ZAHID U. JAMIL

Barrister-at-Law

Mr. Zahid. U. Jamil graduated from University College, London with an L.L.B. (Hons), is a Barrister of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, U.K and an advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan.

He is a specialist in Banking, International Law, Property Law, Constitutional, Conflicts of Law, Corporate Finance, Securitization, International Law of Trade, Privatization, Petroleum Law, Corporate and Commercial matters.

He is also an experienced specialist in legal and policy advice relating to Information Technology, E-Commerce, Electronic Data Interchange, Telematic Data Interchange, software development and implementation, internet, intranet, WIPO patent and trademark, and contractual and evidential issues, and provides advice on drafting of agreements, with particular expertise in the aspects regarding jurisdictions without a statutory/regulatory frame work in this area.  He has been, as a member of the Information Technology Law Forum, Ministry of Science & Technology, responsible as the core drafter of the Electronic Transactions Ordinance, 2002 and is currently working on the drafts of the Cyber Crimes Law, the Electronic Banking Law, Telecommunication & Convergence Law and the Anti-Trust Law relating to the Information Technology Industry of Pakistan.

He is the Chairman of the ICC Pakistan E-Business, IT & Telecoms Commission, Vice Chair Legal Group UN/CEFACT, United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UNECE) and Chairperson Legal Group AFACT, Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business from which various IT industry stakeholders lobby both domestically and internationally and advice governments in enabling regulatory changes.

He has been the Legal Consultant for the Task Force for Rehabilitation of Sick Industrial Units and has drafted rehabilitation plans for revival of sick as well as privatized units from a list of 800 Industries all over Pakistan. At present he is advising the US Government on a major project based in Pakistan, the State Bank of Pakistan on various regulatory issues and advising the first Pakistani Export Finance Agency Ltd. (PEFGA) on issues from incorporation to treaty reinsurance, Export Credit and Trade Law.  The latter is the only Export Credit Guarantee Provider in Pakistan and is jointly owned by 13 commercial banks and the Asian Development Bank in a first ever public-private partnership in this sector of finance.

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