast-food restaurant chain) on the acquisition and licensing of a "delivery service application" and "order portal" for contactless ordering through their website, mobile application and at all Hardees outlets in Pakistan.
Rubab is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn and has completed her Bar Training Course from Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom.
Qalb-e-Abbas plays a vital role in the corporate governance and regulatory compliance department of the firm, assisting our clients on a wide range of corporate, company and commercial matters. He regularly advises on various legal issues involving the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) and other regulatory authorities.
Recent highlights of Qalb-e-Abbas’s work at the firm includes advising on the forex laws of Pakistan, applicable on the import and export payments to and from Pakistan. Abbas has played an instrumental role in structuring of arrangements involving electronic signatures and acceptance of lending contracts, as prescribed under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance of Pakistan.
Prior to joining the firm, Qalb-e-Abbas had the privilege of working under esteemed legal professionals, Mr. Sikandar Zulqarnain Saleem (Ex-Justice of High Court) and Mr. Zia Haider Rizvi (Senior Advocate Supreme Court Of Pakistan and former Minister Excise and Taxation). Qalb-e-Abbas holds an LL.M. in International Commercial and Business Law from the University of Essex, United Kingdom and is licensed to practice as an Advocate of Higher Courts of Pakistan.
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