ZAHRA ROSE DEAN
Ms. Dean holds an L.L.B. (Hons) from University of London and is an Advocate of the District Courts of Sindh, Pakistan.
Ms. Dean’s principal areas of experience are Information Communications Technology, Electronic Transactions, Cybercrime & Cyber security, Telecommunications Media and Technology, Data Protection, Internet Policy, E-Procurement, Intellectual Property, Corporate, Commercial Law and Labour Law.
She has experience in drafting and reviewing commercial and corporate contracts including IT platform, software licensing, maintenance and support contracts, agency agreements, outsourcing services and employment contracts. She also has experience in conducting research, drafting and reviewing legal and policy advice, opinions and reports, in particular a report on the Internet Policy Landscape in Pakistan which included interviews with key actors for Internews and a report on The Legal Framework for E-Procurement Readiness with in depth analysis of procurement laws and other legislation in Pakistan for the World Bank.
She has also reviewed and co-drafted comments and legislation with the Senior Partner on Electronic Transactions and Cybercrime both with respect to domestic legislation – the draft Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2013 and draft Cyber Security Act, 2013 – and international legislation and model laws – the Electronic Transactions Act (Maldives), the Mutual Legal Assistance Act 2010 and the Electronic Transactions Act 2008 (Ghana), the Draft of Computer Crime and Cybercrime Bill, 2013 (United Republic of Tanzania) and ITU Model Laws on Electronic Transactions, IT and Cybercrime.