Dilshad joined the firm in 1998 and has since then been primarily involved in matters related to intellectual property, corporate and commercial law. After working with the firm for a decade, Dilshad moved to Australia and returned to the firm in late 2016 after spending 8 years in Australia. During her time in Australia, Dilshad worked in the legal department of the Australian Wheat Board, and in the firm of Thomsons Lawyers in their commercial and taxation team, and also in the firm of FB Rice, one of the top five patent attorney firms in Australia.
Dilshad is a senior associate in the Karachi office of Vellani and Vellani and now continues to be involved in corporate and commercial matters but primarily specializes in intellectual property matters.
Dilshad is enrolled as an advocate with the Sindh Bar Council and is a member of the Pakistan Industrial and Intellectual Property Association, the Karachi Bar Association, the Sindh High Court Bar Association, the International Trademarks Association (INTA) (based on firm’s membership), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
Advising corporate and individual clients on matters concerning maintenance and enforcement of IP rights (trademarks, copyrights, anti-counterfeiting). Areas of expertise include advising on trademark availability, oppositions, rectifications, infringements and cancellation/revocation actions.
Advised clients engaged in the field of pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, retail, oil and gas, telecommunications, information technology.
Advised in the acquisition of shares by a world leading tank storage company in a local company in Pakistan including undertaking due diligence exercise of local companies and advising on filings with the Competition authorities in Pakistan.
Managed mergers, acquisitions and disinvestments for listed and unlisted companies in Pakistan.
Governance and Compliance
Advising one of Pakistan’s largest state-owned multinational upstream oil and gas companies in connection with its legal governance and compliance obligations in Pakistan.
Corporate and Commercial
Advised upon a range of legal and contractual matters, including employment, corporate compliance, environment and consumer protection.
Also advised on foreign investment in Pakistan and setting up of listed and unlisted companies, joint venture companies.