Mr. Shams holds an L.L.B. (Hons) from University of London, 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 and has extensive experience in drafting software licensing, maintenance and support contracts, banking and finance contracts (including branchless banking contracts), company incorporation and pre incorporation contracts, outsourcing services contracts, transport and logistics contracts and various other commercial and corporate contracts and has expertise in drafting opinions and legal notices with respect to commercial and corporate matters and particulars of claims, defense etc.
He is also a Legal advisor to various local and international multinational corporations in matters related to Information Technology, E-Commerce, Telecommunication, Intellectual Property Rights, Shipping, Transport & Logistics, and International Freight Forwarding etc.
He has assisted the Senior Partner of the firm with respect to drafting several Legislations, for example; Draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2013 presented before the Standing Committee on Prevention of Electronic Crimes and assisted in advising Federal Investigation Agency on Cybercrime legislation, procedures and prosecutions. He was also involved in the establishment of the first Performing Rights Society in Pakistan (‘PRS’); Providing Legal Commentary to the Banking community and the State Bank of Pakistan on Payment Systems and Electronic Fund Transfer Act & Branchless Banking. He has an in depth/extensive knowledge of branchless banking and has worked closely with the State Bank of Pakistan with respect to the branchless banking regime. He has been responsible for carrying out meetings and concluding technical contracts for various banks, financial institutes and branchless banking agents, drafting data confidentiality law of Pakistan; formulation of the standing trading terms and conditions and the self-regulatory scheme of Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association and has worked closely with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority with respect to licensing requirements with respect to DNOP, CVAS, and VOIP etc.