Mr. Badaruddin F. Vellani
B.Sc. (Hons), Chem. Eng. (Loughborough),B. A. (Wales),
Barrister-at-Law, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
Badaruddin F. Vellani
Badaruddin F. Vellani is a partner of the firm and has been practicing
as an advocate at Karachi since his return in 1982 after completing his
studies abroad. In January 1984 Badaruddin F. Vellani became a partner
in the firm.
His legal practice has concentrated on commercial matters, including
corporate work, mergers, demerger, reconstructions, acquisitions,
disinvestments, anti-trust matters and monopolies, corporate finance,
project finance, infrastructure projects, building and construction
contracts, and taxation, and has included litigation in the courts upto
the Supreme Court.
In addition to his general legal practice, he advises on industrial
property or intellectual matters including registration assignment and
licensing of patents, trade marks, copyrights, unfair competition
licensing and franchising, and litigation in each of these specialised
areas of work.
The experience gained through his legal practice has led to his being
invited to join the boards of directors of various companies
representing the interests of foreign investors.
He has also been the chairman of a working group for the setting up of
a legal information foundation and in a project funded by the Asia
Foundation for making the country's laws and regulations and the
decisions of the Courts in Pakistan available through the electronic
media including via the internet. He has also acted as a consultant on
an Asian Development Bank sponsored project and carried out by the Asia
Foundation for the Government of Pakistan on Pakistan Legal and
Judicial Reforms. He has also participated in a Symposium organized and
held in Manila in September 1999 by the Asian Development Bank on
Secured Transactions Law Reforms. He is a member of The General Council
of the Bar, Pakistan Industrial and Intellectual Property Association,
the Asian Patent and Attorneys Association, the Pakistan National
Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce and a member of the
Task Force on Tax Administration.
Mr. Ameen M. Vellani
Advocate of the High Court of Sindh
Ameen joined the firm in 1991. His initial responsibilities included the setting up and administration of the firm's computer systems and related IT services, communications systems as well as advising on the design and construction of the firm's purpose built office building and the transition of the office to the new building, besides handling other administrative responsibilities. Ameen commenced legal practice soon thereafter. Ameen has extensive experience in intellectual property matters as well as commercial and corporate law matters including construction and engineering contracts, project finance (including syndicated conventional finance and Islamic finance), mergers and taxation.
Ameen was enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Sindh in 2003. He is registered with the Sindh Bar Council and is a member of the Karachi Bar Association, Sindh High Court Bar Association, Pakistan Industrial and Intellectual Property Association, Income Tax Bar Association-Karachi, as well as a member of International Trademarks Association, Asian Patent and Attorneys Association and Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
Mr. Abdur Rahman
LL.B. (Hons), Barrister-at-Law,
Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
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Abdur graduated from the University of Sussex at Brighton in 1999. He was then enrolled and undertook the Bar Vocational Course at the University of the West of England, Bristol and the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple and was called to the Bar in November 2000. He joined Vellani & Vellani in January 2001 for a period of two years thereafter joining a long established family practice. He has since been appearing actively before the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan in matters as diverse as property disputes, shipping, taxation, customs, intellectual property, commercial disputes, local government, environment issues, constitutional issues, family disputes, banking and finance, competition issues and criminal matters.
Abdur rejoined Vellani & Vellani as a partner on 1 July 2015 and is currently heading the litigation department. He has been appointed as an Amicus Curiae on over 50 occasions by both the High Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has also been certified by CEDR as a Mediator and a Master Trainer in Mediation and by the General Counsel of England and Wales as an Advocacy Trainer.
Ms. Ferzeen Bhadha
Advocate of the High Court of Sindh
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Ferzeen joined the firm in 1998 and has since been involved in corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, anti-trust, project financing, developing standards for the petroleum industry, the setting up and operation of manufacturing facilities, banking and financing transactions and privatisation. She has also participated in litigation proceedings in the High Court of Sindh for commercial and taxation matters and has also assisted senior counsel in the courts of Pakistan upto the Supreme Court. Ferzeen advises clients which are engaged in the field of beverages, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, natural gas, minerals, cement, steel, banking, microfinancing, logistics and fast moving consumer goods. She is enrolled as an advocate with the Sindh Bar Council and is a member of Sindh Bar Council and a member of Karachi Bar Association and also a member of the Pakistan Industrial & Intellectual Property Rights Association (PIPRA). She is also a member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and a member of International Trademarks Association (INTA) (based on firm's membership) and a member of Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
Ms. Danish Zuberi
LL.B. (Hons), University of Wales
Barrister-at-Law, Advocate of the High Court
Member of the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
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Danish was called to the Bar in 1995. She started her legal career at Fazle Ghani, Advocates, one of the leading litigation chambers in Pakistan. Danish independently appeared before quasi-judicial and judicial forums, including, High Courts all over Pakistan. The areas of focus were commercial and corporate, including, contract, company, taxation and banking. In 2001, Danish joined Vellani & Vellani as an associate Barrister and her work comprised mainly of commercial and corporate litigation, including intellectual property matters. She was also involved in corporate and commercial transactional work. In 2003, Danish set up her independent law practice, advising clients on corporate and commercial litigation and other matters. In 2009, she joined Pakistan Petroleum Limited, a premium upstream oil & gas company of Pakistan, as Head of Legal. Besides heading the legal function, Danish set up and was heading the commercial department within the company. She also became the Company Secretary of the company in 2015.
Danish joined Vellani & Vellani as partner in 2016.
Danish has been certified by CEDR as a Mediator. She also has a keen interest in human rights law and has served on boards of various non-profit organisations.