Shahab, Partner at Axis Law, earned his Bachelors of Law from Pakistan College of Law in 2004 and Masters of Law from New York University, School of Law in 2006.
Shahab has thirteen (13) years of experience in corporate / commercial non-contentious as well as dispute resolution work involving clients from various industry segments including energy, banking, insurance, construction, textiles, public sector, and food/beverage. He has recently advised a major corporation working in the upstream oil and gas sector.
In the course of his practice, Shahab has represented a broad range of clients including private corporations and state regulatory authorities before the High Courts, the civil courts, administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies. He has appeared in a number of landmark cases related to securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, insider trading and shareholder disputes.
Shahab has also been engaged in several significant international arbitrations related to the power and textile sectors. He is currently involved in a high profile action in aid of arbitration on behalf of the Government of Balochistan in the Islamabad High Court involving a mining exploration dispute.
Shahab regularly advises on disputes related to insurance law, and also routinely acts as counsel for top international law firms seeking advice on insurance disputes in Pakistan.
Shahab has gained recognition for his strong courtroom presence, exceptional advocacy, and his reliable expertise in a wide array of disputes. He was recently appointed by the Lahore High Court as a amicus curiae to assist the court on a matter related to the application of company law principles on public sector enterprises in the power sector.